Colours starting to peak on October 9 frame the Township of Muskoka Lakes entrance sign near Foots Bay

Think things slow down in fall in Muskoka Lakes? Think again. We welcome visitors from around the world to see our fall colours that start to peak around Thanksgiving and then thousands flock in to the Bala Cranberry Festival.

In November, mark your calendars for the 8th Annual Muskoka Lakes Christmas Market, with 35 vendors filling the Port Carling Community Centre (one of them a facepainter for the kids and creative adults) and the Anglican Church ladies of Bala providing a delicious lunch. Saturday,

November 17 is Parade Day in Muskoka Lakes with the 42nd Annual Bala Santa Claus Parade celebrating Bala’s 150th Birthday starting at one pm and the festivities continue at the Bala Community Centre where you can enjoy a hot chocolate and hot dogs while the children meet Santa. You can also take the family skating at the Bala arena. Then why not take in the evening parade at Port Carling. The Port Carling Santa Claus Parade, organized by the Port Carling Lions, starts at 630pm and you can warm up after at the Port Carling Community Centre.

And of course there’s no time like fall to explore our incredible trails in full colour, no bugs or heat – it’s a great time for a walk in the woods!

Reflections in a pond with cattails and irises, Ullswater, Muskoka Lakes