Canada Civic Holiday Weekend & Long Term Weather & Bug Report Haliburton Highlands July 31 – August 6

Ξ July 31st, 2010 | → 0 Comments | ∇ cottage country, Haliburton Highlands, holiday(s), home and garden, Maple Lake Ontario, Ontario, summertime, weather |

Haliburton storm July 21

Welcome to the beginning of what promises to be a fantastic weekend!

August 1st is a civic holiday in Canada and based on  the crowds at the Haliburton Midnight Madness celebration in downtown Haliburton (photos to come) folks in cottage country are enjoying the extra day off.

So let’s get on with it, shall we?

Saturday holiday weather

Saturday morning will be sunny and 57 degrees F. Saturday will continue mainly sunny and 73 degrees F.  Saturday evening brings cloudy periods and a temperature of 68 degrees F. Overnight on Saturday there will be variable cloudiness and a low of54 degrees F.

Long Term Forecast

On Sunday look for variable cloudiness and a high of 73 degrees F. The overnight low will be 54 degrees F.  No rain is expected.

Civic Holiday Monday will again bring variable clouds but higher temperatures in the daytime of 79 degrees F. Monday’s overnight low will be 63 degrees F. There may be up to 0.1 inches of rain.

Thundershowers are coming in on Tuesday with a daytime high of 81 degrees F. Tuesday’s overnight low will be 66 degrees F. There may be up to 0.4 inches of precipitation accumulation.

Wednesday the sun returns though with some variable clouds as well. High temperatures should be about 79 degrees F. The low overnight will be 64 degrees F.

Thursday, August 5 will be a sunny day with a high temperature of 77 degrees F –which will feel like 88 degrees. The overnight low on Thursday will be 64 degrees F.

Friday brings yet more sun with a high of 75 degrees F and an overnight low of 63 degrees F. No rain is in the forecast from Wednesday through Friday.

Be sure to scroll down for  the bug report and ave a great week!


Midnight Madness In Haliburton Tonight!

Ξ July 30th, 2010 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, cottage country, family, Food and/or Drink, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, Maple Lake Ontario, Ontario, weather |

Haliburton Highlands Sunset

Going to the  Midnight Madness event in downtown Haliburton tonight Friday the 30th. There will be FREE entertainment, helium balloons, the famous Beef on a Bun (sponsored by the  Dysart Firefighters), Dusk Dances in the Park, Live Entertainment, at the Bargain Shop and at Halco Plaza. I have not been to Midnight Madness for many years and I’m totally looking forward to some good times on Highland Street in Haliburton!

BTW, the weather is great, the lake is warm and there’s no better place to be!


(Update: 7.28.11!) Buttermilk Falls Video & Photos Haliburton Highlands #haliburtonhighlands #buttermilkfalls

Ξ July 28th, 2010 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, Canada, cottage country, family, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, Maple Lake Ontario, nature, Ontario, Photography, summertime, Trails, Travel/Vacation, video |

Canadian sign: inuksuk or more correctly, inunnguaq (2011) at Buttermilk Falls, Ontario, Canada on 7.28.11


Aug 6, 2010/ July 28, 2011

Buttermilk Falls, Stanhope Township, Haliburton Highlands
UPDATE: 7.28.11:

This is our last day at Maple Lake. We drove the 700 miles home–3 people, 2 cars, 2 dogs, the next day after nearly 2 weeks for the guys, 9 days for me. Buttermilk Falls was the absolute-best thing we did. We squeezed in a few other fun things, too. For my part, I worked way too much–on the computer (hangs head in shame). Not next time! Weather was much better this year though there was NO beach because Maple Lake was VERY high this summer (so far).

I hope to go over Labour Day week to another nearby spot, the “Five Points.” It’s on the map in the Picasa album that you click on. You enter at area “d” which is not much farther from our cottage than Buttermilk Falls. The actual 5 Points, are at what appears to be the south end of Little Hawk Lake, which is not very far north of Maple Lake. Yay! Double click for all the Buttermilk Falls info in the photo album.


Haliburton Highlands Weekend Weather & Long Term Forecast & Bug Report July 24 – July 31 – Ontario sunset Webcam Photos

Ξ July 24th, 2010 | → 0 Comments | ∇ beach, Canada, cottage country, Haliburton Highlands, Maple Lake Ontario, nature, Ontario, Photography, summertime, Travel/Vacation, weather, webcam |

Kincardine Channel Sunset, Penetangore River to Lake Huron

Hi again,

This will be the last time for some weeks that I put together the forecast from a 700 mile distance from Maple Lake. Next week I’ll be quite happy to forecast from the Haliburton Highlands.

Monday I’ll set out for a few weeks of cottage time. I don’t think I need to tell anyone that the hot and humid suburban summertime conditions are no picnic and the Lake will be a welcome change. So what will the weather be like?

Short Term Forecast Maple Lake and Haliburton Highlands

Overnight on Saturday expect some isolated showers and a low temperature of 63°F.

Waking up on Sunday look for isolated showers to continue and a temperature of 64°F. As the day goes on however you’ll see cloudy periods and can expect a high temperature of 75°F.  There could be 0.1 inch of rain accumulation in this 24-hour period. Sunday afternoon expect cloudy periods and a high of 75°F. Sunday evening, sunny skies and 72°F.

Overnight Sunday expect the temperatures to drop to 55°F and it will be clear.

Haliburton Highlands long term Weather

Monday, expect sunny skies and a high  of 77°F. The low overnight is forecast to again be 55°F.

Tuesday will be mainly sunny and 79°F with the third-in-a-row cool nighttime low of 55°F. Perfect sleeping weather.

There is no precipitation in the forecast for Monday or Tuesday.

Wednesday, expect variable cloudiness a high of 79°F–which will feel like 91°F– and an overnight low of 63°F.

There could be up to a quarter-inch of precipitation accumulation.

Thursday expect isolated showers and a high of 73°F. The low temperature overnight on Thursday is expected to be 61°F and there may be up to one-tenth of one inch rainfall.

Friday, July 30, expect cloudy periods and a high of 73°F. The overnight low  will be 61°F. There is no rain in the forecast.

Saturday, July 31st is expected to be mainly sunny day with a high of 73°F, and overnight low of 59°F and again,

no precipitation in the forecast.

Have a great week! Bug report and webcam pics follow!

Bug Report July 24- July 29


Are You Going to the 46th Annual Haliburton Art & Craft Show This Weekend?

Ξ July 22nd, 2010 | → 0 Comments | ∇ art/crafts, cottage country, entertainment, events, family, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, Maple Lake Ontario, nature, Ontario, Photography, summertime, webcam |

IMAGE FILE: Clockwise from top left: Pottery Lane Studio & Gallery (clay), Red Thread Design (fashion) , Opal Wing Creations (jewellery), Box Boy (wood), Cori Lee Marvin (watercolour)

WHEN: Friday July 23 noon – 7 pm
Saturday July 24 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday July 25 10 am – 4 pm
Admission. $2, children under 12 free

Wow. So this celebration has been going on my whole life. I remember it going back to young childhood and it seems it started at the perfect age for me–when I was four.
This year we traveled back to Maryland to see my folks then took this week “off” (euphemism for madly tried to catch up) so we can leave later this weekend for Maple Lake. So again I’m missing the Art & Craft show though I know that I’ll still be able to enjoy some of the featured attractions individually during the few weeks I’m at the Lake.

And remember: Admission is good for all three days, just be sure to have your hand stamped at the gates for readmission.

Webcam shot from Southern Ontario Today:

Chapleau River, Ontario - 7.22.10

WHERE: Head Lake Park, Haliburton Village
MORE info/directions


July 23,24,25 Haliburton Art & Craft Festival – Make it part of your Haliburton Highlands Summer
More to see and do at the 2010 Festival

There’s more to see, do, and hear this year with Buskers throughout the park, afternoon Kids Art Attack, a Lakeside Lions Club BBQ and the Rails End beer tent (a family friendly spot), Artist demos, Brigitte’s Picks of the Show and the Library in A Box. Make a day of it, or make it a weekend. Admission is good for all three days, just be sure to have your hand stamped at the gates for readmission.


for a list of participating artists and daily events schedules.

The Haliburton Art & Craft Festival is presented by Rails End Gallery & Arts Centre.

Rails End Gallery & Arts Centre is a registered Canadian charity devoted to bringing art to life in Haliburton and a member of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG), the Ontario Crafts Council (OCC) and Arts Council ~ Haliburton Highlands.

Info thanks to the County of Haliburton, Department of Economic Development, Tourism & Marketing.


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