Real Estate Blog - Blog Archive: September, 2019

Our featured lake for this week is Bird Lake. Located 35 minutes from Bracebridge, Bird Lake is off the beaten path and a fantastic choice if you are looking for a spot that has a little more wilderness to it. Access to the lake is a breeze just take the well-maintained highway 118 from Bracebridge to Bird Lake Road and you are there!

Enjoy the benefits of a smaller lake including more privacy and less boat traffic. Take in the peace and quiet from your dock and get rid of the stress that can come with life in the city.  Smaller lakes also tend to have calmer waters which makes Bird Lake ideal for watersports such as stand up paddleboarding (SUP), canoeing and kayaking. 

Break out the fishing rod and get ready to catch some fish. The most common…

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It’s time to have some fun at Doe Lake. Known for being one of the biggest lakes in Almaguin Highlands, this lake is a playground for all types of cottage goers. The locals have divided the lake with three names: Big Doe Lake, Middle Doe Lake and Little Doe Lake. This lake is only a twelve-minute drive to the town of Burk’s Falls where you can find amenities such as groceries, gas, restaurants, and more. 

Doe Lake has a fantastic park complete with picnic tables, washrooms and a public beach. It’s a great place to meet friends or have a day out with the family. The naturally sandy bottom makes swimming a pleasure. If fishing is your activity of choice, you can find several different species here. Smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, northern pike…

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 You just spent some time over the summer, renting a cottage and enjoyed all the benefits of cottage life. Now you have the bug and are thinking about purchasing a cottage for your family. Should you wait until spring to make the move or should you consider buying this fall?

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider purchasing in the fall:

  • Owners of cottages that remain unsold from the spring/summer months may be more motivated to sell their properties now, rather than carry them over the winter.

  • There are fewer buyers to compete with.

  • You get to enjoy the cottage in the fall, spring and even in winter if it is four seasons.

  • You will have a better idea of what the shoreline and lake…

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Nine Mile Lake is a beautiful Muskoka getaway. Located just outside of Torrance and fourteen minutes to Bala, it has a ton of great features for the whole family to enjoy. Spend your days swimming, fishing, and hanging out on the dock while taking in views of the long scenic shoreline. 

Nine Mile Lake is perfect for all types of boating. Enjoy portage routes to several different lakes with your kayak or canoe. With this much to explore you won’t have to worry about being bored. If you prefer motorized vehicles this lake is motorboat friendly. 9 Mile Lake Marina is conveniently located on Nine Mile Lake Road and offers services such as docking, fuel, sales and storage.

The historic town of Bala is a short drive away and will help you stock the…

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 Fall Colours

Have you noticed the mornings a little cooler? Leaves falling from trees?  Yes, autumn is just around the corner and with autumn comes the fall colours. In Muskoka, we are lucky that there are so many places to experience this great phenomenon. If you aren’t sure where to start, take a look at these ideas.

Take a walk up to one of the Muskoka lookouts:

Huckleberry Rock in Muskoka Lakes

Dorset Fire Tower in Lake of Bays

Lion’s Lookout in Huntsville

Walker's Point Lookout Trail in Muskoka Lakes

Hiking is not the only way to see the changing of the seasons. Here are a few more trip ideas: 

Take a road trip throughout the region

Take a cruise on one Muskoka's inviting lakes

To get an up-close experience you can trek through the…

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