4 05, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 4 May 2021

By |2021-05-04T12:56:40+00:00May 4th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

After a warmer than usual April, the near north is beginning May with a cool down. At least for the first week of the month we’re into ‘long spring’ mode. Cool and damp. Several days of fairly continuous precipitation bodes well for the forest, wetlands and ecosystem in general. Here, in cottage country, we seem [...]

14 04, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 14 April 2021

By |2021-04-13T15:53:57+00:00April 14th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 14 April 2021 The Muskoka Watershed is managed. There are dams and cataracts running from its source in Algonquin Park all the way to Georgian Bay. It’s a large area. In fact, it’s bigger than Canada’s smallest Province. Elevation changes in the watershed are significant. The Highlands receive much more snowfall than lower [...]

7 04, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 7 April 2021

By |2021-04-07T00:24:41+00:00April 7th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Ice out! Boat in! On Monday we were visiting property on 3 different Muskoka Lakes, one large, one medium and the other ‘just right’. They all had ice in one form or another. The previous night had been well below 0. Protected waters had a thin sheen of clear ice, gently undulating as the lake [...]

11 03, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 11 March 2021

By |2021-03-11T03:53:52+00:00March 11th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

A foggy morning and the temperature is just above 0. Muskoka’s first indication of spring! It will be more than a month before Ice out. There’s still lots of snow to melt too. One of our clients came up to see how her cottage wintered last week. She was shocked walking in to the property. [...]

23 09, 2020

MarketWATCH Muskoka: Autumn Edition

By |2020-09-23T17:42:16+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka Autumn. This week is classic. Warm days, cool nights, gentle breezes. Morning mists, glasslike waters and no bugs. Perfect for paddle boarding, taking the kayak out or just soaking in dock time. It's a time to decompress and marvel. Leaves are starting to turn. There's the occasional flash of brilliant red as one [...]

11 08, 2020

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 8-11-20

By |2020-08-11T17:03:35+00:00August 11th, 2020|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo Credit: Ramy Mans Dark sky. When people come to cottage country for the first time, they are awed by a clear night. The heavens fairly glimmer with points of light. The night sky is magnificent. To realize our blue planet is barely visible to the stars we see, is simply awe inspiring as the [...]

22 04, 2020

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 22 April 2020

By |2020-04-22T02:11:15+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Market Watch|0 Comments

  Although we've been quiet for a while, Muskoka, Haliburton and Parry Sound are still here! Trees are budding, spring flowers have been blooming in gardens and yesterday we saw dogtooth violets in the bush. It won't be long before was see a carpet of trilliums! This year ice went out early, by about a [...]

9 10, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 9 October 2019

By |2019-10-09T02:46:25+00:00October 9th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Season of mellow fruitfulness. In these parts a few tomatoes still cling to the vine, pumpkins mound yellow in the garden and, as you saw last week, cranberries glow red in the bog. Fall colours are at their peak and fall fruits are lush and plump. Talking about plump, you should see turkeys in Muskoka! [...]

4 09, 2019

By |2019-09-03T12:16:36+00:00September 4th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 4 September 2019 September, to our way of thinking, is one of the nicest months in Muskoka. The days are warm, nights cool (very nice for an evening by the fire pit) and the lakes are quiet. Along the shore, the number of lights twinkling across the lake has diminished. An evening cruise [...]

26 09, 2018

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 26 September 2018

By |2018-09-25T23:18:16+00:00September 26th, 2018|Market Watch|0 Comments

Someone flicked the switch. September 22 summer ended with a thump. True, Muskoka still hasn't had it's first frost (we've been close ), but nights are definitely cooler and the lakes are quickly losing their heat. There's been at least one misty morning where the air is significantly cooler than the lakes. In Haliburton, particularly [...]