Muskoka – Resort Destinations

Muskoka is a featured resort destination in Ontario.  Muskoka was ranked the National Geographic # 1 Summer, and top 10 rating for fall resort destinations. The recent Gold Medal for Dara Howell of Huntsville once again puts Muskoka in the spot light for winter resorts. Muskoka is a favoured ski resort and winter destination. Resorts and lodges, inns, cottage resorts and resort hotels are plentiful. Muskoka is known for its romantic getaways and offers a variety of year fun activities for a family getaway.

Local Area Tourism Link: Muskoka Tourism

Muskoka Tourism

Romantic Getaways in Muskoka

Muskoka is all about lakes, sunsets and romance.  Pick one of several Muskoka romantic getaways at a selection of resorts, inns, hotels, cottage resorts and b&b’s in Bracebridge, Dwight, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Minett, Port Carling, Port Severn, Port Sydney,  Severn Bridge.

Family Fun Getaways in Muskoka

Muskoka is also about family tradition dating back over a century of vacation experiences. Muskoka Family Fun Getaways can be found in the many towns and lakeside resort destinations such as Bracebridge, Dwight, Emsdale, Gravenhurst, Honey Harbour, Huntsville, Mactier, Minett, Port Carling, Port Severn, Port Sydney or  Severn Bridge, Torrance, Utterson and Windermeres

Muskoka Cottage Country 

One of the best ways to discover Muskoka  is with a road trip (see right side box) and to look at locations with overnight cottage or cottage resort accommodation. Cottaging is a favourite pass time for Ontario residents.  Be prepared to “fall in love” with a family fun tradition or with a favourite romantic location when you discover all of the Muskoka Ontario resort destination treasures.

Winter Wonderlands in Muskoka

Muskoka offers weekend family fun during the February getaway season plus the school March Break time n the communities of Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Huntsville with donwhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, snowmobling skating and winter hiking, which can include overnight inn, resort and lodge and resort-hotel accommodation packages.

February family day fun or Valentines romantic outdoor bonfires, and warm indoor fireplaces all add to Muskoka’s romance.  Traveling north via Highway 400 and Highway 11 leads to many of the best winter resort destinations in Ontario. Muskoka is a location with luxury winter resorts and quaint towns and villages and unique attractions, events and winter carnival festivals.  Check the road and snow reports for up-to-date info as you travel north in the winter season.

Fall in Cottage Country

Autumn time in Muskoka means long country walks, Thanksgiving with families, outdoor bonfires, and warm indoor fireplace.  Must activities include a fall country drive to see the changing leaves,  or last canoe paddle of the season for fresh fall colour vistas. The road trips identified in the side box are particularly spectacular during the months of September and October.

Traveling north to cottage country will inevitably take you through Muskoka. Any number of lakes, towns, villages cottages, Provincial Parks, and outdoor destinations conjure a personal vision of “Muskokas” or “The Muskokas”. Cottage owners are often emphatic that Muskoka is the only Ontario ‘cottage country’. See cottage living for cottage real estate information. Muskoka is a location with luxury resorts and quaint towns and villages and unique attractions, events and festivals as one drives north on the Highway 11 Way.  or Highway 400 North.  Muskoka is the link to many more  Ontario’s outstanding resort destinations.

Where is Muskoka

This is difficult to answer for most new visitors or tourists. Everyone usually knows that Muskoka is north of Toronto and accessed by Highway 400 and Highway 11. See the Muskoka Map. To the south Muskoka Borders Simcoe county and changes along the Severn River. To the south side of the Severn is mostly Simoce County, and to the North side is Muskoka. To the west, the main border is Tay Township which is also part of Simcoe County. Muskoka also touches on Georgian Bay and the 30,000 Island to the west. To the North Muskoka Borders on the Parry Sound District, and often Muskoka-Parrry Sound are referred as one destination. To the east and north east, North Muskoka includes Lake of Bays bordiner on Haliburton County and the Algonquin Park area. Muskoka has the reputation as being one of the larger areas in the province known as cottage country. Many Toronto residents consider Muskoka to be located in northern Ontario. However, by provincial standards, Muskoka is located in Southern Ontario. Muskoka is famous for the ‘Muskoka Chair”, and the summer Muskoka sand beaches, winter sports and deep lakes such as Lake Muskoka.

Muskoka members are distributed throughout this vast region. The towns and communities with 400ELEVEN members follows. Click on anyone of the towns below to find information and direct links to accommodation, attractions and Muskoka related tourist associations.

Bala-Torrance | Bracebridge | Dwight | Gravenhurst | Honey Harbour | Huntsville | MacTier | Oxtongue Lake | Port Carling 
Port Severn | Port Sydney | Severn Bridge | Utterson

Additional information on travel and toursim in Muskoka Ontario can be found at Muskoka Travel and Tourism Information centres can be found off of Highway 400 at Muskoka Road 5 at the Port Severn-Honey Harbour exit, and just south of Gravenhurst on Highway 11, driving north.

The District Municipality of Muskoka is the extended version of ‘Muskoka’ and encompasses the following towns or townships

Town of Bracebridge

Township of Georgian Bay, Muskoka

Town of Gravenhurst

Township of Lake of Bays

Town of Huntsville

Township of Muskoka Lakes