21 Jun

In Search of the Grouch in Port Sydney

I was in Port Sydney recently, the town with the cool welcoming sign that says “Home of 800 families & 1 old grouch.” Politician Tony Clement kicks back here except when hes not doubling as Superman and rescuing people from drowning in the Muskoka river.   The quiet little town is situated on the shores of Mary Lake where the North Muskoka River flows through. Like a lot of small towns in the Muskoka region, Mary Lake was known for its lumber industry bringing many settlers into the area around the 1860’s. At its peak there were over 25 lodges and Inns located in this area with quite an interesting history. I took this photo at the south end while standing on the town dock looking out to the lake.

Mary Lake Port Sydney, Ontario

In: historic muskoka, in and around muskoka ontario, tripin around towns

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  1. It’s a beautiful photo, Ed, but where’s the picture of the Grouch?????????

  2. Ed Boutilier says:

    I have been looking for that grouch for some time. He is very elusive!

  3. James R says:

    Another great shot Ed, It is always nice to see that there are some areas and lakes that aren’t developed with cottages, it’s how the big lakes used to be not too many years ago, and that old grouch is probably hiding in the forest making sure your going slow and making no wake.

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