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Business Spotlight: Cedar Creek Muskoka

Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2018 02:00 PM

In 2014, Anne Corbin moved to Lake of Bays and opened Cedar Creek Gardening Services. Initially drawn to the area by friends who lived here – including local gardeners Neal Waters & Paula Vickery – she joined forces with them to create an experienced and reliable gardening team.

Anne says she “saw a potential in the area to grow my gardening business” and was attracted to Dwight for the town’s charm and fantastic small businesses. She purchased a property on Highway 60 and got to work. Gardening...


Business Spotlight: Prairie Boy Muskoka

Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 11:30 AM

Prairie Boy brings its bread to Muskoka!

Owners Grant MacPherson and Lainie Knox recently opened Prairie Boy Bread in Dorset. The bakery serves organic sourdough bread, espresso, baked goods and gift items, all in a charming shop with porthole windows beside the Lake of Bays Marine Museum. The list of wonderful items to savour is long, but Lainie sums it up most succinctly: “We make the best bread and sell delicious things to go with it!”

Prior to the opening of a retail shop on College Street in Toronto,...


Business Spotlight: SS Bigwin

Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2017 11:45 AM

SS Bigwin 

Often referred to as the ‘Ambassador of the Lake’, the SS Bigwin began ferrying summer tourists to the luxurious Bigwin Inn back in the heyday of the famous resorts of the early twentieth century. Over time, this jewel of the lakes lost its lustre, lying partially submerged and neglected at Bigwin Island. In 2002, a group of dedicated volunteers, incorporated as the Lake of Bays Marine Museum and Navigation Society, breathed new life into the majestic old vessel. Completely restored...


Business Spotlight: Dot the T Productions

Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 11:45 AM

Dot the T Productions (founded 2017)

Staying true to its rural roots, Dot the T Productions was established in 2017 in the Township of Lake of Bays, Muskoka. As a professional theatre touring company, Dot the T is committed to bringing high quality cultural experiences to rural communities while providing employment opportunities for local theatre professionals in Muskoka and Parry Sound.

Dot the T’s founder Jan Jacklin is no stranger to the local theatre scene. As co-founder of the Huntsville...


Business Spotlight: Bigwin Island

Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 11:45 AM

Bigwin Island

Treasuring Family Fun & Tradition

Bigwin is an island paradise with over 26,000 feet of shoreline located on beautiful Lake of Bays in Muskoka. Boasting a top rated 18-hole golf course, the finest in cuisine, and cottage living with resort community amenities, Bigwin Island offers an opportunity for families to experience Muskoka at its finest.

Named in the 19th century after the noted Ojibway warrior and hunter, Chief Joseph Big Wind, Bigwin is known...

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