Situated at the northern tip of cottage country, the Almaguin Highlands is located about 20 minutes north of Muskoka, and is just as beautiful and delightful as its southern neighbour. It’s a charming secret in Ontario that is most definitely becoming a popular spot for cottage goers and campers to visit throughout all four seasons. It’s an exciting area of Ontario to explore and try something new. There are thousands of lakes, rivers, gently rolling hills and lush forests. Perfectly located west of Algonquin Park, the Almaguin Highlands is a dream come true for the outdoor enthusiast and those who love to be surrounded by nature. The clean lakes offer a refreshing place to swim in the summer and the forests are green and inviting.
Arrive here and explore the edge of untouched beauty of the Park-to-Park Trail that runs from Algonquin Park to the Parry Sound coastal region of Georgian Bay. The Almaguin Highlands is home to the largest freshwater lake in North America without an island (Lake Bernard), exciting festivals and events to entertain everyone, the beautiful Magnetawan River and historic villages with shops and dining. This charming area is chalk-full of talented artists and craftspeople who will happily welcome you into their studios and galleries when you are looking for some time away from the outdoors.
This Northern region of Ontario presents the majestic landscape of the Canadian Shield, wide-open spaces of woodlands and rocky crags. It offers a place for any outdoor activity, and cottage country for those looking to nestle inside and relax. The Trans Canada Trails are a significant feature of the Almaguin Highlands. This wide selection of multi-use trails allows you to hike, bike, canoe, cross country ski, snowshoe, horseback ride or snowmobile through quiet towns and historic voyageur trade routes. The trails range from 30-minute relaxed hiking distances to longer trails up to 30km.
Only a short few hours from the Golden Horseshoe, the Almaguin Highlands are a perfect place for those who are retiring or looking for a change of scenery where they can relax and breathe in some fresh air. This is the place you will come to truly appreciate the quality of life it offers.