The Highway 60 Way

Algonquin Park Gateway via Highway 60

Highway 60 (west to east) starts in Muskoka at Huntsville Ontario and proceeds east to Dwight, Oxtongue Lake, Algonquin Park, Whitney, Barry’s Bay, Wilno, ending in Renfrew and joining Highway 17 South to Ottawa or north to North Bay.  See specific resort towns and resort destinations along Highway 60. Huntsville Dwight Oxtongue Lake | Algonquin Park | Whitney | Barry’s Bay | Wilno

Highway 60 Road Trip

The Highway 60 corridor must be discovered in every season to appreciate the changing beauty along this scenic  highway.  Spring and March Break time offers the end of winter beginning of spring. This is closely followed by Easter and Maple syrup time and a rebirth of wildlife throughout the region.  he Friends of Algonquin Park bookstore will be open daily from 10am to 5pm during. March Break from March10th – 17th.. Stop by the Visitor Centre to check out this amazing deal and support education and interpretation in Algonquin! For more information call 613.637.2828 or visit website Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in the Algonquin area

Huntsville | Muskoka

Huntsville Muskoka Ontario is one of Canada’s premiere resort destinations dissected by Highway 11 Way and Highway 60. Highway 60 links to the Algonquin Area and Canada’s Capital Ottawa. Huntsville is often considered the heart of Muskoka and was chosen to host to the 2010 G8 Summit. A trip to the Huntsville area will quickly define the beauty of this “Muskokas” location. If visitors want to take a walk, hike, or cool off parks and Huntsville Beaches are always close in the summer. Huntsville is often associated with Ontario’s famous cottage country and often included with Parry Sound as a Government of Canada political designation. See more tourist information on Huntsville Ontario including Huntsville area resorts, inns, hotels and area attractions.

Dwight | Lake of Bays

Dwight Ontario is located at the junction of Highway 35, and Highway 60, North of Toronto. The town of Dwight is in the resort destination of North Muskoka and is considered a hub to Lake of Bays and the Algonquin Park area destinations. Dwight is the second last town proceeding west toward Algonquin park. There is an excellent beach for a quick swim in Lake of Bays in the town of Dwight just of highway 60. Dwight area resorts, inns, hotels and area attractions.

Oxtongue Lake

Oxtongue Lake connects Lake of Bays to Algonquin Park via the picturesque Oxtongue River. Oxtongue Lake offers excellent swimming and bathing along the predominantly sandy shoreline. Maximum depth of the lake is believed to be 90 feet. Fishing is good in the area. Abundant wildlife such as ducks, loons, blue herons, beaver, muskrats, moose , deer and foxes call this area home too. The lake is enclosed by large sections of Crown Lands and the close proximity to Algonquin Park a backdrop of wilderness pleasure. Oxtongue Lake is approximately 20 minutes from Huntsville, the nearest town. Oxtongue area resorts, inns, hotels

Algonquin Provincial Park

Today, most Ontario residents associate the name Algonquin with one of the largest designated park areas ‘Algonquin Provincial Park. It is the largest green area designated on the official map of Ontario. In fact Algonquin or Algonquian, is really a nation of which only a part is located in Ontario Algonquin Nation-Pikwakanagan-Golden Lake. Ontario’s first nation The Algonquins, are located mainly at Golden Lake, on Highway 60 a 90 minute drive from the East gate of Algonquin Park off of Highway 60. Algonquin Park area hotels, resorts, lodges, cottages.


The East gate of Algonquin Park is at the edge of the town of Whitney Ontario where the Madawaska River runs on its way to the Ottawa Valley. There are Several excellent locations for accommodation at inns, resorts and cottages close to or bordering on Algonquin Park.

Barry’s Bay

This Ottawa Valley and Madawaska Valley community has several lakes and water routes that form part of the Madawaska River system leading to the Ottawa River. Highway 62 heads south from the junction of Highway 60 right in Barry’s Bay and goes to Bancroft. See Barry’s Bay lodges, inns and resorts.


Wilno Ontario is Canada’s first Polish community located east of Barry’s Bay along Highway 60.  A must stop at the Wilno Tavern or the historic Kazuby. Museum and Garden Gallery will give you an overview of the the areas history, local artisans  entertainers and great food. Barry’s Bay lodges, inns and resorts.
See Wilno Photo Gallery