Located in the heart of Muskoka, Lake of Bays is one of the most popular places to rent a cottage in Central Ontario, with cottages scattered amongst the shores of the lake, and nestled into forests full of birch, maple, and pine.
Lake of Bays abounds with opportunities for outdoor adventure. The lake itself is, of course, a preferred destination for anglers, paddlers, swimmers and sunbathers. On land, golfing, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding are popular activities in the summer, while cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and dog sledding are favourites come winter. Nearby Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area provides opportunities for downhill skiing and snowboarding.
The region is dotted with charming boutiques and art galleries that display and sell local artisans’ work, such as Dwight’s Old Palmer House, voted Muskoka’s best gift store, and Dorset’s Robinson’s General Store, voted Canada’s best country store. If in Baysville, be sure to stop by the Lake of Bays Brewing Company to sample the region’s namesake beer!
Just under three hours northeast of Toronto, Lake of Bays is a very popular place to rent a cottage in Ontario.+ More