Muskoka Travel Vacation Guides
Muskoka Cottage Country
Muskoka is a great family vacation destination. Not only are there loads of fun outdoor activities to keep the kids occupied, there are also many interesting museums, amusement parks and entertainment centers where you can spend your time. In the summer months, you can enjoy the lakes and forest trails as you teach your children to appreciate nature’s beauty. In the winter months, you can enjoy some snowy fun at the many resorts in the area and visit Santa’s Village.
Because of its scenic beauty, Muskoka is also a favorite destination for a romantic getaway. In the fall and spring season, you can appreciate the stunning landscapes while snuggling up in front of a roaring fireplace in your vacation home. Outdoor adventure enthusiasts are spoiled for choice in the Muskoka region. Regardless of the season, there are miles of trails to explore and a wide range of activities available.
This is MILapse video posted on Vimeo.com; it's worth adding that National Geographic picked Muskoka, Ontario as number one on 10 Best Trips of Summer 2011
Each season in Muskoka has its own set of unique attractions. In the summertime, the forests and lakes are a great playground for people who enjoy the outdoors. On the lakes, you can go boating, waterskiing, wake boarding, fishing, paddling or swimming. Enjoy a late afternoon cruise on a historic steamboat and sail past the millionaires' row. The forests have a treasure trove of trails that are open for hiking and mountain biking. There are many festivals that take place in the summer months; these are great for getting home-baked blueberry pies and butter tarts that the region is famous for.
In the wintertime, most of the area gets blanketed with snow. There are several alpine skiing resorts and miles of cross country trails. For those that enjoy a more leisurely pace, you can go snowshoeing or dog sledding. Several communities have outdoor ice rinks and snow play parks which are great fun for the family. Snowmobiling is another popular winter pastime.
Fall season is a favorite for photographers and artists. The turning leaves and rusty hues contrast against the deep blue lakes and create wonderful pictures. It is also harvest season and visitors can purchase delicious fresh cranberries and an assortment of homemade products.
"Fall Scenes Muskoka 2011-2012" made and shared by InterHaydn on YouTube.com
Spring is particularly beautiful in Muskoka. With mornings still crisp, it’s a great season for exploring the many trails of the region. This is also the season when maple is harvested. Visitors can stop in at one of the many local farms and see how maple syrup, taffy and butter are made.
Cottages are the most desirable logging choice in Muskoka
You can never be bored in Muskoka. On the contrary, you may have a hard time deciding what to do each day because there are simply so many options and activities available. Your options are only limited by the seasons and your personal preferences. Spend the days out on the trails and relax each evening in the comfort and warmth of your Muskoka vacation cottage.