If you’re growing tired of the loud and industrial life of the city and are in desperate need of a family vacation that comes with relaxation, scenic views, and plenty to do in the downtime, then look no further than the region of Muskoka, Ontario.
Muskoka is a place of tranquillity and escape, where one can go to renew and recharge their batteries. The district is home to lush foliage, sculpted ski hills, 1600 lakes, an assortment of luxury resorts, and prime cottage-country, such as the private cottages for sale on Lake of Bays, Ontario.
So what is there to do in Muskoka that makes it such a great destination for your next vacation?
The Natural Scenery
The beautiful landscape is in no shortage in the Muskoka region. Besides its vast number of lakes, the area is also home to many popular waterfalls such as Bala falls, Wilson’s Falls, and Stubb’s Falls.
Wildlife like deer and moose make their home in Muskoka’s lush forests, populated with many lush trees such as poplar, pine, spruce and birch.
If hiking is your thing, many of these forests contain maintained trails, perfect for diving headfirst into the great outdoors. Algonquin park makes its home in the region, offering many more trails and rentals for canoes, kayaks, and mountain biking.
If you’re looking to experience a true Canadian winter vacation, look no further than the Muskoka region.
During the winter season, Muskoka is known for getting snow – and lots of it! These conditions make for perfect Canadian winter activities such as skating, snowshoeing, and skiing at one of the many resorts and ski hills.
Muskoka also offers a unique winter activity that you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.
If you’re a skating fan, the Muskoka region is home to skating trails, which takes the joy of skating and moves it outside the rink, and through cleared trails of forests, such as the Arrowhead Ice Skating Trail, or The Cranberry Ice Trail, the only ice skating trail that comes with a winery located on-site!
The summer season is when the Muskoka region truly comes alive with seasonal cottage-goers and tourists alike, starting as early as the May 24 weekend.
Besides the peace and relaxation of enjoying cottage life, there are tons of activities to do in Muskoka during the summer. Paddle boarding, canoeing, water-skiing, fishing, and swimming are all seasonal favourites! Many of these activities take advantage of the many bodies of water in the region, such as the lakes, rivers, and waterways.
Boat cruises, meanwhile, are one of the most relaxing and luxurious ways to see the countryside, from romantic sunset cruises to authentic family-friendly steamboat sailings.
For the outdoorsy types, hiking and biking, some of the many trails of the regions are a great way to see the landscapes while getting in some fresh air. If you’re feeling a little daring, try the unique summer activity of treetop excursions, where you can zipline, swing, or trek through the great forest tops that span over Muskoka.