Muskoka is Cottage Country
When visiting cottage country, renting cottage in Muskoka allows you to live like a real Muskokan. Muskoka cottage rentals are the best way to enjoy your vacation as a local, feel the heartbeat of the community and be close to restaurants, shopping and the entertainment. Once you’ve had the experience of staying in Muskoka, you may find yourself returning year after year.
Muskoka Cabin Rentals
If you can picture yourself watching the sunrise over a large coffee, perhaps on a dock over the crystal waters of Lake Muskoka, then a lake cabin rental could be the perfect choice for your vacation. Renting a cabin in Muskoka will offer you more flexibility and space than a traditional hotel stay, and the cost is comparable if not less! Consider what you’ll save by having a full kitchen and a laundry room right there when you need it. Renting a cabin will let you get back to nature and clear your head of the stresses of life.
Muskoka Lakes Fishing Experience
With its many lakes, sandy beaches and beautiful fall colors, Muskoka is the perfect destination for a fishing getaway – and not just in fall, but in every season. Muskoka’s three major lakes – Lake Joseph, Lake Rosseau and Lake Muskoka are havens for fishermen, and are teeming with large and smallmouth bass, walleye, lake trout and northern pike. You can rent a boat and fishing gear right in one of the nearby lakeside communities for your day of fishing. Don’t forget your camera. You’ll have endless photo opportunities to capture the Muskoka fall colors from the water.
Things to do in Muskoka County
Muskoka's biggest municipality is Huntsville, whose population is about 20,000. Huntsville is located 215 km from Toronto and just 130km from North Bay. Located in beautiful cottage country, Huntsville is a center for Muskoka vacation rentals. In Muskoka County you'll also find the towns of Gravenhurst and Bracebridge. Each town boasts unique highlights.
• Huntsville has the Algonquin Theatre and Muskoka Heritage Place.
• Gravenhurst has wonderful steamships, one of which is the Segwun, North America’s oldest operating steam ship.
• Bracebridge is home of Santa’s Village.
Port Carling is situated between Lake Rosseau and Lake Muskoka, and is home to the famous locks linking the two lakes. You can feel the port town buzz with activity while watching the barges, cruisers and motorboats pass through the locks. You might also include a visit to the Muskoka Lakes Museum, where they proudly recount their boat building history.
Muskoka Boat Tours – Fall Colors from the Water!
Muskoka boat tours are great for a couple, family, group of friends, or even a company getaway. What better way is there to unwind than to enjoy the spectacular Muskoka fall colors while relaxing on the water? No matter who you’re with, a serene boat tour will bring you closer.
Lake Muskoka boat tours range from motorboats that seat 12 to cruises on the beautiful Lady Muskoka. The 300-passenger steamship hosts family reunions, fundraisers, birthday parties and weddings. Imagine this beautiful and romantic setting for your own wedding! When you’ve decided on your date, call Lady Muskoka Cruises to confirm availability, then start planning your unique steamship wedding cruise.
The Muskoka Fleet includes the Wanda III, the Wenonah II, and the aforementioned R.M.S. Segwun, will all of them docked at Sagamo Park. The R.M.S. Segwun offers popular dinner cruises (lunch is also available), and you can book sightseeing tours highlighting the beautiful Muskoka fall colors during September and October.
And please check our video collection of beautiful Muskoka by visiting our travel guide page.