Small Ontario towns in Cottage Country. Muskoka Parry Sound towns: vibrant and terrific places to visit, in the heart of Cottage Country.
There’s nothing like the warmth and charm of a little town. Pretty, old, picturesque little towns and villages, make the ideal destination for a getaway in Ontario. Each has something unique to offer. They offer something special with their own story, and history of how they came to be.
The very popular destination towns of Muskoka Parry Sound are no exception. They offer plenty to please all, whether summer, winter, spring or fall. They are tops in Ontario for a day trip, a family or romantic weekend getaway or extended vacations, at any time of the year.
Pay a Cottage Country town a visit and discover what ‘everyone’s talking about’!
Bala — A beautiful spot, located in the middle of cottage country, cottagers flock to this area. The annual Bala Cranberry Festival is held in October: an Ontario festival extravaganza!
Bracebridge — Located in cottage country, overlooking the Muskoka River. Home to a family favorite attraction, Santa’s Village.
Gravenhurst — Tour Lake Muskoka aboard an old steamship. Farmer’s markets, golfing, Gravenhurst Opera House. Cottage area.
Huntsville –– Located on the Muskoka River, by Algonquin Provincial Park. Algonquin Theatre is the town’s arts and cultural center.
McKellar — A picturesque tiny Ontario village located on Lake Manitouwabing. Nice beach, scenery and old fashioned general store. Annual country fair held in September.
Minnett — Home to upscale, exclusive JW Marriott, Clevelands House Resorts, located on Lake Rosseau. Nestled in a gorgeous rural area, Abbey’s Bakehouse is a winner!
Parry Sound — One of the best known Ontario towns, for ‘cottage central’. A hidden jewel located on the shores of Georgian Bay, this sleepy little town comes to life in summer. Parry Sound ON is home to the Stockey Center, Festival of the Sound.
Port Carling — Cottagers and tourists swarm this tiny little village in summer! Spend a fun day roaming through the shops, watch boats pass through the locks.
Port Sandfield — A teeny gorgeous Lake Rosseau community, with a swing bridge. Remote location servicing local cottagers.
Rosseau — On Lake Rosseau, this little gem hosts an annual fall fair, and a weekly summer market. Stroll through the shops, visit the general store and dinner at the Crossroads for a perfect day!