2. Muskoka, Ontario
Listed by National Geographic Traveller magazine as one of the world’s “must-see places” in 2012, Muskoka is the heart of Ontario’s cottage country. Home to over 30 public beaches and more than 1,600 lakes, Muskoka is an irresistible summer playground. Huntsville, Gravenhurst, Bracebridge, Port Carling and Bala have been popular with vacationers for over 140 years—and with good reason. The area’s rugged beauty of endless forests, pristine lakes and rocky landscapes make Muskoka the ideal getaway for sport and relaxation. Unleash your inner athlete with cycling, wakeboarding, swimming, waterskiing and tree-top zip lining, or become acquainted with timeless Muskoka pastimes such as fishing, boating and golf. Prefer a less hectic pace? Cruise the lakes on a historic steamship, get pampered at a luxurious spa or relax dockside in a famous Muskoka chair. A host of exquisite resorts, well-appointed hotels, historic inns, and privately rented cottages await your reservation.
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