hummingbird at a feeder

Hummingbird feeder

Meet the bird that keeps the hummingbirds fed before the flowers open We love to hang bright red hummingbird feeders to welcome these gorgeous birds when they arrive at the Muskoka cottage in May. But without flowers in bloom, how would they feed themselves without our help? The yellow-bellied sapsucker keeps them fed. You may […]

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It’s trout fishing season

Even if you’re a complete novice, spring presents a unique chance to catch trout in Muskoka Trout fishing has a reputation for being complicated, or something that needs specialized gear. In midsummer, you will sometimes see anglers heading out to catch lake trout or rainbow trout equipped with an array of deep-water tackle, talking about […]

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garden near the waterfront

Planning garden from your travels

Whether your traveling has been real or virtual, you can still find inspiration for your Muskoka cottage garden In a typical year, many of us will visit gardens when we travel. This year, a lot of us have been getting our fix by watching gardening programs instead, planting and planning vicariously with gardeners like Monty […]

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Diy ski hills

Downhill skiers have lost a big chunk of the season with ski hills closed during the lockdown. For some enthusiasts, this has been an excuse to get out in the woods and make their own ski runs. There’s nothing new about back country skiing, of course. Long before there were groomed ski runs and high-speed […]

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Reviving a cottage classic

As the cold weather and global pandemic force us inside for the season, we are all searching for new indoor group activities. It’s the perfect time to rediscover some of the board games that have been collecting dust – or add some new ones to the rotation. Some outstanding new games have come out in […]

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October 2020 events

This is an excellent time to get out and enjoy some of the sights Muskoka has to offer. Many of the amazing museums and galleries are open, albeit with limitations. We featured some of our favourites earlier this year. But this is also an excellent time to enjoy the the trails and even explore some […]

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sunset over a lake

The never ending cottage season

In a typical year, this would mark the end of the season for many cottage owners. But this is not a typical year. And many cottagers have decided that Muskoka is not just gorgeous, it’s also a safe place to be during the pandemic. People are making plans to stay here into the fall, or […]

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boats on display

September 2020 events

The fall fairs and many other events have been cancelled this year, but there are still plenty of attractions to enjoy. Here are a few of the attractions that are operating this season. Note that any that are indoors will require masks to be worn. Cruise on the Wenonah Operating from Muskoka Wharf in Gravenhurst, […]

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woman on a paddleboard on a lake

Staying safe at the cottage

With so much amazing weather to enjoy, it’s a great summer to share your cottage with friends and family. But doing that can bring risks. While it feels like the pandemic is winding down, public health officials warn that we still have a long road ahead of us. It was only two weeks ago that […]

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man and a woman in an old wooden boat on the lake

August 2020 events

Many of the typical events of summer have been cancelled, but others have found creative ways to go ahead despite the restrictions. And there are also some really innovative and interesting new things happening in Muskoka this summer. Because things continue to change, it’s best to call ahead to ensure your chosen event is still […]

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