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Modern 2 bedroom beach houseCome and relax in our cottage, located in beautiful Port Sydney. Perfectly located between Bracebridge and Huntsville, our cottage is an ideal Muskoka getaway. Located minutes from the public Port Sydney beach and boat launch, the cottage is nestled in a quiet tree filled neighbourhood. Let our beautiful private backyard and modern home be your sanctuary while you visit. With free parking, air conditioning, wifi and ample outdoor space our 2 bedroom cottage is the perfect spot to unwind!
Hidden Haven Muskoka Retreat.Traditional cabin getaway in the heart of Muskoka! This cabin is perfect for couples. With many areas to relax and recharge, you will love this cabin. Watch the sunrise while soaking in the outdoor hot tub. Chill on the deck and enjoy nature at its best as every season is different. The screened-in gazebo offers bug free outdoor dining. Enjoy a campfire, BBQ a great steak, take in all that nature offers. As much activity as you like all within close proximity and 5 mins Huntsville.
Quiet Location Downtown Huntsville (Lakeview Room)Come stay in a quiet, comfortable guest room in our home in downtown Huntsville! Our house is a beautiful century home in a quiet downtown neighbourhood with a view of the Muskoka River and Lion's Lookout. It is a short walk from the downtown shopping and dining experiences, and a few minutes' drive to many local attractions including Arrowhead Park. World famous Algonquin Park is just forty minutes away! Our home is just a few steps from the Muskoka River, perfect for a refreshing swim!
Gateway to Ontario’s “Cottage Country,” Huntsville is one of several communities comprising the Muskoka region north of Toronto. Forests, lakes, and provincial parks surround this town of about 20,000 residents, long popular as a weekend getaway from the city. The early-20th-century Canadian landscape artists known as the Group of Seven famously captured the Muskoka region in numerous paintings. Today, more than 90 murals in the Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery – replicas of the original artworks – decorate buildings throughout Huntsville and nearby communities. You can learn more about local history at Muskoka Heritage Place, which has a museum, a pioneer village, and a historic train. The best reasons to visit Huntsville, though, are to hike the trails, canoe the inland lakes, and explore the wilderness outside town. In winter, you can tackle a modest downhill ski slope, or navigate miles of cross-country skiing or snowshoeing routes.
Huntsville is a 2.5-to-3-hour drive, traffic and weather permitting, from Toronto, the region’s main transportation hub. If you don’t want to drive, catch a bus to Huntsville from Toronto’s Central Bus Station or an airport shuttle from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (YYZ). The town of Huntsville itself is easy to get around on foot, but to venture to the provincial parks or anywhere out of the town centre, you’ll want your own vehicle. You can rent a car in Huntsville, but compare the rates, as it’s sometimes cheaper to pick up and drop off a car in Toronto.
Getting away to “the cottage” is a summer tradition in Ontario, which makes the warm summer peak season in the Huntsville area. Autumn colors are vibrant across the Muskoka region, so visit late September through mid-October to enjoy this vivid fall display. Huntsville and the provincial parks are especially busy on summer and fall weekends, so a midweek getaway is often a good alternative. Mosquitoes and pesky black flies can plague visitors in May and June; bring repellent or protective clothing if you’ll be outdoors here in the spring. For cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or other snow-season activities, visit between December and March. Algonquin and Arrowhead Provincial Parks stay open year-round, although park services are limited in winter.
Algonquin Provincial Park became Ontario’s first provincial park in 1893, and today, it’s one of the province’s most-visited outdoor destinations, whether you’re paddling the 1,200 miles (2,000 kilometres) of backcountry canoe routes or day-hiking the park’s trails. Distances along Highway 60, the main east-west road across the park, are marked in kilometres beginning at the park’s West Gate. The Algonquin Visitor Centre, which has a small exhibit area detailing the history of the park, is on the park’s east side at KM 43. For a break from your outdoor adventures, stop into the gallery at the Algonquin Art Centre, or learn about the importance of the logging industry to the region at the Algonquin Logging Museum.
Closer to Huntsville, family-friendly Arrowhead Provincial Park is another wooded destination for hiking, canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, or swimming in one of the park’s lakes. When the weather turns cold, head off on cross-country skis or follow a groomed ice-skating trail through the forest.
To pair your outdoor adventures with a dose of culture, visit this sculpture park in the village of Haliburton, 60 miles (95 kilometres) southeast of Huntsville. Follow the trails through the woods to see the three dozen artworks across the grounds.