Dusk Dances – Last Night is Sunday the 22nd!
I hope you all are managing to stay cool and are bracing yourself for a really hot-weather day on Monday. No better time to be in the Highlands relaxing by or in one of the many beautiful, bountiful lakes after you have headed out to enjoy the many fun and charity-oriented activities that the Highlands offer. On the menu in the coming days and weeks are dusk dances, yoga classes, dog pedicures for charity, biking, music, summer zumba, opera lessons, a charity golf classic and more!
As usual, I’m including this week’s 14-day weather outlook. We’ve reached a point now that part of our vacation time is in the forecast and it really does not look bad. I’m glad of the warmer temperatures and I don’t mind the rain because we all know–it’s needed! The warmth and wet makes the bugs happy, too as you can see in the bug forecast. Sometimes, Deet (bug repellant) is a cottager’s best friend!
Haliburton Highlands 14-day Weather Outlook (Weather Network)
West Guilford/Haliburton Highlands Bug Report through Thursday
Haliburton July 14.2012
I’ve been searching for a way to get an accurate weather report for the Maple Lake area and then share it here (for the longest time!). Let me tell you, there are
precious few no actual weather forecasts done for Maple Lake, nor Minden Hills, Minden or Carnarvon–at least none I can find being shared on the Internet. Just Haliburton. And from what I’m finally concluding, Haliburton’s weather forecast is much different than Maple Lake, pop. 200′s daily weather (heck, when I’m at the cottage the weather forecast for Haliburton is almost never right!). For one thing, Haliburton is a town, it is asphalt and concrete and buildings spread about a smallish area with a river/lake in the middle. Maple Lake is a good-sized lake, surrounding by other lakes and there is little asphalt and few buildings, relatively speaking. No matter what, the Haliburton forecast and the Maple Lake one is not the same.
So I just set out on a search for a town or provincial park even, that’s weather report was more inline with what comes out of Maple Lake. The best I can do is Muskoka and Muskoka isn’t really near Maple Lake at all.
I’m going to use it anyway because it does seem to reflect the difference in daily temperatures between Haliburton, which gets much warmer than Maple Lake and Muskoka which seems at least slightly closer to being accurate. So, here goes with a mix this week.
No matter where you reside–Muskoka, Haliburton or somewhere in the vicinity we will be continuing the trend of drought-like conditions and record-setting heat so conserve when you can and otherwise– that is why you are in cottage country, right?–get in the lake to cool off!
Here is the 14-day forecast, which I’ll adjust each week in an attempt to make it more precise (all the stuff I just wrote above, not withstanding).
Haliburton Highlands 14 -day weather outlook
Bugs in the Highlands:
Haliburton Highlands Bug report–all moderate!
Mountain Trout House webcam Dorset
Fun things to do in the Haliburton & Algonquin Highlands throughout July:
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Haliburton Ontario July 6 2012
First off, I wanted to say Hi Dad! as he is at this moment at the cottage at Maple Lake. Be sure to stop by and be neighbourly as he’s elected to go solo this year. Maybe he’ll like it so much he’ll stay as we’ll be there…OMG in two weeks! Woot! We just ordered a telescope and I am totally excited. Roger and I love to stargaze but the light pollution here in the NW Chicago suburbs is brutal. No so at the Lake so we need to acquaint ourselves with it and then cross our fingers for some clear nights!
Despite the reputation of cottage country for being a respite from the heat of the city, when it gets as hot as it has been, even being at the cottage can get pretty stifling. But what doesn’t happen at night in the city during a heatwave does happen in cottage country, namely, it cools off. Nights are awesome at Maple Lake, everyone says, and I agree it makes for great night’s sleep.
So what are you looking at weather-wise for the next day or so? This:
Haliburton Highlands short term weather July 7-8 CREDIT: The Weather Network
Pretty darn nice, wouldn’t you say?
How about the bugs?
Haliburton Highlands Bug Report CREDIT: The Weather Network
Erm, wear your bug repellant.
The 14-day weather outlook looks great, I think. I know I’d rather be there than here for sure! Check it out:
14 Day Trend West Guilford Ontario CREDIT: The Weather Network
I’m pretty sure that 0° low on July 21 is a typo. It best be!
As usual, there are a plethora of activities slated for the Highlands and surrounding areas so thanks to the Haliburton Tourism Association for putting them all together in a nice package for you to peruse. Scroll down and make your plans for the weekend and beyond!