Situated at the northern tip of cottage country, the Almaguin Highlands is located about 20 minutes north of Muskoka and is every bit as spectacular as its more famous southern neighbour. West of Algonquin Park, this region is a dream come true for outdoor enthusiasts and bird-watching nature lovers alike. Choose from among hundreds of clean lakes and rivers to enjoy a refreshing summer swim. The Almaguin Highlands is home to Lake Bernard, the largest freshwater lake in North America without an island. Green, cool and inviting in the summer, the forests become winter wonderlands.
This northern region of Ontario showcases the majestic landscape of the Canadian Shield: wide-open spaces of woodlands, and rocky crags.
Explore the wild beauty of the Park-to-Park Trail that runs from Algonquin Park to the Parry Sound coastal region of Georgian Bay or enjoy the beautiful Magnetawan River and historic villages with shops and dining. This charming area is full of talented artists and craftspeople who welcome guests into their studios and galleries.
The incredibly wide selection of Trans Canada Trails is a significant feature of the Almaguin Highlands. These multi-use trails allow you to hike, bike, cross country ski, snowshoe, snowmobile, or horseback ride through quiet towns and across historic voyageur trade routes. The trails range from 30-minute relaxed hikes to longer, more challenging trails up to 30 kilometers.