The Magnetwan River has raging water rushing over the dam in Burk’s Falls. Unprecedented amount of rain in the last few days have rivers and creeks in Almaguin Highlands to capacity which is something usually only seen in early spring. The hay farmers in the area have had a challenging season trying to get enough dry weather to bale, store or wrap the hay. Our forest are happy however, the abundant rain has everything lush and green. No fire ban anytime in our near future which allows for campfires to be enjoyed even if you do have to wear a rain suit.
Coming from Kearney yesterday I passed a group of youths walking with their towels up from swimming at the lake but today they were wear rain gear on a hike but seemed to be enjoying their activities as much as on a that sunny day. Great to live in this area of clean air and natural beauty surrounding us. Forested hills full of wildlife, streams, rivers and lakes teaming with fish and pleasant local people with courteous hospitality for their visitors or local friends.
Lots and Lots of construction on the highways and streets throughout the Villages of Almaguin and although it is inconvenient we will really enjoy the improvements when they are completed. Please slow down if driving through these zones for not only your safety but also for the workers so they can go home to their families at the end of the day. Remember things are not slow in Almaguin we just choose to savory every moment – not rush – so relax, enjoy and unwind and don’t let a little rain dampen your adventure in discovering our beautiful Undiscovered Cottage Country.
Taking good photos and aerial shots has been a challenge for most real estate agents in the area. New lists are appearing everyday and sales are still very robust in all types of properties. Buyers are tenacious and brave the wet weather to get the jump on that perfect property. With children back to school in just a few weeks many families moving into Almaguin Highlands are looking to get settled and familiar with their new communities. Fall fairs have begun and are an excellent event to meet local people from the area. Many talents artisans, singers perform at these fairs and local farmers have fresh produce available. Cottagers also delight in the August days of summer before having to return to the hectic day to day. I have added a link to a aerial video taken of one of my listings on Pickerel Lake (in the sunshine of course) so have look and enjoy. Pickerel Lake
Our Fall season is close and always gorgeous and with the real estate market so active there is still plenty of time to come an have a look at properties to find the Almaguin Highlands is the perfect place to be.