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Muskoka Lakes

The Township of Muskoka Lakes was originally centered around the timber industry.  However, when that resource became harder to maintain, tourism started to be the main economic driver of the township. The larger communities of Bala, Port Carling, and Windermere call Muskoka Lakes their home, along with many small hamlets.

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Living in Muskoka Lakes

Muskoka lakes is a cottage country living hot spot but is home to almost 7,000 people year-round. It offers a balanced mixture of waterfront properties, rural areas and country settings and encourages more people to come to the area. Anchored by larger communities like Bala, Port Carling and Windermere, Muskoka lakes offers the sophistication of popular tourism all while protecting the character and natural beauty of the region.

 

Boating, hiking, cycling and relaxing on the dock are all popular activities. The region is rich in water surrounded by Lake Muskoka, Joseph and Rosseau, and cottagers flock to the area from around the world.

 

In 1868, to encourage settlement, the Ontario’s Free Grants and Homestead Act opened up farmland for people to own in the region now known as the Township of Muskoka Lakes.  The draw of free land brought in many families who carved out their homes.  The land wasn’t very fertile, though, and timber and tourism became the economic driver of the region.

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Port Carling Wall
Port Carling Wall

The Port Carling Wall is a stunning 111 by 45 foot photo mosaic made up of over 9,000 photos that creates the image of the RMS Sagamo passing through the Port Carling locks circa 1922.  Each individual photo is a moment in time of the village’s first century of 1860-1960.  Locals know this landmark as “The Wall.” It’s a can’t-miss part of the community.

View the Lakes Chair Tour in Muskoka Lakes
View the Lakes Chair Tour

The self-guided View the Lakes tour brings you across the region to spectacular views.  The Township put out ten unique Muskoka Chairs as landmarks to highlight the 10 most breath-taking spots in the area. Bring your camera for this incredible trip.

Huckleberry Rock Lookout Trail
Huckleberry Rock Lookout Trail

The Huckleberry Rock trail has been used for over 100 years. With rocks that are some of the oldest in the world, you will get a true view of the majestic nature in Canada. Along the trail you will see exposed pink granite and some wonderful vistas.

Bala historic walk
Bala Historic Walk

Looking for some history? Then come to Bala historic walk is perfect for you. The community of three islands connected by bridges has a long history. You’ll see South Falls, Moon River, and more.  You can also stop in to the Lucy Maud Montgomery Museum.

The Kee in Muskoka Lakes
The Kee to Bala

Everyone in the region knows The Kee.  This concert venue and bar brings in quite a crowd with their line up of acts.  This concert hall was build in 1930 to host big bands, and it’s still rockin’ today.

Bala Cranberry festival
Bala Cranberry Festival

Each October this unique festival brings in many tourists. The Cranberry Festival has lots of things to do, from vendors to live music to hands-on demonstrations.  Learn about this amazing crop and have some fun at this fall fair. 

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