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Hillside is a community found along Highway 60 in the Muskoka area. It’s slightly off the beaten path, located on the shores of the popular mid-sized Peninsula Lake.
The lake here offers so much beauty and outdoor fun, but so does the rest of the surrounding area. Many of the trailheads to the incredible Limberlost Forest Reserve are found in Hillside, offering year round activities for visiting tourists and residents of the area.
Hillside is in the unique area that is the gateway to the Algonquin Park, and the place where Muskoka meets the Algonquin Highlands.
The people of Hillside cherish their way of life here, the small town, luxury lake lifestyle with a rich history and appreciation for the culture. Hillside is home to the Artists of the Limberlost, a studio gallery that celebrates the world class artists that love to exhibit their work in this special place.
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Hillside is a quiet and peaceful rural community. The real estate market in Hillside is popular because of the unique lifestyle it offers, especially remaining so close to other Muskoka communities so close by to visit and enjoy.
The homes for sale in Hillside are typically available in the rural areas of town, or on or near the lake. It’s cottage country in Hillside, and most of the style of homes tend to be typical for the area. Cottage and beach homes are found throughout Hillside, with most of the immediate shoreline being used for residential purposes. Farmhouses can also be found in abundance in Hillside.
Opportunity to own luxury real estate exists in Hillside, whether as farmland, or the lakeside dream home you’ve always wanted. Lake life could be just steps away from your backyard. There are also more affordable options in the country, and vacant land for sale for anyone hoping to custom build their home.
Hillside Highlights & Amenities
Of course, Peninsula Lake feels like the heart of the community all year round. It provides so much excitement and entertainment throughout the year for the residents of Hillside. Paddleboarding, kayaking, swimming, boating, or simply enjoying a day at the beach can be a daily ritual for those that call Hillside home.
There’s also plenty of outdoor adventure in the rolling hills and Muskoka forests. The Hillside Hamlet Trail is a 3.6 kilometre paved trail, perfect for a casual stroll or an intense workout with plenty to see and do. Along the way the wonders of the woodlands, nature, and wildlife, but also local amenities and services like cafes and bed and breakfasts.
The Muskoka area also has many of the best golf courses in all of Canada, many of which are just a few kilometres from Hillside. Muskoka Highlands Golf Links and Taboo Muskoka Resort & Golf are two can’t miss courses.
In the wintertime, residents here can use the lake for some of the best ice fishing in Ontario. There’s also the network of trail systems to snowshoe and explore the winter wonderland this area becomes every year. Every year in Hillside, there are hundreds of kilometres of trails perfectly groomed throughout the countryside for exceptional snowmobiling.
One of the most popular destinations in the area is the Artists of the Limberlost art studios. The rugged landscape of the Canadian Shield is celebrated here along Limberlost Road over 20 kilometres where seven galleries can be found. Pottery, jewellry, woodworks, paintings, stoner sculptures, and much more can be appreciated here every year, with the chance to meet and speak with the artists.
This love for the arts and outdoors has made Hillside a tight knit community with a prideful spirit.