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Great Fall DRIVING TOURS

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Tour 1 Muskoka’s Rugged Coast: Big Chute & Georgian Bay Big Chute Marine Railway-Big Chute boasts a marine railway which transports boats over land in a huge, open carriage. Lift or descending boats 17.3 m (58 feet). There is a small museum about the old hydro electric dam that is on the same site.

stretches along 50 kilometers of the eastern shoreline of Georgian Bay in what is truly one of the most picturesque of vacation wonderlands. See Muskoka’s most westerly lighthouse - From Cedar Spring, you take the Huron Trail north and it veers west to meet the Georgian Trail. From the junction, it’s a short walk south on the Georgian Trail to get to the best viewing location for the Brebeuf Lighthouse (which incidentally is the same location where the rangelight on the steel tower is).

Village of Honey Harbour – has a plaque dedicated to Samuel de Champlain at the Honey Harbour Park.

Fall Colour Boat Cruises on the Serendipity Princess from Lock 45 to Big Chute in late September.

Lock 45 at Port Severn is considered the last

Hiking Trails - www.muskokatrailscouncil.com

or first lock on the Trent-Severn Waterway, depending on whether you are approaching from Gloucester Pool or Georgian Bay. Port Severn offers great beauty and hospitality from its resorts and marina facilities.

Water Front Park at Port Severn – It has a beach and picnic area. As well there is day time mooring for boats

Day trip by boat to Beausoleil Island. Call 705-526-9807 for more information and reservations (recommended).

Georgian Bay Islands National Park Composed of 59 islands and shoals, this park is part of the largest group of fresh-water islands in the world. As part of a 30 000 island archipelago, the park

ON-LINE MAP MUSKOKA’S RUGGED COAST


Tour 2 The Gateway to Muskoka and Beyond: Lake Muskoka Circle Tour Muskoka Rails Museum, GravenhurstSince the late 1800’s trains have played an important role in the communities of Muskoka. The first railroad appeared in 1875, built to a terminus in Gravenhurst and then extended to Bracebridge and Huntsville.

last two years of his life, which were spent in China, serving as a surgeon and teacher. Generations after his death, his story continues to be taught to millions of Chinese students. www.parkscanada.gc.ca/bethune

Gull Lake Rotary Park – Great stop for a

Muskoka Wharf Boardwalk - enjoy

picnic. Public washrooms, sheltered tables at Bethune Drive and Brock Street

the shops and dining along the Muskoka Wharf, Gravenhurst.

Lookout Park – Look out over Muskoka Bay. 500

Muskoka Steamships - Board the amazing

George Street, Gravenhurst

Statue of Dr. Norman Bethune – In front of the Gravenhurst Opera House on Muskoka Road South.

Segwun, North America’s oldest operating steamship or enjoy sight-seeing cruise on Lake Muskoka aboard the Wenonah II, combining turn-of-the-century charm with modern conveniences.  (705) 687-6667 www.realmuskoka.com

Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre North America’s only in water, indoor exhibit of working antique boats.  Enjoy the museum’s heritage of the Muskoka Lakes.  (705) 687-2115  www.realmuskoka.com 

Bethune Memorial House - A battlefront surgeon, promoter of public health care, inventor, teacher and artist, Dr. Bethune is most famous for the

Hardy Lake Provincial Park - provides hiking access to the shores of both Hardy Lake and Lake Muskoka.


Tour 2 The Gateway to Muskoka and Beyond Continued Johnston’s Cranberry - Bala Cranberry growers

The Wall, Port Carling - “The Wall” is the

for over 50 years, and Muskoka Lakes Winery, opened in 2001 producing award-winning wine.  Drop in, tour the farm, taste our wines and shop in our amazing Cranberry Store. (705) 762-3203  www.cranberry.ca

world’s largest historic photo-mosaic, that adorns an entire side of a building at the locks in Port Carling.  www.portcarling.com

Bala Falls - at the headwaters of the Moon River

behalf of Muskoka by the Township of Muskoka Lakes. The Lock Master can be reached at 705-765-3761.

Bala.

Port Carling Locks - The locks are operated on

Kee to Bala - Formerly Dunn’s Pavilion – which for nearly 30 years has been called The Kee to Bala continues to draw thousands of people to be entertained with music and dancing. (705) 762-3134   www.thekee.com

Bala’s Museum - Bala’s Museum celebrates the life and writings of author, Lucy Maud Montgomery.  Since opening in July 1992, it has become known as one of the best LMM museums in all Canada. 1-888-579-7739   www.bala.net/museum

Boat Cruises - Sunset Cruises can be found at www.sunsetcruises.ca 705-645-2462 and Waterway Tours operates boat cruises from the locks in Port Carling. 519-983-8614

Muskoka Lakes Museum - Representing the history of the Muskoka Lakes Township, the museum is an important cultural, historical and educational resource, serving the community and its many visitors.  (705) 765-5367  www.mlmuseum.com


Tour 2 The Gateway to Muskoka and Beyond Continued Huckleberry Rock - Huckleberry Rock has been a well known and most scenic lookout in Muskoka for over 100 years.  Located just off Hwy 118 W. at Milford Bay Road. Follow the signs.

Lady Muskoka Cruises The 300 passenger Lady Muskoka offers an incredible sightseeing opportunity you’re sure to remember.  1-800-263-5239  www.ladymuskoka.com

Rich Hill Candles - Handcraft your own wax souvenir in our candle factory while you watch chandlers in action. (705) 645-8600 www.richhillcandles.com

Covered Bridge - One of only two covered bridges in Ontario. This bridge spans Beaver Creek on Ball’s Drive in Bracebridge.

Downtown Bracebridge – the red brick shops of Bracebridge’s historic downtown offer visitors and eclectic selection of gifts, home decor, books, clothing and eateries.

Bracebridge Falls at the Silver Bridge Sculptures and hiking trail at the Bracebridge Falls Rene M. Caisse Statue, by the Silver Bridge, Bracebridge.

Chapel Gallery – enjoy great exhibits, http://www.muskokaartsandcrafts.com/Chapel_ Gallery/Map/Gallery_Map.htm

ON-LINE MAP GATEWAY TO MUSKOKA


Tour 3 Muskoka’s Playground: Lake Rosseau Tour Muskoka Lakes Museum - Representing the

Village of Rosseau - an excellent place to shop.

history of the Muskoka Lakes Township, the museum is an important cultural, historical and educational resource, serving the community and its many visitors.  (705) 765-5367  www.mlmuseum.com

Port Carling Locks - View the boats going through the locks raising and lowering them 1 meter.

The Wall, Port Carling - “The Wall” is the world’s largest historic photo-mosaic that adorns an entire side of a building at the locks in Port Carling.  www.portcarling.com

Rosseau Wharf – have a picnic lunch at the gazebo.

Rosseau Falls - There are two falls not to far apart, both worth seeing. The upper is a short series of falls by Highway 141 east of Rousseau while the lower is Rosseau Lake Road 3.

Boat Cruises - Sunset Cruises- www.sunsetcruises. ca 705-645-2462 and Waterway Tours 519-983-8614 operate boat cruises from the locks in Port Carling.

Village of Windermere – enjoy the waterfront. Hiking Trails - www.muskokatrailscouncil.com

Downtown Port Carling – has some charming shops.

The Canal and Swing Bridge, Port Sandfield - beautiful picnic area in this historic town

ON-LINE MAP MUSKOKA’S PLAYGROUND


Tour 4 Unforgettable: Lake of Bays Circle Tour Shop and Dine – The village of Dwight offers a number of shopping experiences.

shaped the town and ensures their contributions will not be forgotten. (705) 766 0323 www.dorsetheritagemuseum.ca

Dwight Beach - Enjoy the beautiful sandy beach area on Lake of Bays, Dwight. Make the most out of a beautiful day!

Dorset Fire Tower – Visit this historic landmark, one of many fire towers erected in 1922 to detect forest fires during the hot Muskoka summer months. The current tower was built in 1967 for tourist use. The tower provides a stunning birds-eye view of the changing landscape. (705) 766-1032 www. algonquinhighlands.com

Shop and Dine – in historic Dorset. Enjoy a stroll in the village.

Baysville Park - Experience the beauty of the Baysville Narrows at this park which offers a view of the dam on the Muskoka River. Relax and enjoy the view.

Hiking Trails - www.muskokatrailscouncil.com

Dorset Marine Museum - Check out this quaint museum alongside the Dorset Narrows. Next to the Main St. bridge you will find a beautiful wharf where the Bigwin docks next to this museum.

Dorset Heritage Museum - Explore the early logging history of the region with informative displays on pioneer life and logging in the Dorset area. This museum pays tribute to the lives of the people who

www.theoldpalmerhouse.com

ON-LINE MAP UNFORGETTABLE SHORELINES


Tour 5 Touch the Past, Embrace the Future, and Discover True Nature: Chain of Lakes Tour Lion’s Lookout - Take in the spectacular vista at Lion’s Lookout from Brunel Road turn onto Forbes Hill Drive and follow the signs to Lions Lookout.

the journey is only some of the fun. Spend some time visiting our Steam Museum in the Rail Station and be sure to ask the engineer or conductor all about the history of the Portage Flyer. Train schedule and rates 705-789-7576 www.muskokaheritageplace.org

Arrowhead Provincial Park – is another location with hiking trails, Stubbs Falls and Big Bend Lookout.

Dyer Memorial - Dyer Memorial is a stone monument reaching toward the heavens, at the top of which rest the cremated remains of two remarkable people. Clifton Dyer, a successful lawyer from Detroit in the United States, erected the structure as final resting place for his wife Betsy Brown. Contact- cathy@muskokaheritage.org

Portage Flyer - Take a ride on the famous “Portage Flyer” train for a pleasant and memorable train ride along one of the most picturesque Muskoka River. There’s no bad seat in our historic and authentic opensided coaches “Algonquin” and “Iroquois” and

Muskoka Heritage Place, Museums, Pioneer Village and Train- Pioneer Village represent a crossroads pioneer community circa 18801910 featuring dwellings from the Muskoka area with costumed narrators demonstrating pioneer life. Hours of operation 705-789-7576 www.muskokaheritageplace.org

River Mill Park – downtown Huntsville


Tour 5 Chain of Lakes Tour Continued Brunel Lock – Historical location along the

Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery - This

Muskoka River. Locks are open Victoria Day Weekend to July 1st weekends only 9am to 8pm, July 1st to Labour Day 9am to 8pm 7 days a week and Labour Day to Thanksgiving weekends Saturday and Sunday only 9am to 7pm.

outdoor mural gallery celebrates the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson’s contribution to the heritage of the Algonquin and the Huntsville area. www.groupofsevenoutdoorgallery.ca

Tom Thomson Statue - The Tom Thomson statue was a gift to the Town of Huntsville on behalf of a generous list of donors. There is also a dedication on the canoe, it reads: To the Memory of Tom Thomson 1877 – 1917. An artist, woodsman, guide and dreamer, whose brilliant vision defined the Canadian wilderness and captured the majesty and many colourful moods of Algonquin Park. The project was a two year commitment on behalf of sculptor Brenda WainmanGoulet.

Mary Lake Falls and Indian Landing, Port Sydney

Port Sydney – beach Hiking Trails - www.muskokatrailscouncil.com

ON-LINE MAP CHAIN OF LAKES TOUR


Tour 6 From the Heart of Muskoka: The Grand Tour High Falls - attractive city-owned park with washrooms and picnic tables for your convenience

Baysville Park - Experience the beauty of the Baysville Narrows at this park which offers a view of the dam and also features benches to relax and enjoy the view.

Dorset Fire Tower – Visit this historic landmark, one of many fire towers erected in 1922 to detect forest fires during the hot Muskoka summer months. The current tower was built in 1967 for tourist use. The tower provides a stunning birds-eye view of the changing landscape. (705) 766-1032 www.algonquinhighlands.com

Arrowhead Provincial Park – is another

Shop and Dine – in Dorset.

Flyer” train for a pleasant and memorable train ride along the picturesque Muskoka River. Spend some time visiting our Steam Museum in the Rail Station. 705-789-7576 www.muskokaheritageplace.org

location with hiking trails, Stubbs Falls and Big Bend Lookout.

River Mill Park – downtown Huntsville. Portage Flyer - Take a ride on the famous “Portage

Muskoka Heritage Place, Museums, Pioneer Village and Train - Pioneer Village represent a crossroads pioneer community circa 18801910 featuring dwellings from the Muskoka area with costumed narrators demonstrating pioneer life. 705-789-7576

www.RobinsonsGeneralStore.ca Dwight Beach - Enjoy the beautiful sandy beach area on Lake of Bays, Dwight .Make the most out of a beautiful day!

Shop and Dine – The village of Dwight offers a number of shopping experiences.

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Tour 6 From the Heart of Muskoka: The Grand Tour Continued Brunel Locks – Historical location along the Muskoka River. Locks are open Victoria Day Weekend to July 1st weekends only 9am to 8pm, July 1st to Labour Day 9am to 8pm 7 days a week and Labour Day to Thanksgiving weekends Saturday and Sunday only 9am to 7pm.

1877 – 1917. An artist, woodsman, guide and dreamer, whose brilliant vision defined the Canadian wilderness and captured the majesty and many colourful moods of Algonquin Park. 

Village of Windermere – enjoy the waterfront.

Lion’s Lookout - Take in the spectacular vista at Lion’s Lookout off Brunel Rd. on Park Drive by Huntsville Centennial Centre

Dyers Memorial - Dyer Memorial is a stone monument reaching toward the heavens, at the top of which rest the cremated remains of two remarkable people. Clifton Dyer, a successful lawyer from Detroit in the United States, erected the structure as final resting place for his wife Betsy Brown.

Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery - This outdoor mural gallery celebrates the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson’s contribution to the heritage of the Algonquin and the Huntsville area. www. groupofsevenoutdoorgallery.ca

Tom Thomson Statue - The Tom Thomson statue was a gift to the Town of Huntsville on behalf of a generous list of donors. There is also a dedication on the canoe, it reads: To the Memory of Tom Thomson

Rosseau Falls - There are two falls not to far apart, both worth seeing. The upper is a short series of falls by Highway 141 east of Rousseau while the lower is Rosseau Lake Road 3.

Village of Rosseau - a place to shop. Rosseau Wharf – have a picnic lunch at the gazebo.

Johnston’s Cranberry - Bala Cranberry growers for over 50 years, and Muskoka Lakes Winery, opened in 2001 producing award-winning wine.  Drop in, tour the farm, taste our wines and shop in our amazing Cranberry Store. (705) 762-3203  www.cranberry.ca


Tour 6 From the Heart of Muskoka: The Grand Tour Continued Kee to Bala - Formerly Dunn’s Pavilion – which

Muskoka Steamships - Board the amazing

for nearly 30 years has been called The Kee to Bala continues to draw thousands of people to be entertained with music and dancing. (705) 762-3134   www.thekee.com

Segwun, North America’s oldest operating steamship.  Go sight seeing on Wenonah II, combining turn-ofthe-century charm with modern conveniences.  (705) 687-6667 www.realmuskoka.com

Bala’s Museum - Bala’s Museum celebrates the

Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre -

life and writings of author, Lucy Maud Montgomery.  Since opening in July 1992, it has become known as one of the best LMM museums in all Canada. 1-888-579-7739   www.bala.net/museum

North America’s only in water, indoor exhibit of working antique boats.  Enjoy the museum’s heritage of the Muskoka Lakes.  (705) 687-2115  www.realmuskoka.com 

Bala Falls - at the headwaters of the Moon River

Lookout Park – Look out over Muskoka Bay. 500

Bala.

George Street, Gravenhurst.

Hardy Lake Provincial Park - provides

Bethune Memorial House – A battlefront

hiking access to the shores of both Hardy Lake and Lake Muskoka.

surgeon, promoter of public health care, inventor, teacher and artist, Dr. Bethune is most famous for the last two years of his life, which were spent in China, serving as a surgeon and teacher. Generations after his death, his story continues to be taught to millions of Chinese students. www.parkscanada.gc.ca/bethune

Dr. Norman Bethune Statue – In front of the Gravenhurst Opera House on Muskoka Road South

Gull Lake Rotary Park - Great stop for a Muskoka Wharf Boardwalk - enjoy the shops and dining along the Muskoka Wharf, Gravenhurst.

picnic. Public washrooms, sheltered tables at Bethune Dr. and Brock St.

Bracebridge Falls at the Silver Bridge.


Tour 6 From the Heart of Muskoka: The Grand Tour Continued Sculptures and hiking trail at the Bracebridge Falls

Huckleberry Rock - Huckleberry Rock has been a well known and most scenic lookout in Muskoka for over 100 years.  Located just off Hwy 118 W. at Milford Bay Road. Follow the signs.

Lady Muskoka Cruises -The 300 passenger Lady Muskoka offers an incredible sightseeing opportunity you’re sure to remember.  1-800-263-5239  www.ladymuskoka.com

Covered Bridge - One of only two covered bridges in Ontario. This bridge spans Beaver Creek on Ball’s Drive in Bracebridge.

Rene M. Caisse Statue - by the Silver Bridge, Bracebridge.

ON-LINE MAP www.marriott.com/yqari

HEART OF MUSKOKA TOUR


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September Events

September 1 & 11th

Historical/Haunted Walking Tour of Bala @ 7:30pm9:00pm, @ Bala Bay Inn. Take a tour around Bala with Terry Boyle, host of CTV’s Creepy Canada and see all the haunted & historical hotspots of Bala! Adults $13, students $10. September 4th, 11th. (705)382-6920

September 7- 14th

Severn Bridge Fall Fair on Muskoka Rd 13. Come and enjoy the fun in Severn Bridge

September 7th

Severn River Rowing Clubs – Muskoka Fall Classic at Gull Lake Rotary Park, Gravenhurst www.severnriverrowingclub.com, or email rowmikerow@yahoo.ca

September 7th

2nd Annual Ghost Walk with Andrew Hind & Maria Da Silva at Muskoka Heritage Place. Tickets cost $17.00. Advanced tickets only, there are no tickets available at the door. Contact Ron Gostlin to book tickets. (705)789-7576 ext. 3210 ron.gostlin@huntsville.ca

September 8th

Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 in Huntsville. Swim 1.2 milkes, bike 56 miles, run 13.1 miles in one day. Pink granite rock and cascading waterfalls offer the perfect surroundings to enjoy the outdoors. The 1-loop swim will take place in picturesque Peninsula Lake. The bike course will circle Lake of Bays. www.ironmanmuskoka.com

September 10-12th & 17th -19th

Signitures Voyage, Sunset Cruises Special boat cruise for 3 days on 3 lakes, an old Muskoka Cruise. September 10th-12th, or 17th-19th. www.sunsetcruises.ca 705-645-2462

September 11th

NyDock Party & BBQ Oktoberfest at Lake of Bays Brewing Company, 2681 Muskoka Road 117, Baysville. Put on by the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce. Practice your yodel & show off your Lederhosen! It’s time to celebrate in the

Biergarten! Prost! Sean Cotton will rock the house! Includes a delicious wurst dinner, fabulous desserts and door prizes. Wheelchair accessible. Tickets cost $35.00. chamber@huntsvillelakeofbays.ca (705)789-4771

September 13th-15th

146th Bracebridge Fall Fair & Horse Show at J.D. Lang Activity Park, Bracebridge. There will be horse pulls, light and heavy horses, antique/garden, tractor pulls, culinary arts, fibre arts and horticulture. September 13th-15th. www.bracebridgefair.com September 14 - Shades of Autumn Antique, Classic and Custom Car Show in downtown Huntsville. If four wheels are your passion, this one day car show is an adventure that will accelerate your heart rate. 300 exhibits up and down the main drag, trophies and door prizes. www.downtownhuntsvilleadventures.ca

September 19th - 21st

Film North is Muskoka’s first and only international film festival.. Tickets and passes will go on sale in September through Algonquin Theatre. September 19th-21st. www.algonquintheatre.ca

September 20th - 22nd

Huntsville Fall Fair at Fair Grounds, Huntsville.

September 27th

Culture Days at the Muskoka Lakes Museum, 100 Joseph St., Port Carling. Join us at the museum for an engaging weekend of art and culture. On Sunday, Tea Tasting is back! Sample teas from around the world, learn about their health benefits, preparation and etiquette. Loose tea and tea wares on special pricing for the duration of this event. September 27th - 29th. www.mlmuseum.com or email info@mlmuseum.com (705)765-5367 September 28th - 29th Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour It’s a self guided driving tour of many artists’ studios all in one weekend. Get a copy of the brochure/map from our website. www. muskokaautumnstudiotour.com (705)684-8050 September 28th - B.I.A. Colourfest on Manitoba Street, downtown Bracebridge www.downtownbracebridge.com • (705)646-5590


October Events October 19th October 5th-6th

35th Annual Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour - 10:00am - 6:00pm Oct. 6th. A self guided driving tour of many artists studios all in one weekend. Get a copy of the brochure/map from our website. (705)684-8050 • hinterglas@bonniebews.com www.muskokaautumnstudiotour.com

October 5th-6th

Bala Craft and Gift Fair - 10:00am - 5:00pm Saturday, 10:00am - 4:00pm Sunday at the Community Centre, Bala. Welcome to the 32nd Annual Bala Craft & Gift Fair! www.balacraftandgiftfair.com

October 12th

The Great Muskoka Paddling Experience - 8:00am - 10:00am, Annie Williams Park, 50 Santa’s Village Rd., Bracebridge. A fun racing experience for canoes and kayaks for all levels of participants. 3 race lengths. Multiple categories. www.muskokapaddlingexperience.com

October 12th

Bracebridge Gun and Military Show - 9:00am - 3:00pm, @ Fairgrounds, 330 Fraserburg Rd., Bracebridge. Admission $6.00. Children under 12 are free. October 14th Thanksgiving Cruise - Muskoka Wharf, Gravenhurst. Join us aboard the RMS Segwun for the annual Thanksgiving Day Cruise. Enjoy the unmatched fall colours and scenery of lakes Muskoka and Rosseau as well as a traditional Thanksgiving lunch at Cleveland’s House at Red Leaves. Individual costs $99.00. For more information, call: (705)687-6667 www.realmuskoka.com

October 18-20

Bala Cranberry Festival - downtown Bala. The Bala Cranberry Festival. Visit the craft vendors along the side streets of Bala and take a tour of Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh. www.cranberry.ca

Cran-Anne Contest @ 1:30pm for contestants to register. Once again, our contest will be an excellent opportunity to enjoy the Bala Cranberry Festival, There will be a small cost to participate in the contest - $1.00 for the contestant, plus a Cranberry Festival button. The big question is what Anne of Green Gables would look like if she showed up at the Bala Cranberry Festival. The judges base their selection upon the contestants’ knowledge of Anne of Green Gables, their costumes and – perhaps most important of all – their Anne-ness. And don’t miss the Anne of Green Gables gift shop! Every one of our contestants can count upon receiving a prize. balamus@muskoka.com www.bala.net/museum • 1-888-579-7739

October 19th

Running Scared – Huntsville’s 5km Zombie Run at Arrowhead Provincial Park. Enter to run as a zombie or a human, or enter the kid’s 1km fun run! Visit our website for full details and to register. www.huntsvilleadventures.com

October 19th

Muskoka Arts and Crafts presents Down to the Bones at The Chapel Gallery, 15 King St., Bracebridge. Sally Ferguson, Val Nichol, Evelyn Wolff & Bev GlennCopeland explore the concept Down to the Bones, using their media of choice, painting, sculpture, stained glass & music as they invite the viewer to join them in following the bones to a new perspective. (705)6455501 info@muskokaartsandcrafts.com www.muskokaartsandcrafts.com

October 31st - 25th

Annual Great Pumpkin Trail @ 5:00pm-8:00pm, last admission at 7:30pm, @ Muskoka Heritage Place, Huntsville. This 25th annual community event is a great alternative to having your children go door to door through busy streets in traffic, in the dark. Held in the Pioneer Village within the gates of Muskoka Heritage Place, this traffic free and youngster driven Halloween event proves as much of a social event for the parents as it is for the kids. Admission cost is $3.00 per head (must be attached to body) or $10.00 a family. www.muskokaheritageplace.org (705)789-7576


September/October Attractions

Miss Midland 30,000 Islands Boat Cruise

The Tree Museum

Island Queen Cruise

Bala’s Museum & Memories of Lucy Maud Montgomery

Take a cruise aboard the 300 passenger Miss Midland, and experience the sparkling water, the windswept pines of Muskoka on Georgian Bay’s 30, 000 Islands. The last cruise is October 14, 2013 2pm-4:30pm www. midlandtours.com 1-888-833-2628 Explore the beautiful Thirty Thousand Island region of Georgian Bay aboard the 550-passenger Island Queen and discover the unbelievable beauty of this remote region of Ontario. September to October 14, 2013 1pm-4pm. www.islandqueencruise.com 1-800-5062628.

Georgian Bay Airways

Amaze at the natural beauty of the 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay! Let us make your vacation a memorable experience. www.georgianbayairways.com 1-800-786-1704.

Big Chute Marine Railway

is the only one of its kind in North America. In operation since 1917. Sept 3 to Oct 14 Monday to Thursday 10am to 4pm, Friday to Sunday; Thanksgiving 9am to 5pm.

Muskoka Wharf-Muskoka

The Wharf is an 89 acre celebration of Gravenhurst’s unique and varied heritage.

Muskoka Steamships

Board the amazing Segwun, North America’s oldest operating steamship. Go sight-seeing on Wenonah II. Fall schedule information www.realmuskoka.com 1-866-687-6667.

Established to foster and promote contemporary sculpture, this facility is committed to providing the community with direct access to innovative art in a fully integrated outdoor environment. Open year round and is free of charge. www.thetreemuseum.ca

Bala’s Museum celebrates the life and writings of author, Lucy Maud Montgomery. September 7-October 20 Saturday 11 am-4pm. www.bala.net/museum 1-888-579-7739.

The Locks & The Wall in Port Carling

“The Wall” is the world’s largest historic photo-mosaic, that adorns an entire side of a building at the locks in Port Carling. The large locks are open until the end of Nov.

Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh

Bala Cranberry growers for over 50 years and Muskoka Lakes Winery, opened in 2001 producing awardwinning wine. Drop in for the wine tasting tour daily at 1pm.

Muskoka Lakes Museum

Representing the history of the Muskoka Lakes Township, the museum is an important cultural, historical and educational resource. Hours open in September and October 10-4 Wednesdays to Saturdays, and noon to 4pm Sundays. www.mlmuseum.com 705765-5367.

Sunset Cruises

Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre

Enjoy memorable cruises aboard the Idyllwood and Peerless II sailing Lake Muskoka and Rosseau. www. sunsetcruises.ca 705-645-2462.

Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site

Tour Lake Rosseau, Lake Joseph or Lake Muskoka upon Waterway Tours pontoon boat. 519-688-0236 or 519-983-8614.

Where history comes alive! www.realmuskoka.com 705-687-2115.

The birthplace of a hero! Bethune Memorial House commemorates the life and achievements of Dr. Henry Norman Bethune. www.parkscanada.gc.ca/bethune.

Waterway Tours


September/October Attractions

Rich Hill Candles

Lion’s Lookout, Huntsville

Rene Caisse Memorial Theatre

Brunel Lock Huntsville

Handcraft your own wax souvenir in our candle factory while you watch chandlers in action. www. richhillcandles.com 705-645-8600. Open year round. The theatre features 300 seats, including a balcony and two boxes and features the most up-to-date sound and lighting equipment. www.renemcaissetheatre.ca 705-645-8400.

Lady Muskoka Cruises

The 300 passenger Lady Muskoka offers an incredible sightseeing opportunity you’re sure to remember. www.ladymuskoka.com 1-800-263-5239.

Maple Orchard Farms

Take a guided tour of our maple syrup kitchen. A 10 to 15 minute tour of our site is given with an explanation of how maple syrup , maple butter, and maple sugar are made. Factory outlet and gift shop. www.mapleorchardfarms.com 1-800-461-5445. Open year round.

Maple Valley Ranch

Bracebridge. Come and explore our many trail, whether you are on horseback or foot, there is always a relaxing trail to wander down. www.muskokahorseback. com 705-646-3759.

Muskoka Heritage Place

Museum, Village, Train – Historical late 1800’s genuine settlement dwellings from the Huntsville area with costumed narrators demonstrating pioneer life. Ride the beautifully restored Portage Flyer train along the Muskoka River. www.muskokaheritageplace.org 705-789-7576. Pioneer Village and Train open until October 12, 2013. Please visit the website or call for hours of operation and train schedule.

Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery

This outdoor mural gallery celebrates the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson’s contribution to the heritage of the Algonquin and Huntsville areas. www. groupofsevenoutdoorgallery.ca

Take in the spectacular vista at Lion’s Lookout from Brunel Road turn onto Forbes Hill Drive and follow the signs to Lion’s Lookout. A great place to see small craft lock through. Open until Thanksgiving.

Swing-bridge, Huntsville

Main Street swing bridge. www.town.huntsville.on.ca

Algonquin Theatre

A 408 seat performing arts theatre which hosts a variety of performances ranging from elementary school productions to concerts by seasoned professionals. www.algonquintheatre.ca 705-789-4975.

The Dyer Memorial, Huntsville

A 155 acre nature reserve that is open to the public from dawn to dusk. Visitors are asked to take only photos and leave only footprints.

Heritage Museum, Dorset

Showcasing the Dorset area’s past with displays, photographs, stories and fascinating artifacts. Open 10am-4pm Wed. to Sat. , until Thanksgiving. www.dorsetheritagemuseum.ca

Treetop Trekking

A visit to Treetop Trekking is the perfect outing for families, groups of friends, school and group trips, or anyone else looking to have some fun and excitement in a beautiful outdoor setting. Other adventure filled activities include Treetop Trekking’s Night Treks, Teambuilding Programs, Treehuggin’, Big Zip and Kids Courses. www.treetoptrekking.com 705-788-9000.

Baysville Dam and Park

A great place to relax and have a picnic lunch and watch life float by.

Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower and Picnic Site

Enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view from the platform of the old fire-tower 142 meters (485 feet) above Lake of Bays.


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The Gateway to Algonquin Park! • Muskoka vacation accommodation properties on Lake of Bays • Accommodations only minutes from Algonquin Provincial Park • Muskoka Ontario cottage rentals • North Muskoka lodge and resort directory featuring family vacation packages as well as couples getaways • Muskoka wedding and conference locations • Detailed information about Muskoka participating resorts and lodges The Resorts of North Muskoka welcomes you to an Ontario vacation playground that has been captivating visitors for generations. Our lakeside lodges, luxurious inns and housekeeping cottage resort properties are located on large and prestigious lakes like Peninsula Lake and The Lake of Bays, and on Muskoka’s smaller jewels, like Oxtongue Lake and Walker Lake. There is a North Muskoka resort that is exactly right for any family holiday, romantic couple’s escape, resorts conference, and for the ultimate Muskoka wedding. Regardless of your interests you’ll find lots to do here in North Muskoka. There are a variety services and attractions to make your stay safe and enjoyable. Your choice of places to stay ranges from historic country inns to family oriented cottage resorts, all nestled amongst the serene beauty of the North Muskoka landscape.

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