TOWNSHIP OF MUSKOKA LAKES
With its endless blue lakes, countless islands and stretches of sandy beaches - Muskoka Lakes is the perfect setting for a pleasurable escape. It’s three big lakes - Joseph, Rosseau and Muskoka - and their several lakeside communities are a perennial playground for tourists, cottagers and year-round residents.
Comprised of many small towns and villages, the Township is home to Bala, Ontario’s cranberry capital. Famous for its cranberry marshes and annual Cranberry Festival - held the weekend after Thanksgiving, Bala becomes festive celebrating the town’s importance as Ontario’s only source of the ruby-red berry. Bala is a lively tourist town with two spectacular waterfalls, a variety of antiques and crafts shows, home to the Bala Museum, a museum, showcasing Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of Ann of Green Gables and a must see on any trip to Muskoka is The Kee to Bala, which was once a dance pavilion in the 40’s.
Port Carling, “the hub of the lakes,” is abuzz with non-stop activities. Facilities such as the Muskoka Lakes Museum, the Locks, the Community Centre and Arena and the main street itself offer a variety of entertainment and fun filled activities for the whole family. The town’s famous locks, linking Lakes Muskoka and Rosseau, produce a daily parade of pleasure craft and cruisers as they “lock through.” Port Carling is also home to "The Wall", a spectacular photo-mosaic comprised of over 900 images of life in Port Carling from 1860 and 1960 which combine to create a life-sized full-colour photograph of the Sagamo passing through the historic Port Carling locks. A trip to see "The Wall" is a perfect reason to travel to Port Carling, where you can enjoy many fine shops and eateries as you stroll around town.
The villages of Minett, Windermere, Glen Orchard and Milford Bay are home to many resorts, marinas and attractions each unique offering a taste of Muskoka’s past and present.
For information contact the Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce:
Phone: (705) 762-5663
For information contact the Township of Muskoka Lakes:
Phone: (705) 765-3156