As Chair of the Township of Lake of Bays Heritage Advisory Committee, it is no great surprise that Nancy is deeply intrigued by the history of the Lake of Bays.
Things change, nothing stays the same, but that sense of where we've come from helps us with where we're heading.
The joke runs that Europe has too much history, Canada has too much geography, and there's quite a lot of truth in that. (there's another that says that in Europe 100 miles is a long distance, in Canada 100 years is a long time, and that's also true) All the same, there's more history here than most people suspect.
Lake of Bays and Muskoka did not just fall from the sky as cottage country destinations, and the journey has been quite a ride.
We've added an historical slide show feature to the Blog. You'll find it just below the Archive Index. While the images are small on the Blog site, if you click the photos, it should take you into the larger version, where you can spend some time studying these pictures.
We'll keep adding more as we get the chance!