Edition 25: July 18,
the twenty-fifth issue of the Bed and Breakfast Traveller, we take you
to Muskoka, located ninety minutes north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
In the Huntsville/Lake of Bays area of Muskoka, you will find nearby
and abundant wilderness, community friendliness and spirit, urban amenities,
and many events and attractions.
hikers and bicyclists can pursue their passions in world-famous Algonquin
Provincial Park www.algonquinpark.on.ca
or Arrowhead Provincial Park.
Muskoka Heritage Place
Steam Train and Pioneer Village offers a look at times past through museums
and interpretive programmes. www.muskokaheritageplace.org
scenery abounds throughout the Muskoka Region. Some of the best views,
especially in the fall colour season, are from the Dorset Fire Tower (open
from May to October) and the Huntsville Lion's Lookout overlooking Fairy
If you love the soothing sounds of flowing water, you'll enjoy the Baysville
Dam, Port Sydney Dam, Ragged Falls, or The Locks Park where Fairy and
Mary Lakes join via the Muskoka River.
Plan your Muskoka
vacation or get-away and find a warm welcome and local information at
one of the B&Bs in the Muskoka Bed and Breakfast Association. www.bbmuskoka.com
10th Annual Huntsville Festival of the Arts presents a variety of stylings
and artists through July 21. This is just a sampling of the performers.
See the website for additional information and dates. www.huntsvillefestival.on.ca
· the Barachois Quartet from P.E.I.
· Jeff Healey Jazz Wizards
· Canadian romantic tenor John McDermott
· internationally acclaimed saxophonist Paul Brodie
· astronaut, physician, scientist and photographer Roberta Bondar
· sultry jazz singer, pianist Carol Welsman in a salute to the
great ladies of Swing
· the Arrogant Worms with their high energy & audience participation.
further information on any of the following events, please see the Huntsville
Lake of Bays Chamber website. http://www.huntsvillelakeofbays.on.ca
until October 10
Huntsville Farmers Market in the Canadian Tire parking lot from 9 a.m.
- 2 p.m.
June 22 - October
Animal Art in the Park 2002 at the Algonquin Gallery featuring the art
of A.Y. Jackson from the Group of Seven, as well as the works of over
50 acclaimed Canadian and International wildlife artists. www.algonquingallery.com.
June 29 - July 25
Algonquin Visitor Centre presents "Mystic Wilderness" - unique
Algonquin watercolour and acrylic paintings by Linda Sorensen of Killaloe,
ON. Her works featured hand-painted and sculptured frames of rock and
antler gathered from the wilds, and "Algonquin Vistas" - an
exhibition by William Veale of Perth, ON, depicting in watercolour and
acrylic the four seasons in the Park.
July 17 - 20
Advanced Wilderness Photography at the Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources
Centre in Dorset with acclaimed wilderness photographer/instructor Rob
Loggers Day at the Algonquin Logging Museum. Entertaining and educational.
Includes the Wakami Wailers singing shanty songs; demonstrations around
the Logging Museum trail. Admission is $1/person. Old time loggers' lunch
costs $6/person and is served in the sawlog cookery from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
(while quantities last). Algonquin Visitor Centre (613)637-2828.
July 27 - August
"Art in Algonquin Park" at the Algonquin Visitor Centre. An
eclectic display of artwork that explores the unique perspectives of Algonquin
Dorset Arts & Crafts in the Park. Local artisans and crafters display
on the shores of Lake of Bays at the Dorset Parkette. The event is outdoors,
rain or shine.
Muskoka Music Men present their annual show, 'A Night of Harmony,' www.muskoka.com/music-men.
11th Annual Heritage
Boat Show at the Huntsville Town Docks from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., featuring
the finest in local antique and classic wood boats. There will be a parade
of boats between 1:45 p.m. - 2 p.m. (weather permitting).
Visit the Town Centre merchants and judge for yourself whose scarecrow
is your favourite in the Annual Charity Town Centre Merchant Scarecrow
Contest. On Saturday, local non-profit organizations line the Main Street
for what has been called "the Biggest Bake Sale in Muskoka."
The 24th Annual Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour. www.muskoka.com/tour
Fall Colours Arts & Crafts Sale at the Dorset Recreation Centre.
Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Sale at the Dorset Recreation Centre.
The Muskoka Bed
and Breakfast Association
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