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Cottaging in Muskoka

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Muskoka has 1,600+ shimmering lakes, making it a popular destination for cottage life. But with so many bodies of water to choose from, how do you decide where to put down your family roots and start to make memories?

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.

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, theatre, and indoor and outdoor leisure and recreational facilities.

Imagine sitting in your Muskoka chair, enjoying the peace and tranquility of your surroundings: the sound of the water lapping at the shoreline, the slap of a beaver tail or the call of the loon, and the occasional splash as a fish jumps, taking advantage of an insect flying low overhead. If canoeing, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding sounds more like your cottage life style, Hidden Gems located up Limberlost Road and around Dorset and Almaguin Highlands may be just what you are looking for.