My Muskoka Story – Jess Fraser

My Muskoka Story – Jess Fraser

Hello! My name is Jess, I am an avid line dancer, aspiring artist, nature lover and adventure seeker. I was born in the busy city but raised up north, so it’s safe to say my roots have grown deep within Muskoka!

Where are some of your favourite places to visit in Muskoka?

Our gorgeous provincial parks have always been my favourite places to visit in Muskoka. I love visiting the small towns as well but there is no better place than when I’m out discovering what the surrounding landscapes have to offer.

Canadian Woman standing in front of Banff mountains and lake wearing a black MBW quarter-zip sweater and white jeans

“There are many things to do while outdoors, but what really makes me happy, relaxed and truly feel grounded is when I’m out camping, kayaking and hiking. There’s something therapeutic about breathing in fresh northern air and getting lost in nature.”

Canadian man and woman sitting on a dock wearing Muskoka Bear Wear posing with their dog
Canadian Couple sitting on rock in front of a waterfall wearing a Muskoka Bear Wear quarter zip sweaters

You like to travel a lot – where is the furthest place you’ve been in your Muskoka Bear Wear?

I’ve taken Bear Wear with me from the great Canadian Rockies to the vast Everglades of Florida. I once even wore my classic black quarter-zip while taking a photo with the one and only, Johnny Cash, in Nashville Tennessee. I want to be comfortable when I travel, that’s why Bear Wear always travels with me.

Canadian woman sitting on a rock wearing jeans and a red quarter zip sweater from Muskoka Bear wear. She is sitting in front of a lake with trees and mountain in the background
Canadian girl wearing a heather grey quarter zip Muskoka Bear Wear sweater listening to something with headphones

What’s on your adventure bucket list?

My future adventure bucket list would include the exploration of Iceland, Italy and Australia. A closer destination that I hope to cross off the list sooner would be Yellowstone National Park. I would love to wake up early in the morning, throw on my favourite Muskoka Bear Wear sweater and venture out on a tour to witness a pack of wolves run across the plains of Lumar Valley.

Selfie of a Canadian woman wearing a red quarter zip sweater from Muskoka Bear Wear
My Muskoka Story – Jana

My Muskoka Story – Jana

Hi, I’m Jana Neps.

I’ve been a Registered Optician for the last 13 years. When I’m not working, you can find me on the trails photographing the local scenery & chasing our busy two year old son around the forest!

Canadian Woman taking a selfie in the snow while wearing a Muskoak Bear Wear toque

“I love being outdoors so Muskoka is obviously an ideal place to call home. Having access to & being surrounded by so many great parks, trails, conservation areas, forests, wildlife & lakes is one of my favourite things about Muskoka & something I never take for granted!”

Muskoka Bear Wear coffee cup beside the fire
Toddler wearing a Muskoka Bear Wear hoody and some sunglasses while driving a play car
Toddler sitting in a wagon with two bowls of strawberries wearing a red Muskoka Bear Wear cap

What are you and your family’s favourite things to do outdoors?

My family & I enjoy many outdoor activities such as hiking & canoeing. This year we decided to add a hockey rink to our backyard which made for a lot of great skates & family fun!

Photo of a dad and son walking in the winter forest. Dad is wearing a black muskoka bear wear hoodie

How did you first discover Muskoka Bear Wear?

I first discovered Muskoka Bear Wear at a ‘Midnight Madness’ event in downtown Bracebridge many years ago where I purchased my first hoody & I’ve been loving all things Bear Wear ever since!

What’s your favourite Muskoka Bear Wear item?

I’d have to say my most favourite & most worn item(s) are my quarter zips! They’re cute, cozy & I love the colours! Also, Bear Wear toques are the best!

My Muskoka Story – Kresson Taylor

My Muskoka Story – Kresson Taylor

Hi there! My name is Kresson and I’ve lived in Muskoka all my life. I love hiking, being outside, and exploring the world around me!

What are 3 outdoor adventure essentials you can’t leave the house without?

The three outdoor items I never leave the house without are my backpack (filled with some snacks, a full water bottle, and a change of socks!) a comfy MBW sweater, and something for navigating because I have no sense of direction!

Canadian Influencer Kresson wearing a Soft Violet Quarter Zip and matching Soft Violet MBW Camp Pants (sweatpants) is leaning against a tree outside and smiling.
Canadian man and woman sitting on a dock wearing Muskoka Bear Wear posing with their dog
Canadian woman looking off to the side, standing in a forest, wearing a knit toque and Muskoka Bear Wear Ladies Quarter Zip

What do you love most about Muskoka?

It’s so hard to pin down what I love most about Muskoka, but I’d have to say it’s the fact that each season has something new to offer! The fall here is incredible, summer on the lake is unmatched, spring is beautiful, and winter is magical! There’s something for every outdoorsman!

“My favourite spots in Muskoka to explore are probably High Falls, Huckleberry and Arrowhead! There are so many, though, so it’s hard to narrow it down!”

Canadian Woman standing on rock near frozen lake with hands and one leg in the air.
Canadian Influencer Kresson

What is your favourite Muskoka Bear Wear item?

My favourite Muskoka Bear Wear item is the Ladies Quarter Zip! You can never have enough of them! 🙂

Canadian woman standing in winter forest in a knit toque and Muskoka Bear Wear Ladies Quarter Zip Sweater