Muskoka has become a household name in North America associated with cottage country. Sprinkled throughout the gorgeous lakes in the area are large mansion-like summer estates owned by celebrities and the affluent. The area itself is welcoming to anyone with any budget, but owning a property in the area, especially on the most coveted lakes, can exceed most people’s budgets. It’s the area itself that has created this craving for seasonal experiences. If you have the chance to visit or live there, you will understand why.
There are approximately 60,000 permanent residents and 100,000 seasonal residents in this major summer colony. Most of the large estates sit on Lake Muskoka, Lake Rosseau and Lake Joseph. These are the estates where you will find Hollywood stars and well-known affluent individuals known for their success in business and finance. Aside from the luxurious real estate, there are many things that attract individuals to the area. There are exciting summer camps for children, museums, great hiking trails, swimming in sparkling waters and events and festivals to explore, all which reflect Muskoka’s charm and uniqueness. The outdoors offer an abundance of wildlife and nature, and the indoors cater to those who are interested in relaxing out of the sun. There are also incredible boat cruises, including scenic tours on one of Muskoka’s identifiers: the steam boat, the most famous being The Segwun.
Muskoka is known for culture, trendy shopping, exceptional dinning, an exciting craft beer scene and beautiful art galleries. On the lakes you will find people relaxing dockside, paddle boarding, kayaking and boating. Muskoka is a beautiful, modern and special cottage community. It has often been referred to as the Hamptons of the north.