With almost 5,000 square kilometres of rugged terrain, more than 1,600 lakes and an abundance of wildlife, Muskoka is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream destination. From family-friendly trails to rugged backcountry routes, the region offers something for all ages and abilities.
BY DAWN HUDDLESTONE
ON SOLID GROUND
One of the best ways to experience Muskoka’s natural beauty is on foot. Urban pathways provide an accessible wilderness experience in the region’s historic towns. The Rotary Algonquin Regiment Fitness Trail in Parry Sound is a well-maintained five-kilometre trail that follows the shore of Georgian Bay. More adventurous hikers can continue to the north on the adjoining 2.5-kilometre North Shore Rugged Hiking Trail. In Huntsville, the Hunters Bay Trail is a moderate 3.8-kilometre waterfront trail that includes a floating pathway over a section of Hunters Bay.