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"
After many weekends of packed cottages full of guests, you know when you’ve got to do a major clean up. Here are some great, easy and environmentally friendly ways to clean up and get ready for the next onslaught. 1) Clean fireplace doors with ashes To clean the smoky, burnt on residue from […]Read more "The great cottage clean up"
In this rainy weather, you may be looking for some good binge tv watching. Top of the funny list is Baroness Von Sketch on CBC. It has been getting lots of attention south of the border this week. Vogue magazine called it the “best thing to come out of Canada since Ryan Gosling.” And no […]Read more "Baroness Von Sketch goes to Muskoka"
If you don’t follow me on Instagram (@muskokadaily), you’ve missed some gorgeous Muskoka sunsets this week. Red sky at night, sailors delight has been the catch phrase all week. Last night, when we went to watch the sunset on Lake Joseph, we were joined by a small armada of boats watching with us and at least one small […]Read more "Red sky at night, Muskokans delight"
Everyone is talking about the performance of Harry Styles in the five star-rated movie Dunkirk and evidently he is hiding out on our turf this weekend. While Narcity Canada blog reported that Harry was dining at Turtle Jacks, we can see from the photo that he was at the Lake Joseph Club, WatersEdge Restaurant with local […]Read more "Our famous amigos are back in Muskoka casa with Dunkirk star"
All of the rain this summer has produced a proliferation of bugs. Even Mr. H doesn’t go into the ruff looking for his ball with all the talk of ticks. However, I do not like using chemicals either on my skin or near the bbq or deck. So here are some ways to get rid […]Read more "Bug free/bear free in Muskoka"
The sun is out, the skies are blue and the water is calm. It is a perfect Muskoka day for the 5th annual Boat Rally for Kids with Cancer in Muskoka. Each year the Boat Rally has been blessed with good weather and today is no exception. This stunning lake morning the opening brunch takes […]Read more "Mighty Muskoka day for Boat Rally for Kids"
An August long weekend tradition is Muskoka Rocks a fun road race for those who are training or for those who want to do a great family run. There is a 10K, a 5K run/walk and a magical kids 1k on August 6. This is a timed run so you can take it fast or take […]Read more "Muskoka Rocks for Camp Ooch"
In honour of International Tequilla Day, here are a few tequila cocktails you may want to try to make your Monday on the dock or deck better! Spicy Sparkling Margarita INGREDIENTS 2 parts Blanco Tequila ½ part Cointreau 3 slices of Jalapeño pepper Juice of 1/8 lime 1 ½ parts Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime DIRECTIONS Shake […]Read more "International Tequila Day: is there a better way to celebrate Monday?"
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"
The numbers: 6 weeks x 5 smart women = $60,000 raised to #stopsextrafficking. One of the first successful fundraisers of the Muskoka season was only hatched during the May long weekend by Tamara Moore, Melony Jamieson, Tamara Bahry, Genevieve Roch-Decter and Brittney Kuczinski in support of Covenant House. The founders of Commission Yourself came together less […]Read more "Dock Party Success: Cottagers with a conscience"
You’ve been invited to a friend’s cottage and you want to be a good guest (and maybe even be invited back next summer). So having had many guests come bearing gifts, MD can tell you exactly what is appreciated (and what is not!) Enuf Stuff Most cottagers already have tons of stuff that they […]Read more "Best hostess gifts: What to bring when you’re a good Muskoka guest"