Boating Now Illegal on Lake Muskoka- May 1, 2019

Marc Garneau, Transport Minister of Canada, added parts of Muskoka to an Interim Order list prohibiting navigation in order to protect the safety of people and vessels and to help first responders do their jobs in flooding conditions today (May 1, 2019). Lake Muskoka, along with the North & South Branches of the Muskoka River and The Moon River are currently NO BOATING zones UNLESS: You can [...]

By |2019-05-01T10:40:00-04:00May 1st, 2019|Muskoka News|2 Comments

Lake Muskoka Flood Damage Wide Spread: Every Single Property Affected in Some Manner

It's just dawned on us that many are ending up here via other sites.  We are long-time Lake Muskoka cottagers (and islanders) who are now permanent residents.  We've been in your shoes before, watching something horrible transpire from afar, and been dying for information that is relevant, particularly to cottagers.  As such we are attempting to communicate what is transpiring on Lake Muskoka a few times [...]

By |2019-04-30T00:05:53-04:00April 29th, 2019|Muskoka News|20 Comments

Lake Muskoka Cottagers: Add Name to Have Watershed Management Plan Fixed!

As I mentioned in the evening news brief last night everyone needs to CHANNEL their disbelief and anger of the Lake Muskoka 2019 flood collectively and quickly.  The PC Government of Ontario MUST UPDATE the current watershed management plan they are working from so its in sync with climate change and the new normal. Mega thanks to Martin Ford of Bala for creating this petition to [...]

By |2019-04-29T21:46:14-04:00April 29th, 2019|Muskoka News|10 Comments

Lake Muskoka Flood 2019: Ice Wreaks Havoc

Mother Nature has wreaked havoc with many Lake Muskoka Boathouses during the unprecedented flooding of spring 2019.   As of Saturday April 27th there were still large sheets of ice that were approximately 6" thick in Lake Muskoka doing damage as we boated around them.  The sheer volume of damage to boathouse and boatport structures on our tour that was visible was far greater than [...]

By |2019-04-28T12:23:20-04:00April 28th, 2019|Muskoka News|5 Comments

Muskoka Flood Facts 2019

If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook our predictions about flooding on Lake Muskoka for Spring 2019 are now a reality.   Here are the facts as at April 23, 2019 (11 am) Coles Notes: Water in Muskoka =  connected. For months we've been talking about the insane amount of snow and ice in lakes not only in South Muskoka but to our North [...]

By |2019-04-23T11:15:49-04:00April 23rd, 2019|Muskoka News|6 Comments

3 Cheers for Gravenhurst

There is nothing better than a win for the community and recently what some cottagers may think of as sleepy Gravenhurst has had some BIG wins.    We all know our future is the generations behind us and one of the things I had the privilege of seeing first hand when we crossed the divide to resident a few years back was just how amazing [...]

By |2018-10-22T10:55:25-04:00October 22nd, 2018|Muskoka News|2 Comments

20 Things Gravenhurst Needs

There is SO much available locally that i can honestly say I haven't been back to the Toronto area to eat or shop since we moved almost 2 years ago.  That being said after a day of hustling driving an extra 30 minutes each way for dinner or to get something is killing me slowly so I thought rolling into 2018 was a perfect time [...]

By |2018-01-12T15:44:46-05:00January 12th, 2018|Muskoka News|0 Comments

Never in A Million Years… Report It If You See It (PLEASE!)

JELLYFISH in Muskoka? Have you heard this NOT fake news yet?!  Yes that's right ... in our very own Lake Muskoka!  Never in a million years did we think we're see this headline but according to Jeff Brinsmead, a senior invasive species biologist for the MNRF said “they likely entered Ontario on a contaminated boat, other contaminated recreational equipment, or possibly as a contaminant in [...]

By |2017-07-19T16:56:15-04:00July 19th, 2017|Muskoka News|0 Comments

Attention Muskoka Lakes Cottagers: Easiest Chance to Chime In on Use of Your Tax Dollars

The Township of Muskoka Lakes is facing significant infrastructure challenges over the coming years. Township Council must determine how to finance necessary improvements – through tax increases, increased user fees or service level reductions. The Township of Muskoka Lakes retains only 18% of every dollar raised through property taxes to provide services and programs. The balance of each dollar is raised on behalf of the [...]

By |2017-07-17T14:11:27-04:00July 17th, 2017|Muskoka News|0 Comments

Lake Muskoka Cottage Rental

If you're looking for a fantastic Lake Muskoka 4 bedroom cottage rental look no farther than Wilson Island. Yes, you read that correctly: it's on an island just 5 minutes from Indianhead Marina outside of Bracebridge so boat required. Recently renovated it's got all the bells and whistles for up to 8 ppl including: 4 bedrooms (3 in the cottage and a waterside bunkie) Master [...]

By |2018-01-19T11:18:55-05:00July 1st, 2017|Muskoka News|0 Comments