Huts Out: Ice Fishing in Ontario’s Cottage Country»

Due to unseasonably warm temperatures this winter, we recommend reaching out to the local ice fishing guides, hut rental operators, or accommodation operators on the lakes you wish to fish before heading out to ensure the lake is safe for travel.   The recent cold temperatures across the Explorers’ Edge region will see hundreds of lakes... Read more»

The Snowmobile Poker Run: Winter Fun in Ontario’s Cottage Country»

In winter 2015, writer and photographer Martin Lortz headed to Muskoka, Ontario to find out more about one of winter’s most social outdoor adventures: the snowmobile poker run. It’s 6am on a bitterly cold February morning and I am northbound on Highway 400 from Toronto. My destination is Gravenhurst, an historic town on Lake Muskoka in the Explorers’ Edge... Read more»

Anything But Turkey: Switch It Up This Holiday Season With Tips From Cottage Country Chefs»

Spatchcock chicken in the woods? Shepherd’s pie with South-East Asian fusion? If you’re dreading the annual turkey feast this holiday season, check out some creative ideas on how to shake things up from some of the best chefs in Ontario’s cottage country.   Pumpkin Risotto with White Cheddar & Fresh Asparagus by Chef & Author... Read more»

Christmas and New Year’s Fun in Ontario’s Cottage Country»

Make this Christmas and New Year’s Eve the most memorable ever by booking a delightful holiday getaway to Ontario’s cottage country. Enjoy great shows, fine dining, soothing spa treatments, outdoor adventures and spectacular accommodations – all to be found against a picturesque country setting. Holiday Fun Just North of Toronto The Huntsville Theatre Company present Ken Ludwig’s holiday play Twas... Read more»

2015 Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend»

  Huntsville, Muskoka will be “BFF central” November 13-15 as the annual Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend returns for another incredible year. Huntsville’s Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend adds a splash of pizazz to a month that can otherwise be a little dull. So get your gaggle of besties together for a getaway you’ll never forget, in a town that that... Read more»

Craft Brewery Tours & Epic Adventures in Ontario’s Cottage Country»

What happens when seasoned travel writer and craft beer fanatic Red Hunt heads to Ontario’s cottage country to tour four breweries and one winery?   Plenty of award-winning brews and wines are sampled and reviewed, and new fun adventures are discovered near each establishment. Read all about Red Hunt’s road trip to Muskoka and the Almaguin Highlands,... Read more»

Fall Camping North of Toronto»

As outdoor enthusiasts know, fall is arguably the best time to pitch a tent in the great Canadian wilderness just north of Toronto. Here are just a few reasons you should consider an overnight autumn adventure in the Explorers’ Edge region of Ontario, home to over a dozen national and provincial parks, private campgrounds, and guided expeditions: The... Read more»