Lodge Life

Here are some stories from past seasons. For the most up to date pictures and comments visit our FaceBook page.

What ELSE Can We Do?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

There's a lot more to Hay Lake than reading on the porch!  Melanie and John are kayakers and canoeists extraordinaire and they love to share their skills with others.   They brought their friends up for an "Intro to Canoe Camping 101"  using our cabin as a base (hey, it's an Intro course!) and Melanie wrote about their day trip for us.   Thanks for the blog post Melanie! Read more

So What's There to DO?

Monday, June 27, 2016

We spend a lot of time at Hay Lake talking about relaxing in the quiet.   Read more

What We Can Control, What We Can't Control

Monday, May 02, 2016

Living at Hay Lake can be an ongoing lesson in humility. I can't control when the ice goes out in the spring. I can't make the ground thaw to turn on the water supply. Read more

That's All - till Next Year...

Sunday, October 18, 2015

And so our 33rd season ends at Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages. It is a pleasure and a privilege to share our home with our guests. Thank you for the enthusiastic pleasure when trying the kayaks and canoes, the kind words on our Trip Advisor reviews, your appreciation of Algonquin's beauty. We'll take your compliments and your suggestions, catch our breath for a few months, and look forward to seeing you next spring. In the meantime, you can see shots of life at Hay Lake during the winter on Face Book. Read more


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fall arrives this week. I don't really quite know how that happened. Just a couple of weeks ago I was raking leaves and welcoming this season's first guests, and now Hay Lake Lodge is only 4 weeks from closing. Read more

The F-Word

Sunday, August 30, 2015

I admit it. We use the F-word frequently here. It's unavoidable when you have the guests we do. It doesn't seem to matter which country they come from, it is simply that Families are special here. It can be parents and child, or 3 generations. Read more

This Will Make Us Famous

Friday, August 14, 2015

I think we have come up with a true contribution to world happiness. Yes, there's peace and quiet and beautiful scenery and amazing wildlife at Hay Lake. Yes, that's great but this is important! We have invented a new dessert. Combining the campfire and the ice cream store, we have - drum roll please...the S'more Sundae! And just what is this inspired dessert?  Read more

Making Lists

Friday, June 19, 2015

I love lists. No, actually I love making lists. Start the day and make a list. If I make a list, I get things done. At least that's what I tell myself. Read more

A word about Wi-Fi

Sunday, May 31, 2015

First of all, we use it. All the Time. Everywhere. "Plugged in", "Connected", if we're not using 4G we're using Wi-Fi.  Chances are very good you're using Wi-Fi to read this. With a wireless connection we are free to send an email, download or stream music, post a message on Facebook - the possibilities are limitless. By accessing the Internet, Wi-Fi makes it easy for us to keep in touch with current events, friends,and families. Work becomes more flexible. Entertainment is available at a touch of a screen. It is so wonderful  that we can connect around the world in split seconds. Read more

Flowers for Mother's Day

Sunday, May 10, 2015

It starts when we're in grade school. "Let's Plant a Flower for Mom" our first grade teachers encourage us, and that Friday before the holiday, hundreds of young school children carefully - or perhaps not so carefully - carry paper cups of soil and a young tender plant for Mom. Or maybe we made cards and drew flowers and carefully printed I Love You Mom. It might even be the surely instinctive desire to pick daffodils and dandelions, proudly carried home to our mothers, faithfully displayed in jars on the kitchen table. Somehow flowers and motherhood are forever linked in our hearts. Read more