MarketWATCH Muskoka: March 20, 2019 The last couple of weeks have cleared snow from sidewalks, driveways and lawns in most of the Golden Horseshoe. We were there on Sunday and heard robins singing. Definitely early spring in the city! Cottage Country is more like late winter. Snowbanks abound. Last week's rain has turned those hills into [...]
Although we have a short burst of warmer weather this week, Friday last saw the first frost in Muskoka. The forests responded and our hillsides and shorelines are resplendent in the reds and golds of autumn. The next 10 days will be glorious and just in time for Bala's annual Cranberry Festival all weekend long. [...]
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.
Spring is officially here. We know by the date, by the Cottage Life Show having come and gone, The Muskoka Spring Art Show was held last weekend and Muskoka Highlands says 3 nights of 8C weather and the course is open. We also know it's spring because the roads are heaving as frost departs, some [...]
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 [...]
Artist: A. Catherine O'Mara MarketWATCH Muskoka: 6 September 2017 If you listen to the news, you'd think summer is over. Not so. We are embarking on what many people think is the finest part of the season in Muskoka. September.With it comes warm, sunny days, cool nights, no bugs and a peacefulness on the water [...]