Water colours

In late summer, quiet bays and river oxbows are ablaze with purple blooms. The Ojibway called it “the pike’s plant,” but English settlers – who often used the term “pike” and “pickerel” interchangeable – called it pickerelweed. Pickerelweed grows in quiet bays and oxbows just about everywhere east of the Rockies. And it is, indeed, […]

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August events 2018

Midnight Madness Street Festival August 3. Don’t miss this night full of fun and excitement and bargains galore in downtown Bracebridge. Live music, great shopping and family fun at Memorial Park Kids Zone – $5 per child all night. Musical Entertainment. Sawdust City Music Festival August 3 to 5. The second annual 3-day multi-venue music […]

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Grace on the water

Some of the finest wooden boats ever built can be spotted on the lakes of Muskoka, and at boat shows all summer long. Aficionados know many of them by name. But even if you can’t tell a Ditchburn from a Dippie, this handy guide will help you appreciate the artistry. Wooden boats have been part […]

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July events 2018

Yoga and Spa Series June 28, July 26, August 30. Complimentary yoga will be hosted by PYC Muskoka’s Jennifer Dwyer overlooking scenic Lake Rosseau at JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka. Please remember to bring your mat! Yoga from 6-7 pm, on Lakeview Lawn (shine) or Rosseau Ballroom (rain). After your flow, attend a post yoga […]

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Feed the hummingbirds

We love to hang bright red feeders to welcome the hummingbirds when they arrive in May. But without flowers in bloom, how would they feed themselves without our help? The yellow-bellied sapsucker keeps them fed. You may not have seen sapsuckers – you may even have thought the name was just a joke used in […]

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May events 2018

Friday Nights Under the Lights Friday, May 18. Mini-putt on a lit course, this and every Friday night in summer. To launch the season enjoy a special rate of $5 a player from 3 p.m. to midnight at Muskoka Minigolf in Bracebridge Muskoka 2-4 Craft beer Festival Saturday, May 19. Enjoy some of the best […]

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April events 2018

Muskoka Maple Trail To April 20. The Trail is a collection of 30+ of Muskoka’s top maple experiences, from sugar bush tours and pancake breakfasts, to maple beer and maple butter tarts. Now with the official Muskoka Maple Trail road map, you can build your own maple adventure and turn a regular Spring day into […]

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Best sledding trails

Some of the province’s best snowmobile trails are in this area. If you’re looking for a wintry getaway without going far from the cottage, check out the Round Algonquin Park trail, or try something different with the world’s largest private trail system, located in Haliburton Forest. Before heading out, of course, you will need a […]

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February events 2018

Wait Until Dark Until Feb 18. A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts, Mike and Carlino, are about to meet their match. A Broadway hit, Wait Until Dark is a masterfully constructed thriller that moves from one moment of suspense to another as it builds toward an electrifying, breath-stopping final scene. Presented by Huntsville […]

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December Events 2017

Flash Mob Carolling December 22. Muskoka Chautauqua presents Flash Mob Caroling featuring the Whispering River Orchestra. Everyone is welcome to celebrate the season while enjoying festive refreshments. 1182 Foreman Road, Port Carling. Santafest December 23. Come to Santa’s Village in Bracebridge for a a fun filled Winter Edition of SantaFest – with some of Santa’s […]

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