The Muskoka Wharf in Gravenhurst

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The Muskoka Wharf in Gravenhurst

Explore, stroll, shop and dine in Gravenhurst

Originally a lakeside lumber mill in a small town with a booming boat building industry, the Muskoka Wharf has flourished into a beautiful destination for locals and tourists alike.

Come by land or water and check out everything the Wharf has to offer. There is public docking to park your boat, and ample parking for your vehicle. Walk the boardwalk, grab some ice cream and feel the fresh air off the lake with your favourite people.

If you are looking for a different vantage point, take a 1km walk up the hill to Lookout Park and see a whole different perspective of beautiful Muskoka Bay. As the name suggests there is a playground for the kiddos – if they aren’t too tired from the walk.

Discover Muskoka’s storied past at the Muskoka Discovery Centre

The Muskoka Discovery Centre is a fantastic place to learn about the past, present, and future of this beautiful region. You can explore the galleries, including The Muskoka Story, Water Gallery, Wooden Boat Gallery, and Settlers, Steamships, Hotels & Wooden Boats, through interactive exhibits, hands-on experiences, and revolutionary technology!

The Centre’s interactive exhibits are popular among children, making it an excellent destination for families. Plus, every museum admission includes an all-access pass to KIDZONE, an entire wing dedicated to kids’ fun.

If you’re planning to visit the Discovery Centre, you should know that you can get a discounted admission with the purchase of a Steamships cruise ticket. These historic ships offer a unique and unforgettable way to experience Gravenhurst.

Cruise aboard the Muskoka Steamships

The Wenonah II and RMS Segwun are the epitome of classic Muskoka on the lakes, and the toot toot of the Steamships sounds the unofficial start of Muskoka’s summer season.

Built in 1887, the RMS Segwun is the oldest operating steamship in North America and is essentially a floating museum. You are in for a treat if you get to go on a cruise aboard this magnificent vessel.

1 hr cruises are their most popular, and give you ample time to explore the Wharf before or after you set sail. 

Shop at The Shipyards

The Shipyards Muskoka Marketplace offers over 4000 square feet of shops and products geared to Muskoka life & style. Featuring over 50 Artisans and Vendors, the Shipyards Muskoka Marketplace is THE ultimate shopping destination in Gravenhurst.

The Wheelhouse Café, proudly serves premium coffee, specialty beverages and café snack selections. Guests can savor their treats on the high bar or seasonal patio, all while soaking in the stunning views of Muskoka Wharf and the historic Muskoka Steamships.

As the vendors and offerings at The Shipyards Muskoka Marketplace continue to evolve, they pride themselves on delivering an unparalleled retail experience to our guests.

Dine at the Wharf

Depending on your fancy, there are a few great options for dining at the Wharf. The Blue Willow Tea Shop sesrves a High Tea with their British inspired sandwiches, savouries, assorted scones with Devon Cream & preserves and the chefs choice of sweets. An experience of the old country in the heart of Muskoka.

There are other options for dining at the wharf, steak, seafood, pizza, pasta, eastern European cuisine, and ice cream. Visit Dock of the BayBoston Pizza, Roksy’s Café and Polar Dip Ice Cream Shoppe.

Wharf Fun

The splash pad across the street from the waterfront provides endless fun for the little ones on a hot sunny day. Public change rooms and washrooms are on-site.

If you feel the need for speed, water craft rentals from Muskoka Boat Rentals can be found near the boat launch at the Wharf. Rental times vary, so you can make a day of being out on the water, or just go for a quick cruise.

The Wharf is a boater’s hot spot and is the perfect spot to drop your own craft in Muskoka’s lakes with a boat launch and ample parking on-site. You will know you’re in the right place when you see the Steamships!

Stay & Play

After a day exploring the shops and taking in the lake breeze, a great place to rest your head is at the Residence Inn Marriott Muskoka Wharf. This all-suite hotel is right on the Wharf so you can go to bed and wake up to these stunning views. Click here to view rates and book your stay

There are many great places to stay in Gravenhurst. Find a place to stay that is close by, from waterfront resorts and golf villas, to charming B&B’s and relaxing motels.

Click here for a list of places to stay in Gravenhurst