Explore Port Carling
Port Carling is the famous hub of the lakes where you can access all three big Muskoka Lakes: Rosseau, Joseph and Muskoka. Boat or drive in for great shopping and experiences.
MIDDAY MADNESS • SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019
2018 marked the first ever Midday Madness sale for shops in Port Carling and we’re doing it again this year! You won’t want to miss out on great deals and entertainment. This is the time when seasonal stores display select items at deep discounts. Make sure you explore BOTH sides of the locks for great deals in both downtown and uptown Port Carling. Musicians will serenade you throughout the village (from Lee’s Plumbing to Aunt Doodies), and the kiddies can get their faces painted on Maple Street near the Muskoka Emporium. A fun day not to be missed. Runs noon to 5pm (or until close for select stores).
From stores specializing in spectacular cottage décor to both antique and modern boat shops to vintage clothing and the latest styles, there’s something for every shopper in Port Carling. There are specialty stores for the foodie, and even a store devoted to dogs! Does your Fido have a life jacket that fits? For these and other finds, also check out the Port Carling Farmers’ Market every Thursday at Hanna Park. And you’ll also discover unique souvenirs at the Muskoka Lakes Museum on Bartleman Island. Use our Member Search to find Chamber member stores, restaurants and experiences in Port Carling.
No visit to Port Carling is complete without a cruise on the Peerless II, which can be found at the Port Carling locks.
Need a painter, cleaning service, plumber or carpenter? Maybe you’re looking for help with your website. Shopping local also means finding a Chamber member nearby who is ready to serve a wide variety of your needs at your home, office or cottage. Browse below or use our Member Search and enter a key word to find members offering the service you need.
Close to Port Carling are excellent restaurants that are Chamber members, offering everything from ice cream and coffee to fine dining.
Food and Dining
Food and Dining. Check out Richwell’s, The Sherwood Inn and the incredible restaurants in the JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort and Spa for local fine dining. PIE Minett is a great place to look out over Lake Rosseau at Cleveland’s House. Port Carling’s Tim Horton’s is like no other coffee spot with its cottagey atmosphere and huge fireplace. Field of Greens offers a fabulous bakery, fresh produce, ready-to-go gourmet meals and seafood, too. Stephen’s Butcher Shop is famous for its meets and the Port Carling Foodland can be reached by road or boat when you need to stock up. And right downtown is Pete’s Links for the tastiest sausage on a bun served by a guy with the biggest smile for every one he meets. Follow that up with a dip into Mooskoka’s for a delicious ice cream.