The Best Activities to Do in Muskoka

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The Best Activities to Do in Muskoka


Do you have a Muskoka Bucket list, if not here are a few ideas!

The Muskoka we appreciate and love is known for its stunning natural scenery, lakes, and outdoor activities. Whether it is snowy or sunny, there is no shortage of activities to enjoy. Here are a few of my favourite things to do in Muskoka!

Visit Algonquin Provincial Park

This park is one of the most popular attractions in Muskoka, offering hiking, camping, canoeing, and wildlife-watching opportunities. Quick tip – if you are planning an overnight camping trip, be sure to book in advance! The summer season fills up quickly! Want to take in the beauty of Algonquin Park from the comfort of your own home? View here.

Explore the Muskoka Lakes

Known as cottage country, the Muskoka region is home to many lakes that Canadians and people all over the world enjoy. You can rent a boat, go fishing, or simply enjoy the scenery from the shore. The big three lakes in Muskoka are Lake Joe, Lake Muskoka, and Lake Rosseau. Muskoka Lakes is a popular tourist destination during the summer months.

Take a Scenic Drive

Muskoka has many scenic roads, such as the famous Highway 60, which passes through Algonquin Park. If you are driving to the Muskoka Lakes, go through Gravenhurst and drive down Muskoka Beach Road. The trees beautifully canopy over the winding road, offering breathtaking views of the landscape.

Take a Brewery Tour

Muskoka is home to several craft breweries, including Muskoka Brewery (Bracebridge), Lake of Bays Brewery (Lake of Bays), Canvas Brewery (Huntsville) and Sawdust City Brewery (Gravenhurst). You can take a tour, sample local beers, and learn about the brewing process.

Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary 

The goal at Aspen Valley is to care for injured and orphaned wildlife. Once rehabilitated, they release the animals back into the wild for a second chance. The Aspen Valley rely’s on volunteers to help with everything from animal care, fundraising, drivers for animal transfers, tour guides, and more. Check out how you can help here!

Attend a Festival or Event

Muskoka hosts many festivals and events throughout the year. Popular events include the Muskoka Winter Carnival, the Bracebridge Fire and Ice Festival, and the Gravenhurst Car Show. To find an event you’re interested in visit Discover Muskoka.

Visit Historical Sites

The region has many historical sites, such as the Muskoka Heritage Place located in Huntsville, which features a pioneer village, steam train, and museum. Walk the charming Downtown Hunstville, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Port Carling, Baysville, and Rosseau Village. During patio season dine overlooking the water from several local establishments.

Bala Cranberry Festival

Taking over Bala every October for the past 35 years, an estimated half a million people are in attendance at the Bala Cranberry Festival (not bad for a small town of 700!). This is a great weekend to experience Fall in Muskoka with something for everyone to enjoy!

These are just a few of the many things to do in Muskoka. Whether you’re interested in outdoor activities, wildlife, or history, there’s something for everyone in this beautiful region. Feel free to share some of your favourite experiences with me!