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.
Sawdust City Brewing Co. 5km
Located in Gravenhurst Ontario, the gateway to Muskoka, Sawdust City Brewing Company is dedicated to the art and science of creating exceptional craft beers. We produce traditional ales in an array of styles, but there is nothing traditional about the flavour. Our brewmaster, Sam Corbeil, and his talented team create award-winning exciting beers that expand the borders of traditional flavour profiles. The rule at Sawdust City is there are no rules.
Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre 7km
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.
Peter’s Players 7km
Peter Swanek simply put, is a man passionate about music. A promoter of over 400 concert/club dates since 2000, Peter’s Players is one of the most intimate music venues you will ever find – and it’s right in the heart of town. Hosting the likes of James Cotton, Johnny Winter, Colin James, John Mayall and Jesse Cook, to name a few, this is a can’t miss experience.
The Bakery 6km
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
Muskoka Lakes Winery 38km
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.
The Muskoka Store 13km
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.
RMS Segwun or Wenonah II 7km
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.