This month we spent a cozy and relaxing week in Muskoka, Ontario at the Delmonte In The Pines resort. With COVID-19, all of our travel plans for this year have been cancelled, but we feel so lucky to have had the time to instead spend a lovely week up north with Alex’s family.

During our week away, we spent our days reading, kayaking, canoeing, boating, and floating in the lake. We let ourselves totally relax, and enjoyed amazing food. In the mornings we indulged in apple fritters from The Bakery in Gravenhurst, and at night we played Scrabble and Yahtzee and ate s’mores.

Most of our days in Muskoka were chilly and the temperature dipped to 10 degrees overnight. I love fall weather and was grateful for afternoons cuddled up in an hammock, sipping on apple cinnamon tea, and wearing the quintessential cottage outfit of Birkenstocks and Roots cabin socks. (I was grateful for a few warm-enough-to-swim days, too; would it be a cottage vacation without a dip in the lake?)

It really felt like the perfect way to start the end of summer.

I don’t have any local recommendations (minus staying at Delmonte or getting those fritters) because we honestly just enjoyed nature and the lake. Instead, here’s my visual diary from our relaxing week in Muskoka, Ontario.

a relaxing week in Muskoka

I will always be so appreciative of local and cross-country travel in Canada; we have such a beautiful country to be explored. We truly enjoyed our time at Delmonte In the Pines, which was a beautiful, cozy, thoughtful, and accommodating family-owned resort.

Have you explored or vacationed in any local spots this summer?

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