Yesterday walking off the golf course, my friend said he was going to drive back to the cottage, clean up and return with his wife for a charitable event, I opined that it was a lot of driving. He said that if you live here, there's a lot of driving to do. Hadn't really thought [...]
Bullet dodged. There was concern that later than usual ice out would have ramifications of a flooding kind. Not so this year! Exactly 12 months ago docks on Lake Muskoka were underwater and Rosseau and Joe were recording some of the highest water levels seen above the locks. The Muskoka River was raging and the [...]
This is it! May 2-4. The first long weekend of the season. Our summer friends are returning. Cottages will be opened, BBQ's heated up and firepits ignited for the first batch of s'mores. Our summer ritual begins.
Today, showers in Barrie make snow in Muskoka. If this were the end of November, we'd be excited about snow for the holidays. We're waiting to be excited about warm for springtime now. It's time to think about blossoms and blooms. Dedicated cottage seekers have not let weather or equity markets get in their way. [...]
Muskoka MarketWATCH: 22 February 2018 Gravenhurst, Port Carling and Bracebridge have all enjoyed celebrating winter in Muskoka since our last Marketwatch. Bracebridge closes the main drag, trucks in snow and creates a huge toboggan run right down through the centre of town. Fun! In their own ways other Muskoka communities aren't outdone either. Winter in [...]
MarketWATCH Muskoka: 4 October 2017 Here we are! Thanksgiving is upon us. Turkey time. Some cottagers are using this weekend as the time to get ready for winter, clearing the water lines, installing anti-freeze in reservoirs, putting bubblers in the water and weights on dock decks. Others we know are putting sand and salt barrels [...]