Huntsville’s Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend: You Go Girl!»

Huntsville’s Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend returns November 4th to 6th and celebrates its 10th year of bringing best friends together in Ontario’s cottage country. Here are FIVE BIG REASONS you should head to Muskoka for the 2016 edition! THE TOWN Nestled between beautiful Lakes Vernon, Mary, Fairy and Peninsula, and a gateway to Algonquin Park, Huntsville, Muskoka is a picturesque and... Read more»

Paddling After Tom: A Canoe Lake Adventure»

As the anniversary of Tom Thomson’s passing approaches, writer Bill Farnsworth heads out to paddle in the legend’s wake. 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the (mysterious) death of Canadian artist and icon Tom Thomson on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park, where he’d spent a great deal of time painting and sketching works that would inspire... Read more»

Live Music In Ontario’s Cottage Country Fall 2016»

Cooler temperatures have arrived in the wilderness north of Toronto and it’s a great excuse to check out some fabulous indoor concerts. Here’s just a partial list of live music performances happening in Almaguin, Loring-Restoule, Muskoka and Parry Sound this fall. By Venue Algonquin Theatre – Huntsville Freddy Vette September 17 Buddy Wasisname and the Other... Read more»

Family Paddling on the Pickerel River with Kevin Callan»

The ‘Happy Camper’ himself heads to the Pickerel River and Noganosh Lake where he re-discovers a lesser known paddler’s paradise with his ‘savvy camper’ daughter. I recently came back from introducing my 12-year-old daughter to one of my favourite places to paddle – Noganosh Lake Provincial Park. The protected area – measuring over 3000 hectares – was formed... Read more»

The Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour and the Sense of Place»

Writer Bill Farnsworth heads out to meet Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour artists in their work spaces, and discovers how much they are influenced by the stunning landscape around them. Artist’s draw their inspiration from many places; for some it’s words in books or notes in music, while others use experiences from their own lives. Artists who reside in... Read more»

Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour: A Window Into Sacred Spaces»

Of course exceptional art is what makes this tour so great, but checking out the artists’ inner sanctums gives visitors a rare insight into creative processes as well. Now in its 37th year, The Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour takes place over two weekends, September 24-25 and October 1-2, during the height of the fall colour season in Ontario’s... Read more»