Muskoka Recreation and Activities

Muskoka Recreation and Activities

Muskoka Tourism operates two Tourist Information Centres, one on highway 11 south of Gravenhurst and one on highway 400 near Port Severn.


Muskoka offers some of Ontario's freshest food in its farmers markets 6 days a week.  Bala on Monday, Dwight on Tuesday, Gravenhurst Wednesday, Port Carling or Hunstville Thursday, Rosseau or Baysville on Friday and Bracebridge Saturday.

Festivals and Art Shows

The Bala Cranberry Festival in the fall has brought over 500 thousand people to Bala over the past 33 years. (Oct)
​The Bracebridge Fire & Ice Festival offers many winter activites. (Jan)
Gravenhurst Winter Fest is always a great way to enjoy winter.(Feb)
​The Gravenhurst Car Show is the Largest in Northern Ontario. (Saturday, June 16 2018)​


Theatres and Concerts

Peter's Players is a licensed intimate concert hall in Gravenhurst.

The Kee to Bala has been providing top notch entertainment since 1942 in Bala.

Gravenhurst Opera House and Arts Centre offers opera, classical music and films as well as alternative films through Fine Films Gravenhurst.
​Gravenhurst offers weekly Music on the Barge in Gull Lake Park in Gravenhurst all summer.

The Norwood Theatre in Bracebridge offers feature films plus Metropolitan Opera Live in HD broadcasts and semi-monthly alternative films through Spinning Reels.

The Rene M. Caisse Memorial Theatre in Bracebridge offers dance, music, theatre and opera (including Live HD broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera).

The Capitol Theatre in Huntsville offers feature films as well as alternative films through Reel Alteratives.

Casino Rama is a short distance south of Muskoka and has an excellent lineup of top concert acts.

The Huntsville Festival of the Arts brings concerts and performances to the Huntsville area through the year.


Muskoka Rails Museum (Gravenhurst)

Bethune Memorial House (Gravenhurst, June-Oct, Natural Historic Site of Canada)

Muskoka Staemships and Discovery Center (Gravenhurst, year round)

Woodchester Villa (Bracebridge, currently closed for repairs)

Muskoka Heritage Place (Huntsville, Museum open year round, Pioneer Village and Train May 17-Oct11)

Muskoka Lakes Museum (Port Carling, May 18-Oct 13)

Bala's Museum with Memories of Lucy Maud Montgomery (Bala, June 24-Oct14)

The Museum on Tower Hill (Parry Sound, year round)

Little Norway Memorial (Muskoka Airport, year round)

Dorset Heritage Museum (Dorset, May 24-Thanksgiving)


Santa’s Village is a 60 acre family entertainment park nestled on a bend of the Muskoka River in Bracebridge.  Established in 1955 and located half way between the equator and the North Pole, it’s where Santa Cluas spends the warm months relaxing and experiencing the joy of Christmas all summer long. With so many fun things to do, it is a great place to spend time with your family & friends of all ages!   Open mid-June until Labour Day (plus weekends over Christmas).

Sportsland is a separate area of Santa’s Village that is geared towards older kids as well as adults who are kids at heart!  In Sportsland you’ll find exciting attractions including single and double go karts, a bungee trampoline, laser tag, batting cages, climbing wall, mini golf, an arcade and much more! (Free admission to Sportsland — pay as you play).

Nestled around Santa’s Village, the Muskoka Zip Lines & Aerial Park in Bracebridge and Tree Top Trekking in Huntsville offers all the excitement of a modern Aerial Adventure Park.

Fun on the Lake

For Water Sking, Canoes. Kayaks, Paddlboards, Sea Doo, Boat Rentals, Tours, Taxi and Water Sports Muskoka has some excellent Marinas to chose from.  On Lake Muskoka you have Muskoka Wharf Marine in Gravenhurst, Campbell's Landing and Walker's Point on the west, Bala Cove and Terrance Marina in Bala, Beuamaris, and Allport Marina on the East.  Gordon Bay and The Cove Muskoka Marina are on Lake Joseph, Windermere and Summer Water Sports are on Lake Rosseau and Port Sandfield Marina is on Both.  Baysville Marina is locted on Lake of Bays. Skeleton Lake Marina is on Skeleton Lake. Pride Marine Group is the largest with multiple locations, with many more great smaller marinas sevicing the muskoka area.

There are also weekly Watersking Shows through out the summer

Lake and River Cruises

Muskoka Steamships & Discovery Center cruise Lake Muskoka from Gravenhurst boat musseum on two historic steamships, RMS Segwun and RMS Wenonah II.  In Bracebridge, the 300-passenger Lady Muskoka offers cruises down the Muskoka River and around Lake Muskoka.  Sunset Cruises operates the M.V. Idyllwood and the Peerless II starting from Port Carling locks.  From Parry Sound, Georgian Bay cruises are available at Island Queen Cruise.

Aerial Tours

Located at the Muskoka Airport, Heli Muskoka offers a wide variety of Helicopter sightseeing and aerial photography tours. Georgian Bay Airways flys from the docks in downtown Parrysound and offer charters, flight training, sightseeing and day trips.

Walking and Hiking Trails

The Muskoka Trails Council works to promote the trail system within Muskoka.  There are many easily-accessible trails throughout the region.  Trail guides are available for each municipality.


Gull Lake Rotary Park (3 St, Gravenhurst, ON P1P 1H4)
Muskoka Beach Park (1143-1161 Frank Miller Memorial Rte, Gravenhurst, ON P1P 1R1)
Franklin Park
(Located at 1615 Kilworthy Road)
Lorne Street Park (End of Lorne Street)
Bass Lake Park (Located at Fire Route 15, off Barkway Road)

Annie Williams Park (Wellington Street to Santa’s Village Road)
Bass Rock Park (Wilson’s Falls Rd. (rock only – no sand))
Bowyer’s Beach (Bowyers Beach Road off of Golden Beach Road)
Bracebridge Bay (Ecclestone Drive (Kelvin Grove Park, deep area only))
Bracebridge Bay Park (Wharf Rd. (Bracebridge Bay Park))
Clear Lake Beach (Located at the end of Clear Lake Road)
Fox Point beach (Highway 118 E. to Conway Crescent then to Fox Point Road (Neighbourhood Park))
Holditch Street Park/Beach (Holditch Street and Dill Street (Neighbourhood Park))
Kirby’s Beach (Lake Muskoka, off Beaumont Drive in Bracebridge)
Muskoka Falls (Morrow Drive (Neighbourhood Park))
Strawberry Bay Beach (Stephens Bay Road)
Wood Lake Beach (Oakley Cres. to Caribou Lodge Rd to Rignalls Road (Neighbourhood Park))

Algonquin Provincial Park (Hwy 60 then go 45 km east of Huntsville)
Arrowhead Provincial Park (Off Hwy 11 at the north end of Huntsville)
Avery Beach (On Hunter’s Bay off Main St. West, Huntsville)
Camp Kitchen Beach (Muskoka Heritage Place and then left onto Camp Kitch Road)
Dwight Beach (Lake of Bays, off Hwy. 60 in Dwight)
Hutcheson Beach (Lake Vernon, off Muskoka Road 2 west of Huntsville)
Lake of Bays Park (Lake of Bays, South Portage Road, Baysville)
Oxtongue Rapids Park (Off Hwy. 60 east of Dwight)
Port Sydney Beach (Muskoka Road 10, Mary Lake, Port Sydney)
Tally Bay Beach (Peninsula Lake, off Hwy. 60, Hillside)

Georgian Bay:
Georgian Bay Island National Park (Beausoleil Island, 17 km north of Port Severn)
MacTier Beach (Stewart lake, east of the town centre on Stewart St.)
Prospect Lake Beach (Hwy 118 east to Prospect Lake Rd.)
Six Mile (17 km north of Port Severn off Highway 400)

Muskoka Lakes:
Archdekin Park (Harris Street, Port Carling
Baycliffe Park (Milford Bay Road, Muskoka Road 118 West, Milford Bay)
Four Mile Point Park (Rosseau Rd. #3 (off Hwy 141)
Hanna Park Beach (Off Bailey Street, Port Carling)
Indian Crescent Park (Indian Cres., Port Carling)
Jaspen Park (Moon River, off District Road 38, Bala)
Port Sandfield Park (Muskoka Rd. 7, Port Sandfield)
Rosseau Beach (Lake Rosseau, in village of Rosseau)
Skeleton Lake Park (Skeleton Lake Road #5, Ullswater)
Sunset Park (Wharf Rd. (off Torrance Rd.), Torrance)
Valley Green Beach (Muskoka Road, 118 W, Milford Bay)
Windermere Park (Lake Rosseau, off District Road 4)
Windsor Park (Off Muskoka Road 169, Bala)

National and Provincial Parks

Enjoy camping, hiking, swimming or biking though in Muskoka with 1 National and 11 Provincial parks waiting to be explored.  Algonquin National Park, Arrowhead, Hardy Lake, Ragged Falls, Georgian Bay Island, Six Mile Lake, Queen Elizabeth 2 Wildlands and Bigwind Lake are the most popular parks.


With over 25 Golf Courses to chose from in Muskoka, why not take your time to enjoy each one before picking your favorite.

Muskoka Bay Club (Gravenhurst)
Taboo Resort Golf and Spa (Gravenhurst)
Bracebridge Golf Club (Bracebridge)
Muskoka Highlands (Bracebridge)
South Muskoka Curling & Golf Club (Bracebridge)
The Fairways at Kirrie Glen (Bracebridge)
Huntsville Downs Golf  & Country Club (Huntsville)
Bigwin Island Golf Club (Huntsville)
Deerhurst Golf and Resort (Huntsville)
Grandview Golf Club (Huntsville)
Lake Joseph Golf Club (Port Carling)
Diamond 'in the Ruff' Golf Club (Utterson)
North Granite Golf Course (Port Sydney)
Windermere Golf & Country Club (Windermere)
Muskoka Woodlands Golf Course (Foot's Bay)
The Rock Golf Club (Minett)
Rocky Crest Golf Course (Mac Tier)

There are several minigolf facilities in Muskoka, including the Northern Escapades Mini Golf (Bracebridge), Santa's Village Sportsland (Bracebridge), the Evergreen Golf Centre (Washago), Dorset Family Golf Centre (3km west of Dorset on hwy 117)

Winter Fun

Ice Skating Trails, Dog Sledding, Fat Tire Mountain Biking, Sleigh and Wagon Rides, Cross Country Skiing, Downhill Skiing, Ice Climbing, Ice Fishing, Snowmobiling Rentals & Tours and Snowshoeing

For information on transportation to and around the Muskoka Region, please visit our Transportation page.

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