Category Archives: Muskoka Heritage

Muskoka Lakes Association AGM- Flooding will be discussed

Port Carling Community Centre, 3 Bailey Street

Beginning at 6:30 pm listen to some updates by MLA President Bob Ensor on the past year at the MLA along with information about some upcoming events, including an introduction to the MLA’s 125th Anniversary Celebrations.

District of Muskoka Chair John Klinck speaks to the challenges of water level management in Muskoka.

Light snacks will be available.

This is a great opportunity to get information about everything in Muskoka that affects cottagers. If you are not yet a member, go out to this meeting to get a taste of what the MLA does to represent Muskoka cottagers, and see if you think you should support the MLA by joining.

It’s Free…In Celebration of Canada’s 150 Birthday
37th Annual Vintage Boat Show
July 4-9, 2017
Muskoka Wharf, Gravenhurst, Ontario

Don’t miss the best in-water boat show in Canada….and it’s right here in Gravenhurst
Most of the boats in this show reside in boathouses on Lake Muskoka, Lake Rosseau or Lake Joseph and are regularly used by their families on the lakes for daily running around, or for touring when guests are at the cottage.
We are so lucky to have families who care for and tend these gorgeous pieces of artwork.
Muskoka antique boats are among the best in the world, and win prizes in competitions all over the world.
So don’t miss your chance to see them, in the water, all in one place! See you in Gravenhurst at the boat show!

Support our Steamships

Don’t forget to support our steamships by planning a cruise with friends or family this year. We make it a practice to take a cruise each year to show our appreciation of having these magnificent ships on our lakes. You can plan a dinner cruise or the shorter afternoon cruise, or one of their specialtyContinue Reading

Muskoka Lodges and Hotels

Seeing this lovely old lodge on Kahshe Lake, reminded me of all the gorgeous old lodges that used to dot the big and small lakes across Muskoka, and across the northern United States. Since there was a Dirty Dancing remake on television on the weekend, I guess that the nostalgia of lodge settings was freshContinue Reading

Current Picture of Duke Marine Services

This is a current picture of Duke Marine Services, from another angle, to contrast with the last post. If you have stories about this property, we would love to have you post them in the comments, or email them to us. So many cottage families have such a wealth of wonderful Muskoka stories that canContinue Reading

Lake Rosseau Boathouse

This is one of my favourite Lake Rosseau boathouses. It will not be long before we will be enjoying boat trips around the lakes again. Watch this blog towards the end of the first week of April, when we will begin to track the ice out process with posts and pictures from around the lakes.

Doors Open

The Township of Muskoka Lakes is hosting a very interesting event on June 16th 2007 from 10:00- 4:00pm “DOORS OPEN” is a chance for the public to see inside buildings that would not normally be open to them. There is a wonderful array of historic buildings on this year’s roster, including the Township of MuskokaContinue Reading

Building or Renovating A Boathouse?

Muskoka is known for its collection of beautiful boathouses. A tour around the lakes will enable you to see all shapes, sizes and usesfor theseinteresting structures. On Lake Rosseau there are even four sail boat boathouses. One of the fabulous boathouses pictured above is new construction and the other one is a gorgeous example ofContinue Reading