Its no secret that the beloved Goldie Hawn and partner Kurt Russell have been long term poster celebs in Muskoka. I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting them myself however I have talked to others that have and my impression is they are very cool people. For over a decade they have been seen in different communities shopping, dining, playing golf and generally enjoying the Muskoka life just like everyone else. Last week while scanning the real estate listings I noticed that their beautiful cottage on Lake Rosseau has come on the market. Farewell Goldie and Kurt.
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photo source: Reuters/ Phil McCarten
I passed by the Severn River on the way home from the cottage on Fathers Day and noticed these fishermen in the rapids. This is the area after the falls where it flows into Georgian Bay.
The central Ontario Severn River is 30 km or about 19 mi long. The river services many cottagers mostly only accessible by boat. The river sees many yachts and large cruisers traveling from Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe near Orillia to Georgian Bay, or vice-versa.
I like to hire local companies and people when at the cottage. It may be trades, food or buying a new boat. I think its important to try and support the smaller local economies instead of bringing everything in from a large city. Lately there seems to be a growing trend of cottage owners who bring their resources in from out of town because they feel they are being ripped off or not serviced properly. This should be a warning sign for locals to step it up and service the people to a higher standard. Many do an excellent job however it takes a bit of weeding out to find the good ones.
Tip for the day.
Never trust your roofer when they say we swept your driveway for nails.
I don’t get a chance to travel up to the Huntsville or Lake of Bays area as often as I like. It is equally as beautiful as the areas around the big three lakes in Muskoka. I snapped this photo where the Muskoka River flows out of Mary Lake. There is a considerable amount of history on these lakes and they tend to be populated by quaint cottages instead of the ostentatious McMansions on the larger lakes. I highly recommend visits to the area.