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19 09, 2018

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 19 September 2018

By |2018-09-19T14:58:11+00:00September 19th, 2018|Market Watch|0 Comments

Last week we talked about the fall market and mentioned that properties being listed at this time of year represent good value as sellers want to sell their properties this year. This week there's a property coming to market on Kahshe Lake, one of the shortest commutes from the GTA, with great privacy, SW exposure, [...]

5 09, 2018

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 5 September 2018

By |2018-09-04T17:44:10+00:00September 5th, 2018|Market Watch|0 Comments

With temps in the high 20's and humidity taking the 'feel' of the day even higher, this Labour Day's experience in Muskoka was more like mid-summer. In some parts even the lake wasn't all that refreshing. Swimming from the boat in the deep was the way to go if you wanted to cool off. Off [...]

29 08, 2018

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 29 August 2018

By |2018-08-28T15:18:01+00:00August 29th, 2018|Market Watch|0 Comments

It's here! The last long weekend of the summer. We have a warm week leading up to it too! In fact, records are being set as we speak. Night time temperatures in Muskoka are staying warm. The lakes are not cooling yet. They might even be getting warmer. Some years, nights have had their cooling [...]

22 08, 2018

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 22 August 2018

By |2018-08-21T15:00:57+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Market Watch|0 Comments

As we approach fall in Muskoka, the pace of play changes. Think languid. Think reflective. Think art. For 40 years the Fall studio tour has been a highlight for those who live here and those who want to. The Artistic community in cottage country has grown over the years. Although we think of The Group [...]

15 08, 2018

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 15 August 2018

By |2018-08-14T19:22:57+00:00August 15th, 2018|Market Watch|0 Comments

Last Saturday the boys and their boats put on their show in Port Carling with the Muskoka Lakes Association biennial Antique Boat Show. The sight was one to behold. Ditchburn, Duke, Minett Shields, SeaBird, Greavette were all there as well as many others. Fine craftsmanship, beautiful lines, wonderful finishes with sounds to match. The burble [...]

8 08, 2018

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 8 August 2018

By |2018-08-07T15:58:49+00:00August 8th, 2018|Market Watch|0 Comments

We know the forest is dry. A fire ban is in effect. One day last week we could smell the smoke from Parry Sound 33 an 11,000 hectare burn north and west of Parry Sound more than 150 kms away. On the upside, smoke haze leads to great sunsets. We understand, too, that forest fires [...]

1 08, 2018

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 1 August 2018

By |2018-08-01T12:43:25+00:00August 1st, 2018|Market Watch|0 Comments

The August long weekend. Civic Holiday (Simcoe Day in Toronto). High noon of the summer season is upon us. In Muskoka and cottage country in general, cottagers take an extra day or two to extend the weekend. It's a time for friends, family and fun. Walker's Point has held a corn roast for decades on [...]

25 07, 2018

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 25 July 2018

By |2018-07-25T00:16:54+00:00July 25th, 2018|Market Watch|0 Comments

The race is on! If you've got a favourite blueberry spot, now's the time to be picking. The berries this year are really intense. With not a lot of rain, these little guys haven't fleshed out much. They're small, but boy! Do they pack a punch. Flavour! The real challenge, though, is when to pick. [...]

19 07, 2018

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 18 July 2018

By |2018-07-19T11:18:45+00:00July 19th, 2018|Market Watch|0 Comments

Image: Glass Sculpture by Lee Shelton Muskoka is a place for artists and artisans. Every spring and fall there's a tour to more than 40 studios. Each spring there's also an adjudicated art show. The talent, creativity and virtuosity displayed by weavers, jewellers, masons, wood carvers, painters, drawers, photographers and glass blowers is fascinating, exquisite [...]

11 07, 2018

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 11 July 2018

By |2018-07-10T21:06:03+00:00July 11th, 2018|Market Watch|0 Comments

Summer has hit full stride. Cottage country is a hive of activity and choices abound! July 12 is Flavours of Muskoka - a culinary delight hosted by Muskoka Chatauqua. For that 'perfect bite' this is the place to be this week. Go early. The Muskoka Yoga Festival is bigger and better than ever this weekend [...]