“The site where the Inn “by the dam site” was located.”
The last time we were there some kids had set up at temporary hot dog stand on the empty property! Who knows what will eventually be built there. I hope that it is in keeping with the charm of the Village!
“The Baysville Community Centre”
Once I started to drive, I was able to drive to Baysville on a Saturday night to attend a local dance.
“The Baysville General Store”
The country stores used to carry lots of goodies for summer visitors. When we had a cottage in the area, there were three general stores.
“Standing on front of Langmaid’s store”
At one store, Langmaid’s, Miss Langmaid used to always greet customers with “Up for the summer?” We would say “YES” and then laughed!
Langmaid’s is still there, but it’s changed to an Ice Cream shop and there’s no one there to ask if we were “ Up for the Summer!”
“A new Coffee Cafe”
Langmaid’s has also added a Coffee Cafe. The Village and Langmaid’s is becoming very modern, but with a rustic feeling!
“More Baysville shops”
I’ve been back to the Village over the years. It really hasn’t changed much. It’s still very scenic. Some of the stores are gone, replaced, as i mentioned, by more modern buildings.
“Muskoka chairs face the Municipal docks.”
My family and I use to boat to Baysville regularily and tie up at the Municipal docks. It was close both to the Baysville Marina and McCormack’s General Store.
“The Hound Lounge Bar & Grill”
Across from the municipal docks was the McCormack’s General Store. There is now a new build housing the Hound Lounge Bar & Grill.
We use to purchase gas at the Baysville Marina and store our boat during the winter months.
“Complex part of Baysville Marina”
When I was 14, I even landed a job there at one of the two local marinas. Here I learned how to make water skis. I even made my own, which I used faithfully for many years! Life there was idyllic. The Marina where I worked in was purchased by its competitor and merged. Most of the original buildings are still there.
Sadly my father sold the cottage when it became too much for him to manage. I loved the area and try to visit it when I can. As I mentioned the “Park by the Dam” is a great place to relax and have a picnic lunch!