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3-Day Trip to Muskoka, Ontario

Updated: Feb 26

Come to boundless lakes, countless outdoor adventures, and a calming peace in Muskoka, Ontario. Muskoka region is a cherished Ontario destination for locals and world travellers alike. It is only a two-hour drive north of Toronto, making it an ideal getaway where you’ll be transported from the noise and smog of city life to the peace and fresh air of cottage country. There are endless things to do in Muskoka for every traveler, whether you’re keen on outdoor activities, culture and art, or simply a relaxing vacation to recharge your inner battery.

Where to Stay In Muskoka

During our 3-day trip to Muskoka this year, we stayed at Deerhurst Resort in Muskoka. Embracing Peninsula Lake, Deerhurst Resort is your year-round retreat to Ontario’s famous “cottage country” lifestyle in Muskoka. It has an ideal mix of modern accommodations, value packages, year-round activities and special events, perfect for everything from family vacations or a weekend break. Featuring on-site restaurants, spas, meeting facilities, golf courses and recreation facilities, Deerhurst Resort is your perfect year-round destination.

Deerhurst Resort also offers the perfect Ontario winter vacation or getaway with unique winter activities, close to Arrowhead Ice Skating Trail. Snowshoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, Skating, Snowmobile Tours & More are few options available at Deerhurst.

These rooms are conveniently located right at the beach offering an excellent view of the lake, steps from the waterfront activities and just a 10 minute walk to the Pavilion. Each guest room sports a fresh look with clean modern lines combined with soothing earth tones and a mix of naturally inspired textures that echo the surrounding Muskoka landscape.

Relax in comfort with cozy beds, a sitting area, work desk, mini desktop fridge and one brilliant view of the lake, which is just steps from your room.

In our last day of the trip, we roamed around in Downtown Huntsville which is a vibrant, vast and wondrous playground that attracts visitors from every corner of the world to enjoy the serenity and warmth of a small community nestled amongst the lakes and trees overflowing from nearby iconic Algonquin Provincial Park.

Huntsville is a community where you can shop with warm welcomes and extraordinary customer service in a beautiful, historic downtown, dotted with Group of Seven outdoor murals. Gather supplies from retailers across the community or from Muskoka’s only indoor shopping mall. Every ingredient you need is easily accessible in the community, with a wide variety of culinary experiences – from chocolate treats to coffee shops, cafes, pubs overlooking the water and fine dining with sophisticated fare. You will find homegrown, local flavor at every turn notably situated on the water’s edge, sheltered by stunning pines and hardwood forests or conveniently located on your way to your next adventure.

Huntsville has numerous options to catch some winks before you head out to explore or experience our special corner of the universe – whether you are here to vacation, do business or appease your adventure lust – it is the right place for you – from family-operated lodges and resorts, cozy bed and breakfast homes, cottage rentals and full amenity hotels and spectacular resorts – or … relish the natural beauty of the many area campgrounds as you drift off to sleep under a blanket of stars.

Strongly recommend that you review and follow the COVID guidelines set by the province before travelling.

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