Finally.  For all Muskoka cottage owners out there, this May long week-end marks the official beginning of our cottage season. As always, you have your regular “opening the cottage” checklists that are specific to your cottage.  This year, you may want to consider a few things to add to your exterior list so that you can spend less time maintaining and more time enjoying your cottage in future years. 

Here are three best value maintenance upgrades to consider:

Decks and Docks

Staining and repairing decks and docks is a tedious, time-consuming chore.  Think about replacing old wooden decks and docks with an eco-friendly composite product like Trex. It has the texture of wood but none of the maintenance.  It comes with a 25-year warranty!

Siding

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The Spring Real Estate Market has sprung in Muskoka and hold on to your hats!  It is very brisk and many well-priced properties are disappearing overnight.  If you're looking for your special waterfront cottage in beautiful Muskoka, do your financial homework first.  That way, when you see the property of your dreams, you will know where you stand and be able to make decisions faster!  We're ready to ride the wave with you so don't hesitate to contact us as soon as you see something that speaks to you.  We'll pull additional information for you, we will preview a property for you if you cant get here on short order.  We're equipped to handle the rush.  With electronic signature capabilities at your fingertips, we will put together an offer for you in…

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Friday, August 19th

Baysville Farmers Market
Place: Parking Lot next to Baysville Country Store aka Fuel Emporium 2611 Muskoka Rd. 117 / Hwy 117 and Fairy Falls Road, Baysville
Serving cottagers, tourists and the local population, the Baysville Farmer’s Market is in its 15th season. This lively market boast a nice array of more than 12 vendors selling a variety of items such as frozen & fresh meats, home baking, preserves, fruits & vegetables, organic produce, honey, fish & seafood, arts and crafts and Thai food. The market is fully accessible.
For more information or to book your booth, please contact Helen White at 705-767-1094.

Hey Rosetta!
Time: 8:00pm
Place: The Algonquin Theatre
Hey Rosetta! is a seven-piece indie rock band hailing from St. John’s…

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Saturday, August 13th

Baysville Power Yoga
Time: 9:00-10:00am, 10:30-11:30am
Place: Heidi’s Boathouse Store
Katie will be teaching power yoga on the dock every Saturday of the summer (starting July 2nd) on the dock at the brand new “Heidi’s Boathouse Store” at Baysville Marina. Suited for all levels. Bring Water, Sunscreen, yoga mat (extra mats available for no additional charge) 9:00 AM – 60 minute vinyasa flow 10:30 AM – 60 minute vinyasa flow with music.

Call Katie (647-448 7393) or visit Heidi's boathouse for more Information.

Huntsville 100k Market
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Place: West Street South, Huntsville (Beside PharmaSave)
Huntsville’s 100k market is a market where all vendors grow, produce or create their goods within 100 kilometers of the…

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Friday, August 5th 

Baysville Farmers Market
Place: Parking Lot Baysville Country Store, 2611 Muskoka Rd. 117 / Hwy 117 and Fairy Falls Road, Baysville
Serving cottagers, tourists and the local population, the Baysville Farmer’s Market is in its 15th season. This lively market boast a of more than 12 vendors selling frozen & fresh meats, home baking, preserves, fruits & vegetables, organic produce, honey, fish & seafood, arts and crafts and Thai food. The market is fully accessible.
For more information or to book your booth, contact: Helen White, 705-767-1094.

Creative Hands Art Classes
Time: 1:30-4:30
Place: Dorset Recreation Centre

Yoga with Allie
Time: 10:00-11:00
Place: Dorset Recreation Centre

"En Plain Air" Art Class
Time:…

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Saturday, July 30th 

Baysville Power Yoga
Time: 9:00-10:00am, 10:30-11:30am
Place: Heidi’s Boathouse Store
Katie will be teaching power yoga on the dock every Saturday of the summer (starting July 2nd) on the dock at the brand new “Heidi’s Boathouse Store” at Baysville Marina. Suited for all levels. Bring Water, Sunscreen, yoga mat (extra mats available for no additional charge)
9:00 AM – 60 minute vinyasa flow
10:30 AM – 60 minute vinyasa flow with music.
For more information, contact: Katie at 647-448 7393, or visit Heidi's Boathouse 

Oxtongue Lake Community Garage Sales
Place: Oxtongue Lake Community Centre
All Welcome! Rent a table for $5 and sell your stuff! (& If you have a good day – donations appreciated). Space is limited – 1st come 1st…

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Saturday, July 23rd 

Dorset Art and Garden Tour
Time: 10:00 am- 5:00pm
The Tour will include approximately 10 Studios which will be open to the public from 10 a.m till 5 p.m. on July 23rd & 24th. Most of these studios are generally open by chance or by appointment at other times. Featuring acrylic, watercolour, pen & ink, mixed media, pastel, oil, graphite works of art, bronze sculptures, carved/painted flutes, pottery, cards, copper & other metals, wind-activated garden sculpture, felt purses, boots & other practical fiber arts, stone carvings, furniture & more...
For more information, contact brenda.tourner@live.ca

Annual Baysville Walkabout Festival
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Place: Downtown Baysville
GREAT FAMILY FUN – DON’T MISS IT! Come enjoy Over…

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Friday July 15th

Creative Hands Art Classes
Time: 1:30-4:30
Place: Dorset Recreation Centre

Yoga with Allie
Time: 10:00-11:00
Place: Dorset Recreation Centre

"En Plain Air" Art Class
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Place: Dorset Recreation Centre

Drop-In Arena Family Inline Skating
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Place: Canada Summit Centre
Inline Skating is a great way to meet new people, get in shape and show off your skills. Both, traditional roller skates and in-line skates are welcome. Safety equipment is recommended. Helmets must be worn for 12 and under, but are encouraged to be worn by all.

Muskoka Roastery Coffee Tour & Live Roasting
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Muskoka Roastery
Enjoy a tour of Muskoka Roastery Coffee Co. weekdays during the months of…

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What To Do In Muskoka This Weekend! 

For a complete listing of local events and attractions, visit www.huntsvilleadventures.com.

Saturday, July 9th

Huntsville 100k Market
Time
: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: West Street South, Huntsville (Beside PharmaSave)
Huntsville’s 100k Market is a market where all vendors grow, produce or create their goods within 100 kilometers of the market. 

For more information, contact:
Tricia Markle @ 705-789-7383, or
Email catajen159@gmail.com

20th Annual Dorset Kids Fishing Derby
Time
: 9:00-11:00am
Place: Dorset Public Docks
Monday, June 27, 2016 12:30 PM
Registration table in Cedar Narrows Park from 9:00 to 9:30am
Judging at 9:30 to 10:30am
Prize Ceremony at 11am

Lots of kooky prize winning categories (*hint…

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