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)

 

 

Haliburton Highlands Spring Happenings – Ontario PHOTOS – 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.)  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 and  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 April 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 This Week in the Haliburton Highlands – Ontario PHOTOS – 14-Day Weather Outlook #haliburtonhighlands

Ξ March 22nd, 2013 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, Canada, community, community services, cottage country, entertainment, events, family, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, Minden Hills Township, Ontario, Photography, spring, Trails, weather, webcam |

Get the details on the fun times awaiting you in the Haliburton Highlands!
Kincardine Channel leading to Lake Huron

Kincardine Channel leading to Lake (Cr: Weather Network)

Happy spring and Hi to all from the back of my car which is parked next to a Mickey D’s in Frederick, MD! Gotta love that free wifi.(Of course I had to have a cheeseburger and orange drink, too–I’m not a mooch!)  Been here all week without <gulp> high speed Internet but I’m determined to not miss my weekly report of what’s happening in the highlands as well as some gorgeous Ontario photos and the 14 – Day Weather Outlook for the Haliburton Highlands. This post will be a bit quick and dirty as they say, but just the same it is all activities–many fundraising this week–that I think think you’ll glad to know  about.

The weather this first full week of spring  is going to be almost completely seasonal, mostly a tad warmer than normal highs and notable lows that will be higher than normal. Be sure to check it out below.

Haliburton Highlands 14-Day Weather Outlook - March 23 - April 5

Haliburton Highlands 14-Day Weather Outlook – March 23 – April 5 (Cr: Weather Network)

Winterdance Dogsled Tours

Winterdance Dogsled Tours (Credit: Haliburton County Tourism)

 

 

Celebrate St. Patrick’s in the Haliburton Highlands NOW – Ontario Sunset PHOTOS – 14-Day Weather #haliburtonhighlands

Ξ March 14th, 2013 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, Canada, community, community services, cottage country, entertainment, events, family, Food and/or Drink, Haliburton, holiday(s), marine/marina, Minden Hills Township, nature, Ontario, Photography, sunsets, weather, webcam, winter |

Haliburton Highlands’ Happenings!

Chapleau River Sunset Ontario (March 14 2013)

Chapleau River Mulligan’s Bay Sunset Ontario (March 14 2013)

I would love to visit this spot on Mulligan’s Bay and see one of  it’s sunsets live and in person. Unless it is raining. They have a beautiful sunset every night of the week on this area of the Chapleau River.

14-Day Weather Trend West Guilford Haliburton Highlands

14-Day Weather Trend West Guilford Haliburton Highlands

I can’t think of a single thing to say about the 14-Day Weather Trend for West Guilford/ the Haliburton Highlands. It looks yucky.

Maple Syrup Harvest

Maple Syrup Harvest

A funny thing I just realized –and it’s not that there is nothing yummier than pancakes with fresh maple syrup (see above). No, what I realized is that I taught my son to pronounce the word syrup, the way I way I was taught. Despite him being 100% Midwest American he pronounces it “seer-up.’ Here in the Chicago area (and maybe the rest of the country–not sure), it is  pronounced ‘sir-up’. As I said, it is indisputable that no matter what you call it, genuine maple syrup is one of the yummiest taste sensations you’ll experience!

Duntroon Highlands Nordic

Duntroon Highlands Nordic

 

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

St Patrick's Beef Stew & Biscuit Dinner

St Patrick’s Beef Stew & Biscuit Dinner

McKeck's

McKeck’s


14-Day Weather Trend West Guilford Haliburton Highlands

14-Day Weather Trend West Guilford Haliburton Highlands

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