Muskoka is one of Ontario's summer hot spots. With gorgeous blue lakes and scenic shorelines, it's an ideal place to spend warm days. As fun as splashing around in the water can be, the region offers so many other amazing things to see and do. This summer, put your bathing suit away and explore some of Muskoka's summer activities that don't involve swimming.
It's always good to change things up a bit, so leave the lake behind for a day and adventure to some of these other places instead.
From towering waterfalls to blossoming cranberry marshes, there are so many things to do other than swimming.
Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery is open for tastings, tours, and patio relaxation.
You can enjoy views of the blooming cranberry marsh while sipping a cool glass of wine.
The Tree Museum will take you through an enchanting forest filled with giant sculptures for a totally unique experience.
At the end of the day, cool off with a sweet treat from Melody's Ice Cream. With over-the-top dessert tacos and towering cones, this is one spot you don't want to miss out on.
Set your goggles aside and check out some of Muskoka's fun summer activities on your next road trip.
The Tree Museum
When: May 1 - October 31
Address: 1634 Doe Lake Rd., Gravenhurst, ON
Why You Need To Go: This magical 200-acre forest is filled with sculptures waiting to be discovered.
Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery
Price: $10 for tasting
Address: 1074 Cranberry Rd., Bala, ON
Why You Need To Go: Enjoy wine on the patio and tour through blossoming cranberry marshes and forest trails this summer.
Lions Lookout Trail
Address: Lookout Rd., Huntsville, ON
Why You Need To Go: This 1.5 kilometre hike will take you to incredible views of Fairy Lake.
Price: $15 per adult
Address: 1001 Theatre Rd., Gravenhurst, ON
Why You Need To Go: Go on a retro outing to this drive-in theatre and enjoy some new and classic flicks.
Sawdust City Brewing Co.
Price: Prices vary
Address: 397 Muskoka Rd. N., Gravenhurst, ON
Why You Need To Go: Sip the season away with a craft beer on this sunny patio.
Oxtongue River-Ragged Falls
Price: Fees vary
Address: Arrowhead Provincial Park RR# 3, Huntsville, ON
Why You Need To Go: A short, 1-kilometre trail leads to stunning views of this powerful waterfall, which was voted one of the top 10 in Ontario.
Melody's Ice Cream
Price: Prices vary
Address: 1295 Muskoka Rd. S., Gravenhurst, ON
Why You Need To Go: Cool off with some of these outrageous ice cream treats. From ice cream tacos to sundaes, floats, and more, you'll want to come back and try all of these desserts.
Torrance Barrens DSP
Address: Southwood Rd., Gravenhurst, ON
Why You Need To Go: Gaze into the galaxies at this light-free spot. Washroom facilities are currently not available.
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