Huntsville, Muskoka: your gateway to natural wonder at Provincial Parks!

Nestled in the heart of central Ontario’s breathtaking wilderness, Huntsville beckons adventurers seeking an unforgettable summer escape. With its prime location near two of Ontario’s most iconic provincial parks, Arrowhead Provincial Park and Algonquin Provincial Park, Huntsville serves as the ultimate gateway for outdoor enthusiasts eager to explore nature’s wonders.

When Huntsville is your home base — for a day or a week or longer — you get unparalleled proximity to natural beauty. Arrowhead, just a stone’s throw away from Huntsville, and Algonquin, a short, scenic drive to the east, both boast an abundance of hiking trails, tranquil lakes, and lush forests waiting to be explored. Imagine starting your day with a hearty breakfast in Huntsville, then venturing into the wilderness for a day of outdoor exploration.

A haven for hikers and bikers

For avid hikers, Huntsville is a paradise waiting to be discovered. Lace up your boots and hit the trails in Arrowhead or Algonquin Park, where you’ll encounter a variety of hiking routes suitable for all skill levels. Check out the scenic and accessible Big Bend Lookout Trail at Arrowhead for a stunning view of the meandering Big East River — a favourite of local photographers! — or make a day of the popular Track and Tower Trail in Algonquin Park for spectacular views of Cache Lake with some history sprinkled in along the way.


More a fan of two-wheeled adventures? Whether you’re a seasoned mountain biker or a leisurely pedaller, you’ll find the perfect route to satisfy your adventurous spirit.

Try the moderately challenging trails at Arrowhead — the 4.5 km Arrowhead Lake Trail and the 3 km Lookout Trail will satisfy your senses and still leave plenty of time for some sightseeing  — or head to Algonquin Park and cycle the easy, family-friendly Old Railway Trail past fields and forests along a historical abandoned train route.

When you make Huntsville your home base, there’s a trail to be found for every adventurer and you can return after a day of hiking to unwind and recharge for your next adventure.

A water-lovers’ paradise

Escape the summer heat by taking a dip in the crystal-clear waters of Huntsville’s pristine lakes and rivers. After a day of hiking or biking, cool off with a refreshing swim in one of the many swimming holes scattered throughout the area. From lakeside beaches to tranquil riverbanks, the Huntsville area offers plenty of opportunities to beat the heat and make a splash. Check out one of the local public beaches, enjoy the calm waters of Arrowhead Lake, or head to Algonquin’s Canisbay Lake day use area or the Lake of Two Rivers and East Beach picnic areas for a wilderness swim.


If you prefer to be on the water rather than in it, grab your canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard and set out on a paddling adventure unlike any other. With Huntsville as your basecamp, you can explore the tranquil waters of Arrowhead and Algonquin Provincial Parks at your own pace. Glide along meandering rivers, navigate serene lakes, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty that surrounds you. The Huntsville area offers endless opportunities for aquatic exploration.


Experience the magic of Huntsville in the summer

As the sun sets on another day of adventure, return to Huntsville and immerse yourself in the town’s charming atmosphere. Browse quaint shops, dine at local eateries, and experience the warm hospitality that defines this vibrant community. With its proximity to nature’s wonders and its abundance of outdoor activities, Huntsville is the ultimate destination for summer adventurers seeking thrills, tranquility, and unforgettable memories. So book your stay, pack your bags, and discover the magic of Huntsville, Ontario, this summer.

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