August 2019

Found 5 blog entries for August 2019.

Echo Lake - Lake of the Week

Located 10 minutes northeast of Baysville and 25 minutes to Bracebridge, Echo Lake is a great place to relax and rejuvenate. At Echo Lake canoes and kayaks are king. Push off from the portage launch on Hammond Road to enjoy the gorgeous scenery and go for a paddle. There are several different bays to explore. It is a perfect way to take in the peace and quiet of the cottage life.

If you feel like doing something a little different, why not take a short trip to Lake of Bays Boat Tours? It’s just one way to experience even more of what Muskoka has to offer. While you are in town, you can also swing by the Baysville section of the group of seven murals outdoor gallery. The magic of this region inspired the group of seven to paint some of the most

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Welcome to Peninsula Lake, our newest lake of the week. Often called Pen Lake by the locals, Peninsula Lake has a split jurisdiction between the Town of Huntsville and the Township of Lake of Bays. It has become one of the most popular lakes in Muskoka and even hosted the G8 Summit. 

 Peninsula Lake was the last of four lakes to be connected by a canal. Mary, Fairy and Vernon Lakes were linked but there was a desire to see Peninsula Lake become part of the water navigation system. Once this desire became a reality it opened the area to all kinds of possibilities including tourism and other economic benefits. This is just a small part of Peninsula Lake’s rich history.

 One of the biggest attractions around the lake is the world-famous

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It is hard to believe we are already into the second half of August, and before you know it summer will be history. Speaking of history, Muskoka has a rich history. With the extension of the Northern Railway of Canada to Gravenhurst in 1875, marked the beginning of rail service to Muskoka and a gateway to the region. Tourists came in by train and lumber could be shipped out. The sawmill industry thrived through the late 19th century and into the early 20th century. Early cottagers included American industrialists in areas including Beaumaris, on Lake Muskoka, dubbed "Millionaires Row”. If you enjoy history, try visiting one or more of the nine museums and historic sites in Muskoka. 

Muskoka Heritage Place

Bala’s Museum with Memories of Lucy Maud

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Lake of The Week - Kawagama Lake

It's time to go big or go home at Kawagama Lake. One of the largest lakes in the region, Kawagama has so much to offer no matter what you are looking for. The lake is only 10 minutes to the village of Dorset where you can pick up all the essentials for your cottage vacation. 

If you like taking your boat out on the lake, you will love the choice of two marinas on Kawagama. Mountain Trout Marina and Old Mill Marina are both located on the west side of the lake. Storage and repair services are available to keep your boat in its prime. Once you are all gassed up and ready to go feel free to explore over 31 km of lake water.

What could be more tempting than beautifully clear water on a hot summer day? Kawagama Lake has an excellent water

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Loon Lake - Lake of the Week

 Are you looking for a lakeside getaway? Well, Loon Lake is calling! This lake is located northwest of the Town of Gravenhurst, which has all amenities including groceries, gas, and local markets. Loon Lake is a part of the local headwaters, meaning it provides the water that flows into Turtle Lake and drains into Morrison Creek.

Loon Lake is a perfect spot for nature enthusiasts. A few minutes down the road you will find the trailhead for Old Stone Road Trail. Along the 6 kilometre hike, you will be able to experience one of Muskoka’s original roads that used to connect Bala to Gravenhurst. It even joins up with Devil’s Gap trail if you want to extend your hike. The area has over three hundred plant species and is a part of the Loon Lake Wetland

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