Farmers’ Markets Open Slowly In Muskoka

June marks the opening of at least two Farmers’ Markets in Muskoka. Gravenhurst Farmers’ Market will open at the Muskoka Wharf on Wednesday, June 3, 9-2, and will run through until October 28. Bracebridge Farmers’ Market opens at Memorial Park on June 6, 8:30-1, and runs through until October 10. These markets run rain or …

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Summer Show Cancelled by Muskoka Arts & Crafts

Muskoka Arts & Crafts has cancelled its 58th Annual Summer Show that was to take place July 17 to 18, 2020 at Annie Williams Memorial Park in Bracebridge. The cancellation is in the effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Muskoka Arts & Crafts’ reports that its first and foremost priority was for the safety …

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Gift Ideas For Mamas of Muskoka

Hippie Chicks. Rad Mamas. Boho yoga moms. Women with style. We’re everywhere, we work hard, we cook lots of food, we put up with your stuff, and dammit… we love gifts even after Mother’s Day. Jewellery, candles, water bottles—all of these items are available online, curbside, from local Muskoka shops. None of them are overly …

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Summer Reads: Sadie, A Book Review

Sadie by Canadian author Courtney Summers is a gutsy and terrifying young-adult thriller guaranteed to keep readers tethered to the story from start to finish. Summers offers a fresh style of prose + podcast, showing two sides of the same story that will leave readers breathless for more. The story Sadie is narrated by two …

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Where to buy Takeout in Muskoka

It’s National Takeout Day. To give Muskoka’s local restaurants some much-deserved love, here’s a WHERE TO BUY TAKEOUT list, curated by BracebridgeKitchen’s Pastry and CateringMain St. DelicatessenMomma Bear’s Ice Cream & SweetsMarigold Unique FlavourMomma’s Fish & ChipsMuskoka Natural Food MarketSeasons RestaurantThe Burger ShopThe Old Station RestaurantThe Oven  GravenhurstBethune’s BistroBlue Willow Tea ShopCarey’s Irish PubRickshaw …

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Buy Books from Cottage Country Bookstores

Despite clearly being an essential service, bookstores have needed to close during the current plague, but many of them deliver or offer curbside pickup! And if you want these stores to still be around when things get back to normal, order from them, not from Amazon. Penguin Random House Canada offers a handy list of independent …

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Where to Buy Books in Muskoka

Running low on books to read? We know just where to go. Our favourite indie bookstore in Bracebridge is offering online browsing of its extensive used book collection. The Owl Pen Book Shop his hitting Instagram hard this week with hundreds of photos of its shelves, also known as #shelfies. “We took pictures of some of …

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A Food Truck In Paradise

There’s something irresistable about food truck food in paradise. Hawaii. Baja. Tofino. The boho shores of Belize or Costa Rica. Fish tacos and juicy burgers served in a basket with fries, a warm breeze sifting through the leaves, the lap of waves sounding in the distance… it’s vacation perfection. Now it’s doable in Muskoka. “There’s something irresistable …

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Where To Eat

Sticky sauce. Fall-off-the-bone ribs. Tangy pulled pork. Oh, did we mention the cornbread? The Pasta Tree & Smokehouse surpassed our expectations on a chilly autumn visit. With snow in the air and the bite of frost on our cheeks we blew into this Bracebridge restaurant on the wings of recommendations from friends. What a find! …

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