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September 2020 events

The fall fairs and many other events have been cancelled this year, but there are still plenty of attractions to enjoy.

Here are a few of the attractions that are operating this season. Note that any that are indoors will require masks to be worn.

Cruise on the Wenonah
Operating from Muskoka Wharf in Gravenhurst, this replica of a 19th century steamship is offering one- and two-hour cruises until mid-October.

Sunset Cruises
1.5 or 2 hour sightseeing cruises with Captain Randy Potts. Sails from Bracebridge.

Muskoka Lakes Museum
On an island at the locks in Port Carling, one of the attractions at the museum this year is a celebration of canoeing and canoe-building in Muskoka.

Muskoka Discovery Centre
More than just one of the finest collections of antique boats in the country, this museum also explores our connection with water, and has a great deal of hands-on activities for the kids. Located in Gravenhurst

Muskoka Heritage Place
What began as a pioneer village in Huntsville now tells a much wider story of Muskoka, beginning with the first peoples. A dozen or more heritage buildings are here, along with the Portage Flyer steam train, which is in operation into the fall.

The Tree Museum
Not really a museum at all, this innovative art gallery features some amazing contemporary art in a woodland setting. Wear good shoes and be prepared to walk. There’s no museum building, gift shop or washroom, but also no charge for admission. Located on Doe Lake Road, just east of Gravenhurst.

Bethune Memorial House
This heritage home in Gravenhurst is the birthplace of Dr. Norman Bethune. An innovative surgeon, he served in the Spanish Civil War and in the Chinese Revolution. His home tells his personal story, as well as offering a glimpse into Victorian life in Muskoka.

Dorset Heritage Museum
Logging heritage, local history, and the lives of historic settlers are celebrated in this museum on the east side of Lake of Bays.

Hiking Trails
From the magnificent dome of Huckleberry Rock to the ever-popular Hardy Lake Provincial Park; from Algonquin Park to Six Mile Lake; from urban trails in Bracebridge and Huntsville to rural gems like the Skeleton Lake Fish Hatchery Trail and Torrance Barrens… there are dozens of excellent trails to explore. You can find lists, descriptions and maps here and here.

Posted in Around Muskoka.