Let Taboo’s team of destination experts help you plan the perfect getaway or group excursion. In the meantime, here are some of our current favourite places to go, and things to do, around Muskoka. Check back here often for more seasonal travel tips.




Muskoka Brewery

Join the craft beer pilgrimage at our down the road neighbours, Muskoka Brewery. Since 1996, this small batch hop shop has been handcrafting premium beers as unique and refreshing as the region they are from. Drop by for a six pack of their popular Muskoka Cream Ale or Mad Tom IPA as well as seasonal specialties like Summer Weiss, Harvest Ale or Winter Beard, a double chocolate cranberry stout. 705-646-1266


Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre

With more than 1,500 lakes, it’s no wonder that life in Muskoka is all about boats. The Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre, “Grace & Speed,” celebrates our region’s enduring ties to boating as both a recreational pastime and a hallmark of cultural, economic and tourism development. Explore a section of a “living” steamship, interactive exhibits and an in-water exhibit of 20 classic wooden Muskoka boats. 705-687-2115


Maple Valley Ranch

Hit the trails on horseback and make some new four-legged friends while you meander through 60 acres of beautiful Muskoka countryside. Maple Valley Ranch has horses and ponies for all skill levels and abilities, including total novices.  They offer 30 min. and 60 min. rides as well as custom trips. Keep in mind their Lookout Ridge makes a great stop for vacation photos too. 705-646-3579


The Bakery

Since 1959, this multi-generational family run bakery has been serving up fresh scratch-made bread and all kinds of goodies like blueberry pies, crunchy apple fritters, scones, Chelsea buns and doughnuts. Place your order at  L-shaped counter, which also offers a line of gluten-free baked goods made with rice flour.

141 Brock St. Gravenhurst 705-687-2529


Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh

Cranberries are local to the Muskoka region and the pick of Johnston’s Bala harvest is used in Taboo’s kitchens. Take a drive to this 27-acre family farm, established in 1952, to see how cranberries are grown, harvested and transformed into preserves and baked goods. You can also enjoy on-site hiking and biking trails. Their Muskoka Lakes Winery offers tours, tastings and fruit wines for sale. 705-762-3203


The Muskoka Store

Pull off the highway for over 35,000 sq. ft. of must-have items for your family room or man cave. This true emporium offers a selection of everything from furniture and home accessories, to sporting goods, clothing, footwear and books. Open daily all year including Friday nights until midnight, for when that browsing urge strikes. 1-800-MUSKOKA


Casino Rama

If you’re looking for nightlife, stop at Casino Rama, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  With over 2,500 slot machines, more than 110 table games, 10 restaurants and a 5,000 sq. ft. entertainment centre you’ll always find some excitement at this entertainment hot spot about 35 min. from the resort. 1-800-832-PLAY


Rich Hill Candles

Handcraft your very own souvenir in this popular candle factory after  watching the expert chandlers in action.  A panoramic window offers a close-up view of the antique taper dipping carousel thought to be over a century old.  In addition to their main product, Rich Hill also has several aisles of trinkets and seasonal gifts to shop. 705-645-8600


RMS Segwun or Wenonah II

Hop aboard the fascinating Royal Mail Ship Segwun, North America’s oldest operating steamship, built in 1887, for a sightseeing or dinner cruise.  Or enjoy the replica charm of the Wenonah II, complete with modern conveniences like air conditioning and an elevator.  Whichever vessel you choose, a trip aboard an authentic Muskoka steamship is the perfect way to live a little history. 1-866-687-6667

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