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Climbers Grab On To Winter Post Image

November 15, 2019

Climbers Grab On To Winter

Article by Matt Driscoll / Photography by Tomasz Szumski Unknown to most but not far off the beaten trail, towers of frozen ice beckon adventurous souls. For decades, climbers have sought the beauty, solitude and the challenge of Muskoka’s ice walls. “It’s an incredible way to get outside and appreciate winter,” says...

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Muskoka from the Air - Winter beauty from a different viewpoint Post Image

November 13, 2019

Muskoka from the Air - Winter beauty from a different viewpoint

Article by Meghan Smith / Photography by Tomasz Szumski Muskoka is beautiful in every season. Rugged rocks, plentiful trees and the vast number of rivers and lakes create a stunning showcase of nature. Visitors flock to see the natural wonders of the area as readily as locals appreciate their home, year-round. A...

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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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Living with Beavers - A Tale of a Tail Post Image

September 11, 2019

Living with Beavers - A Tale of a Tail

Article by John Challis / Photography by Eleanor Kee Wellman Here’s the paradox about the North American Beaver: It’s a Canadian icon and a symbol of industrious energy. A humble, communal, family-oriented creature, it’s a survivor of everything our weather can deal out. You unflinchingly admire them – and then they...

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Paddlers – There's a new event coming to the Oxtongue River this spring Post Image

May 14, 2019

Paddlers – There's a new event coming to the Oxtongue River this spring

A new two-day paddling event – Algonquin Outfitters The OX, named for its scenic setting on the Oxtongue River near Algonquin Park 

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Muskoka Paddlers find Beauty in Simplicity Post Image

May 10, 2019

Muskoka Paddlers find Beauty in Simplicity

Article by Matt Driscoll / Photography by Andy Zeltkalns For more than a century, the rugged shorelines of the Canadian Shield have drawn people from all over the globe to Muskoka. There’s no better way to take in the view than from the water, and for those who prefer the silent,...

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