Muskoka is truly an ideal boater's destination. Whether you visit in fall, winter, spring or summer, each season offers a distinctive travel experience. Just a 90-minute drive north of Canada's business capital and Toronto's Pearson International, Airport, you will find the District of Muskoka which includes the treasured towns of Gravenhurst, Bracebridge and Huntsville and the townships of Georgian Bay, Lake of Bays and Muskoka Lakes.
Enjoy the warm spring days by hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing and kayaking on Muskoka's many trails, lakes and rivers.
With over two dozen waterfalls, Muskoka is known as the Waterfall Capital of Canada. So take the time to sit back and listen to the roar of the water and watch as it flows over the rocks of the ancient Canadian Shield.
Then, step way from the water and take a trip to any of the area's popular maple sugar bushes and watch how sap is tapped from the trees and processed into delicious treats such as maple syrup, taffy and butter. A time-honored springtime activity in Muskoka.
As the seasons change, the hot summer months are perfect for swimming, wakeboarding, water skiing, fishing or boating in Muskoka. And no visit is complete without a cruise on one of Muskoka's beautiful lakes. According to www.discovermuskoka.com you can, "Cruise Lake Muskoka, Rosseau or Joseph on a historic steamship, the R.M.S. Segwun or Wenonah II or the Lady Muskoka. Cruise at sunset, lunch or dinnertime, or cruise the famous millionaires row. Explore Lake of Bays on a pontoon boat or hop aboard the Island Queen and tour the 30,000 islands of Georgian Bay."
There is no limit to what you can see in Muskoka. Take the kids to visit Santa's summer home, explore Muskoka Heritage Place, or explore Muskoka's museums and natural resources centre for a little culture and education.
For those who prefer roughing it in the great outdoors, Muskoka is a haven for campers, with numerous parks, campgrounds and RV parks. Choose from the rugged, rocky sites of Georgian Bay Islands National Park to the wilderness adventure of Algonquin Provincial Park.
As the temperature drops, the arrival of snow in Muskoka turns the region into a fun winter wonderland. You can try snowmobiling, dog sledding, or simply cozy up in one of Muskoka's resorts, bed and breakfasts, and inns. Enjoy winter-fests and carnivals, cross-country ski trails, alpine skiing, great tobogganing hills, outdoor ice rinks, snow shoeing and winter sleigh rides pulled by horses.
And fishing is not limited to the summer months in Muskoka. It is a great location for ice fishing. In Muskoka waters you can find Bass, Trout, Pike and many other types of fish. But before you sink your line, make sure you pick up a fishing license and check what fish are in season!
Whether you are exploring trails on bike, snowmobile, skis or snowshoes or whether you are paddling, boating, or fishing on one of Muskoka's many lakes, or practicing your swing on a championship golf course, a vacation in Muskoka will be sure to have everything you are looking for, and more.