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Muskoka Lakes
Muskoka Lakes
Muskoka Lakes
Muskoka Lakes
Muskoka Lakes
Muskoka Lakes
Muskoka Lakes
Muskoka Lakes
Muskoka Lakes
Muskoka Lakes
Muskoka Lakes
Muskoka Lakes
Muskoka Lakes
Muskoka Lakes

Muskoka Lakes

The Township of Muskoka Lakes is cottage country paradise. Miles of boating, natural wonders, a vibrant history and a superb quality of life attract visitors from around the world.

We’re a land of 80 lakes, including the three big lakes that define the Muskoka experience: lakes Muskoka, Rosseau and Joseph. Enchanting old Muskoka cottages and spectacular boathouses dot their shores. Still, more than 80% of our land retains its natural cover and the municipality maintains 85% of naturally vegetated shoreline. Parks and beaches provide public access to our pristine waters.

Natural wonders include the striking geological and biologically diverse Torrance Barrens. It’s also North America’s first dark sky preserve, where the “ancient constellations and planets shine forth in majestic profusion,” as described by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Along with the hiking trails at the Barrens, nearby Hardy Lake Provincial Park and the Huckleberry Rock Lookout are two more of seven trails not to be missed. In winter, there are trails for snowmobiling, snowshoeing, skiing and skating.

The character of the township is reflected in its eclectic mix of events, including the award-winning Bala Cranberry Festival (always the weekend after Thanksgiving). There’s also the Port Carling Winterfest, antique and craft shows, the Bala Trek to Bethlehem, Flavours of Muskoka Chautauqua culinary experience, art studio and cottage garden tours and farmers’ markets. Explore our heritage at the Muskoka Lakes Museum that includes an original settler’s log home and a view of how local craftsmen once made
Muskoka North America’s wood-boat-building capital. Beautiful antique boats still grace our lakes.

Bala’s museum offers guided tours and a fun experience for families and fans of Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of the beloved Anne of Green Gables series. Montgomery spent a summer in Bala and based her book, The Blue Castle, on her time here.

Music is part of our heritage, too. Starting in 1942, people danced the night away to the big-band sounds of
Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey and others at Dunn’s Pavilion, now The Kee to Bala that continues to host top Canadian bands.

Bala is also known for its waterfalls and its cranberries. The Johnston family has been farming cranberries for three generations. Today, Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh and Muskoka Lakes Winery offer Bog to Bottle, Wagon and Wine Makers tours noted as a Canadian tourism “Signature Canadian Experience.” The scenic cranberry farm has something for everyone to discover year round.

For the sports-minded, try waterskiing, wakeboarding, stand-up paddle boarding and more at many locations and catch our famous water ski shows. Love to fish? Ask local bait shops for tips on where to land the big ones. For the golfer, Muskoka Lakes offers 12 public and private golf courses. And the loops around our lakes make for great cycling tours.

Historically, several buildings are significant, including the municipal office, which was originally the Port Carling Village School (1906). The White’s Road schoolhouse (1890), the original Windermere Village Hall (1953) and the Township of Muskoka Lakes Visitor Centre (1897) have also been restored for public use. Anchored by communities such as Bala, Port Carling and Windermere, our region offers both the sophistication of a popular tourism destination with iconic Muskoka resorts offering all the amenities,
and the wholesomeness of country living. Our resorts are perfect settings for families, romantic getaways, weddings and conferences. Our summer camps are equally famous and loved.

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Muskoka Place Gallery
Muskoka Place Gallery
Windermere Marina
Windermere Marina
Muskoka Lakes Cycling Route #2
Muskoka Lakes Cycling Route #2
Ride Muskoka
Ride Muskoka
Clear Lake Brewing Co.
Clear Lake Brewing Co.
Hanna Park Skating Trail
Hanna Park Skating Trail
Sunset Cruises
Sunset Cruises
Algonquin Outfitters Port Carling
Algonquin Outfitters Port Carling
Muskoka Lakes Winery
Muskoka Lakes Winery
SWS Water Ski Shows
SWS Water Ski Shows
TourMuskoka.com
TourMuskoka.com
Downtown Port Carling
Downtown Port Carling
AMBA Spa at Windermere House
AMBA Spa at Windermere House
Kee to Bala
Kee to Bala
Muskoka Flyboard Powered by SWS
Muskoka Flyboard Powered by SWS
Beaumaris Marina
Beaumaris Marina
Heart of Nature Gallery
Heart of Nature Gallery
Downtown Bala
Downtown Bala
Torrance Barrens
Torrance Barrens
Bala Cove Marina
Bala Cove Marina
Winding Fences Farm
Winding Fences Farm
Port Carling Farmers' Market
Port Carling Farmers' Market
Beginnings Spa at Sherwood Inn
Beginnings Spa at Sherwood Inn
Skeleton Lake Marina
Skeleton Lake Marina
Cottage Cravings Cafe & Gift Shop
Cottage Cravings Cafe & Gift Shop
Summer Water Sports
Summer Water Sports
Bala Farmers' Market
Bala Farmers' Market
Port Sandfield Marina
Port Sandfield Marina
Hardy Lake Provincial Park
Hardy Lake Provincial Park
Cranberry Ice Trail
Cranberry Ice Trail
Bala's Museum with Memories of Lucy Maud Montgomery
Bala's Museum with Memories of Lucy Maud Montgomery
Huckleberry Rock Lookout Trail
Huckleberry Rock Lookout Trail
Muskoka Stay n' Play Tours
Muskoka Stay n' Play Tours
Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery
Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery
SWS Pop Up Village
SWS Pop Up Village
TourMuskoka.com
TourMuskoka.com
Spa Rosseau
Spa Rosseau
Muskoka Lakes Museum
Muskoka Lakes Museum
Muskoka Lakes Cycling Route #1
Muskoka Lakes Cycling Route #1
The Cove Muskoka Marina
The Cove Muskoka Marina
Summer Water Sports
Summer Water Sports
SWS Water Ski Shows
SWS Water Ski Shows
Catto Gallery
Catto Gallery
Summer Water Sports
Summer Water Sports
Muskoka Lakes Marine
Muskoka Lakes Marine
Muskoka's Playground
Muskoka's Playground
Ride Muskoka
Ride Muskoka
Forest Rock Resort
Forest Rock Resort
Pier 100 Cottage Resort
Pier 100 Cottage Resort
Muskoka Shores Cottages
Muskoka Shores Cottages
Muskoka Shores Cottages
Muskoka Shores Cottages
Trafalgar Bay Cottages
Trafalgar Bay Cottages
The Muskokan Resort Club
The Muskokan Resort Club
Sherwood Inn
Sherwood Inn
Windermere House Resort
Windermere House Resort
Sandwood Tent & Trailer Park
Sandwood Tent & Trailer Park
Crestwood Inn
Crestwood Inn
Shamrock Lodge
Shamrock Lodge
The "New" Baldwins Resort
The "New" Baldwins Resort
JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa
JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa
Muskoka Soul - Extraordinary Escapes
Muskoka Soul - Extraordinary Escapes
For the Love of a Good Man
For the Love of a Good Man
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Reklaws
Reklaws
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Sam Roberts Band
Sam Roberts Band
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Blueberry Blues Festival
Blueberry Blues Festival
Aug
31
The Ladies Foursome
The Ladies Foursome
Sep
09
Culture Days at Muskoka Lakes Museum
Culture Days at Muskoka Lakes Museum
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Thanksgiving Open House at Muskoka Lakes Museum
Thanksgiving Open House at Muskoka Lakes Museum
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Bala Cranberry Festival
Bala Cranberry Festival
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Oct
18
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Oct
20
Muskoka Lakes Christmas Market
Muskoka Lakes Christmas Market
Nov
02
Bala Santa Claus Parade
Bala Santa Claus Parade
Nov
16
Port Carling Santa Claus Parade
Port Carling Santa Claus Parade
Nov
16
Bala Tree Lighting & Carol Sing
Bala Tree Lighting & Carol Sing
Nov
29
Bala's Trek to Bethlehem
Bala's Trek to Bethlehem
Dec
07
Field of Greens
Field of Greens
Cottage Cravings Cafe & Gift Shop
Cottage Cravings Cafe & Gift Shop
Clear Lake Brewing Co.
Clear Lake Brewing Co.
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