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.
If you look closely, snow might be visible in valleys and shady spots. For the most part, Muskoka is in spring! Forest floor is greening, wild leeks are showing their heads and the birds have one thing on their minds - and they're singing about it! Unlike previous springs, we have yet to see water [...]
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 [...]
The new listing service, Matrix, is up and running. The change has had a few minor bumps. Largely though, the change has gone smoothly. Some of our subscribers have yet to log on to their new portals. That will create the biggest challenge because the links provided expire in about 10 days unless activated by [...]
MarketWATCH Muskoka: 15 November 2017 Santa came to Bala last week and he's coming to Port Carling this weekend, heading to Bracebridge on December 3rd, with Gravenhurst and Huntsville yet to be visited. Bala's famed Trek to Bethlehem is in another couple of weeks. If you've never experienced it, take your children and grandchildren...it's a [...]
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 [...]