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Spectacular View Awaits Those Who Relive The Climb of The Dorset Towermen Post Image

October 05, 2019

Spectacular View Awaits Those Who Relive The Climb of The Dorset Towermen

Article by Dawn Huddlestone When Muskoka’s landscape dons its vibrant fall coat, cloaked in dazzling reds, oranges and yellows, it’s a spectacular sight from just about any vantage point. But there are few locations that can rival the view from the Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower. For more than 50 years, visitors have enjoyed a 360-degree...

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Courage, Compassion and Hope - Honouring a family legacy Post Image

October 04, 2019

Courage, Compassion and Hope - Honouring a family legacy

Article by Meghan Smith / Photography by Andy Zeltkalns The lessons we learn as children can alter the decisions we make throughout our lives. Who we choose to be as individuals is impacted by our childhood. Courage, compassion for human life and never to give up hope are three...

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Rural Church Receives an Unlikely Second Chance Post Image

October 03, 2019

Rural Church Receives an Unlikely Second Chance

Article by Matt Driscoll / Photography by Andy Zeltkalns As an example of the strength of community and the tenacity of Muskoka’s rural residents above all, the story of St. Peter’s Rocksborough Church is one of legacy and rebirth. Last year, when the future of the modest log church seemed in...

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Experience Muskoka in September - Spectacular weather and lots of activities Post Image

October 02, 2019

Experience Muskoka in September - Spectacular weather and lots of activities

Article by Matt Driscoll Muskoka offers beauty and exhilaration 12 months of the year but many would argue September is when the area shines brightest. The mid-summer heat has dissipated, the bugs have vanished and many of the big crowds have dwindled. Nonetheless, the water and the daytime temperatures will still...

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October 01, 2019

Merging Sustainability and Creativity

Article by Meghan Smith / Photography by Heather Douglas With the Muskoka landscape as a backdrop, Dan Alonso and Candice Sheriff have merged creativity and commitment to sustainability as the root of their lifestyle. Their way of life has blossomed into Live Edge Forest. For nine years, Alonso planted trees across Canada....

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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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