With 1,400 kilometers of shoreline, Muskoka’s picturesque lakes, swimming holes and paddling trails offer alluring nature. Known as Canada’s “cottage country”, the city boasts a burgeoning craft brewery scene, excellent history museums and access to a scenic national park.
Things to do in Muskoka
Connect with nature while canoeing or kayaking along Muskoka River or to the scenic Bracebridge Falls in downtown Bracebridge. If you prefer to stay on land, hike the Huckleberry Rock Lookout Trail to see some of the oldest rocks in the world at over one billion years old.
You’re spoilt for choice in Muskoka’s interesting museums. Learn about the city’s storied past and connection to wooden boat building at Muskoka Steamships and Discovery Center, then see the world’s smallest commercial railroad, the Portage Flyer, at the Muskoka Heritage Place.
Sample some of the regional brews at Muskoka Brewery, learn about the coffee-making process at Muskoka Roastery or join the famous Bog to Bottle Tour at Muskoka Lakes Winery. You can also enjoy Muskoka’s natural beauty aboard a scenic boat cruise through the region’s waterways.
Traveling with the kids? Pack a picnic and head to Georgian Bay Island National Park, located a 15-minute boat ride from the Honey Harbour. Nestled in the world’s largest freshwater archipelago, it features hiking trails, bike rentals and waterfront cabins.
Getting around Muskoka
You can reach Muskoka on a day trip from Toronto, located only 1.5 hours from Toronto Pearson International Airport. In town, the best way to get around is by car.