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Spencer’s Tall Trees

Weekend Roundup, July 9 to 11

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Muskoka’s still hot with things to do!

See the Cavenerners interpret Beatles classics this weekend

Friday, July 9
Justin Hines exudes an optimistic attitude through his music. A genetic joint condition confines him to a wheelchair, but this singer-songwriter’s tunes display a soaring spirit. Be inspired tonight at the Algonquin Theatre.

Wade into the cool water with your fishing rod in tow for Ontario Family Fishing weekend. This weekend only, Canadians can fish without a license!

Saturday, July 10
Discover Gravenhurst’s water-bound heritage at the annual Antique & Classic Boat Show. Saturday features a showcase of finely crafted wooden boats, while Sunday brings classic fiberglass boats and classic cars.

Devour a pancake and sausage/peameal breakfast or participate in an evening barn dance at the Muskoka Pioneer Power Show. After checking out the grand parade, meander through the heritage exhibits, blacksmith shop and classic and antique vehicle displays on the Bracebridge Fairgrounds.

Sunday, July 11
Kick back in a comfortable lawn chair on the grounds of Spencer’s Tall Trees restaurant while the soothing melodies of Jazz in the Garden caress your ear.

If you want to avoid “A Hard Day’s Night,” get your groove on at Canada’s premiere Beatles tribute show, performed by The Caverners for Gravenhurst’s Music on the Barge.

Weekend Roundup, June 18 to 20

This Father’s Day weekend treat dad to a day on the links or a fine Muskoka feast. Families can celebrate the much-anticipated opening of Santa’s Village or share a cool ice cream cone.

Friday, June 18
Take a few sweet swings on Bigwin Island, one of Canada’s best golf courses. Accessible only by ferry, boat or plane, this trip makes for an adventure in itself.

Cool down with a real-cream cone from Kawartha Dairy Company. Choose from among your favourites—banana, cookies and cream, mint chip—or try a new flavour like wolf paws (chocolate butter fudge and brownie bits in vanilla ice cream) or death by chocolate.

Saturday, June 19
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year six months in advance at the seasonal opening of Santa’s Village in Bracebridge. Ride Santa’s sleigh or soar on Rudolph’s roller coaster before exploring the petting zoo and many other attractions.

Raise a glass at Spencer’s Tall Trees. The Huntsville restaurant offers a Wine Spectator award-winning list of vintages, plus such reasonably priced entrees as pan-seared pickerel fillet and roasted rack of Australian lamb.

Sunday, June 20
Give dad a great combination gift: food, oldies tunes and more than 100 special-interest vehicles on display at the Bracebridge B.I.A. Father’s Day Car Show.

Catch opening night of Gravenhurst’s Music on the Barge. The annual concert series kicks off with the Muskoka Concert Band, which soundtracks the sun’s descent over Gull Lake.

Weekend Roundup: May 21 to 24

The Victoria Day long weekend marks summer’s unofficial start in the picturesque Muskoka region. Take your pick amongst concerts, shopping, spas and dining events that are sure to make your stay memorable!

Friday: Jim Cuddy and his Blue Rodeo bandmates hit the Kee to Bala stage (photo by Alison Cathrae)

Friday, May 21
Fulfill your lifestyle goals while perusing the many health, food, fashion and home decorating products and services at the Muskoka Lifestyle Show, running all weekend long. Door prizes and free gifts for the first 50 visitors are offered every day.

Rush out to catch Blue Rodeo at the Kee to Bala concert hall and discover for yourself why they’re one of Canada’s most beloved bands.

Saturday, May 22
Breathe in the fragrance of fresh produce at the Bracebridge Farmers Market. Browse the various stands, speak with the local vendors and choose from a wide variety of tantalizing fruits, vegetables and local delights.

Make a return trip to the Kee to Bala as Xavier Rudd & Izintaba top off the Victoria Day weekend with a concert hosted by Jesse Penwright, and featuring special-guest opener Justin Nozuka.

Sunday: Relax on Lake Rosseau

Sunday, May 23
Re-create the cottage experience at the Cottage Waterfront Grill. Bask on the dockside patio while indulging in your choice of pizzas, pastas, steaks and fish dishes.

Feel like a queen at the Spa at the Rosseau. Enjoy a view of Lake Rosseau while indulging in a massage, manicure, pedicure, facial or hair treatment.

Monday, May 24
Celebrate Victoria Day with a plethora of activities at Deerhurst Resort: rent a fishing boat, participate in a family scavenger hunt, stroll a scenic trail, or play a round on one of two excellent golf courses. To end the day, several dining options offer sustenance, including upscale Eclipse with a view of Sunset Bay and the lobby bar with extensive martini options, wines and light entrées.

Enjoy the cozy cottage feel of Spencer’s Tall Trees. The restaurant offers a lovely view of Hunter’s Bay, plus regional delicacies and an award-winning wine list.

Weekend Roundup, June 5 to 7

Weekend entertainment is easy to come by in Muskoka!

Friday, June 5
Tee off amidst the lofty white pines and granite outcroppings of Windermere Golf Club, which this year celebrates its 90th anniversary.

Watch the sun descend below the watery horizon while enjoying fresh pickerel and Alberta-beef steaks at the Moon River Lookout.

Saturday, June 6
Spend a tuneful evening with American blues icon and slide guitarist Sonny Landreth as he stalks the stage at Peter’s Place.

Select from more than 60 wines off the award-winning list at Spencer’s Tall Trees. Food pairings include smoked fish and artisan cheeses, among other local treats.

Sunday, June 7
Discover the grace and style of the early 20th century on a boat cruise aboard the RMS Segwun, the oldest operating steamship in North America.

Delight in the delicate dancing of the Huntsville School of Ballet’s year-end performance at the Algonquin Theatre.