Bubble bubble toil and trouble

Bubblers have become essential tools to protect docks and boathouses from ice damage. But are you using yours properly? If it’s not set up right, it could actually wind up causing more problems than it solves – for you, your neighbours, your property, and people who use the lake in winter. There are several different […]

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October 2019 events

LOCAL COLOURS ART EXHIBIT Until October 31. Drop by the Muskoka Place Gallery on Foreman Road in Port Carling to view a retrospective of works by artist Shirley Harris for her first ever solo exhibition. Artist’s reception is on Sunday October 13th, from 1-3 p.m. RUBY RED EXHIBITION Until October 15. Rubies are the traditional […]

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Clones in the woods

Poplars, or aspens, are one of our most common trees, and it’s not unusual to see a group of them all growing together. But look closely and you may just find that you’re not looking at a group of trees at all. You may, in fact, be looking at part of a clone network, the […]

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Caring for your buoy

The classic bleach bottle buoy isn’t as common as it once was, but there are still plenty of private buoys on the lakes, marking hidden rocks or keeping boats away from water lines. But do you know what you need to do with yours come winter? Like most things on the water, buoys are governed […]

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September 2019 events

BLUEBERRY BLUES FESTIVAL Aug. 31. Music and berries at the Muskoka Lakes farm & winery. The Soul Brothers and other musical talents and performers throughout the day. There will be tours, wine tasting. Sample blueberry theme product and enjoy a BBQ. PIRATE CRUISE Sept. 1. The good ship Wenonah II sails from Gravenhurst through pirate […]

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August 2019 events

THE ARTFUL GARDEN – FINAL SEASON Until August 11. An outdoor gallery featuring the works of over 40 artists. Sculptures, ironwork, stone carving, jewellery, birdhouses, pottery and wall hangings; all displayed in the gorgeous Muskoka gardens of Jon and Suzann Partridge. Partridge Lane, Bracebridge. www.theartfulgarden.ca DEAN & JERRY: WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN – CREATED BY […]

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Toys on the water

Getting a bit bored with lounging in your giant inflatable unicorn? Give a little novel boost to your waterfront with something new: how about a motorized surfboard, a slide that attaches to your boathouse roof, or perhaps an inflatable coffin? There’s always something new being developed for waterfront fun, and it doesn’t take long before […]

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July events 2019

HARVEST – COMEDY BY KEN CAMERON June 26 – July 19. Hilarity that hits close to home: A retired couple decides to trade in their country life for a condo in the city. When they discover that the “nice young man” leasing their home has been raising a different crop altogether, they are thrown into […]

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A summer of theatre

Muskoka was the place where Canadian summer theatre was first started, and 85 years later it’s still going strong. There are shows of all kinds, from professionals to talented amateurs, being presented in venues that include an amphitheatre in a park, intimate community centres, and century-old theatres. It’s hard to believe, but prior to 1934, […]

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May events 2019

MUSKOKA 24 CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL Saturday, May 18. This festival will showcase some of the best craft beer that our region and province has to offer. Located in Downtown Huntsville’s River Mill Park, patrons will enjoy a view of the beautiful Muskoka River as they take in a day of sampling some exceptional craft beer […]

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