The Big Three
If luxury, location, and legacy are top of mind for your cottage life, the Jewels of Muskoka: Lake Muskoka, Lake Rosseau, and Lake Joseph are carved into the Canadian Shield and are framed by a dense canopy of hemlocks, pines, and maples. You will find unique architectural cottages sprinkled on the shores of The Big Three from island homes to bay and peninsula properties.
Lake Joseph is located in Sequin Township, Ontario and is connected to Lake Rosseau through the narrows at Port Sandfield and the Joseph River.
Lake Joseph’s lots are generally bigger than those on nearby Rosseau and Muskoka, and the lake dotted with dozens of majestic islands, both privately owned and uninhabited.
You cannot truly appreciate the allure of Lake Joseph without appreciating the beauty of the cottages and houses that sit on its shores. These buildings are almost always just as breathtaking as the landscapes around them.
Port Sandfield is a small village formed when a canal was built connecting Lake Joseph to Lake Rosseau. Today, it’s a hub in Muskoka featuring a marina, an upscale food market, specialty food and beverage shops, and a few upscale housewares shops.
Lake Joe, as it’s affectionately known, is a popular place to fish for lake trout, smallmouth bass, northern pike, whitefish, and muskie. It also offers a variety of year-round sport and recreation opportunities.
With art galleries, world-class golf, and fine dining just a short boat or car ride away, contact me today to discover why Lake Joseph should be on your must-see list.
Lake Rosseau is home to many cottages, some dating back to the late 19th century. The south end of the lake is in the Township of Muskoka Lakes, and the north end is in Sequin Township.
Lake Rosseau is connected to Lake Lake Joseph through the narrows at Port Sandfield and the Joseph River. The lake is also connected to Lake Muskoka by the Indian River and the lock system at Port Carling.
The village of Rosseau, famous for its general store, quaint shops, and dining destination overlooking the lake, is a charming hamlet at the northern tip of Lake Rosseau.
Water activities such as jet skiing, waterskiing and wakeboarding, canoeing and kayaking, and swimming are what makes Lake Rosseau fun for families young and old alike. Fishing is also popular with anglers as healthy and good-sized fish such as lake trout, walleye, and bass can be caught on the lake.
With spas and retreats, year-round sports and recreation, arts, entertainment, and culture, and more just a short boat or car ride away contact me today to discover why Lake Rosseau should be on your must-see list.
By far the largest of The Big 3, Lake Muskoka is located between Port Carling and Gravenhurst, Ontario. The lake is primarily within the boundary of the Township of Muskoka Lakes, but portions found within the boundaries of the Town of Gravenhurstand the Town of Bracebridge.
The town of Bala, famous for its bakeries, cranberry marsh, and the “Kee” located on the southwest shores of Lake Muskoka, where the primary outflow of the Moon River starts.
From island cottages to bay and peninsula homes, Lake Muskoka boasts unique architectural properties and its wide-openness makes it perfect for water adventures of all kinds.
With sunset cruises, museums, wineries and breweries, and more just a short boat or car ride away contact me today to discover why Lake Muskoka should be on your must-see list.
Introduction for the Chain of Four
If cottage life from the water appeals to you, consider the Chain of Four: Lake Vernon. , Fairy Lake , Peninsula Lake, and Mary Lake. The interconnected lakes offer approximately 40 miles of boating, fishing, and recreation and you can moor right in downtown Huntsville for conveniences like shopping, theater, and indoor and outdoor leisure and recreational facilities.
Lake Vernon is the first and largest of a four-lake chain surrounding Huntsville, Ontario. It is a majestic Muskoka setting for quiet enjoyment of all nature has to offer.
Boasting an abundant variety of plant, fish, and wildlife, Lake Vernon retains much of its original natural landscape, with significant portions of undeveloped shoreline.
With Huntsville’s top-notch dining, beautiful parks, and more just a short boat or car ride away contact me today to discover why Lake Vernon should be on your must- see list.
Fairy Lake is one of the jewels of the town of Huntsville in the Muskoka region of Ontario, Canada – the gateway to Algonquin Park.
The panoramic shores of Fairly Lake are the pride of the scenic town of Huntsville. Fairly Lake and the other 3 “Huntsville Lakes” are all connected, creating the longest human-made waterway in Muskoka.
With Huntsville’s Algonquin Theatre, which offers outstanding performances from comedians to orchestras and from elementary school plays to musicians of international acclaim and top-notch dining just a short boat or car ride away contact me today to discover why Fairy Lake should be on your must-see list.
Peninsula Lake is a mid-sized cold-water lake located just east of Huntsville, Ontario. The land surrounding Pen Lake, as it’s also affectionately known, is predominately residential, however, there are several commercial resorts and one commercial ski hill immediately surrounding the lake.
With Huntsville’s art and museum exhibits, leisure programs for all ages, and more just a short boat or car ride away contact me today to discover why Peninsula Lake should be on your must-see list.
Mary Lake is known for its unspoiled scenery. For those seeking water and land adventures, the area’s beaches, boating, fishing, golf, and biking is ideal for young and old alike.
The town of Port Sydney is located at the southern end of Mary Lake. The lake is situated southwest of the Town of Huntsville in the geographic townships of Stephenson and Brunel.
With Huntsville’s trails, live entertainment, and more just a short boat or car ride away contact me today to discover why Mary Lake should be on your must-see list.
Skeleton Lake is located in the municipalities of Huntsville and Muskoka Lakes in the District Municipality of Muskoka, Ontario and is about 17 kilometers west of the town center of Huntsville.
This gorgeous lake is home to many regattas, fishing derbies, and sailing races. Skeleton Lake is a sizeable lake with several bays, points, and islands, making it a great place for all water sports and activities, including sailing, water skiing, canoeing and of course swimming.
Huntsville, the closest town to Skeleton Lake, offers top-notch dining, beautiful parks, beaches and trails, live entertainment, art and museum exhibits, leisure programs for all ages, facilities for public and private use, and many services for residents and visitors alike.
And Huntsville is more than just a summer destination! With activities such as downhill and cross- country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, dog sledding, and more, contact me today to discover why Skeleton Lake should be on your must-see list.
Lake of Bays is found in the District Municipality of Muskoka in Central Ontario. It is located in the
Township of Lake of Bays, which is named after the lake.
Bigwin Island is the largest and perhaps the most well known island on the lake as it is home to a private golf club and a planned community of family waterfront cottages, and golf villas.
Lake of Bays’ water is clear, the fishing is good, and the properties are diverse. If you’re looking for a piece of shoreline to call your own, Lake of Bays has anything you could wish for, no matter what your cottage style.
With sunset cruises, world-class golf, scenic lookouts, and more just a short boat or car ride away contact me today to discover why Lake of Bays should be on your must- see list.
Kawagama Lake is located on the northwestern border of Haliburton and Muskoka counties. It is the largest lake in Haliburton county, but it does not have any villages or towns on it. The communities of Dorset, Dwight and Baysville are the closest, while the largest major town is Huntsville.
Kawagama Lake is known for its pristine, clear water. Enjoy swimming, kayaking, fishing, boating, water sports in the summer and in the winter you can find skating, sledding, snowmobile trails, cross-country skiing in the region all at your back doorstep.
You will find properties ranging from cottages, cabins, chalets, year around homes, and more on Kawagama Lake.
With water adventures, adventures by land, Canada’s Best Country Store, and more just a short boat or car ride away contact me today to discover why Kawagama Lake should be on your must-see list.