Make Memories with Dad: Father’s Day 2016 in Cottage Country»

June is here and it’s time to plan a getaway with Dad!  Throughout the Explorers’ Edge region of Ontario there are plenty of things that Dads will love to see and do with family over a very special Father’s Day weekend. Head to Muskoka on Saturday June 18, 2016 for the 23rd annual Gravenhurst Car Show. Held at Gull Lake... Read more»

Local Food Finds in Ontario’s Cottage Country»

Looking for a local food scene in Ontario’s cottage country? There’s plenty to get excited about. Writer Carmen Kuntz does some digging and makes some recommendations for folks who seek a different kind of foodie experience off the dock. Wild Muskoka Botanicals literally bottles Muskoka’s scents and flavours for you to take home. Known for their... Read more»

Limberlost Forest & Wildlife Reserve: Four Seasons of Serenity»

Writer Carmen Kuntz recently discovered what makes this somewhat enchanted spot an unforgettable place to visit. In this part of the Ontario woods, the Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve is often overshadowed by the considerably more famous Algonquin Park, but making the trip 30 km west of the park (just north of Highway 60 between Huntsville and... 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»