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Welcome to Peninsula Lake, our newest lake of the week. Often called Pen Lake by the locals, Peninsula Lake has a split jurisdiction between the Town of Huntsville and the Township of Lake of Bays. It has become one of the most popular lakes in Muskoka and even hosted the G8 Summit. 

 Peninsula Lake was the last of four lakes to be connected by a canal. Mary, Fairy and Vernon Lakes were linked but there was a desire to see Peninsula Lake become part of the water navigation system. Once this desire became a reality it opened the area to all kinds of possibilities including tourism and other economic benefits. This is just a small part of Peninsula Lake’s rich history.

 One of the biggest attractions around the lake is the world-famous

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History is Alive

History is Alive in Muskoka

It is hard to believe we are already into the second half of August, and before you know it summer will be history. Speaking of history, Muskoka has a rich history. With the extension of the Northern Railway of Canada to Gravenhurst in 1875, marked the beginning of rail service to Muskoka and a gateway to the region. Tourists came in by train and lumber could be shipped out. The sawmill industry thrived through the late 19th century and into the early 20th century. Early cottagers included American industrialists in areas including Beaumaris, on Lake Muskoka, dubbed "Millionaires Row”. If you enjoy history, try visiting one or more of the nine museums and historic sites in Muskoka. 

Muskoka Heritage Place

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Lake of The Week - Kawagama Lake

It's time to go big or go home at Kawagama Lake. One of the largest lakes in the region, Kawagama has so much to offer no matter what you are looking for. The lake is only 10 minutes to the village of Dorset where you can pick up all the essentials for your cottage vacation. 

If you like taking your boat out on the lake, you will love the choice of two marinas on Kawagama. Mountain Trout Marina and Old Mill Marina are both located on the west side of the lake. Storage and repair services are available to keep your boat in its prime. Once you are all gassed up and ready to go feel free to explore over 31 km of lake water.

What could be more tempting than beautifully clear water on a hot summer day? Kawagama Lake has an excellent water

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Loon Lake - Lake of the Week

 Are you looking for a lakeside getaway? Well, Loon Lake is calling! This lake is located northwest of the Town of Gravenhurst, which has all amenities including groceries, gas, and local markets. Loon Lake is a part of the local headwaters, meaning it provides the water that flows into Turtle Lake and drains into Morrison Creek.

Loon Lake is a perfect spot for nature enthusiasts. A few minutes down the road you will find the trailhead for Old Stone Road Trail. Along the 6 kilometre hike, you will be able to experience one of Muskoka’s original roads that used to connect Bala to Gravenhurst. It even joins up with Devil’s Gap trail if you want to extend your hike. The area has over three hundred plant species and is a part of the Loon Lake Wetland

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Bass Lake - Lake of the Week

Welcome to Bass Lake, a piece of paradise that will give you the true cottage experience. Located 7 minutes from the village of MacTier and 15 minutes from Port Carling, this lake has easy access to Highway 169 which makes travelling there a breeze. 

One of the best parts of taking a vacation in Muskoka is having access to local one of a kind shops and restaurants. Muskoka Station Store in MacTier has all kinds of great items and gifts for you to bring back to your friends and family. After some shopping, head over to Bass Lake Roadhouse to have a delicious meal and give yourself a night off from cooking. 

Bass Lake is a great location if you like to golf. Muskoka Woodlands Golf Course and Driving Range is open to the public and is only 5

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Muskoka Farmers Market Photo

I was looking at the cherry tomato plant I am attempting to grow, and unfortunately, it looks like I won't be getting many tomatoes from it. However, what is very plentiful in Muskoka, at this time of the year, is the number of Farmers' Markets, offering local foods, homemade goods, local art and other interesting items. Here's a list of 7 Farmers' Markets in the Muskoka area for you and the family to go check out!

Bracebridge Farmers' Market

Saturdays, May 18 – October 12, 20190 – Memorial Park

Gravenhurst Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, May 15 – October 30, 2019 – Muskoka Wharf

 Port Carling Farmers' Market

Thursdays June 27 – August 29, 2019 – Hannah Park

 Baysville Farmers' Market

Fridays, June 28 – August 30, 2019 – 2849

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 new agent -Katie Trevelyan

We are pleased to announce that Katie Trevelyan has joined our Royal LePage team at our Bracebridge office.

Katie comes to Royal LePage Lakes of Muskoka Realty with fresh perspective owed to living 8 years abroad, but also knowledge of Muskoka having been raised in Bracebridge. She's proud to be returning to the region permanently to allow her two young children to explore the rich experience that Muskoka offers a family.

Please join us in welcoming her to the team. She can be reached at 705-205-4452 or katiet@royallepage.ca

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Wood Lake - Lake of the Week

This week we are featuring the fabulous Wood Lake. Only a short drive from the beautiful and historic town of Bracebridge, Wood Lake is a great spot to have your vacation home. The lake is tucked away so it will give you the feeling of being somewhere remote but it is right off of highway 118 East for easy commuting. 

Summer is about finding the perfect balance of being active, enjoying the outdoors and having time to relax. There are a variety of activities to try out when you are at the lake. Fox Point Beach and Wood Lake Beach are both located on the south end of the lake and offer a great place to go swimming for you and the family. If you are looking to unwind, try one of the yoga classes at Caribou Lodge. The sessions are open to guests

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New Agent - Erin Gawley

We are pleased to announce that Erin Gawley has joined our Huntsville office.

Erin moved to Huntsville after completing her teaching degree at the University of Sunshine Coast in Australia. Passionate about the outdoors and an active lifestyle, the move to Muskoka was a natural fit. With a background in education and a passion to do more, Erin completed her real estate registration. Erin aims to help clients find the home of their dreams in the place of their dreams. In her free time, she loves to enjoy local craft breweries and hiking with her dog Guinness.  Erin is a hard working agent dedicated to exceptional customer service.

Please join us in welcoming her to the team.

Erin Gawley's contact information,
705-388-0877 or

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Mary Lake- Lake of the Week

Welcome to Mary Lake, a family friendly summer wonderland! Only a 5 minute drive from Port Sydney and 15 minutes from Huntsville this lake has something for everyone. The Lake is part of  a man-made waterway that connects Fairy Lake, Lake Vernon, Peninsula Lake and Mary Lake. Water travels through these lakes and drains into the North Muskoka River.

Mary Lake has a large surface area and is easy to navigate. It is ideal for all types of boating activities and has the convenience of Mary Lake Marina for rentals, fuel and sales. Whether you are fishing, wakeboarding, or tubing you will have plenty of lake to explore. 

 If you forgot something at home or just need to stock up on supplies for the cottage, you don’t need to go far. Jamison’s General

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