Pasta Tree and Smokehouse

Long appreciated for its picturesque views of the Muskoka River, the location of this newly opened eatery is ideal. A bit of a hidden gem, it’s located in the Riverside Inn, tucked incongruously behind the bus station. A sister restaurant to the upscale Riverwalk, the menu promises gourmet casual dining items with traditional southern and Muskoka flavour.




We enjoyed a Wednesday Wing Night recently. Meat lovers will be wowed by the extra-large specially in-house smoked wings. Also a nice vegan option available in the tasty Rigatoni Arrabbiata. Be warned though, it has a nice spicy kick to it!

Muskoka Steamships Cruises


Muskoka Steamships is home to one of Canada’s most famous cruise vessels, the Royal Mail Ship Segwun, North America’s oldest operating steamship. Launched in 1887, this 99 passenger floating museum – along with her larger sister ship, the Wenonah II – entertains visitors throughout the cruise season from its home port at Muskoka Wharf in Gravenhurst. The Steamships offer cruises 7 days a week throughout the sailing season, including lunch cruises, sightseeing cruises, dinner cruises, and their famed family theme cruises, featuring Noah’s Ark, Frozen, and Pirate Cruises.

Above: Iris waves from the deck of the Wenonah II before departing on a wonderful dinner cruise around Lake Rosseau