Trillium. In these parts, Trilliums blooming means spring is truly arrived. Yes, there are other spring flowers, some delicate, some brash in their display. But none seem to be so welcome as Trillium. A forest hillside can turn into a cloud of white basking in springtime sun, when only two short weeks later, leaves have popped and the forest floor resumes its life of shade. In one way, Trilliums are forest’s precocious crown of spring before its descent into the lush shadows of summer.

Trilliums are found throughout the temperate zones of North America and Asia. There are more than 3 dozen species in North America alone. Georgia is home to 19 of them. In Canada, among the Provinces, Ontario leads the way with 5 different species, including Trillium erectum, which is dark red. Trillium is our Provincial flower. Here, in cottage country, the public school board is Trillium Lakelands. Just as the snowflake is the symbol of Canada’s highest honour, The Order of Canada, so the Trillium is the symbol of The Order of Ontario. That delicate, yet hardy flower has a place to stand and a place to grow…

Trilliums are a harbinger of more than spring. They signal something else. It’s a 10-day plague when ‘the Muskoka wave’ takes over and people here are fanning, swatting and occasionally cursing. Black flies rule the skies. The best protection is long sleeves, the lighter in colour the better, repellant and a bug jacket with hood or bug hat with veil. Walking through the forest yesterday, showing vacant land, we can firmly say the black flies are here. The good news? They will be gone soon, in just a few days.

Gone soon, in just a few days. That seems to be the life expectancy of a cottage listing too. Many properties coming to market this week will be gone by next. The race to have a cottage for the season is rounding the club house turn and heading for home. It’s been an exciting week with some very interesting properties coming to market. Take a look! Want more information? Info@rosskoka.com is where to ask.

161 TOWN LINE Road E, Huntsville
$4,250,000 – MLS# 40102285
Fairy Lake

This stunning home features 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms including 4 ensuites. The main floor was built to entertain with an open concept main floor, an 18 ft. cathedral ceiling, a gourmet kitchen with high end stainless steel appliances and a granite counter island that seats 7. There is also a formal dining room, a sun room with a walkout to a deck, a screened in Muskoka room.This property boasts 208 ft. of prime waterfront on Fairy Lake. Click here for property listing details.

 

177 JEAN MARIE Road, Seguin
$3,950,000 – MLS# 40109588
Lake Joe/Joseph

From the first step into the mudroom, this peaceful cottage oozes with charm. The rich pine interiors whisper ‘quintessential cottage’ and the floor beckons bare feet. Every nook is an invitation to exhale, relax, and create a pace of life that matches this home’s quiet reassurance. What makes 177 Jean Marie unique is its unparalleled privacy. There are few places available these days with nearly 200 feet of shoreline and 100’s of acres of Crown land. Adventurers take note: your desire to explore will never be tamed. This is a legacy purchase that children and grandchildren will enjoy for generations. Inside, the screened in verandah rates 5 stars. On the quieter days, bring your tea. When the energy is right, a workout and a hot tub soak might be just the ticket. With 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, this is a four-season nest of comfort. For the boater concerned about their pride and joy, the smart boathouse was built 5 years ago. This clever design is the perfect landing place for your launch. Amazingly convenient, this boathouse is your gateway to fun. Dinner party on Joe? Early morning tee time? All are but a boat ride away. There isn’t a single waterfront pleasure that 177 Jean Marie fails to deliver. (Building Permit already obtained for an addition). Click here for property listing details.

 

1149 KENDON Rd, Muskoka Lakes
$1,199,000 – MLS# 40110144
Bass Lake

Premiere cottaging, in the heart of Muskoka. This very pretty, family cherished, 3 bedroom and 2 bath gem has huge multi level lakeside decks for entertaining. The cottage sits atop a gently slopping promontory and offers up spectacular views (from most principal rooms including the main bedroom) of one of the most coveted lakes in all of Muskoka. It’s rare to see properties coming to market on this special spring fed lake. Even more rare to find a stunning, heavily treed landfall come to market on the best part of the lake. This property is close to Crown land, and at the furthest portion of the lake away from Highway 169. Peace and tranquility exemplified. A true, nature-at-it’s-best, Muskoka setting. Yet this cottage is very close to Port Carling “the hub of the lakes” and central to all the wonderful amenities this part of Muskoka has to offer. Close proximity also to the 400 Highway, for the short commute home. There is an oversized single bay (detached) garage, not one but two sleeping bunkies, an outdoor fire pit, a BBQ area plus a double wide driveway for plenty of guest parking to complete this child friendly and pet safe locale. The subject property is directly off a municipally maintained road, for ease of year round use. Completely turnkey, but also an excellent re-development opportunity. Gorgeous views and private. Both (sandy) shallow and deep water entry. The best of everything in cottage life that one could ever hope for; and quintessentially Muskokan. Click here for property listing details.

 

460 KAWIGAMOG Lk Port Loring
$599,900 – MLS# 40108595
Kawigamog Lake

Kawigamog Lake – Pickerel River System – Water access. Looking for an excellent escape property, with 129 ft. frontage (1.19 acres) on an exceptional water system? This lot is level and well treed, the Georgian Bay look without the Georgian Bay price. Kawigamog Lake is known for great fishing of Pickerel, Pike, Bass and Pan fish. The water is fabulous for swimming. Or just take the kids exploring by boat, kayak or canoe. Set out right from the shore to bring the whole family on a leisurely boat ride on the 40 miles of water routes. The area is noted for some of the best deer, moose and small game hunting in all of Ontario. Easy access to well groomed snowmobile trails leading to North Bay, Sudbury, Huntsville and Parry Sound. This property makes a great starting point to discover the many back lakes for great fishing and even greater wildness experiences. Trek through the established portage trails. REMEMBER? NO BUILDING PERMITS are required in an un-incorporated township. Click here for property listing details.

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We look forward to supporting you in finding and winning the race for a cottage this season!

Lucy & Ross
705.706.1177
Rosskoka.com