Lodge Life

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

Algonquin Spring

Monday, May 12, 2014

Am I a delinquent mother if I say the best part of today's Mother's Day was my solo kayak? For the first time I can remember, my white trilliums did not bloom in time for Mother's Day, so I went looking for spring. The faithful trout lilies were in the yard and all through the bush, but what would I find on my paddle? Read more

Privacy with a "Social" Touch

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Did you use your mobile today? I imagine so - my brother used his to take this shot when we were out last fall on Hay Lake. Pictures on your cell - and when you take them, do you share them? Post them on Facebook? Read more

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

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

May 2, 2010

Monday, May 03, 2010

"You live here - year round?" This is my 29th year at Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages, and that is the number one question my guests ask me - usually followed by "What's it like?"  Read more