Experience the Muskoka Lakes Region
With its 80 lakes, winding back roads, and perfect, golden sunsets, the Muskoka Lakes region truly is cottage country paradise. It’s home to the Muskoka, Rosseau and Joseph Lakes and is characterized by its vast evergreen forests and rugged shield rock.
But the Muskoka Lakes region is so much more than a pretty face in cottage country. There are so many opportunities for fun in the area, so much so that we’ve made a list of 6 must-do activities in the township. For the thrill-seekers, shoppers, photo-lovers, brew-fanatics, hikers, and foodies, there’s something for everyone in Muskoka Lakes.
Read on to learn more about 6 fun things to do in the Muskoka Lakes Region.
Thrill-seekers – Tour Muskoka
11 Gostick Road, MacTier
Tour Muskoka offers thrill-seekers the chance to experience the Muskoka wilderness on a Side-by-Side UTV. These all-terrain vehicles are larger and more comfortable than ATVs and allow for two riders at one time. The excursion guides provide all necessary equipment, training, and refreshments/snacks, leaving you completely free to relax and enjoy the rugged Muskoka terrain. Tours can be booked for two hours or half-day (3.5 hours) excursion lengths.
Shoppers – Algonquin Outfitters
119 Medora Street, Port Carling
Perched right at the intersection of Lake Muskoka, Lake Rosseau, and Lake Joseph, Algonquin Outfitters in Port Carling is a must-stop for all of your outdoor and cottage accessories. They offer an excellent selection of clothing, footwear, surfwear, backpacks, purses, water toys, and souvenirs. Fulfill your shopping desires and pick up some fun outdoor toys or clothes to enjoy at the cottage next summer, or stock up early on some holiday gifts.
Photo-Lovers – Lower Rosseau Falls
Mile Point Rd, Port Carling
Want a picture that is sure to be the envy of all your social media friends? Be sure to stop at the Lower Rosseau Falls to snap a quick picture! These two waterfalls, with their rushing, whitewater glory and the jagged Canadian shield rock as a backdrop, make for an absolutely stunning photo that perfectly captures Musoka’s rugged landscape. Find the falls just underneath the bridge on Rosseau Lake Road 3.
Brew-Fanatics – Clear Lake Brewery
4651 Southwood Rd, Torrance
You don’t want to miss Clear Lakes Brewing Co., the newest addition to Muskoka’s bustling microbrewery scene! They produce fresh, small-batch beers brewed with pride and inspired by Muskoka Lakes’ own crystal-clear, shining waters. Try their Clear Lake Cran-Radler, with locally-sourced cranberry juice and subtle blood orange notes, for a refreshing, low-alcohol thirst-quencher.
Hikers – Huckleberry Rock Lookout Trail
Milford Bay Rd, Muskoka Lakes Township
What’s a visit to Muskoka without at least one scenic hike and a good dose of fresh air? This moderately-challenging, 2.5 km loop trail passes along some of the oldest rocks in the world. Throughout the years, glaciation, erosion, and fire have exposed the pink granite surface of the rock, leaving behind a smooth, coral exterior. Don’t miss the scenic lookout over the lake – if you time it right, you may just be able to catch the sunset!
Foodies – Muskoka Chophouse at JW Marriott
1050 Paignton House Road, Minett
The Chophouse at JW Marriott combines the elegance and quality that defines the Muskoka Lakes region for an intimate dining experience. Enjoy freshly prepared culinary creations in the chophouse’s gorgeous dining room overlooking the terrace, with natural decor that reflects the area’s proud logging history. Choose from mouthwatering Angus Beef prime cuts and other classic dishes, including the restaurant’s signature Maryland lump crab cakes and luscious crème brûlée. An extensive wine list is also available. Please make a reservation.
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