Three Stunning Waterfalls, all within 5 minutes of Downtown
Muskoka is known for the beautiful rivers and lakes that fill the vast landscape, but it is also home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls and hiking trail combos in cottage country.
Bracebridge is definitely the waterfall capital of Muskoka, with three of the area’s most beautiful cascades all within a five-minute drive of downtown.
Take the Bracebridge Waterfall Tour and make it a day of exploration and stunning nature. Be sure to snap some photos, this is the picture perfect day trip!
Please note: although it is a fun way to spend an afternoon getting great pictures and great recreation, it is important to note the danger that exists near waterfalls. Obey posted signs and don’t take any unnecessary risks!
Start your tour at High Falls, a must-see. Marvel in this grand chute, but don’t leave until you’ve come across the secret waterfall (Little High Falls) and walking bridge, a popular spot for family photos.
Just north of downtown Bracebridge, Wilson’s Falls should be on your list of places to visit. There is a fantastic 3.6km hiking trail that leads to an amazing view of the falls, so if you want to take the scenic route make sure you bring your hiking shoes. Bring a packed lunch and enjoy the falls from the picnic area offered along the trail.
Located right in the heart of Downtown Bracebridge at the Silver Bridge, the Bracebridge Falls is the trademark sight of the town. Take the Bracebridge Bay Trail, with ten information plaques along the way that bring the area’s history to life. Come at night and see the falls and bridge lit up for a stunning mix of urban and nature.
After the Waterfalls
The best part about finishing your waterfall adventure downtown, there are tons of great cafes, bakeries and restaurants for you to discover. After a day of adventure and taking in the beautiful sites, a little R&R is much needed. Be sure to stop by The Pasta Shoppe Bakery & Fine Foods in downtown Bracebridge and enjoy one of their famous maple lattes and maple butter tarts. Made with pure local maple syrup, you won’t believe they are gluten-free!