Fall in (love with) Muskoka

Fall in (love with) Muskoka

You love Muskoka, don’t you? We know that if you’ve visited us once before (or many times), then you must. We don’t think it’s possible to come here and not be touched by Muskoka's natural beauty, charming towns and fabulous people. 

If there were ever a best time to fall in love with Muskoka, Autumn is probably it: warm days (mostly…), cool nights, a show of colour that gets better with each passing day and lots to see and experience without the crowds of summer. 

If you're planning to visit this month, here’s a taste of what’s happening for the rest of September in Muskoka:

  • The display of gorgeous fall color has started but isn’t at its peak yet (that means there’s still time for you to get here to see it). In Muskoka, most areas are reporting  5-20% change  while Algonquin Park is reporting  40% change . If you’re on Facebook, watch  our page  for photos or check out  Algonquin Park’s photo stream  for theirs.
  • Film North , the Huntsville International Film Festival, presents a selection of Canadian and international films at the Algonquin Theatre from September 20-22.
  • The  Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour  runs the next two weekends, September 22-23 and 29-30. Visit with local artists in their studios and see them in action!
  • Culture Days celebrates the arts and cultural life in communities across Canada on September 28-30. There are creative events and activities happening across Muskoka. Check out the  calendar of events  to see what’s on.
  • Northwords Muskoka Literary Festival runs from  September 28-30 with author presentations, workshops and special events. If you love books, this event is for you!
  • For all you cyclists out there (of both the road and mountain variety),  The Muskoka Bicycle Festival  celebrates all things bikes on Saturday, September 29.

As always, we’re happy to see you any time of year but if you’ve never come for a visit in the Fall then  check out the availability  of our waterfront cottages and experience what some call Muskoka’s most spectacular season.

The Howell Family


Fall Promotions from Explorers Edge

From the Globe and Mail September 15, 2013

Roots co-founder Michael Budman and champion kayaker Adam van Koeverden figure in a campaign from Cloud AdAgents for Ontario Regional Tourism Organization 12, also known as Explorers’ Edge, to promote Algonquin Park and the surrounding region in the fall. The campaign includes radio, online, out of home and social media and focuses on an atypical fall colour — blue.“The thousands of sparkling blue lakes that carpet this region really amplify the fall colours,” said James Murphy, executive director of Explorer’s Edge. “If you look at a photo of our region in the fall, mostly likely you will see a lake in it, and blue will be the dominant colour amongst the red, yellow and orange.”

Video produced by Explores Edge, the regional marketing area in Ontarion which includes Muskoka, Huntsville, Algonquin Park, Lake of Bays and of course Colonial Bay Cottages

You Tube Video Links

Adam van Koeverden

Michael Budman