Friday, May 30, 2008

Grace and Speed - Muskoka Heritage Boats

What is there to do on a rainy afternoon?
I visited the Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre - Grace and Speed in Gravenhurst today.

It displays the history of Muskoka's steamships, Muskoka's wooden boats and Muskoka's grand hotels

It's got one of the only in-water exhibits of wooden boats that I know of.

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada 800-363-6047

Saturday, May 17, 2008

A Good Start to Summer

The May Long weekend is the unofficial start of Summer. We had a german couple stay with us this week as they were passing through. They came for one night and ended up staying for four nights! They went canoeing on our lake and hiked in Algonquin park.... and took lots of pictures.

The Weather forecast says rain all day, today and yet as I'm writing this, there's sunshine coming in my window! You can't always believe the weather report. And if you did, you never go outside!

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada 800-363-6047

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

New Muskoka Attraction - The Ultimate Treetop Adventure

There's a new Attraction in Muskoka . Eaglecrest Aerial Park in Bracebridge, provides "The Ultimate Treetop Adventure" for the whole family, teams, groups and corporate training.

Come and travel for 2 hours at 10 - 40 feet in the forest canopy of the majestic pines located along Muskoka River in Santa's Village& Sportsland.
Experience beginner through intermediate courses made up of wobbly bridges, monkey lines, flippy bridges, balance beams, Tarzan ropes, and of course, if you are up to it - our giant 350 ft zipline across the lagoon.

Opens May 16
May to October -

***** Reservations Required 705-645-2512 ext 224

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada 800-363-6047

Deer come to paint the cottages

Two or three deer have come to visit a number of times when I have been outside this past week. I'm either painting or putting out lawn furniture. When I turn around - there they are!

Once I see them and they see me, they are off again. I'll have to keep my camera with me at all times. - even when I'm painting.

I've also seen a hawk, blue jays, robins, and loons.

The canoes, and paddelboats are ready to use. The water is around 50 degrees - COLD ! - so you don't want to fall in.
We get our motor boat today.

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada 800-363-6047

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Spring Bird Watching at Beauview

A family from England have just left after staying for 3 days. They are avid birders and this is what they told us that they saw and heard, here at Beauview and at Algonquin Park:

Purple Finch (1)
Song Sparrow (1)
American Robin (1)
Yellowbellied Sapsucker (lots)
Northern Flicker (lots)
Hairy Woodpecker (1)
Downy Woodpecker (lots)
Common Goldeneye (5)
Bufflehead (pair)
Common Loon (pair)
Black-Flocked Green Warbler (several)
Blackbumien Warbler (1)
Pine Warbler (1)
Northern Waterthrush (1)
Blue Headed Vireo (3+)
Chipping Sparrow (1)
Eastern Phoebe (lots)
Least Flycatcher (1)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (1)
White-breasted Nuthatch (2)
Broad-winged Hawk (1)
Belted Kingfisher (2+)
Barred Owl (3+)
Turkey Vulture (1)
plus lots more !!

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada 800-363-6047