Welcome to the Winter Issue

“Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.” 

– John Boswell

A warm welcome to 2022 to all of you in our Cottage Country communities. It is with open hearts and open arms that we thank you all for a wonderful 2021 – we cannot wait to share all that we love with you in the coming year. 

We are in the throes of winter – the snow welcomes us every morning and the long nights envelope us in cozy darkness. It is the perfect time to enjoy all that winter has to offer us – cold days, bright and sunny – perfect for outdoor enjoyment. “The light of winter is the poetry of patience.” 

Cozy up with this issue of the magazine for some good reads on winter fun. Sir Sam’s invites you to the slopes and Winterdance Dog Sledding tours welcomes you to Haliburton for the adventure of a lifetime. We have interesting information on design and there is a feature on planning your wedding in 2022; there are articles on home renovations, heating and cooling, and how to keep hardwood flooring perfect. Read about talented artists Kelly Whyte and Jason Wilkins; and get on the OFSC trails with the Intrepid Snowmobiler. Take time to read aloud with the family with tips from Jacquelyn, and get the kids out in the snow tracking some animals with Jacob. We believe there is a little something for everyone. 

With the new year comes resolutions for many – let’s all resolve to read more, engage more – be more community and environmentally conscious; all things that are possible with a little love and a little change.

Wishing you all the best that 2022 has to offer,

– The Cottage Country Team