Things to See and Do

Muskoka weddings:

   

Experience a wedding like no other than holding your services throughout beautiful Muskoka, including Bala, Baysville, Bracebridge, Dorset, Dwight, Georgian Bay, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Lake of Bays, Milford Bay, Muskoka Lakes, Orillia, Parry Sound, Port Carling, Torrance, or anywhere in the Muskoka area. I will be adding to this page shortly info on churches, ministers, halls, locations, photographers, florists, cake and caters. Come back shortly..

St.Georges Church on the Shores of Lake Joseph in Port Sandfield is a beautiful intimate place for a wedding. Please contact Rosemary Cox Reid, RR2 Port Carling Ontario. P0B 1J0

Photographers:click to check out there work and give them a call

Heather Douglas

Scott Young


The Canada Club An extremely private and very exclusive compound on the North Shore of Big Rideau Lake (Rideau Canal System) includes:

+ Main Lodge with all amenities;
+ Additional free-standing guest house;
+ Campsite & Bunkie with firepit;
+ Secure docking, launch ramp and decks;
+ Canoe, paddleboat, inflatable zodiak with electric motor safe & great for kids+ Lifejackets, water skis, tube;+ 42ft luxury houseboat available on request; Ideal for family re-unions or multi-family vacations. An incredible location for an “all in one” wedding (up to 100 day guests). 

The RMS Segwun & Wanda 3 & Wenonah 2 offer a Muskoka Wedding you will love!

When I leave Toronto for Port Carling each weekend and head up highway 400 I think of all of the alternatives as I sit in another traffic jam, in the stifling heat. So to you lucky readers may I suggest a few alternatives. If you must take the car, then I will share a route that I have been enjoying in relative obscurity. Get on Keele St, north of Major Mackenize and you will enjoy a scenic country side, with no traffic and no police cruisers. If you get off at Highway 9 (careful about the left turn) then you are seconds to the 400 north on ramp and minutes from exit 88. Another alternative is highway 27 on the west side of the 400 but that is used by more people.

If you can afford the luxury of flight then head over to Cloud Air Service and enjoy a 35 minute flight on their commuter flight out of Toronto Islands airport.Another company that will also offers fly in to Muskoka from Toronto Island Airport is Cameron Air. 416-233-7663. They offer all weather planes with air conditioning. Otherwise it is time to find a friend with a float plane. I want to say that I have been sitting on the dock on Lake Rosseau and come Sunday at 4pm the float plane procession begins. So while I find the concept neat, I sure wish I could take it every weekend.  For the latest Weather at Muskoka Airport;

If you prefer to travel to Muskoka by helicopter then contact The Helicopter Co, at the Island Airport at 416-203-3280.

I have been watching the Tandem Hang Glider soaring over the Cleveland House Resort on Lake Rosseau. This is still a magnificent site to see. It looks like a lot fun. Check out FlyHigh if you are interested in Tandem Hang Gliding Flights. As the season ends so do the water ski shows put on at the Lake Joseph Club, by   Summer Water Sports. . They also offer water skiing and wakeboarding camps and clinics. If you are looking for some excellent used watersports gear then check out there website. Tel 705-765-7224. They also put on Water Show’s at Bayview Wildwood, Clevelands House, Delawana Inn, Fern Resort, Grandview Inn, Muskoka Sands, Rocky Crest and Wigamog Inn.

Another Area that is clubs such as the Barrie Canoe Club which has been in operation for 25 years on Kempenfelt bay. A great group of people to get out and get to know. Meeting are held on the second monday of each month at the South Shore Community Center on Lakeshore Road. 

If you live or Cottage in the Orillia area then check out the Orillia Rowing Club in at Tudhope Park in Orillia. This is a great sport that is great for the lakes and hopefully some of the other Lakes will also setup similiar clubs.

On Lake Rosseau you can join the Rosseau Sailing Club or if you cottage in Southern Part of Muskoka then try South Muskoka Sailing Club. If you should want to charter or rent a sail boat then check out Sail Muskoka who sail on Lake Rosseau, Lake Joseph and Lake Muskoka. A great opportunity for a different cottage experience.

The Subaru Triathlon Series has a long course race on Sat June 15 and a short Course on Sun June the 16th.

Multisport Canada is holding short and Long course races in Collingwood Ontario. They also holding a race in Muskoka . on Aug 24&25- Junior Nationals.

On Sat July 28th there is a triathlon in Bala on a closed road. Excellent out and back bike and run -good water.

On Sunday August 18 they have a short Course Race in Orillia.

Cycling in Muskoka

Last year every Saturday people would meet at 9 a.m. in front of Dempsey’s in Port Carling to do some cycling. it was great fun, call 705-765-1497 for more info.

Check out Buckwallow Cycling Centre in Gravenhurst (705-687-8858), they have 4 different courses in the Muskoka area.

Don’t forget about the Old Stone Road Trail- that runs from Gravenhurst off of 169 to North Muldrew Lake Road. This route will take you all the way to Bala if you can cut it.

Their is another trail near Gravenhurst – Devil’s Gap Trail – Trail Head is found 6.8 kms west of Gravenhurst on Hwy 169. Turn left onto Snider’s Bay Road. Travel 1.3 kms to Muriel Crescent to the trail head on the right. Roadside parking. Earth path and wood chip surface.
SOUTH MONCK TRAIL in Bracebridge- Entrance to the trail is located on Ball’s Drive directly behind the Bracebridge Shopping Center on the north side of Hwy 118W.
A 7.5 km hiking and mounting bike trail, South Monck Trail offers a moderate level of difficulty with some steep hills. The trail travels through mixed bush, evergreen groves and along country lanes. It is a challenging ride for mountain bike enthusiasts and a picturesque route for hikers.

 

 

Another reason to go to Santa’s Village in Bracebridge is for Mountain Biking. Santa’s Village and Rudolph’s funland offers 25 km of mountain biking trails for all levels, including 5 km of double-path family trails, as well as more challenging trails for experienced cyclists.

I enjoy the High Falls in Bracebridge minus the Power house but it has made Bracebridge energy sufficient for the past 20 years. Now council wants to expand it. So the region is growing and so are it’s power requirements, but restricting the water flow will definitely impact those down stream as well as the ecosystem. The complexities of growth and balance.
Muskoka is full of snow, driveways that need grooming, logs to be split and do you ever wish you had a 4 wheel drive tractor with a snow blower on the front and I am talking about a REAL TRACTOR. Then check out these tractors from China, new tractors without impletments from $6k . Check out JDB Sales & Services

 

 

Another eco-friendly Muskoka sport is sailing and there is a great organization on Lake Joseph, run on the grounds of the CNIB camp called the Lake Joseph Sailing Club. A great activity for the whole family.

Make sure while you are in Muskoka to make a run over to Algonquin Park and take in a night camping and star gazing. It is truly a Ontario Jewel that needs to be visited. Check out their website before going to find out all about reserving your spot.

I also saw the Muskoka Lakes Association Marine Patrol. They are doing a terrific job on Lake Muskoka, Lake Rosseau and Lake Joseph. They focus is to provide safety checks to keep everyone safe including the jet skiers. Patrol members also attend to Lake use complaints, speed limit enforcement concerns on the rivers and training and education at various resorts. If you have Muskoka Boating experience, a boating License, First Aid certificate, your National Life Saving Awards, then use your excellent communication skills and apply to the Muskoka Lakes Association if you are attending post secondary next year. This year there were only woman on this Squad. So let’s see if we can get some guys on the Patrol next year. Unfortunately the closing date for this positon was March 1st, but then again give it a Muskoka effort.

Another terrific organization is the Canadian Recreation Canoe Association who have setup a tribute to the late Bill Mason, a Canadian recognized at home and abroad as a canoeist, environmentalist, artist, filmmaker, photographer and public speaker, by establishing the Bill Mason Memorial Scholarship Fund with the permission and input of the Mason Family.

To ensure that the memory and spirit that Bill represented is kept fresh in the minds of Canadians, the scholarship fund is intended to incorporate some of the characteristics that made Bill Mason unique. This will be done by awarding an annual scholarship of $1,000 to a worthy outdoor recreational or environmental studies student at a Canadian college or university.

The New Muskoka Library is an architechical gem that will be a joy for enjoy to use. Please check out the library and their website. The Wenonah 2 is quickly taking shape and donations are still needed to complete this boat without debt. This boat will be kept in the Port Carling area in 2002 so check out the Marine Museum downtown. Tours to start Oct 2001. If you are interested in cruising either Lake Rosseau or Lake Joseph the be sure to visit the Segwun site .

I hope you will take a few minutes to look at the Muskoka Arts and Crafts Artisan’s page. Some 300 crafts people are included in this directory who produce water colours, fine wood working, calligraphy, clothing, pottery & sculptures.

Water quality is critical to everyone. Health Warnings are issued by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Office. It is disturbing that Lakes Rosseau, Joseph and Bass Lake have at one time or another been  under a no drinking directive. As citizens we have to look at our use of this valuable resource. Lets look at our septic tanks, how golf courses are using pesticides and fertilizers, the control of phosperous entering the lakes, how we manicuring lawns instead of promoting a natural shore line, and how we are maintaining our power boat vessels.

For information on revitalizing your shoreline check out

Federation of Cottage Association is an excellent site that is concerned with lake quality and cottage living quality
Living by the Water Website is dedicated to protecting shorelines

Maybe it is time to start contemplating more canoe and sailing use?

I have not be able to attend the Garden Tour, but I have heard that if you are in the Port Sydney area then check out B’s Antiques gardens on Lynx Lake Rd run by Al and Frances Botham at 1-705-789-7929. Apparently their gardens are very beautiful.

Speaking of pollution, the buring of coal for hydro is one of the largest contributors to poor air quality. I have seen one new boat house built that has a Solar Cell for power. I hope other people will take on the Solar Cell intiative. I also wonder when Bala and Baysville will undertake a feesability study of using there dams for generating hydro. Everyone wins when a solution like this is implemented.

 

Horse Back Riding is available at Deerhurst Inn at there stables, as well as being offered at the Equi-Dome Equestrian Centre which is located near Bracebridge 705-645-1723. Both offer instruction and trail rides in the countryside. Kerrydale Stables has a summer riding camp in Bracebridge with Heidi Mueller at 705-645-400.They also offer Leasing, Boarding and Sales.

 is a the online source for Great Cottage Reading

A new book that is out is Houseboat Chronicles: Notes from a Life in Shiled Country by Jake MacDonald is a narrative on the insite of packing it all in to move to Northern Ontario to live on a houseboat and share and enjoy the northern society. Great reading for the soul and gleam a new insight into your world.

A great book for Reading is by Michael Moore the creater of the movie which is great to watch,”Roger and Me” who has written, Stupid White Men- an irreverent look at American leaders and their policies. A funny book.

Check out Kitchen Confidential, Bloomsbury, by Antony Bourdain. A great paper back which will make you think about your next restaurant meal. Antony also has a new tv program out highlighting restaurants and experiences from around the world.

Napalm and Silly Putty by George Carlin. Great Laughs who has inspired more than one classroom character

In the Sweet Kitchen, by Regan Daley, Random House. An excellent baking book for the novice to the pro. Won best cook book at the International Association of Professional Culinary Professionals.

Five Finger Discount: A Crooked Family History, Random House, by H Stapinski is a tale about things falling off the back of a truck in New Jersey.

For the Sailor Buffs Coffee table, then the perfect gift would be
Under Sail: Aboard The Worldest Finest Boats, by D Glenn, Artisan. One beautiful book on yachts.

For the Canoeing Fiend get one of the following books;

Gone Canoeing:Weekend Wilderness Adventures in Southern Ontario, Boston Mills, by K. Callan.

The Canoe: An Illustrated History, Key Porter, by Jim Poling Sr.

By the way, Boston Mills Publishing makes some excellent books on the Muskoka Region, Antique Boats, Boat Houses and historical anticdotes about the resorts. Be sure to check them out.

Cheap Winter Flights

Air Canada check this site every Wednesday for the best deals. Always get a paper ticket.

WestJet is one of the most profitable no frills airline- sometimes a milk run but can be cheaper than the bus.
One of the best sites for discount travel packages departing from Canada is Expedia.ca

American Sites

Orbitz is an American site so you have to design your trip starting from a USA destination
Travelocity is a great American site that is also worth looking at

Entertaining Tips for the novice who didn’t hire a good cater

Cranberries and Muskoka go hand in hand. I would recommend visiting two locations the Iroquois Cranberry Growers
near Bala, Ontario (705)756-2376 who sell organic berries. Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh is also a wonderful place for berries and they are the only Muskoka Lakes Winery.

I love Maple Syrup, it is a great natural sweeter that we add for flavoring for BBQ sauce, for Pork, and even in a little night cap. A great place to visit is the Maple Orchard Farms located between Gravenhurst and Huntsville on District Rd 37 off of Hwy 11.

A variety of foods to accompany your refreshments helps moderate ones consumption.

Have some punch, coffee, tea and pop available as alternative.

The night before make a couple of ice cube trays using differents juices like raspberry,cranberry, organge instead of water. Looks and tastes great.

Cut up a number of different fruits such as strawberries, blueberries,lemons, limes, and put them in serving water, addes colour to the water and imparts a nice taste.

Be a good host and pour the drinks yourself. That way you get to mingle with everyone and at the same time ensure that people drink reasonably otherwise see they get alternative transportation should it be necessary.

Better a few overnight guests than a injured or deceased friend(s).

Stopping serving alcohol one hour before the end of the party and then watch for signs that maybe someone needs a ride home or should be a cottage guest.

For Oysters call the Oyster boy restaurant in Toronto at 416-534-3432 for some of the finest oysters around.

Not to be forgotten in the catering department is the Silver Stream Market at the Lift Bridge in Port Sandfield or the Foodland Grocery Store in Port Carling. I have never been disappointed by either of these local stores.

The Port Carling Liquor store has all this seasons Vintages and it is on the water at the docks in Port Carling. If you can’t find it there check out the Liquor Stores in Huntsville, Bracebridge and Hunstsville. There are smaller outlets in Bala, Dorset, Dwight, Mactier, and the village of Rosseau. 1-800-668-5226

Docks

When constructing a dock it is important to keep the environment in mind. Therefore to preserve the shoreline, the water bed, the spawning area for the fish and the plant material one should consider a floating dock.

Let us first say that a pressure treated dock is an absolute NO NO – splinters are dangerous, then there is the leaching of the pressure treatment chemicals into the lake-chromated copper arsenate — the small amounts of arsenic that leach from CCA-are now said to pose a some risk to humans and fish.

In the Port Carling Area check out Jet Docks web site for your local dealer who sells floating docks . Regarding their product, JetDock ultimate docking systems are easy and convenient. No more placing harnesses and cranking. No more scrubbing hulls or fouled engines. All docks are maintenance free. Our easy drive-on lifts replace traditional lifts, davits & trailers and provide a convenient dry-dock for PWC’s, outboards, stern drive, jet boats, inboard competition ski boats, pontoon boats, high performance and power catamarans and even drive-on docking for float planes. The JetDock docking system can accommodate almost any watercraft of any shape and size up to 51 feet. JetDock is the only dry docking system that is completely modular, so you can add on for more crafts, move it with ease or reconfigure it as your needs change, and all docks are safe in the ice. The JetDock docking system will always be useable with the type of watercraft the customer has today or purchases in the future. With these features and a limited lifetime warranty, we feel JetDock is the finest docking system available today. Tel (416) 253-9329

  

 

 

Problems with Wildlife, then contact Jan McDonnell at the Ministry of Natural Resources, 705-646-5517.

Recreational Boating Sites

Pat’s Boating in Canada is one of the oldest and largest websites for Canadian Power Boaters.

Power Boating Canada Magazine provides articles and teasers for their magazine.

Safe Boating Guide provides info on safe family boating, how to protect the marine environment,and boat maintenance.

Canadian Power & Sail Squadron provides courses and training material for using personal Watercraft and completing the Proof of Operator Competency Test for Port Carling and Lakes Rosseau, Lake Joseph and Lake Muskoka. Tel 1-888-277-2628

Canadian Yachting Association is a site devoted to sailing training, news, events, and an online store.

Muskoka.com is a terrific website should you not find what you are looking for here. The Muskokan is a local paper concerned with the big three lakes, Lakes Joseph, Lake Rosseau and Lake Muskoka and I cannot wait to get my next issue on Thursdays.

For info on Muskoka Arts and Crafts or call 705-645-5501
Dotti Potts Pottery 705-385-4053

The Muskoka bed and breakfast is an extensive listing of all Bed and Breakfast facilities in Muskoka.

Recognizing the Efforts of Community People

Camp Oochigeas,
is Camp Oochigeas is also proud to be the only camping facility in Ontario that offers chemotherapy treatment onsite. 1-888-go4ooch, 60 St.Clair Ave East, Toronto, Ontario, M4T 1N5. Donations are tax deductIble.

Artist Ron Eady who has been painting limited edition prints of Muskoka scenary to raise money for Camp Oochigeas, a privately run summer camp for children with cancer which is run out of Rosseau Lake College. The camp has a resident nurses and many volunteers.

Joy Greene has been swimming for many years in Muskoka to raise money for some very worthy causes such as Breast Cancer. She swam 14 miles and in the process raised $1,500+ for Camp Oochigeas. May we toast Joy and the good work she has done for her community and may it inspire others as well.

I would like to also thank all the volunteer fire fighters in area’s like Port Carling, Lake of Bays, Village Rosseau,Township of Muskoka Lakes, Milford Bay, Dorset and Baysville. These people are to be commended for their work and dedication! This is to let you know we appreciate your EFFORTS!

Portage Flyer and the Muskoka Heritage Centre offer an opportunity to step back in time and see how Muskoka was in the Pioneer era. This is a great adventure for the kids run by local volunteers.

Lake Rosseau Beach Resort

Muskoka and Port Carling Area Marina and Boat Rentals

Bala Cove Marina  705-762-1553, boat sales,rentals, service and upholstery.

Baysville Marina on Lake of Bays has some of the nicest wooden boats around as well as offer full marina services.

Beaumaris Marina has a wide selection of boats for Sale and Service

Gordon Bay Marine . on Lake Joseph.Sales, Service,Parts and Storage.

The Boat Works is located in Port Carling at the Lift Locks. Gas available. Also a location on Lake Rosseau in the Red Leaves Complex.

Hamer Bay Marine Ltd., on Lake Joseph, next to Rocky Crest Resort, 705-375-2232 Great web camera.

Barry Lee Marine Services, sells antique Minett Shields, Ditchburn and Gold Cup Racer. Port Carling 705-765-6926

Muskoka Lakes Marine, Top of Lake Rosseau, Chris Craft, Supra, Moomba Ski Boats, Boat Rentals, 705-732-4383

New Ark Marina & Cafe on Lake Muskoka between Gravenhurst and Bala provides Merc service, rentals, repairs, storage. 705-687-4411.

Port Carling Marine, Muskoka’s Sales and Service Specialists. Doral Boats, MercCruiser Tel:705-765-6266

Port Sandfield Marina, a family run business for 4 generations, at the lift bridge in Port Sandfield, offers great boat service, terrific fashion and home accessories. 705-765-3147. For there online boat brokerage . I always rent a boat here.

Pride of Muskoka Marine, is a Mariah dealer in Bracebridge.

Walkers Point Marina, large selection of used and new boats. Supporter of the Aspen Valley Animal Rescue Sanctuary.

Woodland Marine & Hovercraft Inc, Rentals of Seadoos,Bowriders, Ski Boats, Pontoon Boats and Hover Craft Charters, Storage and Merc Service near Windermere 705-769-2151

There are a number of Marina’s are participating in Ontario Marine Operators Association’s Eco Rating Program for running a environmentally friendly operation. These Marina’s are under continuous quality improvement concerning environmental issues and practices. Issues such as water, power and energy conversation, reducing fuel seepage into the lakes, recycling of antifreeze and shrink wrap. Watch for the Green Anchors that fly on the Clean Marine Eco Rating Flag.

Jet Ski Rentals

Feeling like you have been lying on the dock and your starting to resemble a beached whale, then go see Andrew Urban the fitness trainer for the Muskoka Stars. Andrew is noted for his incredible fitness knowledge and his tough fitness regimen. On Golden Beach Road in Bracebridge, 705-645-7611.

The Muskoka Store (Walter Page) is on Hwy 11near Gravenhurst and it has everything you forgot to bring to the cottage including sweathers, pants, t-shirts, fishing equipment, canoes, paddles, furniture, books ect. If you forgot it they have it. at tel 1-800 Muskoka(687-5652)

Wake Boarding In Muskoka

 

The X Cup Tour series had another succesful season.  A great tour for all level of wakeboarders from beginner to outlaw. check it out

Another Wakeboard series is The Malibu Just Ride Series, sponsored by the Sun and Ski in Bala, was well attended. tel 705-762-2287. They also offer a full Wakeboard and Water Ski School just outside of Bala.

A wakeboard camp was brought to my attention; which is one kick ass camp for sports enthusiasts. They also rent their facilities out during all four seasons.

Another Water Ski school located in Huntsville is the Placid Water Ski School (705) 789-8493

Bush’s Sport Centre in Bala, , offers professional waterski and wakeboarding instructions, slalom, jump & trick courses on our private Muskoka Lake, sales and rental of top quality waterski and wakeboard equipment.
Tel 705-762-5722.

In the Cambridge area there McClintocks Wakeboarding school who specilize in wake and waterskiing. Check them out if you can’t get up North.

If you are in Haliburton then check out Ski Barefoot Enterprises, (705) 754-2450 or (416) 480-0563

The Muskoka Store- Walter Page Store, has a selection of wakeboards as well as dry and wet suits.

Muskoka Lakes Marine, has an extensive inventory of online wakeboard equipment like Moomba, O’Brien, Skylon. Located on Lake Rosseau. 705-732-4383
Wake World News has all the latest video clips from Wakestock 2001 They run a great site with product reviews, discussion forums on tricks, used boards, boats and accessories.

Pride of Muskoka Marine has waterskiing and wakeboarding clincs for all levels. Check out the boats,Mariah, Nautiques, FourWinns, Checkmate and gear at the Marina.

www.wakeboardcanada.com is the canadian site for wakeboarding.

For Wakeboard.com

www.wakechicks.com is a website devoted to women and wakeboarding.

 

 

 

For Muskoka Online Shopping And Gifts

DH Docks has a online store that sells everything you use in Muskoka from water trampolines to coffee table books and linens.

Water Ski Canada has information on Wakeboarding as well as a online store .

Spencer Canoe Company builds a number of unique Muskoka related gift items

Langford Canoe Company has an online retail store that should be explored.

Ekan Concepts Inc.manufacturers unique flexible cylindrical wooden cases. They will custom create products for unique presentation packaging for your special products.

Maple Orchard Farms sells Maple Syrup Products in the heart of Muskoka.

Muskoka Chair Company has an online store that sells the fine Muskoka chair in Pine, and cedar as well as bird feeders, hammocks, lounges, and tables. I always feel at home as I drive by their store on the way into the cottage.

Muskoka Hockey creates custom made hockey sticks right outside of Port Carling in Glen Orchard. Great Gift for Dad.

The Muskoka Lakes Museum, located in Port Carling next to the lift bridge has some exceptional Muskoka related gifts for the Wooden Boat conniseur. Be sure to visit the museum and take a look at the gift shop or give them a call.

The Muskoka Store ( Walter Page) has an online store that reflects everything under their retail roof. If you have it at the cottage they have it online.

Muskoka Magazine, is an outstanding publication that has great articles, wonderfully photography and a keen perspective on the Muskoka Region. Pickup a copy or check out there website. Makes a great Xmas gift.
For classic Muskoka Art work then please see the Bill Mason Art Gallery . He was a famous Canadian painter, artist and film maker who loved Muskoka and this is reflected in his art work.

The Muskoka Cupolas made by McBride Custom Cupolas are made with Western Red Cedar to complement your boathouse or cottage. These Cupolas are built with pride and distinction.

 

Muskoka Animals

One part of Muskoka that needs to be addressed is the animals be it at the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary located in the beautiful village of Rosseau or adopt an animal from one of the Ontario Humane Society branches . Hats off to Muskoka Bear Cub Rescue Program – “We don’t usually ask for money,” said Tony Grant, manager of Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, but the large number of cubs made it a necessity, so a letter campaign was mounted to seek support for the cubs from 1500 regular contributors. The response was amazing – $30,000.00! “It showed that a lot of people cared about the bears.”

Walkers Point Marina always raises money for the Sanctuary. “We have worked with them over the years; they’re doing good things, and they are very needy,” said Sharon Dunn, Walkers Point Marina’s owner. “We are so very proud of our customers.”

 

Muskoka Area Humane Society Offices



Muskoka-Bracebridge
Ontario Ospca Branchs

Now that you are taking your cats/dogs or other animals up North it is time to make sure that they have identification tags on, that they have all there vaccinations up to date, flea and heart work medicine has been taken, make sure you have some water in the car with you that your friends can drink- and yes they need a washroom break too.

So where is the neariest vet clinic and what is their telephone number? What are there ours of operation.

Vets in Muskoka

Algonquin Animal Hospital, 869 Hwy. 60, Huntsville, Tel 705-789-5181.

Bracebridge Animal Hospital, Wellington St.Bracebridge, Tel 705-645-5090

Gravenhurst Veterinary Services, 150-B Second St. S., Gravenhurst, 705-687-5158.

Parry Sound Animal Hospital, 35 Joseph St. Parry Sound, Tel 705-746-5271

Georgian Animal Hospital, 109 Bowes St, Parry Sound, 705-746-8178

Dr. K.Euler, 571 Muskoka Rd N, Gravenhurst,705-687-6663

Port Carling Vet Clinc, 1-800-668-7380

 

Keep a bottle of hydrogen perioxide, tomato juice, vinegar and pepermint and tooth paste for skunk scent removal- mix it together and keep the animal out of the house til clean. I am told this is an urban myth and apparently a product called Skunk Off is sold at various stores and online and it works. Good Luck now, best to know what works before it happens, let me know.

Now are your pets within site? have they been fixed?Try do these things and have a great time. Send us any pictures of your friends-playing in the water!

 

Another interesting place to interact with different animals and experience the largest animal outreach program then check out the Muskoka Wildlife Centre located 20 minutes north of Orillia on hwy 11.