Ali’s guidebook

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Ali’s guidebook

Cottage Website

Following is the address of the cottage website www. sereneacrescottage. com
1083 Buckeye Rd
1083 Buckeye Road
Following is the address of the cottage website www. sereneacrescottage. com

Neighborhoods

17 MINUTES/18 KM DRIVING DISTANCE Port Carling is known as the Hub of the Lakes. Its famous Locks and a Swing Bridge connect Lake Muskoka with Lake Joseph and Lake Rosseau. It is a busy little town in the summer months. The downtown is located on the Indian River and has several local specialty shops inside the Muskoka Emporium Building, well known for its mural of Muskoka history photo collage. Port Carling is also a home for popular restaurants like Turtle Jack’s.
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Port Carling
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17 MINUTES/18 KM DRIVING DISTANCE Port Carling is known as the Hub of the Lakes. Its famous Locks and a Swing Bridge connect Lake Muskoka with Lake Joseph and Lake Rosseau. It is a busy little town in the summer months. The downtown is located on the Indian River and has several local specialty shops inside the Muskoka Emporium Building, well known for its mural of Muskoka history photo collage. Port Carling is also a home for popular restaurants like Turtle Jack’s.
Parry Sound District
16 MINUTES/19 KM DRIVING DISTANCE It is the cranberry capital of Ontario.
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Bala
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16 MINUTES/19 KM DRIVING DISTANCE It is the cranberry capital of Ontario.
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Bracebridge
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WE ARE IN MACTIER There is a Foodland for Grocery within 10 to 12 mins. KB Pizeria is the closest pizza spot. Mactier Beach also known as Stewart Lake Beach is the closest public beach (42 Stewart Street, MacTier) has an accessible public beach, playground, change rooms, swim platform, floating docks, and pavilion.
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MacTier
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WE ARE IN MACTIER There is a Foodland for Grocery within 10 to 12 mins. KB Pizeria is the closest pizza spot. Mactier Beach also known as Stewart Lake Beach is the closest public beach (42 Stewart Street, MacTier) has an accessible public beach, playground, change rooms, swim platform, floating docks, and pavilion.

Provincial Parks

24 MINUTES/31 KM DRIVING DISTANCE WHAT YOU’LL LIKE: Set on the Boyne River, minutes from Parry Sound and Georgian Bay Panoramic views from the waterfront campsites overlooking Oastler Lake Summer hiking and biking on the nearby Seguin Recreational Trail Great fishing for Rainbow Trout, pike and bass Canoe rentals on site
Oastler Lake
24 MINUTES/31 KM DRIVING DISTANCE WHAT YOU’LL LIKE: Set on the Boyne River, minutes from Parry Sound and Georgian Bay Panoramic views from the waterfront campsites overlooking Oastler Lake Summer hiking and biking on the nearby Seguin Recreational Trail Great fishing for Rainbow Trout, pike and bass Canoe rentals on site
25 MINUTES/38 KM DRIVING DISTANCE WHAT YOU’LL LIKE: A charming family park with scenic landscape that has inspired painters Many semi-private, waterfront, electrical and non-electrical campsites Conveniently located off Hwy 400 in beautiful Muskoka Three sandy beaches, including designated pet beach Playground and picnic areas with picnic shelter for rent Canoe, kayak and standup paddle board Three rugged, picturesque hiking trails Well-known for recreational boating and fishing Park store with a wide range of products available
Six Mile Lake
25 MINUTES/38 KM DRIVING DISTANCE WHAT YOU’LL LIKE: A charming family park with scenic landscape that has inspired painters Many semi-private, waterfront, electrical and non-electrical campsites Conveniently located off Hwy 400 in beautiful Muskoka Three sandy beaches, including designated pet beach Playground and picnic areas with picnic shelter for rent Canoe, kayak and standup paddle board Three rugged, picturesque hiking trails Well-known for recreational boating and fishing Park store with a wide range of products available
33 MINUTES/38 KM DRIVING DISTANCE WHAT YOU’LL LIKE: Backcountry camping on Georgian Bay stretching from Parry Sound to the Moon River Park takes in hundreds of windswept islands, inland forests and lakes Camp by the bay or paddle to inland lake sites Protected sanctuary for the Massasauga Rattlesnake Boat mooring in a quiet cove Visit Calhoun Lodge for a glimpse of 1930s cottage life
The Massasauga Provincial Park
380 Oastler Park Drive
33 MINUTES/38 KM DRIVING DISTANCE WHAT YOU’LL LIKE: Backcountry camping on Georgian Bay stretching from Parry Sound to the Moon River Park takes in hundreds of windswept islands, inland forests and lakes Camp by the bay or paddle to inland lake sites Protected sanctuary for the Massasauga Rattlesnake Boat mooring in a quiet cove Visit Calhoun Lodge for a glimpse of 1930s cottage life
48 MINUTES/69 KM DRIVING DISTANCE WHAT YOU’LL LIKE: Kilometres of rugged, rocky shoreline mixed with numerous sand beaches Beautiful views of windswept pines on rocky islands 6 km recreational trail for hiking and biking Visitor Centre Excellent sailing and windsurfing conditions Georgian Bay sunsets
Killbear Park
48 MINUTES/69 KM DRIVING DISTANCE WHAT YOU’LL LIKE: Kilometres of rugged, rocky shoreline mixed with numerous sand beaches Beautiful views of windswept pines on rocky islands 6 km recreational trail for hiking and biking Visitor Centre Excellent sailing and windsurfing conditions Georgian Bay sunsets
59 MINUTES/70 KM DRIVING DISTANCE WHAT YOU’LL LIKE: Large, treed and private campsites in the heart of Muskoka Three sand beaches on Arrowhead Lake Quiet motorboat-free lakes 15 km of hiking trails; including a trail leading to a waterfall (Stubb’s Falls) Rental canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and mountain bikes during the summer season; skis, sit-skis, snowshoes, sledge and ice skate rentals during the winter Well-known for winter activities; cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice-skating, heated roofed accommodations. Our complete guide to winter at Arrowhead has all the information you’ll need to plan your trip
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Arrowhead Provincial Park
451 Arrowhead Park Rd
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59 MINUTES/70 KM DRIVING DISTANCE WHAT YOU’LL LIKE: Large, treed and private campsites in the heart of Muskoka Three sand beaches on Arrowhead Lake Quiet motorboat-free lakes 15 km of hiking trails; including a trail leading to a waterfall (Stubb’s Falls) Rental canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and mountain bikes during the summer season; skis, sit-skis, snowshoes, sledge and ice skate rentals during the winter Well-known for winter activities; cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice-skating, heated roofed accommodations. Our complete guide to winter at Arrowhead has all the information you’ll need to plan your trip
63 MINUTES/85 KM DRIVING DISTANCE WHAT YOU’LL LIKE: Over 2,900 hectares of forested land on the shores of Georgian Bay 31 kilometres of trails Summer interpretive programs Interior lake for canoeing Private and shaded campsites includes sites for RVs, car camping, pet-free camping and radio-free camping 17 kilometres backcountry ski trails in winter
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Awenda Provincial Park
670 Awenda Park Rd
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63 MINUTES/85 KM DRIVING DISTANCE WHAT YOU’LL LIKE: Over 2,900 hectares of forested land on the shores of Georgian Bay 31 kilometres of trails Summer interpretive programs Interior lake for canoeing Private and shaded campsites includes sites for RVs, car camping, pet-free camping and radio-free camping 17 kilometres backcountry ski trails in winter
86 MINUTES/109 KM DRIVING DISTANCE Algonquin, the first provincial park in Ontario, protects a variety of natural, cultural, and recreational features and values. As one of the largest provincial parks, Algonquin is diverse and offers something for nearly everyone.
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Algonquin Park
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86 MINUTES/109 KM DRIVING DISTANCE Algonquin, the first provincial park in Ontario, protects a variety of natural, cultural, and recreational features and values. As one of the largest provincial parks, Algonquin is diverse and offers something for nearly everyone.

Marinas

14 MINUTES/1 KM WALKING DISTANCE 3 MINUTES/1 KM DRIVING DISTANCE The Cove Marina at Foots Bay Lake Joseph, is a full service marina with fuel docks, seasonal slips, a service bay, Marina Accessories Store, and our very own SHAW’S Ice Cream Shop. We also offer valet and storage services. The distance to this marina is a 2 to 3 mins drive.
Cove Marina
470 Tisdelle Dr
14 MINUTES/1 KM WALKING DISTANCE 3 MINUTES/1 KM DRIVING DISTANCE The Cove Marina at Foots Bay Lake Joseph, is a full service marina with fuel docks, seasonal slips, a service bay, Marina Accessories Store, and our very own SHAW’S Ice Cream Shop. We also offer valet and storage services. The distance to this marina is a 2 to 3 mins drive.
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Gordon Bay
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Mariner's Cove Ltd
317 Healey Lake Road
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Food scene

15 MINUTES/17 KM DRIVING DISTANCE Situated on Water, lots of outdoor seating and amazing atmosphere!
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Turtle Jack's Port Carling
123 Medora St
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15 MINUTES/17 KM DRIVING DISTANCE Situated on Water, lots of outdoor seating and amazing atmosphere!
16 MINUTES/17 KM DRIVING DISTANCE Situated in the heart of Port Carling, offer delicious Kawartha Dairy ice cream, frozen yogurt made with real fruit, old fashioned milkshakes, smoothies and iced coffee and teas! Stop by and unwind, all while taking in the beauty of our lakes!
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Mooskoka's Ice Cream Shop
98 Maple St
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16 MINUTES/17 KM DRIVING DISTANCE Situated in the heart of Port Carling, offer delicious Kawartha Dairy ice cream, frozen yogurt made with real fruit, old fashioned milkshakes, smoothies and iced coffee and teas! Stop by and unwind, all while taking in the beauty of our lakes!
16 MINUTES/17 KM DRIVING DISTANCE Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Delicious Sandwiches and Coffee.
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York & Mason
105 Maple St
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16 MINUTES/17 KM DRIVING DISTANCE Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Delicious Sandwiches and Coffee.
16 MINUTES/17 KM DRIVING DISTANCE Offer fresh florals, curated goods, catering, and a gourmet marketplace. Open all year round… looking forward to seeing you for a beveragino!
Beveragino
81 Joseph Street
16 MINUTES/17 KM DRIVING DISTANCE Offer fresh florals, curated goods, catering, and a gourmet marketplace. Open all year round… looking forward to seeing you for a beveragino!
28 MINUTES/32 KM DRIVING DISTANCE Sushi by the Water was established to introduce Asian/Japanese Cuisine to Muskoka and neighboring areas.
Sushi by the Water
2194 Muskoka District Road 169
28 MINUTES/32 KM DRIVING DISTANCE Sushi by the Water was established to introduce Asian/Japanese Cuisine to Muskoka and neighboring areas.

Ski Resorts

48 MINUTES/76 KM DRIVING DISTANCE Horseshoe Resort is a family friendly Ontario ski and golf resort offering four seasons of fun, conveniently located just over an hour north of Toronto and 20 minutes from Barrie. With 28 Alpine ski and snowboard runs, 30kms of groomed double track set Nordic trails, terrain park, snow tubing, snowshoeing, fat biking, golfing, man-made lake, indoor and outdoor pools, Treetop Trekking, Yamaha Adventures, hiking and biking trails, two restaurants, Amba Spa and more, there’s something for everyone! Ideal for fun-filled family vacations, year-round getaways and meetings.
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Horseshoe Resort Residences
1101 Horseshoe Valley Road West
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48 MINUTES/76 KM DRIVING DISTANCE Horseshoe Resort is a family friendly Ontario ski and golf resort offering four seasons of fun, conveniently located just over an hour north of Toronto and 20 minutes from Barrie. With 28 Alpine ski and snowboard runs, 30kms of groomed double track set Nordic trails, terrain park, snow tubing, snowshoeing, fat biking, golfing, man-made lake, indoor and outdoor pools, Treetop Trekking, Yamaha Adventures, hiking and biking trails, two restaurants, Amba Spa and more, there’s something for everyone! Ideal for fun-filled family vacations, year-round getaways and meetings.
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Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area
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38 MINUTES/65 KM DRIVING DISTANCE A Brief Look in History Mount St. Louis Moonstone is one of the largest family owned ski resorts in Ontario. It was founded in 1964 by Austrian Alpine skier Josl Huter. The resort is located in the snow belt region of Ontario. Today, it contains 36 different ski slopes in addition to 8 chair lifts and 3 carpets. The resort is known for being family friendly and prides itself on accommodating everyone, from beginner skiers and snowboarders to the most advanced in their discipline.
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Mount St. Louis Moonstone
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38 MINUTES/65 KM DRIVING DISTANCE A Brief Look in History Mount St. Louis Moonstone is one of the largest family owned ski resorts in Ontario. It was founded in 1964 by Austrian Alpine skier Josl Huter. The resort is located in the snow belt region of Ontario. Today, it contains 36 different ski slopes in addition to 8 chair lifts and 3 carpets. The resort is known for being family friendly and prides itself on accommodating everyone, from beginner skiers and snowboarders to the most advanced in their discipline.