And several offering services that I didn't know about, either!
For example, did you know that the Lake of Bays Brewery can arrange a private beer-tasting session for you, whether you have a group of 10 or 50 people? They'll even come to your place. Check it out. Sounds like a great addition to a Guys' Getaway (or a Gals' Getaway, come to that!)
During May and June the legendary Bigwin Island is open to the general public. That means you can not only get over there to golf one of the best courses in the country, you can also enjoy their tremendous and beautiful dining room, overlooking the lake. On May 16th they are hosting a special Spring Tasting Menu. Sounds to us like another really good reason to come on up to North Muskoka for the weekend! Here, they were handing out tasty treats, all imbued with the taste of the season -- maple syrup!
No trip to Baysville is complete without a visit to Yummies in
Great gift baskets and hostess gifts can be had here!
Got a special occasion coming up? The Brewery can provide you with a unique commemorative cask -- and after you've imbibed the brew, you can re-purpose it... or take it back and get a refill.
Beer not your thing? How about wine? The Muskoka Lakes Winery was on hand. Their Blueberry Cranberry blend is my favourite, but there is a lovely selection of wines on offer. And there is the opportunity to go throughout the year (not just on the Cranberry Festival weekend in October!) to tour the Marsh and the Winery. It's a lovely drive from Bondi to Bala. Learn about the winery, the wines, and the history of that historic area. Yup, sounds like yet another reason to be heading north.
Speaking of special occasions, the background music for the marche was provided by Adam, of Muskoka Wedding Music.
There was a huge trunk of 'dress up' costumes there as well, provided by photographer Mike, 'BongoPix'. When you ask for his business card, you get handed an entire record album. (I have yet to play mine, to find out who's on the platter).
Sweet tooth? Whimsical Bakery has the cure for that! Wedding cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more were all on display here. Christine provides everything from Easter treats to custom assortments to cooking classes. And th
Coffee was on hand as well, provided by Diesel House Coffee Roasters, roasted in Bracebridge,
Muskoka (did you know we had coffee roasters here? We do, and Diesel isn't the only one!!!)
The Lake of Bays Brewing Company hopes this will be the first of many of these Spring Flings -- and since they were also celebration their fifth anniversary, there was of course a ribbon to be cut. Which brought out those folks who tend to run with scissors... I was on hand as Deputy Mayor of Lake of Bays, but was certainly outshone by both MPP Norm Miller and MP Tony Clement. Although I did make it into Tony's twitter feed...
Congratulations to everyone who participated to make this Spring Fling such a success!