Muskoka, Parry Sound and Haliburton are in the heart of Ontario’s “Cottage Country" with over 2.1 million visitors annually. Muskoka is an area populated with several villages and towns, farming communities, lakeside vacation hotels and resorts near golf courses, country clubs and marinas.
The District of Muskoka, central to Ontario’s cottage country, extends from Georgian Bay in the west, to the northern tip of Lake Couchiching in the south, to the western border of Algonquin Provincial Park in the east and just a 2 hour drive north of Toronto. With some 1,600 lakes, this is a popular cottaging destination.
The 3 major population centres in Muskoka are Huntsville, Bracebridge and Gravenhurst with hospitals in both Huntsville and Bracebridge to serve the area. From classic, sought after destinations including Deerhurst and the grandeur of Lake of Bays, to trendy communities such as Port Carling and Bala, there’s something for every taste.
Although Lake Muskoka, Lake Rosseau and Lake Joseph are perhaps the most well known, Muskoka is dotted with lakes almost everywhere. And, while Muskoka is the summer escape for many Southern Ontario cottagers, it’s consistently among the most searched Canadian vacation rental destinations, as well. Boats, jet skis, ATV’s and snowmobiles are just a few of the favourite pursuits of those who love this region.
Every year, our Team receives dozens of calls inquiring about Muskoka waterfront property due to the ease of access and drive time. With it’s abundance of Cottage Country lakes, the demand for attractive waterfront properties far exceeds the limited supply in any season. The Lowry Miller Team is providing this site to connect our clients with the best properties… as soon as they’re available on the market.
Parry Sound District is bounded by Muskoka to the south, Sudbury, the French River, Lake Nipissing and North Bay to the north and Algonquin Park to the northeast. Along with it’s neighbours… the Muskoka and Haliburton regions, the Parry Sound District is an integral part of Ontario's “Cottage Country”. Nestled in the Canadian Shield, the area is studded with endless lakes and rivers, limited agricultural lands but rich in minerals and partly covered with forests, indigenous to the area. More serene and less hurried than many parts of Muskoka, this region offers a plethora of outdoor lifestyle options.
With a population of ~43,000 that fluctuates to more than 100,000 seasonally, Parry Sound District consists of West Parry Sound and the Almaguin Highlands. The Almaguin Highland or East Parry Sound District covers 3,000 square miles extending from Muskoka north to Lake Nipissing, east to Algonquin Park and west to Georgian Bay. The 2 ½ hour drive from the Golden Horseshoe place Highway 124 from Parry Sound to Ahmic Harbour and Magnetewan and Hwy 520 south east to Burkes Falls at the upper commute limit of most weekend cottagers.
Visitors have always come to the Parry Sound & Almaguin Highlands region to experience this treasured part of Canada’s rugged grandness. Among the invaluable resources that make this region an ideal retirement consideration are more affordable real estate, ample shopping and amenities. The recently built West Parry Sound Health Centre offers local and international patients extraordinary health care in “Cottage Country”. Whether the next home, the perfect waterside property or a great place to retire… it has become a very viable and attractive option for many.
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