The Township of Muskoka Lakes is located at the southern tip of the Canadian Shield. Within its 782 square kilometres lie 80 lakes, counting the three large lakes that first defined the Muskoka experience: lakes Muskoka, Rosseau and Joseph.
The Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Reserve, the first such protected area in Canada, is initiated in the Township of Muskoka Lakes, along with Hardy Lake Provincial Park and the astonishing Huckleberry Rock Lookout.
Several of the municipality’s buildings are historically important, including the municipal office, which was formerly the Port Carling Village School (1906). The White’s Road schoolhouse (1890), the original Windermere Village Hall (1953), and the Township of Muskoka Lakes Visitor Centre (1897) have also been reestablish for continued enjoyment and public use.
Attached by the larger communities of Bala, Port Carling and Windermere, the municipality offers the composure of a popular tourism destination, plus the friendliness of country living. The character of the township is emulated in its eclectic mix of festivals and carnivals including the renowned Bala Cranberry Festival, Port Carling Winterfest, Cavalcade of Colour Antique Show and Flavours of Muskoka.