By Eva Voinigescu
After a short drive north of Toronto you’ll discover a nature lover’s paradise. A favoured escape for city-dwellers of all stripes, the Muskoka region is home to many summer homes and cottages, as well as its own year-round residents in such picturesque towns as Huntsville, Bracebridge and Rosseau.
Lately, the area’s popularity has also inspired a northern migration of world-class chefs and artists, bringing a touch of urban polish to its rustic atmosphere. So, whether you prefer hiking, fishing, spa treatments, great food, or a simple, peaceful canoe ride, Muskoka can provide relaxation just how you want it.
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If a taste of truly untouched landscape is what you’re after, continue on further north to Algonquin Provincial Park. The vast conservation area offers a variety of activities for any season: it’s a preferred camping destination in summer, a hotbed for cross-country skiing in winter, and a perfect place for watching wildlife all year round. Click here to see our full Muskoka coverage.
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