30 Things to Do in Muskoka this Summer

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31 Things To Do This Summer in Muskoka!

Muskoka is one of Canada’s top destinations and is overflowing with summer activities!

Although Muskoka is renowned for its stunning beauty, crystal clear waters and awe-inspiring sunsets, it is so much more than just a pretty place. From family attractions to outdoor adventures, live entertainment to culinary delights, if you are vacationing in Muskoka, you’ve got to try these experiences!


Muskoka is famous for its beautiful waterways, rivers and lakes. Discover our best side with one of these five paddling experiences.

  1. A local favourite, go stand up paddleboarding (SUP) on the Muskoka River with Liv Outside
  2. Paddle to one of Ontario’s most majestic waterfalls at Algonquin Outfitters Oxtongue Lake
  3. Get intimate with nature in Algonquin Park with guided tours from Algonquin Adventure Tours. You might even see a moose!
  4. Go paddling in world-famous Algonquin Park at The Portage Outpost. And stop in for some delicious eats at the Lake of Two Rivers Cafe and Grill

Boat Cruises

This is the easiest, most relaxing way to see Muskoka’s stunning scenery. Cruise the lake aboard one of these four boat cruise experiences.

5. The ultimate Muskoka cruise experience aboard the Lady Rosseau and Muskoka Gaga.

6. A more enjoyable and intimate cruise experience in Muskoka with Sunset Cruises

7. Authentic, elegant and family friendly cruises with the Muskoka Steamships & Discovery Centre. Take in North America’s oldest operating steamship

8. The flagship cruise of world-renowned Georgian Bay, the 30,000 Island Cruise

9. Venture off the beaten path aboard the 40-passenger Islander vessel and take your Georgian Bay experience to a whole new level

75+ Concerts in Muskoka

Muskoka is a live entertainment hot-spot with top acts performing year after year. Check out over 75 live music performances

10. Tall Pines Music Festival rockin’ Gravenhurst this July 

11. Peter’s Players, “great shows always;”

12. Huntsville Festival of the Arts, presenting its 31st season

13. The Kee to Bala, a summer concert tradition since 1942

Outdoor Adventure

If YOU are outdoorsy and fun, then you are going to love these three adventurous experiences. Hike ONE of ONE HUNDRED hiking trails in Muskoka. Favourites include Limberlost Forest and Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Reserve.

14. Book a Treetop Treeking excursion and zip, swing, glide and trek through the Muskoka forest canopy

15. Ride Algonquin Park’s Old Railway Bike Trail at Algonquin Outfitters’ Lake of Two Rivers

16. Book a tour at Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. An animal rehabilitation centre in the heart of Muskoka with native animals such as bears, fox and moose. 

Family Fun

Experiencing Muskoka as a child can change your life. Fill your child’s summers with wonderment and awe at these four family attraction experiences.

17. Family fun in KidZone at Muskoka Steamships and Discovery Centre

18.Make family memories that last a lifetime at Santa’s Village. 3 NEW rides!

19. Travel back in time at Muskoka Heritage Place

20. Catch the SWS waterski shows at Windsor Park, Bala Tuesday nights at 7:30pm.

Fun for Grown-ups

Sometimes it is fun just to hang out with adults and do adult things. Try these three ‘more grown-up’ experiences.

21. Take the award-winning Bog to Bottle Tour at Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery

22. Kick back and relax at Muskoka Beer Spa! Enjoy the local made Clear Lake Brewing Co. brews while soaking the day away 

23. Visit the Muskoka Arts & Crafts Summer Show this July! One of the largest gatherings of local artisans. 

On the Water

24. Learn to waterski or wake surf with Muskoka Wake or Summer Water Sports

25. Looking for on-water marina to help you with a boat rentals? Check out 9 marinas

26. Check out 9 epic waterfalls across the region. Stunning cascades to take in. 


Muskoka Bay Resort Ontario Golf Summer Sunrise

27. Hit the links at one of Muskoka’s incredible golf courses! Including Deerhurst Highlands, Muskoka Bay, South Muskoka, Rocky Crest and Taboo Muskoka

Farmers’ Markets

28. Every day in Muskoka you can hit a new Farmers’ Market! Take in local artisan gifts and treats. 

Craft Breweries

29. Muskoka is home to FIVE craft breweries across the region. Check out Muskoka Brewery, Canvas Brewing, Lake of Bays, Sawdust City and Clear Lake Brewing

Shop Downtown

30. Whether you’re searching for luxury goods or one-of-a-kind handcrafted items, Muskoka has it all. Explore the charming stores in the towns’ downtown strip and browse the selection of local shopping, or venture out to the many antique stores.

31. Take in the Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery across Downtown Huntsville with 103 beautiful recreations.