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22 Reasons We Are Excited For Another Muskoka Summer

By Lauren MacDermid, May, 2018

Even though Muskoka winters are totally loveable, we must admit that this winter was long. With temperatures expected to hit the double digits as early as next week we are more than ready to welcome the warm weather. Excitement is in the air and we just can’t wait for…

  1. Patio weather – Sipping a cold beer or craft cocktail at The Deck, Rooftop terrace or a nearby restaurant overlooking the water.
  2. Spending all day on the water – Swimming, Stand Up Paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking and boating
  3. Catching a ski show performance – Have you ever seen a ski pyramid? Impressive.
  4. Finding our zen in a boathouse surrounded by lily pads, ducks and blue herons at PYC Muskoka Yoga.
  5. Walking over to Abby’s Bakehouse for a morning blueberry muffin, cinnamon bun or famous bacon butter tart.
  6. Adventuring with SOAR Management’s 600 ft dual zip line, Arboreal tree climb, off road Segway tours and jet ski rentals.
  7. Spending the day touring the big 3 lakes taking in the sights of magnificent cottages and beautiful scenery. Ice cream pontoon cruises into Port Sandfield or Port Carling locks are essential.
  8. Fishing till sunset – Reeling in bass, pike, Muskie and whitefish.
  9. Making memories at The KEE to Bala watching talented musicians like Kim Mitchell, July Talk, The Arkells, The Sheepdogs, Sam Roberts Band and Blue Rodeo.
  10. Strolling through the pop up shops at SWS Marina for a unique find at Snapdragon Designs, cold pressed juice at RIPE or fitness gear at Lululemon.
  11. Taking the little ones to Santa’s Village for a day filled with petting zoos, kid coasters, live entertainers and games. Even big kids will have fun with the bungee trampoline, go kart course, batting cage, and laser tag.
  12. Working on technique at Bush’s Watersports whether it’s riding the cable at What Wake Park or practicing your flow during a SUP yoga class with Suptopia.
  13. Taking a scenic steamship cruise on Lake Muskoka, Lake Joseph or Lake Rosseau with Muskoka Steamships or Sunset Cruises. It feels like you are instantly transported back in time!
  14. Spending the day golfing on one of Muskoka’s picture perfect 18-hole courses carved out of the Canadian Shield. The Rock, designed by Nick Faldo is always a nearby favourite for The Rosseau guests.
  15. Exploring the unique shops and restaurants in Port Carling including Riot, Free Anatomy, Turtle Jacks, Frankie’s Surf Club and Loondocks.
  16. Morning sweat sessions with Tri Lakes Training – Bootcamp, weights and Pilates
  17. Browsing locally sourced foods, homemade goods and hidden gems at a Farmer’s Market: Rosseau, Port Carling, and Bala are so close!
  18. Eating smoked trout from Milford Bay Trout farm! The perfect dock snack paired with crackers and cream cheese. If you visit their store you can even fish for your own trout in their pond.
  19. Embracing nature with a scenic hike at Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh, Huckleberry Rock, Hardy Lake or Torrance Barrens.
  20. Sightseeing over 30,000 islands on Georgian Bay aboard the Island Queen Cruise. Did you know Georgian Bay’s Biosphere Reserve is a UNESCO destination?
  21. Grabbing a coffee or baked good at the historic Rosseau General Store. Serving the village of Rosseau for over 140 years this store always delivers on nostalgic charm.
  22. Filling up a growler with ice cold craft beer at Muskoka Brewery, Clear Lake Brewing Co., Sawdust City Brewing Co. or Lake of Bays Brewing Co.

Did we miss anything on this list? What are you excited for this summer in Muskoka? Share your experience on Instagram using @jwmuskoka #JWMuskoka

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