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"
People come to Muskoka for many reasons: the sun, the golf and especially the lake lifestyle but on July 25 to 27th more than 150 wealth managers will come to Taboo in Gravenhurst for GritCAMP, an investor conference that promises to be an immersive and adventurous experience and will see presentations from global thought leaders on investing in Cannabis and Crypto stocks. Genevieve Roch-Decter […]Read more "High times: Cannabis + Crypto Investor Boot Camp in Muskoka"
There’s beautiful music to go with the beautiful lake views in Muskoka. A trip to The Kee to Bala is a summer tradition in this cottage. See if there is any music to your taste this summer at any of these Muskoka locations. Peter’s Players in Gravenhurst Peter’s Players is an intimate and unique Muskoka music […]Read more "Summer Concert Line up in Muskoka"
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"
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"
After we returned from seeing Diana Ross, the original Diva, and her four costume changes the other night and raving about her, my darling daughter suggested that I write a story on Muskoka Daily about the best places in Muskoka to see a concert. As we are the type to follow Colin James and Bruce Springsteen literally […]Read more "The best places to see a concert in Muskoka"
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"
I had forgotten how much fun it is to go watch the SWS Waterski Show but clearly hundreds of others had not. Last night at Clevelands House Resort, the lawn chairs were full and the Pies were flying out the door. When our kids were young, we would boat over every Monday to Clevelands House and […]Read more "Waterski Show: full family fun"
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!"
This Muskoka weekend calls for cocktails on the dock that speak to our pride in Canada’s 150th Anniversary. Here’s to you, Canada! Cherry Mojito – we are making this for Josh this weekend! INGREDIENTS 4 oz. Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade 1.5 oz. White Rum 10 Mint leaves (plus a few more for garnish) […]Read more "When you are the bartender: Canada Day Cocktails dockside"
Time to step up your cottage toys game and make a splash. Today a floatie makes your social media spark. Long weekend is coming people! Toronto-born and based in New York and LA artist Donald Robertson is one of the artists designing pool toys for Funboy. Robertson’s mermaids are brightly coloured like all of his designs. You […]Read more "Instagram worthy lake toys"