Mental Health Matters - Discover Muskoka: Plan Your Trip

Discover Muskoka: Plan Your Trip

Mental Health Matters

It’s Time to Recharge

With its serene forests, gorgeous waterside views, and charming cottage-country vibes, Muskoka is a wonderful place to get outside, explore your own backyard, and focus on doing something to help your mental health and well-being. A true wilderness oasis, there is nothing that compares to its unique combination of peacefulness and natural beauty.

Make your mental health a priority and treat yourself, whether it’s to a virtual wellness summit, exploring the great outdoors, or spoiling yourself with tasty take out.

Read on to learn more


Live Well Virtual Summit

Online Event

Kick start that self-care commitment by joining the Live Well Virtual Summit on May 28-29, 2021. This two-day online “refuel toolkit” will feature sessions from 17 fun and engaging Canadian wellness experts. One of the lasting effects of this disruptive year may be a continuing elevated focus on our physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Covering seven important topics, including Glow (natural beauty and spa-at-home), Flow (yoga and Pilates), Grow (habit tools, affirmations that work) and Nourish (wellness bowls, simple superfood recipes) the Live Well Summit is accessible in a range of flexible formats to suit busy schedules. Individual workshops start at just $35 each. Complete Live Well Summit access is only $165, or $10 per session

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Oh, Go Take a Hike!

Various locations across Muskoka

Getting outside and exploring your backyard is not only great for your physical health, but also for your mental health. Muskoka’s trail network covers some 4000 sq kms of rugged terrain, showcasing some of the most spectacular views and vista hiking trails in Ontario. Many trails lead to panoramic lookout points where you can enjoy stunning scenic vistas and snap that jaw-dropping selfie. Important to note, while exploring these beautiful trails don’t forget to pause, take a deep breath, and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you.

Click here to discover a hiking trail near you


Explore Muskoka on Two Wheels

Various locations across Muskoka

From its picturesque roads with unending lakeside views, Muskoka is undoubtedly one of Ontario’s top cycling locations. From Georgian Bay to Algonquin Park, this incredible scenery is also one of the reasons why this slice of north country has become a regular stop on the Ironman and triathlon circuits. Whether you are looking for a quiet family bike ride through the beautiful Muskoka countryside or a challenging and scenic route on your road bike, cycling locally is the perfect way to clear your mind and focus on the road ahead.

Click here to explore your own backyard on two wheels


Go Chasing Waterfalls

Various locations across Muskoka

We suggest you do go chasing waterfalls and Muskoka is the perfect place to do just that. Go on a self-guided waterfall tour across Muskoka to experience nature’s beauty at its finest (and get that epic picture while you’re at it). Muskoka is renowned for its spectacular waterfalls carved into the granite rock of the Canadian Shield. 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. Always be attentive and careful near waterfalls, as rocks can be slippery and a fall could be fatal.

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Treat Yourself to Tasty Takeout

Various locations across Muskoka

Nothing feels better than relaxing on your couch, feet up, TV on, and diving into local Muskoka cooking. Not only does it taste great, but supporting local businesses is more essential than ever before. Our many talented chefs draw inspiration from all things Muskoka, from our local farmers’ crops to our craft beer, wine, roasted coffee and everything in between. Experience the incredible tastes of Muskoka’s inspired culinary scene with a compilation of the must-try culinary hot-spots and experiences in Muskoka.

Click here to find tasty take out near you


COVID-19 Modifications

The Muskoka region, including the restaurants and local businesses discussed above, have taken several precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing procedures must be followed. Masks are required for entry into all buildings and when social distancing is not possible. Frequent hand-washing is encouraged and everyone must self-isolate if experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. For more information regarding COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 Updates page.