Sep 19 2016

The Mini Guide To Fall In Muskoka

Muskoka is a popular destination for summer vacationers of Ontario. The beautiful summer estates on the lakes of Muskoka owned by affluent people throughout Canada and United States has really increased awareness of this beautiful cottage country.


But there’s more to Muskoka than summer. Muskoka explodes with colour when the leaves change. While many may retreat back to their lives in the city when the weather cools down, those who stay behind have the opportunity to experience something special.


Here is Chestnut Park’s mini guide to fall in Muskoka:

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Go For An Autumn Drive


The roads throughout cottage country are a beautiful sight to see. Many of the back roads of Muskoka are sheltered by large trees, and when their leaves change it transforms the scenery into a kaleidoscope of lovely fall colours. There are several driving tours you can participate in, or the alternative is to get in your car and just drive!


Check Out Some Fall Events


If you prefer a more organized activity, Muskoka offers several events throughout the fall season to help you participate in fall festivities. From the Cranberry Harvest to What’s Cooking Bracebridge, there are plenty of unique fall-themed events to explore.


See The Fall Colours Via Steamship


We have introduced the idea of enjoying Muskoka via steamship before. Experience Muskoka’s beautiful lakes and enjoy the transformation of the season from the openness of the waters. It’s a unique way to enjoy fall in Muskoka.


Try Trail and Road Cycling


Fall can offer some pretty spectacular days. The weather tends to be a little more comfortable, with the lack of humidity and heat, it seems like it would be a missed opportunity to not take advantage of the trails and roads. There are plenty of quiet back roads to bike on safely (while wearing a helmet of course), and trails for biking as well. It’s a great way to enjoy the fall colours and the weather.


A Beverage and a Little Local Exploration 


Warm up with a coffee from a local coffee shop before you start the day and then set off to experience Muskoka without the bathing suits and motor boats. Might we suggest trying to visit all the look-outs in Muskoka in one day and take photos at each one? Or perhaps try zip-lining in Huntsville or Bracebridge or even ATV’ing the backcountry if you’re up for something more adventurous. When the day is done, treat yourself to one of Muskoka’s local breweries and sip on an ice cold beer.

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