Welcome to Muskoka Lakes

Bienvenue à Muskoka Lakes • 歡迎馬斯科卡湖 • 欢迎马斯科卡湖 • Benvenuti a Muskoka Lakes • Willkommen in Muskoka Lakes • Bienvenido a Muskoka Lagos

Just two hours north of Toronto and an hour from Algonquin Park, Muskoka Lakes offers activities during spring, summer, fall and winter, including boating, snowmobiling, camping, fishing, hiking, and more. Here you’ll find the three big lakes of Muskoka: Lake Joseph, Lake Rosseau and Lake Muskoka, along with 77 other great lakes, small and large. Hike our trails, rent a cottage and experience fun on the water. We also offer great restaurants, shopping and artist studios – and the award-winning Bala Cranberry Festival.

World famous for our pristine waters, granite landscape and brilliant fall colours, Muskoka Lakes is a natural playground waiting for you to explore, and the Muskoka Lakes Chamber is ready to help you get the most from your Muskoka experience.

Learn About Our Communities

The Township of Muskoka Lakes covers a large area (831 square kilometres) with Rosseau at the northeast end, Hekkla and Bear Cave at the northernmost point, and Ullswater, Utterson and Raymond on the northwest side where it borders with Huntsville. Muskoka Lakes also borders Bracebridge to the west and Gravenhurst on the southwest and to the southeast, our Township borders Wahta Mohawk Territory. We also touch Georgian Bay Township near Foot’s Bay approaching MacTier.

Where to Stay

Some of Muskoka’s most historic resorts are found on our big lakes of Lake Muskoka, Lake Joseph and Lake Rosseau. You can also opt for cabins on smaller lakes, such as Black Lake and Clear Lake in Torrance, and the magnificent Moon River. Nearby Port Severn offers Rawley Resort, Spa and Marina, and Severn Lodge. Camping is limited in our region, but there are campgrounds and trailer parks on Gullwing Lake in Torrance and Butterfly Lake in Glen Orchard. There are bed and breakfast accommodations to choose from, and our cottage rental agency members can help you find your own private cottage to rent. Search Accommodations in our directory to find the perfect place for your Muskoka stay.

Spend a day at one of our Beaches

Muskoka Lakes is a land of rocks and trees and water. For those who like to feel warm sand under their toes, we also have public beaches. None are extremely large, but each has its own unique character. Here is a list of where you can find some sandy stretches. Some of these locations offer swimming lessons in the summer. Contact the Township of Muskoka Lakes to learn about local swim programs.

Beaches in Muskoka Lakes
Archdekin Park – Harris Street, Port Carling
Baycliffe Park – Milford Bay Road, Muskoka Road 118 West, Milford Bay
Four Mile Point Park -Rosseau Rd. #3 (off Hwy 141)
Hanna Park Beach – Off Bailey Street, Port Carling
Indian Crescent Park – Indian Cres., Port Carling
Jaspen Park – Moon River, off District Road 38, Bala
Port Sandfield Park – Muskoka Rd. 7, Port Sandfield
Rosseau Beach – Lake Rosseau, in Rosseau
Skeleton Lake Park – Skeleton Lake Road #5, Ullswater
Sunset Park – Wharf Rd. (off Queen’s Walk Road), Torrance
Valley Green Beach – Muskoka Road, 118 W, Milford Bay
Walker’s Point Beach 1010 Nixon Road, Walker’s Point
Windermere Park – Lake Rosseau, off District Road 4
Windsor Park – Off Muskoka Road 169, Bala

Explore our trails

Muskoka Lakes is a hiker’s heaven. Want lots of forest to walk through? Check out the trails at Hardy Lake Provincial Park. Prefer a unique geological landscape or one of the best places in North America for star gazing on night-time treks? Visit the Torrance Barrens, home to North America’s first Dark Sky Preserve. And one of the best lookouts over Lake Muskoka is found on the Huckleberry Rock Trail. There’s also a stunning view from the Walker’s Point Lookout Park and Trail. Your Chamber office and Visitor’s Information Centre has trail maps for Muskoka Lakes and trail guide maps for all of Muskoka.

Trails in Muskoka Lakes

  • Hardy Lake Provincial Park (between Torrance and Walker’s Point off Hwy 169)
  • Walker’s Point Trails (six trails, including Walker’s Point Lookout Park and Trail)
  • Torrance Barren Trails
  • Hazlewood Trail, Port Carling
  • Huckleberry Rock Trail, Milford Bay
  • Skeleton Lake Fish Hatchery Trail, Utterson
  • Raymond Trail, Off Skeleton Lake Road #1, Raymond

Keeping your children entertained in Muskoka Lakes

As well as at our playgrounds and parks, you’ll be warmly welcomed at the Muskoka Lakes Museum, Bala’s Museum (also known as the Anne of Green Gables museum), Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh, and there’s a KidZone at the Muskoka Steamships and Discovery Centre. There are popular boat cruises out of Port Carling and Gravenhurst, including a Pirates Cruise on Sundays. Why not take the kids fishing? The Muskoka Lakes Library has a free fishing tackle lending program. You can also buy a one day pass to enjoy the beach and water park features at Clevelands House. And don’t forget to take the family to one of the great Summer Water Sports ski shows happening throughout the week across our region.

LGBTQ2 Travel: Muskoka Lakes is warm, inviting and inclusive

Named one of the Top 10 gay-friendly locations in Ontario other than Toronto by Discover Gay Ontario, Muskoka Lakes offers an unlimited array of activities and experiences year round!

Snowmobile through our winter wonderland (featured in Daily Xtra), sip wine in Bala, the Cranberry Capital of Ontario, hike one of our many picturesque trails to witness the spectacular fall colours or rent a cottage. Whatever you chose to do, we’re thrilled to introduce you to where to stay and what to do in Muskoka Lakes.

Check out this winter tourism article in Daily xtra, written by Keph Senett.

Note: The Muskoka Pride Festival happens in the last two weeks of July. Visit Pride Muskoka for a list of events.

About Muskoka

Beyond Muskoka Lakes, there is all of beautiful Muskoka to experience, and the Muskoka Lakes Chamber is here to help you with overall Muskoka plans. You can also visit DiscoverMuskoka.ca for information about travel packages and experiences.

Did you know…Muskoka was given the #1 spot in the National Geographic10 Best Trips of Summer 2011” and was included in their “Best Trips of the World 2012” – we invite you to visit soon to find out why.

Do Business Here

Muskoka Lakes attracts many types of business, and the Chamber is here to help your enterprise succeed and grow. We partner with the Township, District and business development agencies to answer your questions and get you the resources you need to get started—and thrive.

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