Huntsville is the largest town in the Muskoka region and the gateway to Algonquin Park. Home to about 20,000 people, this beautiful town about 2 hours north of Toronto is well known for its seasonal appeal and abundance of clear lakes and thousands of kilometres of untouched wilderness. It’s a playground for anyone who appreciates nature and wide open spaces away from busy city life.
Because of Huntsville’s perfect location, it attracts those who love visiting parks and exploring trails. Whether you are hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing or fishing there is so much to explore and experience. The mesmerizing scenery has become a magnet and home to many acclaimed visual artists. Famed artists like Tom Thomson and The Group of Seven have painted in Huntsville frequently, and as you visit the town you will find many tributes to their beautiful work. The Huntsville Art Society hosts many annual shows, exhibits and skills-sharing workshops. Art is a very important cultural feature of the town.
As a popular cottage destination, there is enough outdoor excitement to keep families engaged and active. In addition, there is an abundance of acclaimed summer camps for children to join. The Chain of Four lakes (Mary Lake, Lake Vernon, Peninsula Lake and Fairy Lake) are all interconnected and offer approximately 40 miles of boating. This gives boaters the ability to boat right into downtown Haliburton which is an appealing feature to both permanent residents and cottagers.
Haliburton is a beautiful town in Ontario that offers some of the best cottage country Ontario has to offer. The stunning hilly terrain is a major tourist destination, and the lucky cottage owners and permanent residents get to appreciate the scenic hills and sweeping landscapes throughout the region formed by the Canadian Shield.