Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Muskoka: the best place in the world

Muskoka is among the world’s best vacation destinations according to National Geographic Traveler magazine. Our beautiful region was awarded top spot as a summer destination for 2011 and was named one of 20 Best of the World destinations for 2012. (We would argue it’s THE best, but we’re biased.)

Here’s what the magazine had to say:

“Just two hours by car—but a world away—from powerhouse Toronto beats the heart of Ontario’s cottage country, Muskoka. Families have gathered here for generations to revel in true wilderness. The 2,500-square-mile area includes 8,699 miles of shoreline, 17 historic towns and villages, and innumerable waterfalls and lakes framed by the peaks of Algonquin Provincial Park to the east and the isles of Georgian Bay Islands National Park to the west.
There’s plenty to do here but nothing you’d put on an agenda. Lounge with friends, barbecue everything, watch the night sky from the dock in the pitch black, play board games while listening to the rain. And run around barefoot all day.”
All of which you can do at Colonial Bay, by the way!

While it ranks 9th on the 2012 list, Muskoka is forever #1 in our hearts. We hope you agree.

We are busy preparing for winter and what may be one of the best ski seasons in recent years (if snow forecasts are correct). If you’ve never visited Muskoka in the winter, this might just be the perfect year to do it. You can view the availability of our waterfront cottages here. (Don’t forget to check out our winter special from December 21-January 7!)

Until we see you again,
The Howell Family

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