1. With due respect to our fellow Canadians out west, it’s no secret that many Ontarians were cheering on the Boston Bruins during the recently completed Stanley Cup finals. Now that the Original Six squad has emerged victorious, why not visit the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame in Parry Sound to pay homage to one of the legends of that storied NHL franchise.
2. Get ready to get laughing at the Cottage Country Comedy Festival, which brings a number of top stand-up comedians to venues throughout Muskoka from June 23 to 25.
3. Has your bicycle accompanied you up north? If you’re eager to get out for a scenic ride, the Muskoka Cycling Club has kindly charted a number of road routes, between 40 and 90 kilometres in length. They even detail a couple of excellent, rugged trails for mountain bike enthusiasts.
4. The weekend of June 25 and 26 calls for a tour of the Muskoka Lakes region, which welcomes guests to many of its most interesting buildings as part of this year’s Doors Open. On Saturday, head to Bala, Port Carling and Windermere to partake in tours of venues such as Bala’s Museum with Memories of Lucy Maud Montgomery and the boathouse of Muskoka Launch Livery. Gravenhurst opens the doors to such attractions as the Gravenhurst Opera House on Sunday.
5. Take the kids to The Rosseau, a JW Marriott Resort and Spa on June 25 and 26 for the annual Kaleidoscope Children’s Festival, featuring art workshops, musical and theatre performances, buskers, clowns and more.
6. Gravenhurst’s Music on the Barge music series continues this Sunday evening with a performance by the Bifocals Concert Band.
7. Did your Fathers Day gift fall flat last weekend? Make amends by treating dad to dinner at Bracebridge’s highly rated One Fifty Five restaurant, where chef Michael Rickard serves up fresh, seasonal fine-dining fare.