Maple Lake – Too Many Super Moon Shots – Good Thai in Minden – Riding the Gull River PHOTOS #haliburtonhighlands #haliburtonlife

Ξ August 12th, 2014 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, boating, Canada, cottage country, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, health/happiness, holiday(s), Maple Lake Ontario, nature, Ontario, Photography, summertime, sunrise, sunsets, Travel/Vacation, video |

Photos, notes and videos of our Haliburton Highlands, Ontario holiday on Maple Lake through August 12 2014



From Summer in Ontario Canada – 2014

 

From Summer in Ontario Canada – 2014

Above: Minden, across street (and river) from Suwan’s Thai Cuisine.

From Summer in Ontario Canada – 2014

Supermoon is everywhere, all the time

From Summer in Ontario Canada – 2014

Gull River between Green and Maple Lakes.

 

 

Maple Lake Ontario – Boating – Cottages – Sunset (PHOTOS) 9.04.13 #maplelake #ontario #canada

Ξ September 5th, 2013 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, Autumn, boating, Canada, cottage country, family, Haliburton Highlands, holiday(s), Maple Lake Ontario, My dog, nature, Obi, Ontario, Photography, Raven, summertime, sunsets |

Maple Lake Ontario Sunset - Sept 4 2013

Maple Lake Ontario Sunset – Sept 4 2013

The weather here on Maple Lake has been iffy for the past three days but late today, the sun came out and we all rejoiced, including our dogs, who otherwise were content pretty much with just sleeping.  The cherry on top was the most beautiful sunset I’ve seen in the 7 weeks total that I’ve spent here this summer.

Now that Labour Day has officially passed, Maple Lake is super-quiet.  I like it that way though I admit that I get overly- carried away   because I have so much fun and I can be pretty noisy at times.

Obi near the western cove on Maple Lake 99.4.13)

Obi, near the western cove on Maple Lake (9.4.13).

 

One thing in particular that I enjoyed about trolling about on Maple Lake is the diversity in lakefronts and the buildings on them. There are examples of structures less than 5-10 years old right through those that look at least 75 years old. I end up getting all kinds of inspiration for what I’d like to do with our lakefront in the future, ideas both big and small.

Love this little set-up here. Very cottage-y looking

Love this little set-up here. Very cottage-y looking.

Wildflowers that bloomed in August

Wildflowers that bloomed in August.

 

 

Maple Lake Ontario Near Gull River (PHOTOS) #maplelakeontario #gullriver

Ξ July 26th, 2013 | → 0 Comments | ∇ boating, Canada, cottage country, family, Haliburton Highlands, Maple Lake Ontario, My dog, nature, Obi, Ontario, Photography, summertime, Travel/Vacation |

 

Gull River, Maple Lake Ontario Canada July 25 2013

Gull River, Maple Lake Ontario Canada July 25 2013

Both yesterday and today were near-perfect days for a low-key ride around the lake. We’ve added an electric trolling motor to the little red rowboat to make sight-seeing and pic-snapping a bit more fun.

I hadn’t taken out the boat before because with the huge storms of a couple of weeks ago the boat was swamped and the battery completely submerged. It may be girly of me, but I didn’t want to fool with it –better to let spouse figure out if all was well and he was back in the States for three weeks. Thankfully, everything turned out OK.

Yesterday, we hit the Gull River area of Maple Lake which is the only boat access area on the lake (though we didn’t go that far down river). Today we  went about 2/3’s across the widest point of the lake (about 2 miles) but stopped short of making the entire trip because we weren’t 100% sure of how much battery life ‘25%’ meant.

We pulled the swim dock out after our rides and swam until dinnertime. Today though, I need to attempt to be ready ( I’m not sure I’m ever going to be truly so until I get there) to set off for Toronto tomorrow for a day or so to meet friends. But, I’m quite sure we’ll be getting a lot of use of the old boat with the neat little new motor from now on.

Gull River, Maple Lake Ontario Canada July 25 2013

Gull River, Maple Lake Ontario Canada July 25 2013

 

Gull River, Maple Lake Ontario Canada July 25 2013

Gull River, Maple Lake Ontario Canada July 25 2013

Gull River, Maple Lake Ontario Canada July 25 2013

Roger and Obi – Gull River, Maple Lake Ontario Canada July 25 2013

 

Gull River, Maple Lake Ontario Canada July 25 2013

Maple Lake Ontario Canada July 25 2013

 

Note: Obi is truly a swim dog but not apparently, a boat dog as evidenced by these shots:

 

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

 

earthdaycelebration livearthere shrooms

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!

 

Haliburton Highlands 14 – Day Weather Outlook – Maple Lake Blast From the Past Photo – Minden Fall Colours (PHOTO) #haliburtonhighlands

Ξ October 19th, 2012 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, Autumn, boating, Canada, fall colours, family, Haliburton Highlands, holiday(s), Maple Lake Ontario, Ontario, Photography, summertime, sunsets, weather |

Highlands Weather to be Soggy and Seasonably Mild (for awhile, anyway):

Posted by: Isabelle Marozzo // October 16, 2012
Minden, Ontario // Shot: October 11, 2012

Via Weather Network ‘A Scenic route’

You may recall seeing a shot of one of my sons, tubing on Maple Lake. It was the only summer that the motorboat that was purchased quite used by my parents functioned while we ere visiting. In the photo set I have today, the boat is dead/ dying. It’s almost sunset and we are waiting to see if we can go for a spin but a boat ride is not looking hopeful. Even so, the Maple Lake-with-family 1990’s-era photos are pretty.

Maple Lake – Jim & Chris (1995?) (Click on the thumbnail below for full size)

 

Maple Lake – Jim & Chris (1995?) (Click on the thumbnail below for full size)

 

 

14- day Extended Weather Outlook (West Guilford) Haliburton Highlands (Credit: Weather Network)

In re: the 14- day Extended Weather Outlook (West Guilford) Haliburton Highlands (above). The low temperatures remain above normal and the highs are about average. Such an interesting weather pattern for the Highands. At least there’s some precipitation!

 

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