Muskoka Activities: Have some free time? Build a Canoe!

Posted by Katherine Bialczyk on Oct 3, 2011 6:06:00 PM

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Nova Craft Canoe Company builds a canoe for paddler Kevin Callan to help celebrate the Canadian Canoe Museum's Canada's National Canoe Day Celebration on June 26th.

 

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Muskoka Terry Fox Run: This Sunday

Posted by Roman Bodnarchuk on Sep 17, 2011 7:00:00 AM

Windermere (Muskoka) Terry Fox Run

The past 10 years have brought out the true spirit of the Windermere citizens as they rally behind the Terry Fox Foundation and we plan to continue on with the tradition in 2011.

 Once again it is time for Windermere’s Annual Terry Fox Run. The date for this year’s run is Sunday, September 18th beginning at 9 am and ending at 11am.

This Muskoka Event is 10km in length and participants can walk, bike, jog or wheelchair the event.

runningThe course will begin at Windermere Village Park, traveling along Windermere Rd, to Brackenrig Rd and back again. The road will not be closed during the run. Signage and enthusiastic volunteers will be used to warn drivers of the run in progress. As in the past, a trained first aid responder will be in attendance.

After the run a BBQ with live band will take place in the Windermere Village Park from 11am until approximately 2pm.
 
Event Schedule
Run: Sunday, Sep 18, 2011 9:00am
BBQ: Sunday, Sep 18, 2001 2:00pm

Windermere Events and weather muskoka events

Contact Information & Location
Email: rjacks9217@rogers.com
Organizer: Randy Jackson
Contact: Randy Jackson
Address: Windermere, Ontario

Topics: Gravenhurst, Lake muskoka, Muskoka, Lake muskoka, muskoka events, huntsville activites, windermere race, terry fox race

Find Deals & Promotions in Gravenhurst, Muskoka

Posted by Roman Bodnarchuk on Sep 6, 2011 12:06:00 PM

Thrive on Long Stays

Discover The Residence at Muskoka Wharf, Gravenhurst, a unique Muskoka, Ontario hotel. While searching for Muskoka hotels in Gravenhurst Ontario, you'll be delighted to find this hotel situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Muskoka, and located just 90 minutes north of Toronto.

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Our Muskoka hotel in Gravenhurst offers complimentary breakfast, high-speed Internet access and is pet friendly. Stroll down the Wharf's boardwalk and dine at Regatta Steak & Seafood Grille or Boston Pizza. Discover the unique attractions that Muskoka has to offer, such as Santa's Village, Hardy Lake hiking trails, Muskoka Bay Club golfing, the Muskoka Heritage Centre and Museum or a cruise aboard RMS Segwun, North America's oldest operating steamship.

All attractions are just minutes from our Muskoka hotel in Gravenhurst Ontario. Experience the Residence at Muskoka Wharf hotel and see why we strive to be the number one choice when choosing hotels in Gravenhurst Muskoka for your vacation, business trip or corporate retreat.


Topics: Gravenhurst, Condohotel, Lake muskoka, Muskoka, Muskoka Wharf, Vacaion

Muskoka Wharf - The Full Story

Posted by Roman Bodnarchuk on Aug 15, 2011 11:52:00 AM


We felt lazy and relaxed. How could you not? The breezes are balmy, the living is laidback, and everything revolves around the sparkling water. And yet there is an unmistakable energy here, a vibrancy that says Gravenhurst’s Muskoka Wharf is the place to be.

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Gravenhurst’s fortunes have always been linked to its waterfront. The history of Gravenhurst and its wharf march in lock step, developments in one having always affected the other. As went the Muskoka Wharf, so went Gravenhurst.

In the very beginning, the wharves built by James McCabe along the shores of Muskoka Bay served as stepping-off points into the wilds of Muskoka. Businesses in the form of hotels, taverns, stores and shipping interests began to cater to this slow but steady trickle of homesteaders, and consequently Gravenhurst developed along the shores of Lake Muskoka. It should therefore come as little surprise that Gravenhurst was originally known as McCabe’s Landings.

Activity along the Wharf reached a fevered pitch once the railway reached Gravenhurst in August 1875. On September 28, the first railway hissed and steamed its way into town. Two months later, a spur line down to the lakeshore was built.

It was this time that Muskoka Wharf truly was born. The southestern shoreline of Muskoka Bay was artificially extended with massive cribwork and fill to form a true wharf within the sheltered inlet. 

After the railway was introduced, the wharf was a bon to industry and settlement in the region. Hundredes if not thousands, of settlers passes through every year for almost two decades, and were joined by an equal number of summr tourists.

Muskoka Wharf remained a hive of activity and industry until the dawn of the automobile in the 1930s, driving trains, steamships and the wharf to the edge of extinction. One by one, trains to Gravenhurst were cancelled and ships were retired from service.

It was inevitable that Gravenhurst would feel the loss, and not just on a sentimental level. The wharf had brought prosperity, luring thousands of tourists even in the waning years of the steamship era. In time Gravenhurst recovered, but it was never the same.

Unitl now, that it. In the last decade, an 89-acre development featuring boutique shops, restaurants, playgrounds and sporting fields, and lakeside boardwalks has restored a luster to Muskoka Wharf not seen since the days when Gravenhurst was known as the Gateway to Muskoka.

The development has transformed a moribund waterfront into perhaps the coolest spot in Muskoka. At one point in the past Gravenhurst was the heart f the region. Its pulse slowed for a while with the demise of the lumber industry and the decline of the steamships, but now the beat is most definitely back.

This story is a collection from the original article written by Andrew Hind and Maria Da Silva.

For a full copy of the story read Andrew Hind and Maria Da Silva’s article on page six of Sideroads of Muskoka – Summer 2011.

Topics: Gravenhurst, Muskoka, Muskoka Wharf, Muskoka Wharf, Gravenhurst history

Find Deals & Promotions in Gravenhurst

Posted by Roman Bodnarchuk on Aug 4, 2011 11:54:00 AM


Thrive on Long Stays

Discover The Residence at Muskoka Wharf, Gravenhurst, a unique Muskoka, Ontario hotel. While searching for Muskoka hotels in Gravenhurst Ontario, you'll be delighted to find this hotel situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Muskoka, and located just 90 minutes north of Toronto.


Our Muskoka hotel in Gravenhurst offers complimentary breakfast, high-speed Internet access and is pet friendly. Stroll down the Wharf's boardwalk and dine at Regatta Steak & Seafood Grille or Boston Pizza.

Discover the unique attractions that Muskoka has to offer, such as Santa's Village, Hardy Lake hiking trails, Muskoka Bay Club golfing, the Muskoka Heritage Centre and Museum or a cruise aboard RMS Segwun, North America's oldest operating steamship.

All attractions are just minutes from our Muskoka hotel in Gravenhurst Ontario.

Experience the Residence at Muskoka Wharf hotel and see why we strive to be the number one choice when choosing hotels in Gravenhurst Muskoka for your vacation, business trip or corporate retreat.


Topics: Gravenhurst, gravenhurst events, Muskoka, things to do in muskoka, Bracebridge, Segwun

Spend $125,000 & live like a millionaire at Muskoka Wharf Residences

Posted by Victoria Dobbs on Jul 18, 2011 11:49:00 AM


National Post · Jul. 16, 2011 

Tired of all that cottage upkeep? A swish waterfront condo in the heart of cottage country might be for you.

The two-year-old Residences at Muskoka Wharf is offering full ownership condo-hotel units starting at $125,000. This is not a time share or a fractional condominium, the developer says, but a full ownership condo-hotel, 90 minutes from Toronto.

Choose from furnished studios, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom units, pictured, with access to amenities. Suites are maintained by the hotel operator. Each one comes with a private balcony and a gas fireplace.

Owners have the option of using their units for 35 days of the year in any season, no more then 14 days a season. The days are not stacked and are changeable at any time. When not in use, owners can put their homes into a profitable rental program.

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TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW YOU CAN OWN A MILLION DOLLAR MUSKOKA EXPERIENCE: CLICK HERE



Topics: Gravenhurst, Condohotel, Muskoka, Lake muskoka, Condo Outlet, the residences at muskoka wharf, Muskoka Wharf, national post

Exclusive Muskoka Wharf Seminar

Posted by Victoria Dobbs on Jul 12, 2011 12:01:00 PM

 

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Date: Thursday, July 14th, 2011
Time: Registration 6:00 PM, Event 7:00 PM
Location: CondoOutlet Toronto Office - 2487 Bloor Street West
Intersection: Bloor and Jane

This Thursday, the Toronto CondoOutlet office will be hosting an exciting presentation about the The Residence at Muskoka Wharfs full ownership condo-hotel units situated in Muskoka Wharf, the $170 million vacation getaway.

The seminar will discuss details of this exciting opportunity including the investment details such as revenue sharing, maintenance costs, taxes etc. Attendees will have exclusive access to the floor plans, views and prices before anyone else. You will also be able to reserve and purchase a unit right there and then!


To RSVP for this event click HERE. If you have any questions do not hesitate to call us at (647) 348-8690.

See you at the event!

 

Topics: Gravenhurst, condos in muskoka, condos in muskoka, Muskoka, Condo Outlet, the residences at muskoka wharf, Muskoka Wharf, Muskoka Wharf, muskoka residences

National Geographic's #1 Summer Travel Destination: Muskoka

Posted by Roman Bodnarchuk on Jul 11, 2011 12:02:00 PM

In National Geographics '10 Best trips of Summer 2011', Muskoka was named the number one out-of-the-ordinary destination for travellers!

The prestigious cottage country location about two hours north of Toronto is an outstanding getaway from Canadas largest city. The 2,500-square-mile natural playground offers unlimited hours of fun and entertainment, from wakeboarding to exploring historic landmarks incuding Muskoka Wharf's own Segwun Steamship.

The outstanding northern retreat is truly an experience for travellers of all ages.

View the National Geographic article HERE

Topics: Lake muskoka, condos in muskoka, Muskoka, Condo Outlet, Muskoka Wharf, Muskoka Wharf, Muskoka real estate

Muskoka Wharf Boat Show

Posted by Victoria Dobbs on Jul 7, 2011 12:03:00 PM

This Saturday July 9th, Muskoka Wharf in Gravenhurst will be hosting its 31st Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show!

Come and experience one of the most unique events held in cottage country!

The annual boat show will showcase over 100 antique and classic boats, cardboard boat building and parade, boats in motion/ member ride along and the 'field of dreams' for those who are interested in a restoration project. over 70 vendors with items for your cottage and boar will also be attending.


Admission: $10.00 per person

Date: July 9, 2011

Time: 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

See you at the show!

Topics: muskoka events, Muskoka, Lake muskoka, Muskoka Wharf, Muskoka Wharf, boat show, antique and classic boat show

The Muskoka Wharf: A $170 Million Project

Posted by Roman Bodnarchuk on Jul 6, 2011 12:05:00 PM

Muskoka is one of Ontario’s largest and most economically vibrant outdoor recreation areas. It has long served as a vacation destination for the more than 7.6 million people living in Southern Ontario, Western Quebec, New York State, Ohio and Western Michigan. Its pristine lakes, rugged landscape and charming communities are the foundation of the regions economy.

With a capital budget of about $170 million, Muskoka Wharf is the largest single development project undertaken in Muskoka’s history and it will only serve to strengthen the economic well-being of the district.  

Muskoka Wharf is located on Highway 169, in the Town of Gravenhurst, gateway to the Muskoka and Ontario’s Near North Region. Gravenhurst is a short 1½ hour drive north of Toronto. Nearby communities include Barrie, Orillia, Bracebridge, Huntsville and Midland.

Over the past two decades, the Town of Gravenhurst has been acquiring lands surrounding Muskoka (or Sagamo) Bay on Lake Muskoka with the vision that one day this premier and historic site would be redeveloped as a major tourist attraction. The result is now the heritage-themed waterfront development known as the “Muskoka Wharf.” 

As a public-private partnership, the project has brought together the common vision of the Town of Gravenhurst, Evanco Corporation, Forrec Ltd. and the Muskoka Steamship and Historical Society.

The goal of the partners was to create an exciting place for people to discover the heritage of Muskoka, shop, dine and live. We believe the master plan, prepared by world renowned Forrec Ltd., achieves that objective by providing a proper
mix of natural parkland, active recreation areas, an exciting interactive heritage centre, locations for restaurants and festive retailing, offices, a hotel, and luxurious residential condominium units.

The unique components and spectacular setting of the Muskoka Wharf will ensure the economic, cultural and social success of this initiative that has been designed to draw visitors to Muskoka and make the Wharf a focal point for the
community.

The heritage-based anchor attractions on the 87 acre site include: the historic Muskoka Fleet presently comprised of the RMS Segwun, the Wenonah II, and the Wanda III at one end of the property and a $5 million Heritage Centre at the opposite end.

In addition to the hotel, residential units and approximately 54,300 square feet of retail and restaurant space, the plans for Muskoka Wharf also include:

- Marine facilities,
- An outdoor ice rink
- Farmers Market/Square
- Public pavillions
- Natural parklands
- Open spaces
- A soccer pitch
- A baseball diamond
- A play court
- Playgrounds

These facilities are all connected by trails and a pedestrian promenade around the Bay.

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Attractions - 24,600 sq. ft.
Retail- 35,200 sq. ft.
Foodservice - 19,100 sq. ft.
Hotel - 105,000 sq. ft.
Public Buildings - 27,150 sq. ft.
Residential Buildings - 178,000 sq. ft.

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Topics: 2011 real estate, Gravenhurst, Condohotel, Lake muskoka, condos in muskoka, Muskoka, Lake muskoka, Muskoka Wharf, Vacaion