About the area
Muskoka, Canada is situated at the southern tip of the Canadian Shield. Located 1.5 hours north of Toronto, Muskoka is a vast district of 1,600 shimmering lakes, thundering waterfalls, sheer granite cliffs, and aromatic pine forests.
Recently named “The Malibu of the North” by the New York Times, Muskoka’s natural and cultural similarities to Malibu draw visitors from all over the world. Embedded in the southern tip of the Canadian Shield, Muskoka’s landscape is known for its rugged rock formations; its lakes and rivers having been carved into the Shield in prehistoric times by retreating glaciers.
Where to eat
Muskoka on the Rocks - Hillside
Steakhouse and pub restaurant. Family owned, and family friendly. Patio and full takeout available. Best food in Muskoka.
3 Guys And A Stove
3 Guys And A Stove showcases multi-level seasoning and multi-layered flavours which is applied to real, honest comfort foods that are healthy, aromatic and addictingly good. Here and there you will enjoy the spice and aroma of the Caribbean, a dash of Southeast Asia or a good dose of "down-home southern comfort", but whatever you eat, it will be delightfully simple… and simply delicious. Sit back. Relax. Enjoy. And let your taste buds savour the flavour.
Main St. Local Kitchen
It’s a little known fact that Main St Local Kitchen is family owned & operated. Chef/Owner Ryan Clarke grew up here but like many, he left his hometown of Huntsville to live & learn in the industry. In 2015, he came back with his wife and business partner, Christina Clarke, to raise a family, build a business and contribute to the community.
Main St. Local Kitchen is all about food you can feel good about. They take pride in preparing your meals in-house using locally sourced ingredients. (Yes, that’s Chef Ryan in the back simmering soup and making burger patties.) They are committed to supporting local farmers and are passionate about serving quality food that brings people together over a meal.
Taco Stop - Downtown Huntsville
We are very excited to be starting our 8th season!
Our menu features fresh ingredients, vegan, gluten free and keto options.
Our summer hours are Tuesday-Sunday 11:30 to 7:00. Beginning in June.
We are open from May to September.
Tacos, burritos & Jarritos right on the water in downtown Huntsville!
Henrietta’s Pine Bakery
Cottage Country Baking At It's Best For 50 Years. For over 50 years, Henrietta’s has been a family owned and operated business. Each day we strive to deliver the highest standard in both product and service. With roots based in traditional European baking, we at Henrietta’s believe in blending the old with new – producing classic pastries with a twist.
What to do / see
Recognized as one of Ontario’s top golf destinations, Muskoka is home to a number of award winning golf courses and clubs. See the list below for details on each of Muskoka’s incredible golf courses. Please note: the majority of courses in Muskoka are private, member-only courses. As such, public play is limited if at all possible. Muskoka Bay Golf Club offers public play throughout the season. Click to discover golf courses in Muskoka.
Muskoka's Incredible Race
Muskoka's Incredible Race provides a sampler of truly iconic Muskoka experiences. As your group moves from one activity to another, they will engage with local activity hosts and participate in at least twelve different activities, ranging from finding clues by stand up paddle board to building a loon's nest to dressing up as Algonquin Park animals. It is designed to suit a wide range of ages and abilities. Although Muskoka's Incredible Race generally happens in beautiful downtown Huntsville, it can come to you and is customizable. A truly unique adventure.
Arrowhead Provincial Park
There is so much to do at Arrowhead Provincial Park, it is guaranteed to please even the biggest adventurers. Rent kayaks or canoes to fish and explore the water, hike 15 kilometeres of hiking trails or rent mountain bikes to explore the land. For more information, please visit the Muskoka Tourism website.
Algonquin Provincial Park
Taking a trip to Algonquin Park is an Ontario bucket list must. Algonquin Provincial Park is made up of a thousand lakes, maple hills, rocky ridges, and includes eight campsites and 12 hiking trails. Come to spend a day with nature canoeing, swimming, and hiking while taking in the scenic views around you. If you're lucky, you might even spot a moose or a bear (from a distance). Be sure to stop in at the Visitor Centre, Logging Museum, and Art Centre. For more information, please visit the Muskoka Tourism website.
There is no spot more beautiful to see on two wheels than Muskoka, with exceptional scenic lake views around every bend in the road. From Georgian Bay to Algonquin Park, this incredible scenery is also one of the reasons why this slice of north country has become a regular stop on the Ironman and triathlon circuits. Each of Muskoka’s major towns boasts a reputable bike shop for repairs and rentals, as well as route information. Whether you are looking for a quiet family bike ride through the beautiful Muskoka countryside or a challenging and scenic route on your road bike, cycling in Muskoka will be your most memorable experience on two wheels. For more information, please visit the Muskoka Tourism website.
Muskoka is renowned for its spectacular waterfalls carved into the granite rock of the Canadian Shield. With hiking trails available at most locations to create access, ‘chasing waterfalls’ can be a great activity in the summer and fall. Bracebridge is at the heart of the waterfalls in Muskoka, boasting more than any other township, most notably High Falls, Wilson Falls, and Bracebridge Falls. One of the region’s most spectacular cascades is Ragged Falls, located east of Huntsville on Hwy 60, at Ragged Falls Provincial Park. This was voted one of the 10 best waterfalls in Ontario! For more information, please visit the Muskoka Tourism website.
Muskoka’s trail network covers some 4000 sq kms of rugged terrain. Vast forests of spruce, pine, poplar, tamarack, balsam and birch are easily accessible by some of Ontario’s best hiking trail systems. Many trails lead to panoramic lookout points where sightseers and photographers can enjoy stunning scenic vistas. For more information, please visit the Muskoka Tourism website.
Where to shop
Come and experience the endless possibilities of dining, shopping & entertainment that downtown Huntsville has to offer. Enjoy dining out with the family, warm up with a latte with friends in a cafe, or discover local artisan crafts and art. For more information, please visit the Muskoka Tourism website.