Mark Clairmont | MuskokaTODAY.com
MUSKOKA — It was men and women — boys and girls — everyone in motion this weekend, after Friday’s first wave of summer Ontario openings sweeps across the province.
The sea change in Muskoka tourism was evident everywhere as Simcoe-Muskoka reported 10 COVID cases Sunday and province 530.
In towns and on the highways it was as if the pandemic never happened and the hustle and bustle of small towns returned to near normal.
Patios were the focus as warm weather had the pints flowing and decks were decidedly more welcoming than they’ve been in months.
From garden centres where the spring run on seeds, mulch and potting soiled continued with limitations, to ice cream shops Ontarians were enjoying freedom to come and go without looking over their shoulders.
Many of them unmasked — but not all.
A road trip, a shopping trip — or a simply sitting in the park — offered equally appeal to the newly vaccinated who confidently and bravely ventured forth where few have gone before this spring.
Even the mustard-coloured pollen that covered lakes and cars conjured up sunny days ahead.
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