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Muskoka Settlers Adapted To Bush Farming by Changing Just About Everything Post Image

September 25, 2019

Muskoka Settlers Adapted To Bush Farming by Changing Just About Everything

Article by J. Patrick Boyer For centuries, Muskoka has sustained people whose relationship with the land and evolving farming practices are a testament to human adaptability.  For a period to the 1860s, for instance, the face of Muskoka farming was communal. Families dwelling in log homes near water cultivated beans, squash, corn,...

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Cottage County Cuisine - Cooking with golden honey is sweeter than sugar Post Image

September 23, 2019

Cottage County Cuisine - Cooking with golden honey is sweeter than sugar

Article by Karen Wehrstein / Photography by Tomasz Szumski The use of honey in cuisine definitely goes back to the ancient Sumerians and probably long into prehistory, and continues to this day, right here, in Muskoka because it’s so good. Packing more sweetness power than sugar, the golden product of...

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September 20, 2019

What's Happened

Deerhurst Resort unveils a new gem on Peninsula Lake: Lakeside Lodge When Charles Waterhouse opened Deerhurst Resort in 1896, he couldn’t have known what a legacy he had created. From its early beginnings with a single lodge and 18 guest rooms, Deerhurst has grown to a 760-acre property with capacity for...

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Porter's Scheduled Air Service - Connects Muskoka to Opportunities Post Image

September 20, 2019

Porter's Scheduled Air Service - Connects Muskoka to Opportunities

Article by Meghan Smith / Photography by Tomasz Szumski The summer commute between Toronto and Muskoka has become more streamlined. On Thursday, June 27, the first official 20-minute Porter Airlines flight, from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Muskoka Airport, was welcomed with a water cannon salute and a large crowd...

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Muskoka's Gold - Still Waiting to be Found Post Image

September 19, 2019

Muskoka's Gold - Still Waiting to be Found

Article by J. Patrick Boyer It was only a matter of perseverance, and time, until somebody struck gold in Muskoka. There’d been a definite pattern. Somebody in a remote region found placer gold shining in a gravelly mountain stream or his pick chipped a rocky outcropping’s secret. Then word of his claim...

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Rosseau Powwow - Sharing the Traditions of Indigenous Culture Post Image

September 18, 2019

Rosseau Powwow - Sharing the Traditions of Indigenous Culture

Article by Dawn Huddlestone / Photography by Shannon Tobin-Haughey A photo isn’t always worth a thousand words. A textbook can be worth even fewer – neither can possibly tell the whole story. Experience, as they say, is the best teacher. That’s particularly true for learning about Indigenous culture where teachings are...

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