Isn’t summer awesome?
There’s no question that it’s my favourite time of year. Warm weather, spending time outdoors, gardening and eating fresh fruits and veggies right from your own backyard … it just feels like heaven.
Muskoka is an amazing place in every season, but there’s something about summer that just makes us want to take advantage of our landscape. Maybe it’s the influx of seasonal visitors coming to enjoy our region that inspires us, or maybe it’s just feeling that sunshine on our faces. Either way, it’s great to get outside and play the day away.
In this edition of Sideroads, we’re heading outdoors to take advantage of those sunny days and warm summer nights.
Whether it’s taking to the sky in a floatplane, rounding up the family to go berry picking, or working on a community garden, Muskoka is definitely the best place to do it in. From the Gravenhurst wharf to the North Bay carousel and train and everything in between, you’ll find lots of summer inspiration in these pages.
Speaking of the outdoors, this year marks Algonquin Outfitters’ 50th anniversary. To celebrate that, we’ve highlighted some of their amazing community initiatives on page 30, and put a gorgeous fox on our cover. That beautiful photograph was shot by Kerry Hayden and has won third place in the Algonquin Outfitters photo contest.
So if you’re looking some great reading, grab your Sideroads and head to the dock for some much-needed R&R. Catch a few rays and enjoy your summer stories. This weather won’t stick around for long.