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ICE-OUT CONTEST! ~ Anticipating Cottage Season in Muskoka

ICE-OUT CONTEST! ~ Anticipating Cottage Season in Muskoka

It seems Mother Nature continues to be playful; teasing us with the promise of spring. As of today, there is still 23 inches of ice outside my front door, near Red Leaves on Lake Rosseau, Muskoka.  

Ice on Lake Rosseau between Red Leaves, Cleveland's House and Ouno Island April 15th, 2014

So I thought we could make the wait for cottage season a little more interesting.  After all, who doesn’t like a little guessing game?

Send me your prediction for the 2014 ice-out date for Lake Rosseau. The ice goes out at different times in different areas of the lakes so I am specifically looking at the area between Red Leaves, Cleveland’s House and Ouno Island. Sorry I couldn’t find a chart for past dates on Lake Rosseau however here is a chart of ice-out dates for Lake Joseph. These stats should help you with your prediction. 

This should be much easier than predicting the Stanley Cup champions, although we know for certain it won’t be the Maple Leaf’s. 

Definition of ICE-OUT: the disappearance of ice from the surface of a body of water (as a lake) as a result of thawing.

Chart of Lake Joseph Ice Out Dates in History


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Deadline for entry is: 11:59pm (EST) on April 23rd, 2014.

I will announce the winner on my blog the week following the ice-out date for this area of Lake Rosseau. I will also email the winner directly the day the ice is out. In the event there is more than one correct prediction I will put these names in a hat and draw a winner.  In the event there is no correct prediction I will use the closest date entered.  

The Prize:

Dinner for two, with me and my fiancée, at the Port Carling Golf and Country Club. On me!

Fill out the form below (scroll all the way down the page) or email me directly with your prediction. Good luck and have a fabulous long weekend in or out of Muskoka!