Best Winter Events For Your Muskoka Cottage Rental

When hearing the words, “Cottage Country” in Ontario, Muskoka historically comes to mind! This picturesque area of Ontario has been drawing cottagers for generations. While enjoying a Muskoka cottage rental is most well-known for the summer months, the area is popular year round to enjoy and the winter has some exciting and under-the-radar spots to check out.

Winter in Muskoka is a special time. There are many unique events and activities to experience. Muskoka loves their winters and winter visitors. Check out Discover Muskoka’s Top 10 Winter activities to do while at your Muskoka winter cottage rental.

The Muskoka Cottage Rental Experience During The Winter

A winter Muskoka cottage rental covered in snow
  • Muskoka hosts several Winter Carnivals! The carnivals are held annually in February and they feature a wide range of activities and attractions including snowshoeing, ice fishing, horse drawn wagon rides, axe throwing and so much more. Check out the Muskoka Winter Carnivals here.

  • For the fishing enthusiasts, another popular winter event is the Ice Fishing Derby held on Lake of Bays annually. Anglers come from all over to catch the biggest fish and win prizes! The derby also has live music, food vendors and a bonfire to warm up by.

  • If you are a lover of cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, Muskoka has plenty to offer. There are several cross-country ski trails including the Torrance Barrens Conservation Reserve and the Arrowhead Provincial Park. For the snowshoeing buff, the area is home to many snowshoe trails, including the Muskoka Heritage Place and the Hardy Lake Provincial Park. These trails offer stunning views and are perfect for a peaceful winter outing.

  • Muskoka is also home to several cozy restaurants and pubs. A perfect way to close an exciting day at your winter Muskoka cottage rental. The Boston Pizza in Bracebridge offers a warm & welcoming atmosphere with a loaded menu of favourite comfort foods. Or check out the thriving Muskoka craft breweries in the area. You won’t be sorry you did!

If you happen to be in the Muskoka area during the summer time, you can also see our list of the top things to do in Hunstville during your Muskoka cottage rental.

Looking for that Perfect Ontario Cottage Rental?

Muskoka is a winter wonderland that offers something for everyone and is a perfect place for your winter Ontario cottage rental! You can view all of our Ontario cottage rental opportunities at the below link or email us at and our CottageLINK Rental Management team will be happy to assist in finding the right cottage for you and your group!

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