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Gravenhurst

Gravenhurst is known as the Gateway to Muskoka. The lakes, forests and rocky landscape captivated the first visitors and have drawn people back for more than 150 years.

Early visitors, often rode a train down to Muskoka Wharf where they were transported by steamship to their summer homes and holiday resorts.

Today, take a step into the past by cruising on one of the historic ships that ply Muskoka’s big three lakes. The RMS Segwun, at 130 years old, is the oldest operating steamship in North America.

Gravenhurst has a colourful history. Lumbering and sawmills were important. In fact, at the turn of the century, there were sawmills on Gull Lake and Lake Muskoka, with logs floating to cover much of Gravenhurst Bay.

The mills are gone and today the Muskoka Wharf is buzzing with different activity. A scenic boardwalk traces the same shoreline. Along the way, stop to enjoy a meal at one of the many places to delight the palate – everything from chef-prepared specialities, more casual meals and even a coffee shop and tea house. The wharf is anchored by the historic steamship cruise office at one end and the Muskoka Discovery Centre museum at the other.

Visitors today can also appreciate the past by visiting the Gravenhurst Opera House in Historic Downtown Gravenhurst. The building, nestled in an area of unique shops and restaurants, has a century-long tradition of professional theatre but also offers an assortment of musical entertainment.

Gravenhurst has small intimate music venues offering big memorable experiences. The Barge at Gull Lake is a Sunday night tradition where people gather with lawn chairs to enjoy music. Restaurants, the brewery and a small one of a kind almost home-like theatre regularly offer live music.

Public beaches offer swimming, hiking and more. Gull Lake Park has a public beach, complete with lifeguards on afternoons in the summer. In the winter, that park is a parking area for snowmachine trailers. During the Second World War, a prisoner of war camp was located in Gravenhurst.
Remains of it and a small plaque mark the spot at Ungerman Park.

Treasure hunters will enjoy Gravenhurst’s arts, antiques and collectibles. The restored Albion Hotel is home to an artists’ gallery and many more have studios in the area. Shops specialize in everything from antiques and collectibles, including furniture and decor to great food and fashion.

Boating is big in Gravenhurst. It is home to classic wooden boatbuilders and restorers, annual power boat races, an annual rowing regatta, classic boats, fishing tournaments and a weekly summer water ski show. It is a great place to get out on the water to enjoy big lake boating or exploring one of the many smaller lakes.

There is something exciting happening almost every weekend, all summer long. The Gravenhurst Car Show, taking place the day before Fathers’ Day has been a tradition for over 20 years, the BIA hosts a popular sidewalk sale, The ACBS annual antique boat show takes place early in July, The Muskoka Wharf has regular events too including the popular Rib Fest in July and Dockside Festival arts show in August.

The colourful leaves, a thriving arts community and a more relaxed pace attract autumn visitors. Winter is a time of activities such as pond hockey, winter carnival, snowmobiling and snowshoeing or a time to enjoy the indoors, perhaps at a restaurant or the brewery. Spring is time to get back on the water and onto the trails and explore the community.

Gravenhurst welcomes you to their beautiful town year-round to experience Muskoka at its finest.

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Sawdust City Brewing Company
Sawdust City Brewing Company
Sawdust City Brewing Company
Sawdust City Brewing Company
Woodmill of Muskoka
Woodmill of Muskoka
SurfSkateFly
SurfSkateFly
The Soul Institute
The Soul Institute
Muskoka Steamships & Discovery Centre
Muskoka Steamships & Discovery Centre
SurfSkateFly
SurfSkateFly
Cross Country Skiing at Muskoka Bay Resort
Cross Country Skiing at Muskoka Bay Resort
Gina Denne Pottery
Gina Denne Pottery
Buckwallow
Buckwallow
Taboo Muskoka Golf Course
Taboo Muskoka Golf Course
Zeltkalns Photography
Zeltkalns Photography
Gravenhurst Cycling Route #1
Gravenhurst Cycling Route #1
Muskoka Bay Club
Muskoka Bay Club
Twin Maples Farm
Twin Maples Farm
Skating at Muskoka Bay Resort
Skating at Muskoka Bay Resort
Ryde Barn Quilt Trail
Ryde Barn Quilt Trail
Swift Outdoor Centre Muskoka
Swift Outdoor Centre Muskoka
Gravenhurst Cycling Route #2
Gravenhurst Cycling Route #2
Gravenhurst / Muskoka KOA Campground
Gravenhurst / Muskoka KOA Campground
Little Norway Memorial
Little Norway Memorial
Gateway to Muskoka & Beyond
Gateway to Muskoka & Beyond
Twin Maples Farm
Twin Maples Farm
Heli Muskoka
Heli Muskoka
Snowshoeing at Muskoka Bay Resort
Snowshoeing at Muskoka Bay Resort
Muskoka Steamships & Discovery Centre
Muskoka Steamships & Discovery Centre
Gone Fishing Tours
Gone Fishing Tours
KIDZONE
KIDZONE
Muskoka Boat Rentals
Muskoka Boat Rentals
Muskoka Bay Clothing
Muskoka Bay Clothing
Gravenhurst Opera House
Gravenhurst Opera House
Muskoka Wharf
Muskoka Wharf
Gravenhurst Farmers' Market
Gravenhurst Farmers' Market
Gravenhurst Muskoka KOA
Gravenhurst Muskoka KOA
Bramblewood Studio
Bramblewood Studio
Arts at the Albion
Arts at the Albion
Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site
Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site
Peter's Players
Peter's Players
The Tree Museum
The Tree Museum
Muskoka Bay Gallery & Pottery
Muskoka Bay Gallery & Pottery
Gravenhurst/Muskoka KOA Campground
Gravenhurst/Muskoka KOA Campground
Taboo Muskoka
Taboo Muskoka
Skyways Motel
Skyways Motel
4 Seasons Trailer & Tent Park
4 Seasons Trailer & Tent Park
Howard Johnson Inn
Howard Johnson Inn
The Inn on Bay
The Inn on Bay
Soul Institute
Soul Institute
Vacation Time Real Estate Inc.
Vacation Time Real Estate Inc.
Residence Inn by Marriott Gravenhurst Muskoka Wharf
Residence Inn by Marriott Gravenhurst Muskoka Wharf
Muskoka Bay Resort
Muskoka Bay Resort
Four Ninety Muskoka B and B
Four Ninety Muskoka B and B
Camp Hillbilly Estates
Camp Hillbilly Estates
Muskoka Falls Trailer Park & Campground
Muskoka Falls Trailer Park & Campground
Club Muskoka at Granite Ridge
Club Muskoka at Granite Ridge
Shamrock Bay Resort
Shamrock Bay Resort
CottageRental.com
CottageRental.com
Pine Lake Cottages
Pine Lake Cottages
Lantern Bay Resort
Lantern Bay Resort
Bear & Butterfly Bed and Breakfast
Bear & Butterfly Bed and Breakfast
Oakwood Motel
Oakwood Motel
Pinedale Inn
Pinedale Inn
Gravenhurst Farmers' Market Christmas Craft Show
Gravenhurst Farmers' Market Christmas Craft Show
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Gravenhurst Santa Claus
Gravenhurst Santa Claus
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27
Muskoka Bay Resort
Muskoka Bay Resort
Blue Willow Tea Shop
Blue Willow Tea Shop
Sawdust City Brewing Company
Sawdust City Brewing Company
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