It's Spring In Muskoka

Mother Nature was sure in a hurry to be done with winter this year. Spring

arrived with a week of summer-like temperatures that melted the snow so

fast it seemed to vaporize. We’ve since returned to more seasonable

temperatures but there’s hardly a patch of snow to be found anywhere and

the ice is gone from most of the lakes already.

In this in-between season, after the winter sports are done and before the

lakes are warm enough for watersports, you might wonder what there is to do

in Muskoka in the Spring. (Hint: there's lots!) Check out some of the

activities below for some ideas to get you started.

Golf – With the early arrival of spring, some area golf courses are already

open. You can find a list of local courses here.

Muskoka Golf Courses

Contact them for their Spring hours of operation.

Cycling - Get out your bike and take advantage of cooler temperatures and

lighter traffic! Check out the Bike Muskoka website for

routes and maps

Hiking – Spring is a fabulous time to go hiking! Less foliage means more

wildlife viewing opportunities. Click here for our list of suggested trails.

Art – The Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery is

open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!

Downtown Huntsville – After you’ve explored all of the murals in the Group

of Seven Outdoor Gallery, why not check out some of historic downtown Huntsville's shops and cafes?

Local History – Head just south of downtown and learn about Muskoka history

at The Muskoka Museum at Muskoka Heritage


It’s open Monday to Friday from 10-4 (The Pioneer Village and train open

for the season on May 19).

The Easter long weekend is just around the corner. It’s the perfect

opportunity to explore Muskoka in the Spring. If you decide to visit, make

sure you take advantage of this special offer from Explorers’ Edge:

Explorers’ Edge Fuel & Fun package

Book a 2-night minimum consecutive stay before March 31, 2012 for a getaway

in Explorers’ Edge between April 3, 2012 and May 17, 2012 at participating

Accommodation Providers and YOU COULD BE 1 OF 500 TRAVELERS TO RECEIVE A


We are one of the participating accommodations! You can see the

availability of our waterfront cottages


We hope you’ll visit us this Spring

The Howell Family
Colonial Bay Cottages


Winter is still here! Fresh snow today.

Playing in the snow at Colonial Bay

It’s Still Winter in Muskoka! (March Break activities)

Winter hasn’t left us yet. Southern Ontario may be experiencing spring-like conditions, but here in Muskoka we still have lots of snow (and the fun

that goes with it!). With March Break only two weeks away, it’s the perfect time to get your winter fix. Here are just a few of activities you can try

out over March Break:

Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area is open every day of March Break for downhill skiing. Tuesday, March 13 is

their annual Boogie With Your Boots On, an all ages dance party and BBQ.

Arrowhead Provincial Park has 29 km of groomed track set cross-country ski trails and 12 km of skate skiing

trails. Plus, they have over 6 km of snowshoeing trails, a terrific tubing hill and, new for this year, a skating trail. Ski and snowshoe rentals are

available and tubes can be borrowed free of charge (a day-use park permit is required).

Limberlost Forest Reserve is just 10 km north of Colonial Bay. Access is free to the public and they have 70 km of trails for backwoods skiing or snowshoeing.

Rockridge Tubing Park is open from 10 am to 10 pm every day of March Break. They have 7 groomed runs and a lift to pull you back to the top.

Dogsledding adventures are available at North Ridge Ranch<>. Advance registration is required.

There are still lots of snowmobile trails open. Check the Trail Conditions before you head out.

Come and visit us for one more winter adventure. You know you want to! Our Ontario cottages offer gorgeous views of the winter landscape and we’re

just a short drive away from tons of winter fun! View our Muskoka Cottage availability here.<>

We hope to see you soon!

The Howell Family