On Saturday, July 14th, Muskoka’s cyclists and conscientious citizens raised money and awareness for sex trafficking victims in Toronto and all the local celebs came out to support and celebrate. More than $200,000 was raised for the survivors of sex trafficking by HART (Human Anti-Trafficking Response Team). Fundraising initiatives started at the crack of dawn on […]Read more "Fundraiser with a spin: I HART Muskoka raises $200K for Sex Traffick Victims in Toronto"
These will definitely look good over your cottage mantle. Here’s a unique Canadian artistry project that involves hand-painted paddles inspired by Killarney Provincial Park and Georgian Bay. Sudbury-born paddle designer and founder of Norquay Co – Natasha Wittke – has just partnered with eBay Canada to exclusively offer paddles that tell the stories behind her […]Read more "Sudbury-born artist creates Georgian Bay inspired paddles"
Our fabulous Muskoka community is dependant on seasonal workers and yes, even our own kids have worked locally each summer. So here’s a story that strikes close to our lake homes and our hearts. Help is being sought for 23 Port Carling Turtle Jack’s employees who lost everything in a fire that destroyed their housing on […]Read more "Muskoka community, let’s rally to help our own"
One of my favourite weekly routines is a trip (or two) to one of the local Farmer’s Markets in Muskoka. There is one almost every day of the week and in every town where you’ll find locally grown strawberries, tomatoes, blueberries, smoked trout, fresh baked Chelsea buns, handmade crafts, honey, your weekend veggies and entrees and more. Thursdays: Port Carling […]Read more "Farmers Markets now open in Muskoka"
Here’s Part Two of our Insider’s Guide to Planning Canada Day weekend in Muskoka. From Gravenhurst to Huntsville, there are Canada Day funtivities for the whole family. Start planning now where you will be taking your cottage guests for fireworks and more… Bracebridge On Sunday, July 1st, Bracebridge will host a variety of activities in two […]Read more "Canada Day Fireworks in Muskoka: It’s lit!"
With a little advance preparation, your can enjoy your guests and ensure they have a great long weekend too. Cheat Sheet for Cottage Guests Put a note in their guest room that lists any cottage rules (or unruly conveniences), the wi-fi password and the location of the nearest coffee shop. You never know if they […]Read more "How to make your Muskoka guests feel welcome this long weekend"
Start planning your Canada Day long weekend activities now. There are arts + culture, kid’s events, fitness and fashion events and of course, culminating in fireworks and Canada Day festivities. Your guests will thank you and enjoying all that our local scene has to offer will reinforce how incredible this country is. #blessedtobeinMuskoka Some highlights to help […]Read more "Insider’s Guide to Planning this long weekend in Muskoka"
Canadian celebs come together to end sex trafficking in the GTA with HartCycle in Muskoka. I know there are plenty of cyclists in Muskoka because I see them on Peninsula Road and Hwy 141 all the time. Here’s a great ride for you and a chance to directly support […]Read more "Event listing: HARTCYCLE BIKE RIDE TO END SEX TRAFFICKING RETURNS TO MUSKOKA, JULY 14"
Starting June 15th, you can arrive at the cottage like a rock star…or in Muskoka’s case, like a Hollywood star and skip the loathsome weekend traffic on the roads north from the city. FLYGTA (https://www.flygta.com/) and the Muskoka Airport (https://www.muskokaairport.com/) announce the launch of regularly scheduled air taxi service from Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport to the Muskoka […]Read more "Skip the 400, direct flights from YTZ start next weekend"
Kicking off the Muskoka fundraising season, CNIB’s Celebrate Muskoka: Clam Bake In support of CNIB’s 100th birthday and its amazing camp programming on Lake Joseph, they are holding a Clam Bake on June 23rd at 5 to 10 pm. Live Entertainment, featuring Miss Emily and special guests! Charity Auction & Fireworks Fabulous Food & Drink […]Read more "The first major fundraiser of the season: CNIB’s Clam Bake, a starlit night of food and entertainment this Saturday"
I just finished reading Love and Ruin, the Paula McLain book about Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gelhorn’s tremendous and tumultuous relationship, and chic cocktails are very much on my mind. So, I’m planning an opening weekend cocktail party and you’re all invited. In honour of the Royal Wedding this weekend, many of our aperitifs will […]Read more "Opening Cottage Holiday Weekend Cocktails Party"
Kick off weekend for most of us, there are lots of our local merchants opening up for us and even a few patios as we hope for this glorious weather to hold. What’s new in Muskoka this season, read on… Water’s Edge at the Lake Joseph Club Opens tonight at 5 p.m. and is open […]Read more "Victoria Day Long Weekend: Here’s what is open this weekend in Muskoka"