Cottage Etiquette

In this running series, MuskokaStyle considers cottage etiquette: the art of practicing common courtesies, good sportsmanship, civility and respect, both on the lake and off… Situation No.1: Responding to an Invite You’re among the lucky few invited as a weekend guest at the lakeside home of an acquaintance… How nice! Naturally you want to attend. How best …

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SUP Yoga

SUP Yoga in Muskoka: Summer Utopia

It’s 2 p.m. on a summer Tuesday and the wind is whipping up something fierce across Penn Lake. Dockside at Muskoka’s Deerhurst Resort, a flotilla of rental boats—kayaks, canoes—are being blown willy nilly down the lake. Paddlers, most of them resort guests new to the sport, are giggling, gasping, and randomly shouting inane instructions at …

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Flyboarding

The Superpowers of Flyboarding

Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Canada’s Ryan Reynolds in his latest flick, Self/less. All three have wowed crowds with summer’s most hyped watersport: Flyboarding. Fly what? A flyboard is a jet-powered wakeboardish device powered by a personal watercraft. Flyboarders strap themselves on much the same way they would a wakeboard, then, juicing the power from a jet …

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Muskoka’s Top 5 Family Stops

Muskoka-bound? Here are five fun stops for families touring cottage country: Muskoka Steamships and Discovery Centre, Gravenhurst Enter Muskoka at the south end along Highway 11 and it won’t be long before you encounter Gravenhurst. Its Muskoka Wharf—gateway to the southern portion of Lake Muskoka—has long been known as the home of the Segwun and …

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Exploring Muskoka, One Geocache at a Time

To a kid, taking a tour to view the “Muskoka Sights” is about as much fun as watching paint peel off a front porch — the concept seems appealing at first, but the fun deflates after about 10 minutes. Unless… unless you add in promise of adventure. High-Tech Treasure Hunting Geocaching — a.k.a. high-tech treasure hunting …

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Muskoka Meets the Waldorf-Astoria

It housed Cole Porter, Frank Sinatra, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. It’s considered one of America’s most venerable hotels. What does New York’s Waldorf-Astoria have to do with Muskoka? The answer lies with the Royal Muskoka. The Royal Muskoka Hotel The Royal Muskoka was once cottage country’s grandest hotels. Built by the Muskoka Navigation Company …

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