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Welcome to the Town of Gravenhurst, where history and modern comfort are immersed in the picturesque Muskoka lifestyle.
Among the town’s historical and cultural sites are a range of quaint eateries, markets, galleries, and whimsical roadside attractions that offer something appealing for everyone. But with so many sites and natural viewpoints to explore, it can be hard to narrow down where to begin your visit.
Take our quiz below to see what adventures are best suited for you when you travel to Gravenhurst!
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When travelling, I prefer to eat:
My definition of nature is:
Experiencing the local vibe
Hiking in the forest and paddling lakes
My travel bucket list
has to include:
Visiting a historic site
Finding a new favourite artist
When visiting a new destination, I'd rather:
Wander and discover as I go
Trust a tour guide
The last day of my trip is likely spent:
Hunting down local landmarks
Exploring the road less travelled
IMMERSED IN THE ARTS
Must-see stops include the Gravenhurst Opera House, which was built in 1901 following the Great Fire of 1887, as well as Arts at the Albion, an art gallery featuring the diverse work of over 20 local artisans. If you’re into creating your own works of art, then be sure to also visit the nearby Rock Paper Scissors Company, where workshops can be scheduled to create custom décor like serving boards and signs.
And after working up an appetite hitting these major stops, you won’t want to pass up The Oar Restaurant, a local landmark where the ambiance embodies all the best sights, sounds, and flavours that Muskoka has to offer!
Experience the wine of the region
IN THE ARTS
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Though filled with historical significance, Gravenhurst is bursting with plenty of trendy, photo-worthy stops for you
Starting with Lions Lookout Park — where the name says it all — take in one of Gravenhurst’s best vantage points for viewing its historic steamships, the RMS Segwun and the Wenonah II.
And be sure to have the interactive watershed exhibits at the nearby Muskoka Discovery Centre on your bucket list as well. Home to the largest in-water display of classic boats, this exhibit will fully immerse you in both the history and beauty of
Finally, a stop at the Sawdust City Brewery is a requirement for beer aficionados — and anyone looking to take a selfie with the World’s Largest Muskoka Chair, located right here in Gravenhurst!
Start by checking out Gull Lake Rotary Park where the shoreline once housed mills but is now a welcoming park and public beach.
On your way through town, pay a visit to the Bethune House National Historic Site, the birthplace of Canada’s famed Dr. Norman Bethune, inventor of the first mobile blood
banks used on early battlefields.
It’s impossible not to fall in love with all of Gravenhurst’s natural beauty, especially when there are so many places to explore and essentially create your own adventure!
Start your morning by grabbing some fresh doughnuts and apple fritters at The Bakery, followed by a warm beverage to go from the nearby Mornin’ Babe Café. From there, take advantage of the 6 km route in Gravenhurst’s Heritage Walking Tour, or meander along the Peninsula Trail for stunning views of the town’s major attractions.
And if you’re looking to relax at the end of a long day – or even continue your adventure by partaking in some seasonal outdoor activities – then the Muskoka Bay Resort has everything you need, including an on-site spa and delectable dining at The Cliffside Restaurant.