Huntsville, the largest town in the Muskoka region, is a gateway to Canada’s treasure, Algonquin Provincial Park. Home to 20,000, Huntsville is about 2 hours north of Toronto. Its abundance of clear lakes and thousands of kilometres of untouched wilderness make it a popular playground for those who appreciate nature and wide-open spaces, away from the bustle of city life.
Art is a very important cultural feature of the town. Huntsville’s astonishing scenery has become a magnet for, and home to, many acclaimed visual artists. Famed artists like Tom Thomson and The Group of Seven painted in Huntsville. Throughout the town there are tributes to their renowned work. The Huntsville Art Society hosts many annual shows, exhibits and skills-sharing workshops.
Whether you prefer to hike, bike, swim, spend the afternoon in a canoe, or fishing, there’s much to explore and experience in Huntsville’s great outdoors.
The natural beauty of the area, and the seemingly unlimited recreational opportunities, make Huntsville a popular cottage destination. There are even a number of acclaimed summer camps for children. The Chain of Four interconnected lakes (Mary Lake, Lake Vernon, Peninsula Lake and Fairy Lake) offer more than 60 kilometres of boating and waterfront activities. Permanent residents and summer cottagers can boat right into downtown Huntsville.