Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Savouring Muskoka

An early morning shot from the dock at Colonial Bay

Muskoka in the fall is a pleasurable assault on the senses. Brilliant red, orange and yellow trees make beautiful vistas even more so; fallen leaves crunch and swirl underfoot; crisp morning air is gradually warmed by the rising sun; the smell of a crackling fire offers the promise of warmth; and local chefs bring out the best of the season with mouth-watering, hearty dishes.

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend at Colonial Bay (and hope all of our Canadian friends did too). We even had the first snowfall of the year, albeit a small one. Ski season isn’t far off!

In the meantime, it’s still a great time to visit Muskoka and enjoy what Fall has to offer. The colours have now passed their peak for this year but there are still a lot of leaves on the trees making for a beautiful Fall drive or a hike in the woods. If you like horses, it’s a lovely time of year to go for a trail ride. Algonquin Highlands Trail Riding is a short drive to the east of Colonial Bay.

This coming weekend (October 13-14) is the annual Bala Cranberry Festival, a celebration of all things cranberry. You can tour the marshes where the berries grow and sample a variety of cranberry products, including wines from Muskoka Lakes Brewery.

If that only whets your appetite for more of Muskoka’s culinary best, don’t forget to visit one of Muskoka’s award-winning craft breweries or delectable locally-owned restaurants.

And, as always, when you’re done exploring, your cozy waterfront cottage awaits at Colonial Bay. Check our availability for the rest of the Fall season and heading into winter here.

We look forward to seeing you soon,
The Howell Family

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