Lodge Life

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

Sunrise, Sunset...

Sunday, September 22, 2013

I collect sunsets. I've seen beautiful sunsets lots of places of course - I'm sure you have too. But I have now lived at Hay Lake more than 31 years, and have had the privilege of watching enough sunsets and sunrises to become a bit of a connoisseur of the genre. Read more

Bring It On!

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

I Love Fall at Hay Lake. The colours, the weather, the blue sky, the sparkle on the water - we are so lucky! Sure, everyone has September where they live, but the combination we have -shortening daylight hours, cooler nights, maples and birches - makes magic. People come from all over the world to see the annual Leaf Change. Read more

Let's Get Together

Thursday, August 15, 2013

I was going through family photos this week -which is very much like looking at Lodge photos- and got to thinking about the family gatherings we have had here. My own family has had 40th and 50th anniversary reunions, a wedding and even a memorial service here. But of course other families have assembled at Hay Lake. Read more

Who's Fishing? Where? Why?

Monday, July 29, 2013

DSC_0197Last night, as I stood at the Lodge window, watching Taylor and Eric fishing off the deck for the 11th year in a row (!), I stopped to count. Out of the 6 cabins, 5 had guests who were fishing. Read more

What's cookin' ?

Monday, July 01, 2013

It seems a universal truth that food is a big part of traveling, and that definitely applies when you stay in a cabin. Read more

Our Wild Life at Hay Lake

Saturday, June 15, 2013

When guests ask me what there is to do here, occasionally they are looking for places to go in the evening, or Entertainment. There is no club, no movie theatre, no dance floor within 2oo kilometres of Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages. Life moves a little more placidly here - but hey, we have our excitement too! The vivid flash of a summer lightning bolt, the time our road washed out when the beaver dam let go... Read more

About Our Blackflies...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

We might as well talk about it. The reports have gone out around the world - Algonquin Park has blackflies. I get the feeling it has become an international warning - Beware the Blackfly! Read more

Should You Come to Hay Lake?

Monday, May 06, 2013

I have been staining the new marina building this week. Some people stain really quickly, but they are messy. Other people take a long time, but are very precise. Then there is me. I am slow, and messy. Read more

What would you like to know?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I am told that owls are wise. This Barred Owl was right outside my window at the bird feeder Saturday. I wish he (she?) would tell me what to include in my website and on my Facebook page. That has been my winter project - the excellent people at Studio-N in Peterborough have been bringing my website up to date, and I have been learning to communicate through Facebook. Read more

The In-Between Season

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

One year ago today I took this picture, paddling my kayak. That is definitely not the case this year - we still have 18 inches of ice, so I"m feeling stuck between winter and spring. Read more