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The Town of Huntsville
A charming and friendly destination in Ontario, Canada. It is a relatively rural destination more than three hours of driving from the large city of Toronto. This isolation only adds to the appeal of Huntsville and encourages its reputation as a place to get away from it all and enjoy the scenic landscape, water recreation activities on Muskoka River and the welcoming feel of a small town. If you are planning an upcoming trip to Huntsville, prepare for the adventure with this helpful guide that covers top attractions in the area, dining options and even accommodations.
A road in the center of Huntsville, Ontario.
Arrowhead Provincial Park
This park is one of the most popular attractions in all of Huntsville. Every summer visitors from across Canada and even around the world flock to this quiet and peaceful destination. There is no shortage of exciting things to do and see while in the Arrowhead Provincial Park. In the summer the most popular pastimes include cycling, hiking, swimming, kayaking and canoeing and fishing on the beautiful lakes. In the winter the fun won't stop thanks to snowfall that makes it ideal for cross country skiing. If you enter the park in a vehicle the fee for one day is $10.75, although the walk-in fee per person is a very reasonable $1. Additional fees apply to those who want to camp or reserve picnic shelters within the park. Aside from camping, accommodation options include traditional yurts, small hotels or self-catering cottages just outside the park.
Kayaking at Arrowhead Provincial Park.
Muskoka Marine Museum
With a location along the banks of the Muskoka River, Huntsville has a strong connection with marine activity. One of the best ways to truly understand this relationship is to visit the Muskoka Marine Museum. The highlight of the museum is the large number of antique boats that have been refinished and refurbished. These boats give visitors a glimpse of what life was like in this part of Canada well over one hundred years ago. Admission is free for those who want to simply take a look at the boats, but the yearly membership donation of $20 is encouraged.
Wine Not Huntsville
Wine lovers should not miss a fun opportunity to see how wine is made at this unique winery. Although there are plenty of specialty wines on offer, the experience is most exciting when you opt to create your own wine combinations using a mix of different varietals. Knowledgeable staff will help you mix and match to create the wine that perfectly suits your taste buds. You can even personalize the labels and seal the bottles professionally to give as gifts or keep as a souvenir of your trip. Entrance to the winery is completely free and tasting is also free for those who plan to purchase bottles of their own.
Huntsville Farmer's Market
Every Thursday morning the Main Street in Huntsville is full of local vendors and sellers offering a variety of regional organic produce, homemade traditional foods and even some unique souvenirs to remind you of your trip to the Muskoka region. Admission is free to all.
Accommodations in Huntsville
There are a number of hotels, bed and breakfast establishments and guesthouses available for travelers in the area. If you want to try to save some money for a larger group or a family trip, consider one of the many self catering options available. Ontario apartments are often available for short-term rentals lasting a week or longer and can save a significant amount of money on the vacation overall.