Safe Grocery Shopping I love to cook. I’m considered a good cook by Mr. H and my family and friends. I often have large crowds for lunch and dinner at the cottage. I often host the holidays. But I don’t think I have ever spent so much time thinking about cooking my next meal. Sound […]Read more "Waiting out Covid-19 in Muskoka…Part 2"
There is tubing, boarding, swimming, kayaking, fishing, waterslides and more at the cottage and sometimes you just want more. Here’s the 411 on more this long weekend. Midnight Madness in Bracebridge – August 3 Don’t miss this night full of fun and excitement and bargains galore! Live music, great shopping and family fun at Memorial […]Read more "Long weekend coming: what to do with the kids this weekend in Muskoka"
Vacationing in Muskoka does mean a lot of barbequing, but sometimes even die-hard cottagers look for a bar or restaurant patio with a lake view and a break from steak. Here are this summer’s hottest patios in Muskoka. Turtle Jacks Muskoka, Port Carling I have to say I’m partial to this patio for brunch. Turtle […]Read more "The essential guide to patios 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!"
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"
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"
These days my Insta feed is blowing up with Muskoka businesses looking for summer help. My kids worked turf at the Lake Joe Club and more summer camps that I can remember. It’s a great way to spend the summer for kids and adults alike. Here are some of the local Muskoka businesses on the look out […]Read more "Good Summer Jobs are hard to find: Muskoka has the work/play balance"
If you are fortunate enough to enjoy this Thanksgiving weekend in Muskoka, here are some of the activities you should check out. Working out: Tri Lakes Training in that super garage in Minett has three classes to blast the turkey and stuffing away: Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 to 11:30 and then a Cardio […]Read more "Thanksgiving in Muskoka: so much to be grateful for"
Second City hosted “Take off, Eh” a star-studded one-night trip back to the golden age of Canadian comedy on July 18 and it was heavy on Muskoka cottagers and was a benefit for a Muskoka area resident. Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis resurrected Great Canadian North Hosers “Bob and Doug McKenzie” and Martin Short hosted the event as his hilarious Jiminy Glick character. […]Read more "Comedy and Cottage Royalty come together for Take Off, Eh Spinal Cord Injury Fundraiser"
Whether you are looking for gooey Chelsea buns, the tastiest sour cherry strudel, the uber-fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables, chacuterie or local artisans and crafts, a trek to one of the Farmers Markets in Muskoka should be on your weekly cottage agenda. There is a Farmers Market almost every day in Muskoka. Check these out: Thursdays: Port […]Read more "Farmers Markets in Muskoka: Fresh and Local Finds"
Welcome back to Muskoka our best friends and neighbors! Picnics galore today to celebrate Independence Day either beachside like Gov Christie or lakeside like us. Here are some of our favourite recipes. Mom’s Coleslaw (so easy) Ingredients: One head of green cabbage, sliced into ribbons One carrot, peeled into strips 1 cup mayonnaise (I use the […]Read more "Happy Fourth of July to our U.S. Friends!"
Even the weather man promises to cooperate tonight for Canada Day fireworks. Here’s where you can get the best views in Muskoka July 1… Wallace Bay, Lake Rosseau: Fireworks Courtesy of Muskoka Chautauqua & JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Come by boat or car Bracebridge Bay Wrapping a day of activities, singing of Oh Canada […]Read more "Celebrating Canada Day 150: Where to watch fireworks in Muskoka"