Striking landscapes, abundant wildlife and charming lakeside communities make Muskoka one of Ontario’s most cherished natural playgrounds.

The area is renowned for lakeside cottages, mature mixed forests, rocky shorelines and iconic parks. Enjoy opportunities to glimpse a moose, beaver or graceful blue heron.

Follow the Cranberry Trail, play a round of golf or book a tour on a classic Muskoka steamship cruise.

Map of Muskoka

Where is Muskoka?

The Muskoka District is located directly north of Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching, extending from the southeast shores of Georgian Bay to Algonquin Provincial Park.

The towns of Bracebridge, Gravenhurst and Huntsville, as well as the townships of Georgian Bay, Lake of Bays and Muskoka Lakes, are located within the district. The region is best explored by car.

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Things to do in Muskoka

Visit a craft brewery

Discover a wealth of craft brews, from Gravenhurst’s Sawdust City Brewing Co., Muskoka Brewery in Bracebridge, Canvas Brewing to Huntsville and Lake of Bays Brewing in Baysville.

Discover a new favourite winery

Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery in Bala produces delicious cranberry and blueberry wines, ciders and spritzers and is a key stop along the Muskoka Cranberry Route. Stop in for a tour and tasting.

Skate along the trails

Bring your skates and go for a glide on the Hanna Park Skating Trail in Port Carling or the tikki torch lit skate trail in the forest at Arrowhead Provincial Park.

Cruise waterways and lakes

Explore the region’s waterways and lake systems on a Muskoka steamship cruise. Set sail from Gravenhurst, Bracebridge or Dorset.

Year-round nature

Explore over 4,000 hectares of publicly accessible mixed forest. The Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve offers over 70 kilometres of hiking, biking and snowshoe trails.

Visit a maple farm

Learn how maple syrup is made on a tour of the family-owned, wood-fired, Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm just 10 minutes south of Huntsville.

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Last updated: July 15, 2024

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