Starts and ends in Huntsville
Approx. 93 km / 58 miles
About 2 1/2 – 4 hour drive depending on number of stops
This tour takes you around Huntsville’s beautiful chain of lakes and Lake of Bays. The views of the lake are stunning, and there are several opportunities to stop and enjoy some delicious local cuisines. Starting and ending in the beautiful town of Huntsville, this tour takes you through the charming villages of Dwight, Dorset and Baysville.
Directions and Tour Highlights:
- Start your day off at Beavertails in Huntsville, located right on Main Street, for one of their tasty, whole-wheat pastries topped with Muskoka-grown Mrs. J’s Preserves Cranberry Sauce.
- Head north east to the Dyer Memorial Nature Reserve to marvel at the stone monument and walk the shoreline of the Big East River. The Dyer Memorial is a unique find and tells the moving tale of a man who loved his wife dearly.
- Continue on Highway 60 to Dwight and then onto Dwight Beach to enjoy a picnic in the fresh air. Get on Hwy 35 to embark onto the next location.
- Sit back and enjoy the drive to Baysville. Then, stroll along the Baysville Historic Walking Trail, an easy 2.5 km hike around the quaint village that allows you to admire the many historic homes and churches. Don’t miss the scenic lookout over the rock cut on District Rd. 117!
- Pick up some delicious hand-crafted sweets from the Humble Pie bakery. One of their tangy cranberry-lemon buttermilk scones, cranberry-filled Linzer cookies, or cranberry jelly buttertarts will be a perfect post-hike treat!
- Head north on Brunel Rd to get back to the Huntsville Brewhouse for dinner. Try their delicious in-house smoked salad featuring local rainbow trout and Bala cranberries. Then try their seasonal Ontario turkey burger, served on a warm pretzel bun with cranberry mayo and house stuffing. Pair your dish with their cranberry-infused Red Sky at Night Cranberry Peach Radler.
If you want to gain a true appreciation for cranberries, make a visit to Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery part of your driving tour. Their Bog to Bottle Tour is the only one of its kind in the world and has been designated a Canadian Signature Experience