Muskoka Travel Guide
Muskoka Voted Number One Best Trip by National Geographic
Muskoka, located in Central Ontario,
is home to approximately 1600 lakes, which makes it a very popular destination for
tourists. The three major lakes there are Lake Rosseau, Lake Joseph and Lake
Muskoka. In the last 20 years, some of Hollywood’s biggest stars have built
summer retreats there because of the grandeur and beauty of
Muskoka beckons you to come and
leave behind all the cares of a busy life in the city. This is a place to get back
to nature and breathe some cool, fresh air into your lungs. The tall, green pines
and heavily wooded forests are wonderful places for hiking or hunting. On the shores
of the various lakes, you will find a wide range of resorts and cottages to suit
every taste and budget.
The area surrounding Haliburton and Kawartha Lakes has become known as “Cottage
Country”. This region is sprinkled with picturesque towns, villages and shops. You
will find some exceptional marinas along the lake shores, as well as upscale country
clubs and golf courses. Muskoka
is definitely a nature lover’s paradise. The soap opera, “Paradise Falls” is about
a fictitious cottage community and is partly shot in
National Geographic has just named Muskoka the Number One Best Trip for summer 2011. One
of the reasons is the abundance of fun, exciting activities available to tourists.
Whether you want to stay in a rustic log cabin or a five-star hotel, you will have
no trouble finding just the right accommodations.
There is also an endless list of places to go and things to see. You can take a
lovely cruise on Island Queen Cruiselines or you can visit any one of the unique
museums. Muskoka is a favorite
hang-out for many of Ontario’s most famous artists. Each year in September, these
talented artisans gather for the annual
Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour.
The Muskoka Lakes Music Festival takes place in the summer usually from June to
August each year. At the Music Festival, musicians and singers from all over the
world gather to display and share their fine talents. The festival has something
for everyone, from workshops to shows and exhibits for both children and adults.
As you might imagine, with so many lakes, waterfalls and rivers in
Muskoka, there is an abundance of fishing, boating and water-related activities.
You can rent a canoe and paddle your way down a lazy river or take an exciting fishing
adventure tour with one of the local guided fishing tours.
The local farmers in the Muskoka
area share their bounty at large and small area Farmers Markets. If you’re bringing
the kids, then be sure to stop and spend a few hours at Santa’s Village. The whole
family will also enjoy an afternoon at the Muskoka Wildlife Centre or an evening
at the Echo Valley Observatory watching the starry night unfold.
Muskoka is a beautiful place where
you can spend a long weekend or an entire lifetime. It’s one of those places that
you should really visit at least once in your life. It will be a memorable and enjoyable
vacation trip for you and your family.