Muskoka is an iconic area of Ontario’s cottage country located approximately 200 km north of Toronto. A destination for seasonal residents and tourists who have been drawn by its natural beauty since the late 1800s, the district has equally been home to generations of permanent residents.
Muskoka includes the towns of Bracebridge, Gravenhurst and Huntsville, as well as the townships of Georgian Bay, Lake of Bays and Muskoka Lakes. Muskoka is part of Ontario’s larger cottage country whose population swells with seasonal residents and tourists, especially in the warmer months. It is known for its rugged landscape and natural splendour, from the windswept pines, rocky shores and turquoise waters of Georgian Bay in the west to the thick forest, freshwater lakes and abundant wildlife where Muskoka borders on Algonquin Park in the east. The district contains 1,600 lakes; the largest and most well-known are Lakes Joseph, Muskoka and Rosseau, which are interconnected.
There are numerous golf courses, more and more retail stores, restaurants and widespread gentrification which is increasing the appeal of the area and making it a highly desirable area to own a property. It combines the beauty of nature with the growth of retail, entertainment and business centres.