Head Lake Haliburton Air Tours (PHOTOS) #maplelakeontario #canada #haliburton

Ξ October 3rd, 2013 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, business, Canada, community services, cottage country, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, Maple Lake Ontario, Ontario, Photography, Travel/Vacation |

Planes Docked on Head Lake, Haliburton

 

Head Lake, Haliburton, Ontario - 2008 (C.  McCrackan)

Head Lake, Haliburton, Ontario – 2008 (C. McCrackan)

Head Lake, Haliburton, Ontario - 2008 (C.  McCrackan)

Head Lake, Haliburton, Ontario – 2008 (C. McCrackan)

Head Lake, Haliburton, Ontario - 2008 (C.  McCrackan)

Head Lake, Haliburton, Ontario – 2008 (C. McCrackan)

Head Lake, Haliburton, Ontario - 2008 (C.  McCrackan)

Head Lake, Haliburton, Ontario – 2008 (C. McCrackan)

I noticed over Labour Day 2013 that the planes that had been docked on Head Lake in Haliburton were gone. I know planes still fly out of Stanhope Airport on Maple Lake. Maybe there just wasn’t need for two aerial tour businesses within a 15 mile radius of one another? I really have no idea other than I’m quite satisfied with my view from the lake. ๐Ÿ™‚

Regarding Stanhope Airport, Roger says that he heard news of the Highlands area emergency services being consolidated to originate at Stanhope Airport. I heard a bit of the report on the radio, too. Sounds like the airport expansion will certainly go forward in order to accommodate such an endeavour. Wondering now if the noise factor will be significant? As it is now, I hear about four small planes overhead on the weekends, maybe two on weekdays and every so often, a helicopter. The planes are sort of a comforting noise or maybe, familiar is a better word. I’ve heard them literally all my life so I’d notice if they stopped altogether–which of course they never have. These changes are entirely out of my hands but I am quite curious how they will impact cottage life on Maple Lake.

 

At the Cottage on Maple Lake Ontario (PHOTOS) Maple Lake Ontario Weather July 25-26 2013 #cottagecountry #ontario

Ξ July 25th, 2013 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, beach, business, Canada, cottage country, family, Food and/or Drink, Haliburton Highlands, holiday(s), home and garden, Maple Lake Ontario, My dog, nature, Obi, Ontario, Photography, summertime, sunsets, Travel/Vacation, weather |

ย Spending All of July on Maple Lake For the First Time Since I Was a Kid

Maple Lake Ontario--July 24 2013

Maple Lake Ontario–July 24 2013

Woke to a chilly morning which contrasted sharply with about a week’s worth of mornings earlier this month. By late afternoon however, the insistence ofย  a predominately sunny day warmed us within and without. The presence too of extended family, my own and that of my cousin’s, made the day yet another that reminds me of why I love it here so much. The setting is conducive to comradery and easy conversation.

Roger, my cousin-in-law and his sibling rebuilt the landing to the 2nd beach here. It had been torn apart by the unusually harsh winter conditions. I have no talent whatsoever for such things, so had a lovely conversation with my cousin’s in-laws, who were lakeside observing, as the trio got the job done in just about an hour. It’s neat when people just come together and make something cool that everyone enjoys doing so ‘just because’.

Maple Lake Ontario weather July 25-26 2013

Maple Lake Ontario weather July 25-26 2013

Accu-weather says it’ll be another cool morningย  today but a lovely day overall. I plan to make use of the swim raft and crack openย  Martin’s A Feast For Kings, which I finally broke down and bought after not finishing it twice after taking out from the library back home. It’s always on a wait list and I just want to get the darned thing finished.

Obi in the cottage. He loves lake living --the swimming, the chipmunk chasing--having loads of room to walk off-leash--plus a steady stream of doggy visitors to play with!

Obi in the cottage. He loves lake living –the swimming, the chipmunk chasing–having loads of room to walk off-leash–plus a steady stream of doggy visitors to play with!

Ooh, almost forgot. We’ve been sampling local baker’s buttertarts for me to bring to a gathering in Toronto this weekend. I think we’ve settled on The Country Bakery in Carnarvon. The pecan buttertarts are excellent and the blueberry scones delish as well.

Picture time:

Roger planting some flowers that a visitor had left--plus several that are more suited to the sun conditions where the garden is situated

Roger planting flowers that a visitor had left–plus several that are more suited to the sun conditions where the new (old) garden is situated.

 

Maple Lake Sunset July 23 2013

Maple Lake Sunset July 23 2013

 

Maple Lake Ontario – July 16 2013 (PHOTOS) โ€“ Weekend Weather Haliburton Highlands #haliburtonhighlands

Ξ July 16th, 2013 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, business, cottage country, holiday(s), Minden Hills Township, nature, Ontario, Photography, weather |

July 15 - 20 Haliburton Highlands - Maple Lake Weather forecast (Cr; Accu Weather)

July 15 – 20 Haliburton Highlands – Maple Lake Weather forecast (Cr; Accu Weather)

Today is Hot and Humid. Really hot and humid. Don’t wear anything more than a swimsuit and stay in the water or in the shade or in front of a fan because this kind of heat is icky-sticky hot. Some relief is on it’s way though–tomorrow afternoon with violent thunderstorms moving in. This time, I will not be foolish enough to leave my little red boat unprotected. Will gather my eclectic collection of tarps and tie that thing down like nobody’s business. Ha.

After over three weeks here I’m am getting up to speed on all kinds of stuff. Like as a kid, I knew there were BEER Stores but I never went inside one. I did so the other day–an actual stand-alone BEER Store but was immediately flummoxed as to how to purchase the beer. ย Two lines, one with people that looked like they already had beer, and another with folks that had nothing but were paying for something. The lines were about 10 deep but moving fast and I didn’t want to look like a “furner’ nor did I want to hold up the line. Lucky for me, the lady in front of me, a well-tanned retirement-aged gal was super-happy to point out all the permutations of how to buy BEER in Minden, Ontario (which if I may say so, you should chose over Haliburton this year in order to help out local businesses in Minden who have been working non-stop to help their town recover from the spring flooding). The BEER Store also took it on the chin, a few months ago:

Beer Store - Minden Ontario - April 2013 flood Credit:: Jon James

Beer Store – Minden Ontario – April 2013 flood
Credit: Jon James

OK, so I stepped up to the counter, placed my order (it works like a take out stand) and within moments a 15-pack of Molson’s Canadian rolled out from the back room. Bonus: it was on sale for $15!

So today is not slated to be such an adventure. I need to go to the municipal building and get a new dump pass but here are some cool shots I took yesterday on Maple Lake. The duck (I think it’s a duck) was all alone–not with the brown-mottled ducks nor anywhere near the shit-hawks seagulls. I tried looking it up last night but no other Ontario water bird looked like it. Drop me a comment if you recognize what kind of bird the red-headed, white collared, pointy-beaked, grey-bodied bird is. ย Thanks!

Unidentified Maple Lake duck July 15 2013

Unidentified Maple Lake duck July 15 2013

Maple Lake - July 15 2013

Maple Lake – July 15 2013 (PHOTO)

 

Maple Lake - July 15 2013

Maple Lake – July 15 2013 (PHOTO)

 

Maple Lake - July 15 2013 (PHOTO)

Maple Lake – July 15 2013 (PHOTO)

 

 

Haliburton Highlands Spring Happenings โ€“ Ontario PHOTOS โ€“ Long Term & 14-Day Weather Outlook #haliburtonhighlands

Ξ March 29th, 2013 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, business, Canada, community, cottage country, entertainment, events, family, film, Food and/or Drink, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, Maple Lake Ontario, maplelakeontario.com, Minden Hills Township, nature, Ontario, Photography, spring, weather, webcam |

The Complete Guide to Haliburton Highlands area Activities and Weather for the Upcoming Week and Beyond!

 

Kawagama Lake Ontario March 29 2013 (Cr: Weather Network)

Kawagama Lake Ontario
March 29 2013 (Cr: Weather Network)

Well, there’s no denying that spring is here, though Mother Nature seems to be slightly uncertain as the temperatures flit upward in the normal range and then flutter down, slightly below normal. (This applies to both the high and low temps this week.)ย  Though the calendar assures us that it is indeed spring, in truth we are beginning the transition between winter and spring and so will continue to experience weather that can best be described as ‘unpredictable.’

14-day Haliburton Highlands' Weather Outlook: Simply unpredictable?

14-day Haliburton Highlands’ Weather Outlook: Simply unpredictable?

 

Steenburg Lake Gilmour Ontario - March 29 2013

Steenburg Lake Gilmour Ontario – March 29 2013

 

What you can plan for however, is what you like to do to occupy your time andย  there is plenty to experience this week and in the weeks to come. Have a look:

 

What's Happening This Week in the Haliburton Highlands Credit:

What’s Happening This Week in the Haliburton Highlands Credit:

 

Sugar Shack Shuffle

Sugar Shack Shuffle

Maple Syrup Production in the Highlands

Maple Syrup Production in the Highlands

Dorset Book Club

Dorset Book Club

There is much more coming up this week and well into Aprilย in the Haliburton Highlands area so please click the thumbnails (below) to enlarge them and read all about it!

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Niagara Fall Ontario - March 29 2013 (PHOTO)

Niagara Falls Ontario – March 29 2013 (PHOTO)

 

 

What’s Happening in the Haliburton Highlands This Week! (Sept. 27- Oct. 3) #haliburtonhighlands

Ξ September 28th, 2012 | → 0 Comments | ∇ art/crafts, Autumn, business, Canada, community services, cottage country, Education, entertainment, events, Food and/or Drink, Haliburton Highlands, home and garden, Minden Hills Township, Ontario, Trails |

Haliburton County Farmers Market Sept 28

 

Some highlights in the upcoming week include a demonstration by the Duck Lake Sauerkraut Crew on how to make “French Choucroute, Polish Kiszona Kapusta” or as you may call it, “Sauerkraut,” at the Haliburton County Farmers Market on September 28, 2012, a CAT-astrophe at the Rail’s End Gallery, the Minden Hills Museum Annual Heritage Dinner (check out the menu below), a display of ‘the breathtaking fall beauty of the Haliburton Highlands’ at the Haliburton County Studio, ‘Plant Me, Instead,’ an opportunity to partake in a hands-on learning experience in which you’ll learn about invasive plant species and alternate native plants to use with the proper planting techniques, the Tuf Rack Fall Classic, the 10th Annual Women’s Day Together, and a Christmas Craft Sale in Minden.

Talk about diversity in options for your enjoyment and enlightenment! To get the full details, read on. If you need to read the full-size announcement for each ‘happening’ in the Haliburton Highlands this week, simply click on the thumbnails at the bottom of this post. Have a great week!

Studio Tour Preview

 

Annual Minden Hills Museum Heritage Dinner & Fall Programming

Annual Minden Hills Museum Heritage Dinner & Fall Programming

 

 

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