About a two hours’ drive from Toronto. An easy drive: we plugged in our trusty GPS, our favourite podcast, strapped the kids in the car, and didn’t look back – until the little one started screaming and I had to spend 2/3 of the drive twisted so I could hold his hand. Awesome.
After a summer of uncharacteristically cool, rainy weather, we were lucky the week we chose to rent our Muskoka Cottage was perfectly balmy! We spent our days at the beach, and by the dock, enjoying the fresh waters of Lake Muskoka, and my brother’s infinite playlist.
Port Carling – Lake Muskoka
We canoed, went tubing, watched our neighbours jet ski (alas), swam, walked a long the winding roads. My husband enjoyed the chip truck, and I enjoyed all the galleries. So many galleries filled with beautiful local art and artists!
Every morning, we went into Port Carling for a delicious organic smoothie at the Juicery, and checked out all the great stores and sales. So much to do! We’d also do a daily trek to IGA because we seemed to always need something.
It was a wonderful week’s vacation. The sunsets were spectacular, the sounds of the loons sublime and so country…, and the people were so friendly.
I’ve been to a lot of lakes, rented many cottages. This was a vacation to remember. I think what surprised me most was the lake. It was the perfect temperature, and so clear, and the perfect depth for lake-swimming with no fear! My kids even swam with me – attached to my hip….
I’ll go back to Muskoka again, no doubt. Perhaps to another part of the lake so I can check out some other cute towns and shops and artists and exquisite lakesides.
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Enjoy Cottage Country !