World Famous Muskoka

Fondly known as ‘cottage country’, Muskoka is Ontario’s year round playground and is frequented by visitors from all over the world. There is really no place else like it on earth. The landscape is breath taking – classic Canadian pine trees line lake after lake, against the stunning backdrop of pink granite rock. With well over 1000 lakes, Ontario is home to some of the best fishing, swimming, boating and leisure summer activities. The winter landscape is a stark contrast and equally as beautiful. A never ending blanket of white snow carpets frozen lakes that snowmobilers and skiers alike enjoy all season long. Anyone who has spent time in Muskoka will know the unmistakable smell of clean country air, the joy of swimming in a fresh water lake that makes your hair and skin glow, and the hallowing call of a loon that echoes across the lake at night – a poignant reminder of the sacredness of nature that defines the region.

Many busy city folk will travel on the weekend to spend time in this laid back and welcoming community. The pace is slow and allows time for life’s simple pleasures, like a home cooked meal, a walk through the forest or a lively game of cards with family and friends. For the more adventurous, there are music, art and craft festivals all year round. Muskoka is famous for its multitude of talented and award-wining artisans. In October, many travel to the region to witness the changing of the leaves from summer green to the bright reds, yellows and oranges that mark the fall season -- a kaleidoscope of colour that is simply spectacular.

Muskoka is just a 2 hour drive north of Toronto. The big three lakes include Lake Joseph, Lake Rosseau and Lake Muskoka. The major towns are Bracebridge, Huntsville, and Gravenhurst. Smaller communities include Bala, Port Carling, Rosseau, Baysville, Dwight, Dorset, Port Sydney, Utterson, and Milford Bay.

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Muskoka Image Collage

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