Must-see Waterfalls in Muskoka, Ontario

Country clubs, championship golf courses, lovely lakeside cottages, marinas, what do all these things have in common? They are all characteristic of the Ontario municipality of Muskoka!

Muskoka is Ontario’s hidden vacationing gem, a tranquil municipality that offers almost unlimited potential for exploration. So sheltered and quiet that internationally recognized figures like Mark Wahlberg and David Beckham have chosen this spot for their summer getaways to escape their hectic celebrity lifestyle briefly. It didn’t take long to realize their reputation will always precede them.

Muskoka is not a luxury vacation destination. Yet it offers untapped natural splendor and opportunity for varied outdoor activities like jet skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, golfing, cycling, hiking, swimming, and kayaking.

Suppose you’re up for a memorable outdoor adventure, and you’re undaunted by the region’s rugged terrain. In that case, several local waterfalls and national parks deserve a spot on your itinerary.

We’ve selected five of Muskoka’s most beautiful waterfalls in the Huntsville area. So keep reading and pick your next destination!

Oxtongue River-Ragged Falls Provincial Park

Oxtongue River

Oxtongue River-Ragged Falls Provincial Park is close to the more popular Algonquin Provincial Park, located northeast of Huntsville.

Visitors often overlook Oxtongue River-Ragged Falls in favor of Algonquin Provincial Park, yet its appeal and attractions are certainly on par with the considerably larger Algonquin Park.

Ragged falls are one of the park’s main attraction points. The resounding falls are both beautiful and awe-inspiring, showcasing the raw power of glacial melt water. The park is about 34 km (21mi) from Huntsville or around a 30-minute drive.

Once there, you can leave your car at the designated parking lot and commence on the less than a mile-long trail along jagged terrain that leads to remarkable views of the falls.

Named one of Ontario’s top 10 waterfalls, Ragged Falls is not a destination you want to miss if you’re up for a challenging (but not too challenging) adventure near Huntsville.

Stubb’s Falls

Stubb’s Falls is part of Arrowhead Provincial Park and is one of the best areas for outdoor recreation near Huntsville. The park provides fantastic opportunities for hiking and mountain biking. The nearby Mayflower Lake, Arrowhead Lake, and two local rivers (Big and Little East Rivers) are also ideal locations for fishing, boating, and paddling.

Arrowhead Lake has several sand beaches great for swimming, accompanied by quiet camping sites. In addition, it includes about 15 kilometers of hiking trails, including one that will take you to Stubb’s Falls.

The trail leading to the falls is less than 3km (1.5mi) long and can take up to 40 minutes to complete by foot. It is properly maintained and visibly marked, and while wide at the start, it gets narrower and steeper as you climb, so make sure you wear appropriate shoes.

The park is just over 6 miles north of Huntsville. You can stop by the Arrowhead Inn on your way to Stubb’s Falls trail or back. The inn is about half a mile (1km) before the trail.

Skeleton Falls

Skeleton Falls, also known as Minnehaha Falls on Skeleton, is in the Parry Sound District, just west of Huntsville.

It is a 30-minute drive along a 20-mile road to the falls from Huntsville. But, despite an ominous-sounding name, Skeleton Falls is nowhere near as dangerous or life-threatening. If anything, the cool air, crystal-clear waters, and ponds on Skeleton River will reinvigorate you.

There is a parking lot, and the trail to the falls is close by, though you may have to make some effort to find it.

It is advisable to travel in a group with someone who knows the trail and the path to the falls, as the trail is not always clearly marked. It is a steep, sloping walk to the falls, so be sure to dress appropriately and avoid carrying heavy luggage.

The best time to visit the falls is between May and September.

High Falls

A 20-minute drive south of Huntsville (about 18 miles) will take you to Muskoka High Falls. The falls are less than 4 miles north of the city of Bracebridge.

Muskoka High Falls are wide and steep but not less attractive, despite a local dam and power station that diverts water from the Muskoka River.

Here it is also advisable to travel with someone familiar with the falls’ location as it can be easy to miss. Once you find the trail, it is an easy walk to the falls, making it convenient for a family trip.

Locally called the “Niagara of the North,’’ the Muskoka High Falls are among the largest and steepest in Ontario.

There are also three smaller falls near the adjacent Small High Falls, alongside convenient camping grounds, cottages, and a beachfront waterpark, among other attractions.

Rosseau Falls

About 27 miles (44km) west of Huntsville is the cascading Rosseau River, home to Rosseau Falls.

If you’re planning on visiting Skeleton Falls, which is about 5 miles east of Highway 141, you should also try to spare time for Rosseau Falls. You can easily get to the falls via Rosseau Lake Road 3, which is about half a mile west of the Upper Falls.

There is also the Lower Rosseau Falls as an extension to the upper falls. The lower falls are about half a mile downstream from the upper falls and rapid whitewater streams from the river.

Beautiful vistas of Lake Rosseau and the upper and lower falls, accompanied by many picnic areas off highway 141, make the Upper and Lower Rosseau Falls a must-visit spot in Muskoka.

Where to Stay When Visiting the Falls

Muskoka Cottage is one of the quietest and most accommodating rental cottages in and around Huntsville.

The property is almost perfectly positioned to commence on any local adventure and is less than an hour’s drive even to the farthest waterfall on this list.

The cottage is about a 10-minute drive from Huntsville and can also be reached by boat. It is perfect for a relaxing stay with family or friends, equipped with a hot tub overlooking Vernon Lake, a games lounge, and several canoes and kayaks. The property is also close to the Arrowhead and Algonquin provincial parks and a local ski resort, making it a suitable destination for a winter vacation as well.

If you’re using a jet boat, the possibilities for adventure are limitless as Lake Vernon connects with three large lakes: Fairy Lake, Peninsula Lake, and Mary Lake. This network of lakes provides tens of miles of water to explore the local lakefront.

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Howland Porter Brook Falls Sep

Waterfall Detail: Just below the bridge over Porter Brook is the small moody, almost sullen waterfall , located in the New Burisk county. Porter Brook flows through a mixed farming and forest covered countryside in Holtville and confluences with the Southwest Miramichi River down river from Norrads Bridge. It is noted that Atlantic Salmon will make their way up the brook, climbing the rapids and falls to reach spawning grounds. The cooler water of the brook lures these mysterious creatures to its confines. The brook is not large but runs spritely across sandstone geology only to cascade over the igneous outcrop here at the falls.

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Waterfalls of New Brunswick: Second Falls

New Bbrunswick Waterfall Detail: In 1876, Daniel Gillmor built a watermill at Second Falls on the Magaguadavic River. Successive generations maintained mills on both sides of the river and as well other families established mills in the same area. The mighty river was used to drive timber to a common boom just above Second Falls Bridge, where the logs were separated according to individual markings. Over time the timber industry changed and the need for these mills diminished and all that remains is the most  beautiful waterfall in Canada. You will find the most beautiful waterfalls illustrated in the most entertaining casino games. Try out for free the best waterfall themed slots games at top UK online casino sites. You will be amazed not only by the realistic graphics but also from the rewarding bonuses and jackpots. Now let us illustrate to you the most breathtaking waterfall in Canada, the New Brunswick Waterfall.

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Perch Falls, the most beautiful Waterfalls in Canada

Accordin to the information we gathered about the waterfalls in Canada, with its beginnings in Perch Lake the diminutive brook flows through a narrow dale along the nape of Marshall Mountain, eventually empting into Musquash Estuary. A few kilometers up from the confluence with the Musquash, the brook cuts through a gap in the bedrock. It’s a pristine picture of the beauty of nature, something that can only be seen in movies or games. If you are a fan of games, however, you would want the hear about the newest no deposit bonuses and offers that you can use at any time to have a more fluid casino game experience.The igneous bedrock forms a ridge that is the division between the plateau and the estuary. Driving west along Route 1 just past Prince of Wales there is a notable drop from the plateau down into the broad estuary.

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Nature Moncton: A Hike to Memel Falls

Memel Falls

“We are used to this”, was the collective reply when I asked the small and enthusiastic group of Nature Moncton members if they wanted to hike to Memel Falls in the pouring rain.

This trip was one of my most exciting experiences, not just because of the hike and waterfalls, but also because I won a large sum of money on mobile slot games that I enjoy playing on hike breaks. I played my usual small stakes slots for fun by taking advantage of the $80 free no deposit bonus when I suddenly saw the three jackpot symbols, which meant that I won $3600. It goes without saying that we had a huge party that night. But let’s start from the beginning.

I was invited down by the club to give a photo presentation of my Waterfalls of New Brunswick books. I eagerly accepted the opportunity and so I was on the road at 7:30 AM, listening to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. My first challenge was to find the Tankville School. The greater challenge will be leading a group of naturalist to the waterfall and back without issue. I know these folks are seasoned outdoor people, but there are many issues that can arise.

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Upper Prescott Brook Waterfalls in New Brunswick

Following the Napoleonic Wars in Europe from 1803 to 1815, Britain was cut off from its timber supply in Eastern Europe. Unable to rely on traditional sources, Britain quickly turned to its North American colony as a new source. Albert, part of New Brunswick counties in particular was well suited to meet this demand, thanks to the geography of the area. With its large tracts of virgin timber, located on steep hills surrounded by river valleys which empty out into the Bay was an ideal location to harvest timber. Spruce and Tamarack were two of the species cut down and sent to the mills but White Pine was especially valuable since it was used to make the masts of wooden ships. All settlers of the area had been forbidden in their land deeds to cut white pine on their lands. All of the white pine in the province was reserved for the King and his Royal Navy. By the 1820’s a number of rivers had been dammed and water wheels built to power sawmills. Timber from these mills could be utilized to build wooden ships by local shipbuilding companies or transported by sailing vessels to other markets. Demand for timber grew to the point that the 1851 census for Albert County recorded 97 sawmills operating in the New Brunswick counties.