Campfire Season

Guess what time of year it is!?

Campfire season!! I love this time of year, the bugs are less and less which means we can enjoy more then 30 seconds outside without being eaten alive by black flies or mosquitoes. one of my favorite things to do is cook dinner on an open fire. I

LOVE IT! So many nights Phil and I will pretend we are camping on our front lawn. We light a fire, throw some fresh beans out of the garden in some tinfoil with a little olive oil and salt & pepper, wrap up a couple potatoes, get the steaks sizzling and sit back with a glass of wine (or two!!). Its peaceful, and you can stare at those dancing flames for hours and let the worries of your day melt away.

It is so important to take time, regardless of how busy life can get. When we were kids we lived for these moments, but as adults I feel like we forget so many things about our childhood. Carve out “you” time, remember the good old days. Drink the wine, make the Smoores, poke the fire with a stick, watch for the Fireflies, listen to the frogs and let all those memories come flooding back in. Good for the soul!! 🙂

One thing that is really important before you go striking a match or using a lighter is making sure that you know the townships rules for day/night burning. When we have a dry season it doesn’t take much to have an amber from the contained area to float through the air and land on a dry twig or leaf and hours later or minuets you can have a fire that is out of control and can do alot of damage to a large area in a short amount of time. This means anything that has a spark, I know we all love those beautiful fireworks that burst into a array of colours and noises but in certain times of the year they can be quite dangerous.

You can keep an eye on North Kawarthas web site for fire bans and day/night burning below –

Enjoy your summer peeps! Drink responsibly & make memories that will last a lifetime.

ML 🙂


Pigeon Lake Cottage For Sale


Beautiful Cottage/Home on Pigeon Lake with wide open views, great entertaining space inside and out as well as many updates. This home has 2 Bedrooms on the main floor and a loft bedroom. The exterior is log cladding with new eaves and gutters. All new spray foam and blown-in insulation.

Brand new high-efficiency propane furnace installed, on-demand generator, newer kitchen with quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, cathedral ceilings, gorgeous stone fireplace, updated master ensuite, great screened in porch for extended entertaining space or just enjoying the view with your morning coffee. Cute as a button bunkie for extra room, detached 1 car garage.

This home has everything you would need including an alarm system, central air, and a cozy fireplace to enjoy a good book and completely turn key. Get ready to start living the dream at your very own piece of heaven on earth.

Sitting on a bit of a point lot with a great fishing bay to its left and wide open waterfront with excellent south/western exposure out front.  Semi-private, level lot, perfectly manicured and landscaped, beautiful sun deck and dock. This is a must see listing!


Call/Text for your personal showing!!

Mary-Lyn Moore 705-930-5478




Spring 2019 is here in the Kawarthas

The roads are buzzing, the birds are chirping and the ice is still in on several lakes. Snow is still heavy in some areas of our farm where the sun hasn’t touched yet. We are all eagerly waiting to get into the boat access cottages but mother nature is holding onto her winter season a bit longer this year. Lots of activity with opinions of value and listings hitting the market which is nice to see and everyone is gearing up for what we hope to be a busy season. Looking forward to seeing some familiar faces as people make their ways up to their cottages to open them for another season.

Spring is here 🙂

Long Lake – Back for a visit

Today I made it back to beautiful Long Lake after a few years away. Sometimes we can get to busy to even see all the amazing places in our own backyard. I can honestly say I don’t think much has changed since I was a kid. This beautiful lake has so many granite outcroppings and a rich history. The cottages are still true cottages, passed from generation to generation there is a real sense of nature on this lake. Cottages do not come up for sale very often but when they do, they are snatched up quite quickly – if the price is right. 
I absolutely love this area that I live and work in. Being able to take a boat ride up this lake this morning really brought back a lot of memories for me. If you love to canoe or kayak you can really take in the sites at a slow pace, you won’t see another place on earth quite like it. Even tho many of the lakes are similar given the fact that we are on the Canadian Shield they are all unique in their own way.
#BrownIsland #LongLake #Tw #ListMoore #memories #CottageCountry #FallSeason
#FamilyHistory #LakeHistory

Beautiful Bungalow on just over 3 acres in Apsley – #EelsCreek

Beautiful spot on Eels Creek in Apsley – Once was a beautiful B&B on the creek this property has many trees, perennials and privacy you are looking for. Located in the heart of North Kawartha this beautiful walkout bungalow has so much potential. Large bedrooms, bathrooms and potential for rental. Updated in the last couple years is a new propane furnace, drilled well & Appliances. Come check out 9869 Hwy 28, you will be pleasantly surprised by all the space.

Summer is Full swing in Cottage Country

These are just some of the beautiful views that are out there in the market this summer. Looking to purchase a cottage in prime cottage country, thinking of an investment property or a getaway. The Kawarthas and the Highlands offer some of the most beautiful shorelines in the area. Take a look below and enjoy the view, this could be your view with your morning coffee or glass of wine. Fall market is around the corner and it always brings in some more listings to see, be ready to make your move if something pops up that you fall in love with and when your ready, It will be my pleasure to show you around this area.

Just listed exclusive until April 25th – 27018 Hwy 28


Recently listed and coming soon to this beautiful 

Exclusive till April 25, 2018
@ $588,000-
Coming Soon To Realtor.Ca
One of the best views of Paudash Lake without the taxes! Enjoy beautiful Sunsets sitting on your rooftop patio sipping a cool beverage. Enjoying the privacy that crown land has to offer on two sides. Thinking of a sunset cruise, crown land directly across from this property allows that access. This property is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast with snowmobile, ATV & walking trails at your fingertips! Not into that sort of thing, that’s okay too, a good book cozied up to the airtight woodstove in the basement creates a soothing ambiance while lower heating costs. Sit and enjoy the warm sun on your deck or patio with friends & family. One of the best he/she caves around with a 26×36 heated shop and a bright, beautifully finished loft. The possibilities are endless for this well maintained, spacious Guildcrest home with attached 2 car garage. Updated Roof, high-efficiency propane furnace & hot water tank on 1.45 acres. Come See!!

Call/Text 705-930-5478
Mary-Lyn Moore
Sales Representative
Ball Real Estate Inc., Brokerage


Great turn out happening at the cottage show 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Spring Cottage Life Show, what a great couple of days I was able to spend down there, seeing some familiar faces, meeting some new ones and hearing what people are looking for. We have some great listings but also some particular buyers so if you are thinking of selling and taking advantage of what seems to be a sellers market right now, please don’t hesitate to call me. I would be happy to meet with you and go over your options as well as give you a FREE comparative market analysis of your home or cottage. The market is picking up in our area and that’s for both residential and recreational. We are seeing some new listings which is great, and things are gearing up for spring.

Looking forward to hearing from you!



Spring Cottage Life Show

Well, it is that time of year again, we are getting ready to go into the Spring market and what better way to get your properties promoted than at the Spring Cottage Life Show 2018. Thousands of people will be there and we can talk individually with people looking for cottages in our specific area. Want to get in on the action, shoot me a text, email or call for your free opinion of value. I will walk you through the entire listing process, what you can expect, how I will market your property and what our brokerage brings to the table to stand out from the competition.

I have over 100 years of experience in waterfront properties at my fingertips and I have grown up and played in this beautiful big backyard of a township. I know the lakes, I know the people and I love this area, who better to market your property than someone who knows it and is passionate about selling it! Building Achievable Luxury Lifestyleit’sts, not just a motto it is a way of life.

We have offices located in Apsley, Lakefield, Norwood, and Peterborough. Come check us out!

You can follow me on social media @ListMoore on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @ListMooreSellMoore. Your property can be marketed on several social media platforms, the cottage life magazine as well as the Cottag Life Show 2018. Dont wait, lets get started on the next chapter of your life.

IS Spring around the corner??

Looking at the picture to my left right which was taken just a few weeks ago it is hard to believe we are in January still. We have had some serious spring-like weather the last few days. Going from -47 with the wind chill to plus 9 and dropping back down again. I am sure I am not the only one with sore joints! Currently, we are sitting a bit above freezing which is absolutely blowing my mind and we had a good blast of freezing rain last night and this morning. I am sure the snowmobilers are not happy with this thaw we have had and I don’t blame them! Not sure my horses are either, the barnyard is a bit of an ice rink.

Anyways, this weather has made me think about spring and a few others I am happy to say. Several walks ins this week to the office looking for cottages or homes in the area and with the limited selection of inventory, a few of them are still looking. Which has made me think of the spring market? The 2018 Spring Life Cottage Show is coming up in the next few months, so if you are looking at selling your home or cottage give me a call, maybe we can take advantage of the seller’s market that is upon us. Don’t hesitate, you can ask for a free opinion of value of your property with no obligation to list, but will give you a better idea of the market and you may just be pleasantly surprised. If your not thinking of selling, but you are thinking of buying, make sure to mark on your calendars March 22-25th in Toronto. It is a great spot to see what is out there in cottage country and you can visit our booth! 🙂
Ball Real Estate will be there and ready to answer any of your questions.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!


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