March 2020 events

TWO ROADS DIVERGED March 7-28. Inspired by the poem, The Road Not Taken, Roxanne Driedger and Marike MacDonald will show that with many commonalities, artistic expression is individual and expressed differently.  At The Chapel Gallery in Bracebridge. MUSKOKA MAPLE TRAIL March 13 to April 24. The most Canadian of culinary trails, the Muskoka Maple Trail […]

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Bringing garden ideas home

It’s easy to get jealous if you spend any time in subtropical gardens this winter. Everywhere you look you’re surrounded by gorgeous plants that just won’t grow in Muskoka. We know because we often get photos from our clients, showing us gardens they’ve seen on their travels and asking if we can create something like […]

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February 2020 events

THE ART IN ME Until Feb 28. An exhibition by the art students of Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School and Saint Dominic Catholic Secondary School. Sometimes it is easy to forget what it was like to be a teenager. This exhibition not only showcases the local emerging talent, but also allows viewers much insight […]

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Cue the trumpets

Trumpeter swans are among the world’s most magnificent wildfowl. They are enormous birds, with an eight foot wingspan and a deep, resonant honk that gives them their name. At one time there were over 100,000 trumpeters in North America, so many that early explorers said they dotted the mud flats “like lilies.” But the birds […]

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Gifts for cottagers

Buying the perfect holiday gift can be a challenge. But if you have a cottager on your gift list, you’re in luck: there’s no shortage of ways to enhance their enjoyment of the cottage or to remind them of the things they love about Muskoka. In-Person in Muskoka If you can get to Muskoka before […]

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December 2019 events

SANTAFEST Weekends to Dec. 22. Santa is always busy during the holiday season, but every year he takes a break before the big night to visit with everyone at his summer home in Bracebridge. Christmas crafts, horse-drawn wagon rides, fireside hot chocolate, and more at Santa’s Village.   GOOD LOVELIES CHRISTMAS 2019 Dec 13. Still […]

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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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