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Lake of the week-Horn Lake

 Did the Canada Day long weekend leave you feeling like you need a cottage of your own? Well  we have the perfect place for you, Horn Lake in Magnetawan. It is a short 15 minute drive from Burk’s Falls or Sundridge. There are actually two Horn Lakes in the region, the other being located in Seguin.  

Horn Lake Magnetawan has a large variety of fish species including Lake trout, Lake Whitefish, Burbot, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye and Northern Pike so it makes a fantastic spot to pull out your fishing gear and spend a day on the water. The beautifully clear water makes this lake a pleasure to swim in. 

You will love the relaxing atmosphere of the lake and the villages nearby. If you are looking for something different to do head over to the Screaming

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 "Drink Muskoka.....Not Just the Lake Water...."

You may have heard of the Triple Play in baseball or the Hat Trick in hockey. We have our own triple play in Muskoka - that would be some of the best craft brewers, coffee roasters, and a winery.

Nothing beats sipping a fresh cup of coffee, early in the morning, while sitting on your dock. Local roasters include Muskoka Roasting Coffee Company, Diesel House Coffee Roasters, Inspire Coffee Roasting Company, and Camp Muskoka Coffeehouse.

Later in the day on the dock, you can change gears and switch to a nice cold one, and there is a wide selection of Muskoka brews. Local brewers include Muskoka Brewery, Lake of Bays Brewing Company, Sawdust City Brewing Company, and Clear Lake Brewing Company. And if

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Dickie Lake-RLP Lake of the Week

 

This week we are featuring the fabulous Dickie Lake. It has a great location with easy access to Baysville, Huntsville and Bracebridge. This lake is primarily spring fed and drains into the South Muskoka River. Its shallow bays provide an excellent habitat for fish such as northern pike, largemouth bass, and brook trout. 

Dickie Lake is perfect if you are looking for some peace and quiet while you are at the cottage. The lake only allows smaller boats and canoes on the water. You won’t need to worry about all the extra noise that comes from having a lot of bigger boats passing by. So grab a drink and head down to the water's edge where you can watch the sunset and sink into the amazing sights and sounds of the lake.

Close by in the

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If you are in the market for a cottage in Muskoka, Muldrew Lake is a great choice. Conveniently located 15 minutes from Gravenhurst, Muldrew Lake offers a fantastic cottage experience with nearby access to a huge selection of amenities. The lake was named after Dr. William Hawthone Muldrew who was the first principal of the Gravenhurst High School and the second person to have a cottage on Muldrew.

 The lake is divided into three sections: South Muldrew Lake, Middle Muldrew Lake and North Muldrew Lake, however it is still a single waterbody that can be travelled from one end to the other. There is a boat launch on Indian Landing Road near the North end of the lake.

The long shoreline offers spectacular views and plenty of room to tour around in

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Golf

"So you are thinking about Moving to Muskoka......and you like Golf....Great Choice!"

For you golfers out there, the RBC Canadian Open just finished last week and from what I have read was a complete success (even mother nature co-operated). Brooke Henderson’s Canadian record ninth LPGA Tour victory has turned her into the Queen of Canadian golf. Royal LePage Lakes of Muskoka Realty has this year's golf tournament scheduled for June 18, 2019. We are playing at Muskoka Bay Club.

There seems to be more articles in the media these days covering "Exurbs", people moving from the city, skipping the suburbs, and moving to an area surrounded by a secondary municipality. We are seeing more first time home-buyers and soon to be retired people moving to

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Brandy Lake - Lake of the Week

 

Located just 7 minutes from Port Carling and 20 minutes from Bracebridge, Brandy Lake has the perfect combination of tranquility and convenience. The lake gets its name from the colour of the water which is naturally dark because of the organic material in the lake.

Since the lake is smaller there is less boat traffic which makes it perfect for water sports such as canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. There are other great benefits to the small size of Brandy Lake like a scenic shoreline and a quieter more relaxing environment.

 

If you are looking to have some fun on your boat there is a boat launch on Pickerel Lane which is on the northern part of the lake. Once you are on the water, you can pull out your fishing rod and

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Located 25 minutes Southwest of Huntsville, Skeleton Lake is a truly unique area and a great place to have your summer home. One of the best things about Skeleton Lake is the water quality. It is has some of the clearest water in the region making it possible to see 9.1 meters deep. There is a healthy fish population of smallmouth bass, lake trout, walleye, lake whitefish, and burbot.

Once you have arrived there are plenty of activities to choose from. For you boat lovers out there, the lake allows motorized vehicles and the Skeleton Lake Marina is nearby for all of your boating needs. If you are big into cycling why not try out the Skeleton Lake bike loop? It’s a 90km round trip ride from the Huntsville Centennial Centre. You won’t be

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"I am Looking at Purchasing a Waterfront Property..a Waterfront......Yes.. a Waterfront"

When I was selling real estate in Toronto, a major part of my business was condominium sales. Buyers would approach me, "Steve, I am looking to purchase a condo." My first couple of questions to the buyer were generally easy to answer, typically where do you want to live and what is your budget? After that, my questions became a little more challenging to the buyer. What style of building are you looking for (high rise/low rise/boutique/hard loft/townhouse/stacked townhouse...and more). I would also ask them to consider building amenities, proximity to the subway, parking as well as a variety of other features. Of course all these factors have an impact on

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 It may not feel like it, but spring is here and our thoughts turn to the great outdoors. For many of us that means camping and black flies. For the inexperienced camper (and some experienced ones), the challenge is not over once you have decided on the type of camping and location. So what else do you need to think about?

You have booked yourself into a campsite for three days. Now what? 

  • Have you considered what type of food to bring?
  • What are you cooking your food on?
  • What type of clothes should you be wearing?
  • What protection do you have for the sun and bugs?
  • How much storage space is required?
  • What type of activities are available?
  • What are the camp rules and how should we conduct ourselves?

Having a safe and

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When you finally make “the decision” to purchase your cottage property, typically the traditional images and thoughts begin to stir your imagination. Thoughts of warm days, hanging out at the dock sipping your favourite beverage.

As you build your buyer list of important features, the typical priorities begin to emerge:

  • Winterized or three season cottage
  • Number of bedrooms
  • Fireplace
  • Road access
  • Shoreline-deep water or shallow entry
  • Docks for boats
  • Decks
  • Septic system
  • Water-lake or well (drilled/dug)

And the list G R O W S

But there are some questions that are not always asked by buyers...and should be.

Let’s explore some of these

1. LARGE LAKE VS SMALLER LAKE

Many buyers automatically default that they

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