Highlands Happenings – Earth Day – Live Art Here – Hike For Hospice – Grow Your Own ‘Shrooms #haliburtonhighlands #algonquinhighlands

Ξ April 26th, 2013 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, art/crafts, boating, Canada, cottage country, entertainment, events, family, Food and/or Drink, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, Maple Lake Ontario, Minden Hills Township, nature, Photography, spring, weather, webcam |

In the Highlands – Free showing of THE LORAX and White Pine saplings for you to take home and plant!

Kawagama Lake- Dorset - ON April 26

Kawagama Lake- Dorset – ON April 26

 

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As usual, there are a tonne of activities to choose from this weekend–and beyond in the Highlands of Ontario. From Earth Day celebrating to learning how to grow your own mushrooms via the process of harvesting and inoculation of the host log(!) (I really want to do this!!!) to doing your part for your community in the Hike For Hospice–have fun choosing! So read on and catch up on some of  the fun things to do in the Ontario Highlands!

Weekend Weather Haliburton Highlands April 26 - April 27

Weekend Weather Haliburton Highlands April 26 – April 27

 

Highlands Weather April 27 through May 10

Highlands Weather April 27 through May 10

It’s spring so yeah, it’s rainy–that’s what we all know we need. The temps look really good though–very normal highs and geez, how many more times am I going to note this(?) –higher than normal low temps. I have a problem with neither. 🙂

Also to note–the boats are back in the water in Kincardine Harbour as well as some other locations, while places like Kawagama Lake still look at least partially frozen. Diversity is good, right?

 

Kincardine Harbour and Kincardine Channel to Lake Huron Ontario

Kincardine Harbour and Kincardine Channel to Lake Huron Ontario

With any luck and the cooperation of our beloved Mother Nature, the rain should bring good conditions for summer–you know, lots of green and hopefully a low chance of fires in the Highlands. Fingers crossed!

 

Maple Lake Ontario – Summer Plans Coming Together (PHOTOS) #algonquinhighlands #ontario

Ξ April 15th, 2013 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, beach, Canada, cottage country, entertainment, events, family, Ontario, Travel/Vacation, webcam |

May spend the entire month of July 2013 at the cottage on Maple Lake!

Maple Lake Ontario North Shore

Maple Lake Ontario North Shore

 

St Peter's Church North Shore Rd on Maple Lake Ontario

St Peter’s Church North Shore Rd on Maple Lake Ontario

I would totally love to spend July–all of it–on Maple Lake Ontario–but I keep wimping out about being totally alone for a week at a times sometimes. I wouldn’t be doing so if I knew more that some welcome faces would be showing up. Maybe this year.

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I’ve been told that I’m trying to sell people on the place (Maple Lake) but I really don’t have to– in fact, I’ve undersold it. Summer Vacation 2013 Ontario vacation dates so far:

Maple Lake Ontario -Vacation Dates

Opening the cottage (Family) – June 23 – 29

June 30 – July 20 – Me and a dog (probably Raven) staying and my Dad and an additional (family friend) guest during the extremely busy July 1- July 4 celebrations (first week of July).

July 8 – 21 – Come visit—me and a dog! (Company welcome)

July 21-  Me and spouse and the dogs through August 3. (Company welcome)

Labour Day Week  Sept 1 -7. Closing cottage – Official, end-of-season – Friends, family whomever… (head’s up would be appreciated).

 

I have big hopes for it as a Maple Lake retreat because it is truly bucolic when the party people aren’t there (most of the time–non- holidays  and later, when they’ve gone to bed). There’s is so much to do here, whether you snap photos, revel in the opportunities to get close to nature, walk, bike, swim, hike, climb, run, fish, and soon, get into to some serious rock-hunting, along with the standard boating, tubing, swimming, skiing, sunbathing etc.

R and R on our beach on Maple Lake

R and R on our beach on Maple Lake – Roger is brushing Raven. I’m not sure than she ‘willingly’ went in the lake or following Obi’s having gone in, was shamed into it.

This year past was R’s 15th anniversary (works at a very large Schaumburg-based electronics company) so he got to pick an ‘atta boy’ gift from a catalog. I saw a kayak and said that would work well  as one of the ‘toys’ at the cottage. Roger said he’d been thinking of  it, too–shazam! Our ‘fleet’ now includes a red canoe, a  12′ swim raft (my favourite!), a one-person kayak, and a rowboat that is getting a small motor this summer.

 

How it looked in pretty places in Ontario on Sunday at Sunset
Chapleau River Ontario sunset April 14 (Credit: Weather Network)

Chapleau River Ontario sunset April 14
(Credit: Weather Network)

 

Blue Mtn. Ski resort Ontario 4.14.13 sunset April 14 (Credit: Weather Network)

Blue Mtn. Ski resort Ontario 4.14.13 sunset April 14
(Credit: Weather Network)

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Taking Hwy 35 to Maple Lake From Pearson

Taking Hwy 35 to Maple Lake From Pearson

 

 

From Pearson to Maple Lake via Hwy 35.

From Pearson to Maple Lake via Hwy 35.

 

 

Ontario Highlands SEVERE Weather Alert – (PHOTOS) #haliburtonhighlands #algonquinhighlands #ontario #weather

Ξ April 10th, 2013 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, Canada, cottage country, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, Maple Lake Ontario, nature, Ontario, Photography, weather, webcam, winter |


Winter Storm Watch in Ontario Highlands – Significant freezing rain and ice pellets likely Thursday night!

 

Ontario Highlands Severe Weather Alert - Weds April 10 through Thursday April 11 (Cr: Weather Network)

Ontario Highlands Severe Weather Alert – Weds April 10 through Thursday April 11 (Cr: Weather Network)

Significant freezing rain and ice pellets are expected in the Haliburton and Algonquin Highlands Thursday night and Friday. A low which is currently over Missouri will approach the Great Lakes on Thursday, reaching Lake Erie Thursday night. A messy mixture of snow and ice pellets will likely begin late Thursday or Thursday night, along with a threat of freezing rain overnight Thursday in some areas. Significant ice pellet and snowfall amounts in excess of 15 cm are possible for this event, along with the threat of freezing rain.

SOURCE: Winter refuses to die in southern Ontario

 

So erm, happy spring, everyone? Seriously, any combination of ICE and..is a bad combo so please get what you need and get home ASAP. Stay safe!

 

Lagoon City looks pretty (Cr: Weather Network)

Lagoon City looks pretty (Cr: Weather Network)

 

Long-term Weather Outlook for the Ontario Highlands – West Guilford

  Long-term Weather Outlook for the Ontario Highlands - West Guilford (Cr: Weather Network)


Long-term Weather Outlook for the Ontario Highlands – West Guilford (Cr: Weather Network)

 

 

The Forest Festival Announces its Spectacular Lineup of Performing Artists Summer 2013! #forestfestival

Ξ April 5th, 2013 | → 0 Comments | ∇ art/crafts, Canada, cottage country, entertainment, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, maplelakeontario.com, nature, Ontario, summertime |

Get Your Tickets NOW at MadeInHaliburton.ca!

Announcing this year’s performing artist line-up for the unique musical festival in the middle of a private forest in the Haliburton Highlands, Ontario, Canada. Buy tickets online at MadeInHaliburton.ca and get a coupon for $10 off the shipping on an order for visual arts products (some conditions apply).

The Forest Festival Press Release 2013

The Forest Festival Press Release 2013

 

Tickets are now on sale for 2013 Forest Festivalat the Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve, Haliburton, Ontario. Outstanding, all-Canadian, performing artists in a spectacular wilderness setting: this is The Forest Festival. Buy tickets online at MadeInHaliburton.ca and get a coupon for $10 off the shipping on an order for visual arts products (order value $100 or more).

Imagine sitting in the middle of a forest, away from the lights of the city, in an amphitheater overlooking a lake listening to live music as the sun sets. One of last year’s performers was so moved by her experience on the floating stage that she realized she had tears in her eyes at one point in the show.

Or imagine listening to incredible musicians while sitting in a place of historic significance to the forest that surrounds the venue: A Historic Logging Museum.

Either venue provides the concert-goer with an unforgettable and unique experience that elevates the spirit and soothes the soul.

Consider giving tickets for this unforgettable and unique concert experience as a gift for someone special or someone who is hard to buy for: perhaps a Mother’s Day Gift or Father’s Day Gift, Anniversary Present or Birthday Present.

The 2013 Forest Festival lineup represents no fewer than 18 Juno Awards. Opening the evening of Wednesday August 14, 2013, this annual festival of concerts that links nature, and music, will run for 5 days and features eight unique musical performances. The talent assembled for the 2013 season follows in the tradition that the Forest Festival has established over the past 6 years of offering outstanding shows.

 The Forest Festival 2013 Lineup full details –

KISS ME IN THE KITCHEN — Wednesday, August 14 – 8:00 pm
The Good Lovelies — Bone Lake Amphitheater

BEAT IT —    Thursday, August 15 – 8:00pm
The Heavyweights Brass Band — Bone Lake Amphitheater

ONE FINE EVENING —    Friday, August 16 – 8:00pm
Lighthouse — Historic Logging Museum

LUXURY MOTEL — Saturday, August 17 – 2:00pm
New Country Rehab — Historic Logging Museum

CAPE BRETON GIRL AND LAKEFIELD LAD — Saturday, August 17 – 8:00pm
Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy — Bone Lake Amphitheatre

SCAT-IN-THE-HAT — Sunday, August 18 – 11:00am
Fiddlefire — Historic Logging Museum

COFFEEHOUSE DAYS — Sunday, August 18 – 2:00pm
David Woodhead’s Confabulation — Historic Logging Museum

SWINGING ON A STAR –Sunday, August 18 – 8:00pm
Murray McLauchlan — Bone Lake Amphitheatre

Remember to buy the tickets online at MadeInHaliburton.ca soon in order to avoid disappointment. Note that a discounted season’s pass is available for the avid concert-goer who wishes to take in all 7 of the adult shows.

MadeInHaliburton.ca is an online art gallery representing the work of visual artists, literary artists and performing artists who live or cottage in the Haliburton Highlands, Ontario, Canada.

The sale of tickets for local performing arts events is part of the support provided to the local performing arts community.

 

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