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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
Here is where I admit that I am a runner (a slow runner but nonetheless) and have run halfs, full and numerous 10ks, including the Muskoka Rocks one for Camp Ooch. I am planning to run The Kee 5k in Bala on July 8. Here’s some of the gear I think you need/want (what’s the […]Read more "The right gear for running safely in Muskoka"
The long weekend brought us food trucks popping up in Muskoka and they are more than chip wagons, although we love good chip wagons too! Spotted next to the Tommy Bahamas Store in Port Carling, is the Crepe Factory truck serving sweet and savory crepes. I hear the nutella ones are amazing. Hope this will […]Read more "Update: Food trucks in Muskoka"
Yay! Long weekend kickoff to OUR season. And yes, traditionally this is a work weekend getting the cottage and outdoors into shape. But we all need to take some break so whether you’re in the mood for a documentary, a craft beerfest or a great yoga class, here are some of the events going on […]Read more "What’s happening this Victoria Day long weekend in Muskoka"
By Holistic Nutritionist and Wellness Expert Trish Krause It’s official! The unofficial kick-off to summer is here with the arrival of the Victoria Day weekend. We might still be a month from the Summer Solstice but everyone in Canada, and especially in Cottage Country, knows that this is the weekend when all the fun begins. And […]Read more "Kick-off healthy BBQ season this weekend"