Our Top 5 Muskoka Hikes

With the weather cooling off in the morning hours, the hiking weather is just about perfect right now! Although there too many beautiful hikes in Muskoka to name in one post, we have chosen our favourite five, descriptions and photos courtesy of the Township of Muskoka Lakes.

We hope you enjoy!







Muskoka’s Winter Carnivals

Small town old fashioned fun times: Events Schedules are still being drawn up so check back to see the fun stuff being planned!

Still working on the events, so stay tuned.

Muskoka Winter Carnivals

taken in part from Discover Muskoka

It is Winter Carnival Season in Muskoka! Gather the Family for a Genuine Winter Experience

Our winter carnivals give us a chance to enjoy the fun and excitement that winter has to offer before it is all over. These exciting weekends are a time to put on your winter gear, bundle up, and venture outside for a bright and cheerful winter afternoon, followed by a crisp and star-filled winter night!

Winter carnivals bring out the best in people and truly epitomize the quaint charm of Muskoka’s smaller towns. Come see for yourself how these events will keep you smiling throughout the day and leave you with lasting memories!

Bracebridge Fire & Ice Festival: January 25, 2020

The Fire & Ice Festival is set to return to Downtown Bracebridge on January 25th 2020! The festival offers a unique approach to a traditional winter carnival. “FIRE” features will include fire artist as well as fire pits throughout the Downtown. “ICE” features will include interactive ice displays, a downtown tube run and a skating trail, located in Memorial Park. In addition, there will be Winter activities, birds of prey demonstrations, a road hockey tournament and traditional carnival activities to complement the event.  A a day pass will be your ticket to fun. $5 per adult/children, and free for kids 5 and under.

53th Annual Port Carling Winterfest: February 7-9th, 2020

Still working on a great line up of fun events for everyone. Stay tuned!

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50th Annual Dwight Winter Carnival: February 27-28th, 2020

Dwight Winter Carnival is a family-friendly weekend event. Join us for two days of laughter, speed, fun, food, and friends!Dwight Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast, Axe Throwing, Fatbiking, Skating, Snowshoeing, Archery, Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, Cookie Decorating, Carnival Games, Speaking of Wildlife Exhibits & Show, H.O.L.D. Chili Cook Off, and so much more!

30th Annual Dorset Snowball Winter Carnival: February 14 & 15, 2020

Dorset brings the community together for two days of family fun, and you’re invited! Families unite for a weekend of winter excitement that includes a pancake breakfast, the annual Dorset Snowball Parade, pony rides, cardboard toboggan races, hockey shoot-out, kids vs adult hockey game, a polar plunge, a family skating party (or dance party pending conditions).




Image result for baysville winterfestBaysville Winterfest: February 17, 2020


Taking place on Monday of the Family Day weekend, this one day festival in Baysville has tons of fun activities for the kids. The day starts with a pancake breakfast followed by kid’s crafts, free skating, chain saw carving, entertainment, outdoor games & activities and much more!

50th Annual Gravenhurst Winter Carnival: February 14-17, 2020

Once again Gravenhurst welcomes you for one of Muskoka’s most anticipated winter events. This year, the carnival is expanding its excitement to last the entire week, giving you even more reasons to check it out! This longstanding Gravenhurst carnival features super-fun events including snowmobile radar runs, puddle jumps, kids’ events, Skokie’s pizza and birthday parties, polar bear dip, pancake breakfast, demolition derby, live entertainment and much more!