Buying? Building? Selling? Staying? Transform Your Muskoka Hillside Granite rock cliffs cascade into the deep blue waters of the lakes of Muskoka. Scenically breathtaking, this topography can also be breathtaking to navigate. For this reason many people tell me they will only consider purchasing level waterfront for their cottage. That being said; with height come spectacular vistas. In conversation with Physicist Dr. John Weinstein, master mind behind and owner of Inclined Elevation, we discussed the convenience, maneuverability and resale advantages that an inclinator provides. Inclinators virtually transform a property. Here is what he has to say. Anecdotally, well designed, well-built lifts ...
Buying? Building? Selling? Staying?Transform Your Muskoka Hillside
May 30, 2014
Repelling Muskoka Mosquitos the Chemical-Free Way.
May 23, 2014
Repelling Muskoka Mosquitos the Chemical-Free Way. Deet. Otherwise known as a necessary evil in Muskoka and other cottage country areas across Canada. For many years people have relied on Deet to stave off mosquitos, black flies, horse flies and deer flies. I myself can attest to its effectiveness but in light of our knowledge of how dangerous this chemical is to our health, deet seems somewhat archaic. So, we continue our quest of finding other, friendlier ways to fight off these annoying, biting insects. Enter organic, environmentally friendly, non-toxic sprays, lotions and potions. It was a good idea ...
Water Taxis Make a Splash in Muskoka
May 16, 2014
Water Taxis Make a Splash in Muskoka The first long weekend of the season is upon us. This alone is cause for celebration. On the weekend to-do list? Get out on the lake! Visiting friends via boat often results in impromptu dock gatherings with invitations to stay for dinner and cocktails. How many times has this occurred and you wished you could stay, enjoy yourself, the great company and a few laughs? If only there was a taxi service that ran the lakes late into the evening! While most marinas have offered day time taxi services for running cottagers and their guests out ...
Looking to Ward Off Mosquitos This Season?
May 9, 2014
Looking to Ward Off Mosquitos This Season? Get Out Your Green Thumb! When planted in conjunction with one another these plants help to keep mosquitos away from your Muskoka cottage or lake house. My mother always told me that planting marigolds in the garden keep ants away. The reason this works is that marigolds naturally contain Pyrethrum, an ingredient found in insecticides and repellents. Therefore it makes sense that marigolds also keep mosquitos down to a minimum. Horsemint, also known as Beebalm, repels unwanted mozzies yet at the same time attracts the nicer, friendlier insects we want visiting ...
May 2, 2014
Winner! Many thanks to all who participated in this fun guessing game. The Ice-Out Prediction Contest was a huge success and in all honesty made waiting for the ice to come out up here in Muskoka much more bearable. Due to a cold introduction to spring not many people predicted an April ice-out date with most of the entry dates ranging from May 2nd to the latest prediction of May the 10th. In history the latest ice-out date ever recorded, according to the Lake Joseph chart was May 4th, 1956. The earliest was March 23rd, 2012. Heavy wind ...