3 07, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 3 July 2019

By |2019-07-02T14:20:08+00:00July 3rd, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Ditchburn, Johnson, Duke, Minett-Sheilds, Greavette are all names of Muskoka boat builders. Some of them go back to the 1800's. Greavette was making wooden boats in the 1970's. Wooden boats are something Muskoka is known for, even today. This Saturday, at Gravenhurst wharf, the Annual Antique boat show is underway. If you've never been, it's [...]

22 05, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 22 May 2019

By |2019-05-21T15:30:38+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Phew! It's over. The opening long weekend for Summer 2019 is in the history books. THE SEASON has started. Not the most summery of May 2-4 weekends we've had. For cottagers on the main course of the Muskoka Watershed, it was a weekend of work too. Although water levels are approaching normal there is a [...]

1 05, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 1 May 2019

By |2019-04-30T21:04:07+00:00May 1st, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

It's gone from the Big 3 and after tonight, ice will be gone from most of the other lakes in our trading area. Ice free! But we're not out of the woods yet. The Muskoka watershed is straining at its edges. Rivers are at or over their banks, lakes have pushed the boundaries of high [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

20 06, 2018

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 20 June 2018

By |2018-06-19T16:54:23+00:00June 20th, 2018|Market Watch|0 Comments

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 [...]