Kawartha Waterfront Blog
News and Articles in the Kawartha Lakes

Cottage Life

Here, we'll share with you many of our experiences of life in the Kawarthas. Indeed, for twenty years, we spent virtually every weekend here. And now, having left Toronto, we live on Balsam Lake year-round. As full-time residents, we will share our stories about our experiences and experiments in the Kawarthas, from organic vegetable gardening and chicken coop construction - to building a backyard skating rink, barbecuing, canning local produce, and finding interesting spots to shop in the best part of Ontario cottage country.

Christmas mantel decorating

The mantel is the center of Christmas decor, second only to the tree! These 24 beautifully decorated mantels were all...
12/04/2018
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Cottage Christmas Decorations!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - so it's time to decorate! World Market has some beautiful decorations...
11/28/2018
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Off grid cottage life!

 Have you ever considered an "off grid" cottage? A new battery design could lend itself well to creating power for...
11/27/2018
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How much do you know about ravens?

Ravens are an impressive bird that can often be seen in cottage country! These amazing animals can be found over...
11/21/2018
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Decorating in the late fall

Halloween has passed and the pumpkins have been harvested. How do you decorate for that time between Halloween and winter?...
11/14/2018
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Happy November!

Some people say that November is the worst month, but I disagree! It's time to start cooking some comfort food,...
11/12/2018
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All the fall recipes

The colder weather can get some people down, but look at it as an opportunity... to stay in and try...
11/07/2018
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Are you a minimalist of a maximalist?

Minimalistic interior design has become very popular in the last few years with the rise of IKEA and Scandinavian style. Things...
11/07/2018
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Winter cottage technology

Imagine this scenario - you closed up the cottage for the winter but now you want to head back for...
10/26/2018
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Cottage fun after summer

Summer is the most obvious time to have fun at the cottage, but there are so many ways to keep...
10/23/2018
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The best parts of cottage life

Some people have a shiny, unrealistic expectation of cottage life. In reality, it's not perfect but we love it that...
10/09/2018
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Fall bonfire recipe

Have you enjoyed a beautiful fall night by the campfire yet? If not, here is some inspiration to grab a...
10/03/2018
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Why cottages are so special

Anyone who has spent a significant amount of time at a cottage can tell you that they find a special...
09/28/2018
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Going green – cottage style

Spending time in beautiful, natural spaces like Kawartha Lakes often makes people start considering their environmental impact. There are absolutely...
09/20/2018
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Why summers at the cottage are innately Canadian

An article in the Guardian calls summers at the lake, "as Canadian as ice hockey." There is a lot of...
09/18/2018
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Fall decor at the cottage

Ready or not, fall is right around the corner! While a lot of cottagers come to Kawartha Lakes mostly in the...
09/10/2018
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Sick of s’mores?

Is it possible to get sick of s'mores? Actually, yes. When the end of the summer rolls around and you...
08/29/2018
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History of Kawartha Lakes

Tourism and cottagers have shaped Kawartha Lakes into what it is today. One thing that influenced the development of the area was...
08/28/2018
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End of summer bucket list

Have you been doing the same thing all summer? Don't get me wrong, relaxing by the lake is wonderful, but...
08/27/2018
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Cottage kitchen tools

Many cottagers just don't pay enough attention to the tools in their kitchen. How many times have you tried to...
08/21/2018
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Beer price floor dropping

Prepare yourself - the floor price of beer is dropping! The Globe and Mail said, "Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s government...
08/15/2018
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