Canada Day 2009 – Events in the Haliburton Highlands Begin on Sunday!

Ξ June 27th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, art/crafts, Canada, cottage country, entertainment, events, family, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, holiday(s), Maple Lake Ontario, Ontario, summertime, weather |


Canada Day falls mid-week this year so you’ll find events occurring for essentially the entire week, beginning tomorrow,  Sunday June 28–which is a very good thing as the weather will be iffy on several days.

As they say, there is  something for everyone from fireworks on July 4th in Dorset to nail-driving and pie-eating contests in West Guilford on July 1. Details about where, what, and when are below.  For further details or if you have questions  you can go online and visit or call 1-800-461-7677.

Canada Day Events in Cottage Country

Kinmount – Sunday, June 28, Kinmount Fairgrounds, beginning at 5pm

Pony and wagon rides, kids games & races, BBQs, Checkers the Clown, fireworks at dusk, entertainment by the Black Fly Boogie Band

Minden – Wednesday, July 1, downtown Minden, all day
Free horse drawn wagon rides, crazy river raft race, kids games, petting zoo, battle of the bands, fireworks at dusk at the Minden Fairgrounds

West Guilford – Wednesday, July 1, West Guilford Community Centre, beginning at 10am
Horseshoe tournament, water games at the beach, footraces, nail driving contests, cross-cut saw competitions, kids’ scavenger hunt, pie contest, beef BBQ dinner, fireworks at dusk

Wilberforce – Wednesday, July 1, Wilberforce Red Cross Outpost Historic House, beginning at 11:30am
Flag raising ceremony, birthday cake

Dorset – Saturday, July 4, Big Trading Bay

Fireworks at dusk


Weekend and Long Term Weather – Haliburton Highlands – Maple Lake – Bug Report 6.26 – 07.03

Ξ June 26th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ beach, Canada, cottage country, holiday(s), Maple Lake Ontario, marine/marina, Photography, summertime, weather, webcam |

Tomorrow–Saturday the 27th– will be a simply perfect day. It’ll be sunny with a high of about 78°F and mild humidity.

Weekend Weather june 26-27

Weekend Weather June 26-27

Remember to CLICK each thumbnail to see full size.

Weathercast and Bug Report for Maple Lake and Haliburton County

Sunday starts off bright and mild but by Sunday afternoon expect scattered showers and a high of 73°F.
Monday, temperatures drop to 68°F for a high with afternoon isolated showers.
Tuesday expect light rain and a high of only 64°F.
Happy Canada Day! Wednesday brings clouds and showers and a high of 66°F.
Thursday will include light rain and a high of 64°F.
Finally, on Friday you can look forward to a beautiful, sunny day with a high of 77°F.

Overnight temperatures throughout the week: Monday, Thursday and Friday are all forecast to be 57°F overnight with Sunday and Tuesday bringing a cool 51°F. Wednesday will be about 53°F overnight.

You can view the Haliburton Highlands Bug Report by clicking on it (above). The bugs are still quite thick with all of them either medium or high in intensity.

Please click the thumbnails (above) to see several photos of Sauble Beach on Lake Erie during today’s windy afternoon, as well as one of my favourite webcam spots, Kincardine Harbour, also on Lake Erie, Ontario.

Have a great week !


Weekend and Long Term Weather – Haliburton Highlands – Maple Lake – Bug Report

Ξ June 20th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Canada, cottage country, Haliburton Highlands, Maple Lake Ontario, marine/marina, nature, Ontario, Photography, Travel/Vacation, weather, webcam |

Chapleau River - June 19, 2009

Chapleau River - June 19, 2009

Happy Friday and welcome to the Haliburton County/Maple Lake Weather and Bug Forecast!

Though temperatures have remained mild, the rain has been fairly frequent and therefore in regard to bugs, please click the little icon above to get the full picture. Sorry. It is not pretty. I’ve included some pretty webcam shots taken today from around southern Ontario along with the Bug Report and both Short and Long Term forecasts for Maple Lake and Haliburton for this weekend through next Friday–to take the sting off somewhat (sorry, could not resist).

Tomorrow, Saturday, expect cloudiness and showers throughout the day with temperatures in the mid 60’s F.  Sunday the 21st, brings drastic change with temperatures near 80°F, partly sunny conditions and a “feels like” temperature of near 90°F.

In fact for all of next week–right through Friday temperatures every day on the ‘feels-like” index are to be around 90°F.

Mainly sunny weather is forecast for Monday through Wednesday with each day’s temperatures between 78°F and 80°F.

Thursday brings thundershowers, a high of 80°F, and the lowest nighttime temperature of the week: 53°F. Otherwise, your nighttime temperatures throughout the week range from 55°F to 60°F.

Friday looks wonderful with sunny skies and a high of 80°F.


Rainy Days In Cottage Country- Short Term Weather Forecast Haliburton County

Ξ June 16th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Canada, cottage country, Haliburton Highlands, Maple Lake Ontario, marine/marina, Ontario, Photography, spring, Travel/Vacation, weather, webcam |

Late afternoon, Kincardine Channel, Penetangore River, Lake Erie, Ontario -   June 16, 2009

Late afternoon, Kincardine Channel, Penetangore River, Lake Erie, Ontario - June 16, 2009

Today the weather here in the Chicago area went from rain to steely gray skies to thunderstorms and now we have heavy rain. With such delightful weather, <sarcasm> my thoughts of course, turned to wondering what the weather is like at Maple Lake in Ontario, Canada.

I was happy to see that this afternoon’s high in Haliburton County was about 75°F and it was not raining so I jumped ahead with the weather forecast and was slightly dismayed to see something not all that unusual. For meteorological reasons beyond my scope, Southern Ontario often gets “our” weather  a day or two after we do.

Here is what you have to look forward to tonight and Wednesday:


Tonight (Tuesday) is mild and a pretty good night to stargaze with mainly clear skies.  Wednesday starts out with variable cloudiness and a high of 66°F. However, by Wednesday afternoon it becomes cloudy with showers, which continue though Wednesday evening and right through Thursday. At least the temperatures remain mild.

I realize that it’s small consolation to say that the 14-day extended weather forecast looks very nice for next week. That’s a very good thing as right now it look like the weekend of June 20-21 at Maple Lake will be a complete washout. I really do feel badly for the weekenders and for cottage country businesses  but I’m keeping good thoughts that the good week coming up will help warm up the lakes for swimming and  dry things out somewhat.

Here is a look at some Southern Ontario scenes from today June 16, 2009.

Kawagama Lake, Dorset, Ontario

Kawagama Lake, Dorset, Ontario - June 16, 2009.

Kincardine Harbour, Lake Erie, Ontario - June 16, 2009

Kincardine Harbour, Lake Erie, Ontario - June 16, 2009

Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada - June 16, 2009

Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada - June 16, 2009


Weekend and Long Term Weather Haliburton Highlands – Maple Lake- Bug Report

Ξ June 13th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Canada, cottage country, nature, Ontario, Travel/Vacation, weather |

I’m very anxious to get up to the lake. Our pool is actually more a puddle–five feet at it’s deepest and though I grateful to have it–the joy of swimming is sort of missing. Lack of depth and presence of chlorine. Ick.

So I’m putting up the Bug Report and Weather which if you enlarge you can read over yourself. Then on Sunday when I have gotten a couple hours –which from here on in I won’t –due to several family parties on Saturday tomorrow (sadly, none for me). I’ll be back to flesh out all the forecasts but for now here they are.

You should know that allthe tyeps of people eating bugs are out in medium to high intensity.

The weather is going to kind of stink–except for comfortable temps–on Saturday– and on Sundayit’s not going to be great either. Chance of thundertorms through Sunday afternoon. Temperatures close to 70° on Sunday , tho’, so not all bad.

Oh dang. The WordPress upgrade 2.8 which is not visible on the outside of the site but I must spend hours to complete, won’t let me put the graphics up in the size I need to. Oi. Apologies! I will fix this on Sunday!

Photo is of Chapleau River,  Ontario

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