Remember Summer?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Winter is cold. Sometimes it’s really cold. Like in January, the coldest month of the year in these parts. So despite the balmy weather we've had this winter, we shouldn't be surprised when the thermometer dips down to -25C (that's -13F for our American friends). Even though we love winter at Colonial Bay, those temperatures make us wish for some summer fun and sun.

In case you’ve forgotten, here’s what summer in Muskoka looks like:


And this:

And this:

Tubing, water skiing and surfing. Canoeing and kayaking. Relaxing in a Muskoka chair with warm sand between your toes. Roasting marshmallows over a campfire. Falling asleep to the call of the loons. However you choose to spend it, summer in Muskoka can't be beat. (If you don't believe us, just ask National Geographic or the Toronto Star. But really, you should just take our word for it.)

We’ve already started taking summer reservations for our waterfront Muskoka cottages. Will we see you at Colonial Bay this year?

Thinking warm thoughts,

The Howell Family


10 Things To Do In Muskoka This Year

 Happy New Year from Colonial Bay!

There’s something about a new year that brings out the list maker in us all. Resolutions are made (and broken) and “Best of ” and “Top 10” lists start cropping up as we look back at the past twelve months.

In that tradition, we offer a list of ten things you must do in Muskoka in 2012. Well, you don’t have to, but just think what you’ll be missing out on if you don’t.

1. Try bungee surfing

2. Taste the corn roast at Colonial Bay

3. Try skijoring or dog sledding

4. Check out a festival – Film, Literary, Cranberry, and more!

5. Ride the Portage Flyer

6. Get to know the Group of Seven

7. Visit a local farmers’ market or farm and sample Muskoka’s finest produce

8. Pick wild blueberries

9. See the fall colors

10. Watch a sunrise and sunset from the dock (at Colonial Bay of course!)