Map of Muskoka Lakes. Detailed map of the highway and roads of Muskoka Lakes with cities and towns
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Aland of endless blue lakes, countless islands, plentiful streams, proud stands of birch and maple, and myriad windswept rocks-the wild beauty and vibrant autumn palette of the Muskoka Lakes inspired many of the Group of Seven. Today, Muskoka still attracts many artists and craftspeople to reside in the area, and their fall studio tours make great weekend excursions. Like its neighbor to the south, Huronia, Muskoka is prime cottage country for southern Ontarians. Therefore, this outdoor playground has no shortage of resorts and year-round recreational activities: fishing, hiking, cycling, boating, camping, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, dog sledding, and snowmobiling are all good bets.
Bala [E4] Situated at the union of Lake Muskoka and Moon River, Bala's scenic attractions include two waterfalls and eight bridges linking Portage Island to the town. Bala's Museum features "Memories of Lucy Maud Montgomery," honoring the author who summered here in 1922, and used Muskoka as the setting for her novel The Blue Castle. Bala is also the Cranberry Capital of Ontario-celebrated annually in October with a cranberry festival.
With 22 waterfalls, Bracebridge is believed to have more falls than any other municipality in Canada. This resort town is well-known for being Santa Claus' summer home (the town is situated on the 45th parallel, or halfway between the equator and the North Pole): Santa's Village and Sportsland offers over 30 rides and attractions including a roller coaster sleigh ride, a riverboat ride, go-karts, mini-golf, and mountain-bike trails.
Gateway to the Lake of Bays, Hunstville began as a logging town, but by the early 1900s tourists arriving by rail and steamship gave rise to numerous resorts. One of the earliest, Deerhurst, has been in operation for over a century. The Lion's Lookout, located on a hill near downtown, has a wonderful panoramic view of Fairy Lake and the surrounding area. The region's glorious fall colors are at their peak from mid-September to early October. ® Muskoka Heritage Place is the home of the Muskoka Pioneer Village and the Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway. Here costumed interpreters re-create life in the late 1800s, complete with a ride on a 1928 steam train. Arrowhead Provincial Park provides camping and beaches nearby.
Parry Sound [A1] The birthplace of hockey player Bobby Orr, Parry Sound began life as a lumber town named for Lion's Lookout in Huntsville Arctic explorer Sir William Edward Parry. Today it's a vacation center offering sightseeing cruises and flights through and above 30,000 islands— the largest concentration of islands in the world. There is excellent fishing in Georgian Bay, and scuba diving to various sunken vessels in the bay is a popular pastime. The observation tower in Tower Hill Park presents spectacular views of the bay and the town. The District Museum at the foot of the tower features histories of First Nations, trapping, logging, agriculture, and shipping.
Port Carling [C4-D4]
Muskoka's "Hub of the Lakes" is located at the heart of Cottage Country, and links southernmost Lake Muskoka with lakes Rosseau and Joseph. Its locks provide the only water link between the lakes for over 25,000 boats in the immediate area. The Muskoka Lakes Museum displays the impressive history of boat building in the area. During its boom years until 1968, Port Carling's master boat builders created the famous Seabirds wooden pleasure crafts and the Fairmiles ships of World War II. On even-numbered years the town is the home of the Muskoka | Lakes Association Antique Boat Show.
Bala Museum Kee Music Centre Johnson's Cranberry Marsh
Iroquois Cranberry Marsh
Santa's Village and Sportsland Bird's Mill Visitor Information Centre Woodchester Villa (1882) Chapel Gallery Lady Muskoka River Cruises Rich Hill Candles
Deerhurst Resort Lion's Lookout Madill Church (1872-73) Muskoka Heritage Place
West Parry Sound District Museum Tower Hill Park Heritage Cruise Lines Island Queen Cruises 30,000 Island Air sightseeing flights
Muskoka Lakes Museum
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Map of Muskoka Lakes. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Muskoka Lakes with cities and towns