In North Muskoka you'll find lots to entertain every family. From local attractions like Huntsville's Pioneer Village and nearby Santa's Village, to Algonquin Park's Interpretive Centre and fun at the many of the areas resorts, you'll enjoy great times for every family.
The most popular time for families to visit is during the summer months of July and August. The lakes are refreshing on the hot days, the evenings are warm and there is activity everywhere. Of course, if you are staying at one the resorts in the area, many offer an array of fun family and kids oriented activities... check them out!
Here are some samplings of terrific family fun ideas you'll find around North Muskoka
|Family Tour #1|
Many families have found a visit to Pioneer Village in the morning followed by a picnic lunch the Lion's Look Out or at one of the many public parks in the area as a great way to start. Follow this up with window shopping in historic Huntsville and an old fashioned ice cream cone from the Nutty Chocolatier. In the afternoon, a drive down to historic Baysville for a boat tour on Lake of Bays. Later it's dinner in the cottage then roasting marshmallows down by the fire.
|Family Tour #2|
It has always been popular to visit Oxtongue Rapids located in the village of Dwight. The scenery is great and in the summer the water levels are safe for wading and spashing. In Fall the colours along the river are spectacular. Bring a lunch and carry on down towards Algonquin Park and stop by at Ragged Falls Park or rent a canoe from Algonquin Outfitters located on Oxtongue Lake. In the afternoon, you can visit the Dorset Lookout for the best views of the area. Then drive a bit further down the road to Dorset for browsing at Robinson's General Store and perhaps dinner at one of several restaurants to choose from.
|Family Tour #3|
For the more active families, you'll find a wide variety of trails in Algonquin Park. Ranging from short 1 or 2 km strolls to the more rigorous all day hikes. A visit to the Visitor Centre is great for all ages. Drive a bit further for a stop at the Logging Museum. You'll be amazed at learning about the history of Algonquin Park. Bring your camera because you usually see wildlife. If you are really keen, you can even participate in the "wolf howl" tours.
|Family Tour #4|
Those needing an "I miss home" reminder, Huntsville has many shops and restaurants to visit. There are many wonderful boutiques in the downtown core along an interesting selection of eateries and specialty shops. You also find everything you need in the way of grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and larger chain stores. Check our Events page for more info on Huntsville summer events and Algonquin Theatre shows.