Come play in Ontario's beloved "cottage country" filled with
sparkling lakes, dense forests and the rugged beauty of the Canadian Shield.
Base yourself at one of Muskoka's famed lakeside resorts and tee up on the
area's many golf courses or experience the blissful serenity of sitting on a
dock getting lost in the sunset. Enjoy a cruise on the oldest coal-operating
steamship in North America as it weaves around pine clad islands. Take part in a
wolf howl in Algonquin Provincial Park for a memorable "conversation" with the
local inhabitants. In winter, snowmobile, ice fish or cross-country ski in a
snowy playground. Plan your next vacation in this bit of heaven in Ontario.
In "cottage country" the attractions go beyond its hundreds of
lakes. Tee up on a challenging golf course. Combine a cruise with exploring
history or a marine railway ride. And catch remarkable stage productions at
local summer theatres.
Cruise past palatial estates lining the Muskoka Lakes on the
Lady Muskoka or the R.M.S. Segwun - an elegantly restored 19th-century steam
Find out first hand why the pleasures of Muskoka's grand resorts
and fine golf courses have been attracting visitors for over a century and a
Discover the beauty of Georgian Bay Islands National Park - home
to wildlife, waterfowl, woodlands and plenty of game fish in the surrounding
waters near Honey Harbour.
Do some nature sketching, photography, even sculpting as you
experience "Arts in the Wild" at nearby Algonquin Provincial Park - Ontario's
Return to life in the late 1800s at Muskoka Heritage Place Steam
Train and Pioneer Village in Huntsville where you can ride the Portage Flyer - a
restored 1928 steamer.
Taste everything cranberry from fudge and jam to vinegar at the
berry's own mid-October festival in Bala - the "Cranberry Capital of Ontario."
Visit the Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site in
Gravenhurst, honoring the doctor's innovative contributions to medicine and his
heroic healing work in China.
Be truly impressed as you watch the Big Chute Marine Railway
carry large boats over land to continue their journey along the Trent-Severn
Historic 1901 architectural elegance and superb acoustics make
the Gravenhurst Opera House a wonderful place to catch a play or a live musical
Examine artifacts and clothing of early settlers at the Muskoka
Lakes Museum - an 1875 log house that salutes Port Carling's boat building