Winter in the White North


We all know Muskoka is a great destination for a summer getaway by the lakes. Just the mention of Muskoka is enough to evoke thoughts of water, boats, and sunshine. There is a whole other side to this striking natural landscape! During the winter, it becomes a beautiful, snow-blanketed expanse. For those looking to enjoy the serenity of Muskoka in the off-season, there is plenty to keep you busy! Join us at Touchstone Resort on Lake Muskoka or at Muskoka Bay Resort this winter and be ready to be amazed by the utter beauty that engulfs the area this time of year. A visit to this winter wonderland will leave you in awe over the magnificence of Muskoka and wanting to come back again and again.

Outdoor Skating

Embrace the cold of winter, lace up, and get some skating in on some natural ice. Throughout Muskoka, there are several ice skating trails, the most notable being at Arrowhead Park & Johnston's Cranberry Marsh in Bala. Or, for a truly Canadian experience, shovel off a section of the lake for a pond hockey game! Just remember to be sure the ice is a safe thickness before you venture out onto it.

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One of the regions premiere winter activities is snowmobiling, or "sledding" as it's often referred to. To get a taste of this thrilling pastime, our friends at SWS offer snowmobile rentals for all skill levels. Rent for the day, weekend, or a full week & get out on a guided tour or go off and explore the winding trails yourself!

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Winter Trails

Though it may be difficult to hike through the snow in the winter, you can strap on some snowshoes or cross-country skis & explore the wide-reaching network of trails available in Muskoka. Unleash you sense of adventure and take in the winter beauty in the Muskoka wilderness.

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For a warmer winter experience, join us at either of our spas at Touchstone Resort or Muskoka Bay Resort. Pamper yourself and enjoy a relaxing massage among a wide selection of other health & wellness treatments that will be sure to ease your mind, body, and soul.

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Brewery Tours

The Muskoka region is home to some fabulous local breweries! From Muskoka Brewery in Bracebridge and Sawdust City Brewery in Gravenhurst to Lake of Bays Brewing in Baysville, there are multiple choices for both tours & samplings.

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