2 10, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 2 October 2019

By |2019-10-01T17:13:22+00:00October 2nd, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Cranberries. Tis the season of colour. There's a lot going on in Muskoka right now. Artists have opened their doors for their Studio Tour (part deux), the forest is flashing red and gold and cranberries are punctuating it all with their tart brilliance. Tart? That depends. Cranberry butter tarts are tarts but not tart. Cranberry [...]

25 09, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 25 September 2019

By |2019-09-24T15:14:42+00:00September 25th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

The North woods. The North woods have attracted artists with their magnificent solitude for more than a century. Tom Thompson is celebrated in Huntsville. The Group of Seven changed Canadian art in the 1920's and their influence is still felt today. Cottage Country, and Muskoka in particular, is a haven for those driven by artistic [...]

11 09, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 11 September 2019

By |2019-09-11T00:19:32+00:00September 11th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Monday it happened. What? You might ask. We'd rather not say, especially after looking at charts and histories of various organizations. We were early. Not a record, but early.  Muskoka had its first frost. Now don't get me wrong, the District was not covered in ice. It was just a glancing kiss. Some would call it [...]

28 08, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 28 August 2019

By |2019-08-27T18:34:30+00:00August 28th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

  Arts and crafts. The term relates to a design period of the late 19th and early 20th century. The 'old Muskoka' style is an offshoot - especially the shingle style cottages of that period. For some, that classic genre represents the Muskoka ideal: large porches or verandas, deep fireplaces and (if you're a purist) [...]

21 08, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 21 August 2019

By |2019-08-21T00:31:56+00:00August 21st, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Balance. Balance is something we seem to need in our lives. There's work/life balance many of us strive to achieve (getting away to the lake helps). As we age, balance becomes an ever-increasing issue. Losing core strength increases chances of falling. Responding to challenging situations takes balance. Get a little off-balance and people can be [...]

14 08, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 14 August 2019

By |2019-08-13T19:02:19+00:00August 14th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

This is a week for shows in Muskoka. Shows of all kinds. Heavenly shows, shows of muscle, art, iron, music and Muskoka shoreline. There's something for every eye to see. Of the heavenly kind the Perseus Meteor Shower begins this week. We think of it as August Fireworks. There have been times when we've seen [...]

17 07, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 17 July 2019

By |2019-07-17T02:13:48+00:00July 17th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

There's an axiom in cottage country. The bigger the lake, the more expensive the land. It's pretty simple, really. The bigger the lake, the more options you have. Lakes like the chain of Fairy, Vernon and Peninsula, the Big 3 of Muskoka, Rosseau and Joseph and Lake of Bays all offer destinations. On those lakes [...]

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 [...]

19 06, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 19 June 2019

By |2019-06-25T20:45:16+00:00June 19th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Muskoka and summer go together. Cottages, boating and S'mores. It's the time of year when family and friends gather by the lake. A very Canadian tradition! Winter's so long, we celebrate summer in unforgettable ways. Ask anyone who grew up cottaging - whether rented or owned - and summer is a main part of memory [...]

12 06, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 12 June 2019

By |2019-06-11T23:14:48+00:00June 12th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

The River. Long a symbol of passage, a means of transportation, a subject of song. The river flows. At the Hub of the Lakes (Port Carling) the river is the connection between Lake Muskoka and Lakes Rosseau and Joseph. It's called the Indian River because on its banks, when traders, trappers and lumbermen came north, [...]