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Port Carling Magnificent Muskoka Lakes

Port Carling has many golf courses, resorts, charming boutiques and restaurants located in the heart of “cottage country”. The village overlooks the boat locks between Lake Rosseau and Lake Muskoka where heritage steam ships Segwun and Wenonah II cruise through the channels. Bridge lifts are a regular occurrence when the ships move through the locks, providing a good photo opportunity for those who like to watch big machinery in action. Peerless II gives sightseeing, sunset and dinner cruises from Port Carling locks and the classic wooden yacht Idyllwood provides intimate tours for groups up to 12 passengers to the most scenic nooks of the Muskoka Lakes.

An historic photo-collage mural presides over the lock. Hanna Park has a nice beach, boat launch and playground on Bailey St. Local trails provide scenic views: Hazelwood Trail is located on Hazelwood Rd, west of town, with 2.5 km. of hills, hardwood forest and a beaver pond. Huckleberry Park Lookout is on Milford Lake Rd, off Hwy 118 East. It has a 2.5-km. loop with a scenic view of Lake Muskoka.

Island Park is home of the Muskoka Lakes Museum that houses the most prestigious fleet of antique watercraft in the area. See world-class boat building craftsmanship displayed Wed.- Sun., mid-May to Thanksgiving. The museum presents art shows, lectures, historical walking tours, pioneering exhibits and children’s programs.

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