The August long weekend. Civic Holiday (Simcoe Day in Toronto). High noon of the summer season is upon us. In Muskoka and cottage country in general, cottagers take an extra day or two to extend the weekend. It's a time for friends, family and fun. Walker's Point has held a corn roast for decades on [...]
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 [...]
The last few days of June are usually a bit slow in waterfront real estate. Parents are thinking about kids getting out of school, getting them to summer jobs, off to camp or just getting a schedule down for time at home. Thoughts of buying a cottage are way down the list. For us in [...]
Most times of the year I can claim "THIS is my favourite time of year." It's true. Living in Muskoka is a wonderful experience. There's definitely a seasonal change worth noting and enjoying. And, for the next 4 weeks, THIS is my favourite time of year. For the next 4 weeks daylight is at its [...]
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.
Cottage Country Marketplace The basic message? 2017 was a very strong year. For all segments of our marketplace record average prices were achieved. Most, but not every geography had record numbers of sales. All properties sold faster than in the last 3 years on average and at stronger percentages of ask. We have chosen to take a [...]
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 [...]