Deerhurst Resort is your home base from which to explore Muskoka. From the great outdoors to an outdoor art gallery to fun festivals, everything you want to see and do is all right here – Muskoka offers the best of it all.
Plan your day with some Muskoka Day Trip Itinerary ideas!
Upcoming Events & Festivals
- Tom Thomson 100 – Huntsville’s celebration of Tom Thomson’s 100 year anniversary!
- Artists of Limberlost | August 19 – 20
- CineMuskoka | September 1 – 3
- Etwell Concert Series
- Huntsville Fall Fair | September 22 – 24
Muskoka Heritage Place
Museum, Village, Train
Step back in time!
This charming, interactive recreated village is home to the Muskoka Museum, Muskoka Pioneer Village 18 authentic pioneer buildings and the historic Portage Flyer Train. The train was part of the world’s smallest independantly operated railway and traveled between Peninsula Lake and Lake of Bays until the 1950’s.
Deerhurst Resort guest’s SAVE 15% on Muskoka Heritage Place full site and village passes – all you need to do is present your room key at ticket booth to receive your discount.
Located on Brunel Road in Huntsville. From Main Street, turn left at the lights just past the swing bridge.
Open daily May 20 – October 7 10am – 4pm, trains run Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Muskoka Roastery Coffee
Locally roasted coffee right here in Muskoka!
The Showroom is open Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm.
Friday’s from 1pm – 2pm join Muskoka Roastery for the special live roasting demonstration.
Historic Downtown Huntsville
Come and experience the endless possibilities of dining, shopping & entertainment that downtown Huntsville has to offer.
Just 10 minutes from Deerhurst Resort, downtown Huntsville is a great place to explore.
Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery
A unique outdoor gallery tour showcases over 90 mural replicas of the works of the Group of Seven painters and the artist who inspired them, Tom Thomson. Thomson, who is also celebrated with a life size bronze statue outside the Algonquin Theatre, frequented Huntsville often with his fellow painters before his untimely – and still mysterious – death in the park.
Take a mobile tour of locations throughout Muskoka and Algonquin Park!
Algonquin Provincial Park
Canada’s oldest provincial park and wildlife sanctuary is a nature lover’s dream, made famous by the Group of Seven painters and revered world over. Get your day-use park permits at the West Gate park entrance, about 30 minutes east of Deerhurst Resort on Hwy. 60.
- 14 hiking trails along the Hwy 60 corridor alone!
- Canoe and kayak routes – rent from park outfitters
- Chance to see moose, bear & other wildlife
- Wolf Howl Outings (available late summer)
- Interactive Visitor Centre
- Logging Museum and Algonquin Art Gallery
- and tons of winter activities including: snowshoeing, x-c skiing trails.
Huntsville Festival of the Arts
Great Entertainment All Year Long!
Live music, theatre, comedy shows, jazz and everything in between featuring artists such as David Clayton Thomas, Lunch at Allens, Matt Andersen, The Good Lovelies and more!
Events, concerts and live theatre dates can be found on their website.
Arrowhead Provincial Park
Welcome to Arrowhead – What You’ll Like:
A charming provincial park on the Big East River and Arrowhead Lake, just 10 minutes from Deerhurst. Take Hwy 60 West, turn right at Muskoka Rd 3 lights, then turn right at Arrowhead Provincial Park Road.
Day use fee – $17/vehicle
- Three sand beaches on Arrowhead Lake
- 1.3km of hiking trails
Arrowhead Park is well known for their winter activities. Enjoy cross country skiing on groomed trails throughout the park, snow tubing, snowshoeing and the 1.5 km skating trail!
Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area
Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area, right next door to Deerhurst, takes pride in its friendly atmosphere and short line-ups. With 12 slopes, a terrain park, three quad chair lifts and a handle bar tow, it is an ideal location for families and for those who want to learn.
Enjoy great hiking at Deerhurst and the surrounding area!
- Deerhurst Resort’s Lookout Trail – stop by the Activity Desk for a map or click here
- Sanctuary Trail at Deerhurst Resort – click here for map
- Big Bend Lookout and Stubbs Falls trail in Arrowhead Park
- Lion’s Lookout Trail
- Dorset Fire Tower Scenic Lookout – sweeping views of the surrounding lakes!
- Oxtongue River – Ragged Falls – one of the top 10 waterfalls in Ontario
- and last but certainly not least – Algonquin Park! Best spots – Hardwood Lookout Trail and Track and Tower Trail.
There is also access to the Trans Canada Trail nearby!