About Muskoka Lakes
The township of Muskoka Lakes is best described as “Cottage Country Paradise”, home to the jewels of Muskoka, the Big Three: Lake Muskoka, Lake Rosseau and Lake Joseph. Classic Muskoka cottages and boathouses dot the shoreline of these prestigious waters.
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The Township of Muskoka Lakes is located in the Municipality of Muskoka, approximately 2 hours north of Toronto. The community of Port Carling, in the centre of Muskoka, is home to the municipal offices.
The Frank Miller Memorial Route is the main access road from the south, looping through the Muskoka Lakes area from Gravenhurst to Bracebridge on Highway 11. Within Muskoka Lakes, the larger communities are Port Carling, Bala, and Windermere.
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Muskoka Lakes Real Estate
The Muskoka Lakes real estate market is a prestigious one, with a limited supply of highly-sought after properties. These include multi-million dollar estates, cozy boat houses, rugged cabins, and convenient condos.
These properties are distributed across approximately 60 smaller communities and developments, variously located along rugged shorelines, nestled in dense forests, or overlooking large acreages.
In all, Muskoka Lakes offers an excellent blend of new and old, where even the more contemporary homes exude a rugged charm. And what would cottage life be without a chance to enjoy the finer things? So get ready to be spoiled by all the modern amenities and luxuries, from generous hot-tubs to tall ceilings that allow the summer light to flood in through the full-length windows.
Other common features include decks, boathouses and docks for waterfront properties, and cozy fireplaces should you choose to spend the winter months here.
Combine the luxury of a premier vacation destination with the authentic comfort and charm of a rural community, and you have Muskoka Lakes real estate.
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Muskoka Lakes Highlights & Attractions
Given the name, you might not be surprised to learn that Muskoka Lakes is home to a few bodies of water. These include Lake Joseph, Lake Rosseau, and Lake Muskoka, as well as a host of smaller lakes, ponds, and tributaries. The rugged, rocky landscape lends miles of broken coastline and many islands to explore or look for a property of your own.
How many lakes are in Muskoka?
There are approximately 1,600 lakes in the Muskoka area.
Can you swim in Lake Muskoka?
Lakes in the area are excellent for swimming, complete with sandy beaches to enjoy. Make sure to stay in designated areas and watch out for water warnings as well.
What is there to do in the Township of Lake Muskoka?
Popular activities in the Lake Muskoka area include:
- Hiking along one of the many trails
- Spending the day at the beach
- Taking in the lakeside views from one of the many decks or marinas.
- Enjoying public facilities like community centres, sports arenas, and libraries.
In addition to the above activities, there are some notable attractions that people come to Muskoka Lakes to see and experience.
Popular places to visit in Muskoka Lakes:
- Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Preserve
- Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh & Muskoka Lakes Winery
- Hardy Lake Provincial Park
- Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club
Muskoka Lakes History
Settlement in the Muskoka Lakes area expanded during the late 19th century due to the government offering land as an incentive for the production of timber resources.
Around this time, the local politician William Robinson named the three largest lakes in the area. Two he named after his friend and associate Joseph Rousseau, and the third he named after a First Nations chief, Muesqua Ukee. This name was transposed as “Muskoka”.
In 1971, a number of local townships in the area were amalgamated to form the Township of Muskoka Lakes.
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