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Muskoka Daytrippers – 5 top tips

March 3, 2017

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Daytrippers FallThe southern portion of Muskoka is about 90 minutes by car north of the Greater Toronto Area. Cottage country is truly accessible for daytrippers. To help you plan your day trip to Muskoka, we have five top tips that will make you feel like a local in no time. We count them down from 5 to 1.

Daytrippers – Top Tip Number Five

Muskoka is a four season destination. We are open for business all year round. The Discovery Centre has March Break activities for staycationing families.  Bring skates or cross-country skis, and make a day of it.

Daytrippers – Top Tip Number Four

Muskoka is not just for the rich and famous. There are public launches that enable anyone equipped to pull a boat to motor the Muskoka Lakes. One such launch site is directly across from the Discovery Centre. If you don’t own a boat, or canoe or kayak – you can rent one for the day.

Daytrippers – Top Tip Number Three

Muskoka has plenty of parks that welcome picnickers, but did you know that Muskoka Wharf accommodates them too? There are picnic tables just across from the Steamship ticket office, next to the free parking.

Daytrippers – Top Tip Number Two

Celebrate Canada’s 150th on a piece of Canada’s living history that is 130 years old in 2017 – R.M.S. Segwun. So often when we want to celebrate our heritage, all we can visit is a static building or monument.  Not in Muskoka.

Daytrippers – Top Tip Number One

The rugged, hilly terrain of Muskoka can be a challenge for families with strollers or wheelchairs. Muskoka Wharf is mobility friendly – very mobility friendly. The boardwalk is flat and wide from the Discovery Centre to the Steamship Ticket Office.  It is lined with accessible restaurants and overlooks. The public washrooms are also accessible. There is plenty of free parking.  Need an accessible cruise on the Lake? Wenonah II is equipped with an elevator.

Make Gravenhurst and Muskoka Wharf your next day trip destination.