It’s the summer, the sun is shining, and you’re looking for the perfect spot to sit and have a picnic as you look out onto some beautiful views. 

There truly are few places more worth having a gorgeous picnic in than the beloved Haliburton area. 

From an endless stretch of rich, vibrant forestry that reaches as far as the eye can see to countless sparkling, breathtaking lakes – Haliburton has it all. 

While you can find any beautiful spot easily around the Haliburton area to have a nice relaxing picnic in as the views encompassing the region make it easy, we’ve narrowed it down. 

Coming up with just a few of some of the most remarkable Haliburton areas that will make you truly feel one with nature and happily relax while enjoying a picnic, you…

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It’s the summer, the sun is shining reflecting off of the beautiful lakes, and you want to visit some great spots to eat or drink in Ontario’s beloved cottage country. 

With endless opportunity for fun and excitement in this nature lover’s paradise, you want the perfect spot to end the day on a full stomach. 

The picturesque views in the Muskoka Region simply cannot be beat. From an endless sea of sparkling lakes to dense, rich and wildly colourful forestry encompassing the entire area, you’ll want to spend those lunches and dinners taking it all in. 

Muskoka’s amazing patios offer not only the views you wish you could look out on every day while enjoying a meal, but the amazing food to go along with it. 

We’ve come up with a list of just some…

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Incorporated in 2001, the Municipality of Highlands East was made up of previous townships Bicroft, Cardiff, Glamorgan, and Monmouth. 

The beauty of the Highlands East area includes its lush landscape with dense, vibrant forestry and its vast expanse of sparkling blue lakes that stretch as far as the eye can see. 

Made up of a multitude of smaller communities, the history behind the Highlands East area is that of which is made up of a history of many areas in one. 

We’ll be diving into just a brief history of Highlands East, with some background information on the communities that have made it what it is. 


The foundation of the community nestled serenely alongside Gooderham Lake, Gooderham is bordered by Pine Lake to the north and…

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This Sunday, take the time to celebrate the dad or father figure in your life with a planned out day in one of the most beautiful areas in the country: Muskoka and Haliburton County. 

In case you didn't realize the big day was coming up so soon, we've come up with a list of great Father's Day activities to do in these gorgeous Ontario lake regions. 

Read on for our list of ways to show your dad just how much you appreciate him (and act like you had it planned for months)!

Things To Do For Father's Day 2022 In Haliburton County

1. Head To A Haliburton Brewery 

Whether your old man is into laid back lagers and pilsners or looking for that hoppy kick with an IPA or pale ale, there are a couple options for sitting in the hot Ontario sun…

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Everyone knows that Muskoka is one of the favorite regions in Ontario’s cottage country, enjoyed by many for generations. But rest, relaxation, and recreation aren’t the only reason why people flock to this region looking for a lakeside home or quiet forest cottage.

Given the enduring popularity of the region, and relative affordability compared to the Greater Toronto Area, it makes sense that many people look to Muskoka for potential investment opportunities. 

So, what makes Muskoka a uniquely promising location for buying investment properties? Read on to find out more.


One of the primary reasons why Muskoka cottages make great investment properties is their flexibility. Very often, people visit or move to Muskoka on a seasonal…

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Waterfront homes tend to have a design sensibility all of their own. There’s a reason why we describe some styles - both in overall structure and interior design - as being “coastal” or “beach house”.

There’s just a certain atmosphere that carries through to the buildings we inhabit on our vacation time near the water, whether it be a sunny beach or a quiet forested lake.

Unfortunately, visiting these homes on a seasonal basis, perhaps renting them or even occupying them part-time if they’re owned, means that sometimes design can be overlooked. 

So, if you’re looking for ideas to keep your waterfront home design fresh and contemporary, you’re in the right place.

1. Keep It Simple

The days of busy waterfront home decor are gone. So take all…

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Haliburton County in central Ontario, also known as the Haliburton Highlands, is one of the most sought-after areas for acquiring luxury cottage country homes.

In many ways, this area is even more prestigious than the better known Muskoka due to its quieter atmosphere, unique towns, and its proximity to the Algonquin Park. 

Homes in Haliburton County run the range from modest cabins to sprawling luxury properties.

Want to learn more about what properties at the high-end of Haliburton’s real estate market have to offer? Then read on to find out more.

Luxury Homes in Haliburton County

Luxury homes in Haliburton County come in a variety of styles, from the more rustic looking chalet-type mansions in raw wood and stone, to modernist displays of…

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couple choosing a real estate agent

When buying or selling a house, having the right agent on your side can be invaluable. A good agent will help you through every step of the process, saving you time and stress, and making the entire process potentially much more profitable and enjoyable.

However, before you get there, you need to choose the right agent first. Here are some steps and things to keep in mind.

The Importance of Finding the Right Agent

First, maybe we should touch on why you need an agent at all. Well, having an agent guide you through the home buying or selling process is recommended for a few reasons:

They will…

  • Help to price your home correctly
  • Recommend the most cost-effective renovations
  • Have access to effective marketing strategies and tools

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Sun filtering through trees onto a Muskoka patio overlooking a lake

Everyone who has visited Muskoka has had the thought: What if I lived here?

Of course many enjoy the Muskoka area on a seasonal basis, coming to visit in the summer high-season, spending days on the lakes, hiking, and walking the many charming towns. But of course, there’s another set of Muskoka residents who stay year-round. Approximately 60,000 people call the Muskoka region “home” through all four seasons, which is around half as many part-timers.

What does it take to live in Muskoka? What are the challenges and opportunities? Keep reading to find out what you should know about moving to Muskoka.

Why you should move to Muskoka

First, let’s do a quick rundown of the positives. Why would you want to move to Muskoka? If you’re considering…

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Just east of Muskoka is the large territory of Haliburton County, a gateway to Algonquin Provincial Park just over an hour’s drive outside of the Greater Toronto Area. Haliburton County is home to many charming towns and communities that surround its scenic lakes and rivers.

Read on to find out more about three of these beautiful locations.


Situated on the banks of Gull River between Minden Lake and Gull Lake, Minden is a popular summer destination town with a variety of charming small town attractions and conveniences. 

Located in the southwestern portion of Haliburton County, Minden is also the county seat of Minden Hills township, which includes communities like Ingoldsby, Lutterworth, and Lochlin. The town of Minden itself is home…

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