Thursday, April 16, 2009

Spring Golf is Open in Muskoka

The Muskoka Golf Courses are starting to open for the season. We just got the announcement that the Muskoka Highlands is now open.
14 holes are ready to play and the Driving range is open to practice your swing.

Its still a little cool so you'll need to bring your gloves and maybe a toque?!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Summer's Coming!

Summer's coming. Even if this recent drop of snow has discouraged a few folks.
Hot weather is on the way, and now is the time to plan your escape from the city.
After all, why would you want to be surrounded by hot pavement when you could be, like our young guest, surrounded by something so much better! has your vacation, waiting for you. Now is the time to be visiting our great resorts, booking for the summer, and beginning to dream of those days at the lake!

North Muskoka Resort Becomes First to be an Ocean Wise partner

Cedar Grove Lodge, A North Muskoka member, has become the first Resort or Lodge in Ontario to become an Ocean Wise Partner. Ocean Wise is a conservation program created to educate and empower consumers about the issues surrounding sustainable seafood. Ocean Wise works directly with dining establishments and markets ensuring they have the most up to date and accurate scientific information to make sound ocean friendly buying decisions.

A few of the Ocean Wise items you may see during a stay at the lodge include Nova Scotia Arctic Char and Wild Lake Erie Pickerel.

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At Cedar Grove lodge all rates include 3 meals a day, lakeside cottage accommodation and more. Please visit our website for more information. For other great accommodation choices in North Muskoka, please visit

Sunday, April 5, 2009

If you look close you'll see Deer

With a picture window overlooking the lake, we look out our window all the time. Just outside our window, blending in, was a deer at rest, enjoying the afternoon in the sun.
Normally we don't see deer resting as they always seem to be on high alert, but today she was probably pretty tired after enduring the rain and snow of the last few days.
Laying in the leaves, eating some new green grass, under the sun, must have felt like heaven!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Lots of Great wine, No Whining!

North Muskoka is blessed with some of the finest restaurants and chefs on the planet. And if you are a collector of these fine establishments, here's one for your bucket list -- May 2nd, the Norsemen Restaurant is hosting a Wine Tasting Dinner.I'd say 'buckle up', because it's sure to be a ride, but perhaps 'unbuckle' would be better, because it involves a spectacular five course dinner, from the superb direction of Chef Harvey Cross...

Along with Chef Harvey's munificent and delectable courses (such as duck prosciutto with parmesan, seasfood sausage with just a hint of dulse, escallops of caribou with wild leeks... oh bliss, oh tastebuds) comes internationally renowned Sommelier Alan Marginean.His job is to educate your palate. It begins with a Tutored Wine Tasting comparing different wine styles and varieties, and it moves on the pair the right wine to the right food.

If all you know of wines is that you don't wear white after Labour Day (oh, wait... that's not wines!!! that's fashion!!) then you really should be signing up for this extravaganza. If you're only going out for one fancy meal this spring, then this should be it.

$95 plus tax and grats gets you a place setting, knife, fork, wine glass and one heck of a great evening's dining. It lasts from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

And of course you need to reserve: 705 635 2473.

The Norsemen is one of North Muskoka's great little resorts, and one of North American's great little restaurants. If they're all fully booked for a stay over that weekend, you can come and stay with us. We've got great discounts for the month of May. And after a meal like that, what better than to spend a leisurely Sunday watching wildlife on the lawn and taking a meandering walk on our nature trails here at Bondi Village?