Granite Hill Cottage - Muskoka Lakes area

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Granite Hill Cottage - Muskoka Lakes area

Lake access/Boat launch

The Cove Marina offers a boat launch, Sea-doo and boat rental, access to Lake Joseph, and Shaw’s Ice Cream Shoppe and convenience store. And it’s just across the road!
Foots Bay Marina
1030 McDonald Rd
The Cove Marina offers a boat launch, Sea-doo and boat rental, access to Lake Joseph, and Shaw’s Ice Cream Shoppe and convenience store. And it’s just across the road!

Food scene

Our favourite places to eat, on a date, or in a pinch!
This is one of our favourite places to eat in the Muskoka area. The lake views are stunning, and their New York Buffalo wings are out of this world! Only 12 minutes away.
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Turtle Jack's Port Carling
123 Medora St
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This is one of our favourite places to eat in the Muskoka area. The lake views are stunning, and their New York Buffalo wings are out of this world! Only 12 minutes away.
Crossroads is a unique gem of a restaurant that serves Muskoka and Canadian inspired cuisine in a magical atmosphere. The food and ambience are truly special. This is one of our favourite places for a special date.
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Crossroads
2 Cardwell Rd
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Crossroads is a unique gem of a restaurant that serves Muskoka and Canadian inspired cuisine in a magical atmosphere. The food and ambience are truly special. This is one of our favourite places for a special date.
Closest restaurant (5 min drive), with delicious Muskoka inspired menu.
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Bass Lake RoadHouse
4700 Muskoka District Road 169
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Closest restaurant (5 min drive), with delicious Muskoka inspired menu.

Public beaches

Free, publicly accessible beaches on beautiful lakes
This beach is the epitome of Muskoka beauty, publicly accessible and great for relaxing and swimming. A must visit if you’re looking to spend the day at the beach. 30 minute drive from GHC.
Rosseau Waterfront Park
This beach is the epitome of Muskoka beauty, publicly accessible and great for relaxing and swimming. A must visit if you’re looking to spend the day at the beach. 30 minute drive from GHC.
This is a lovely beach to go for a walk on, or for a swim. It’s clean and quiet, and you can grab dinner afterwards at one of Port Carling’s many restaurants. 12 minutes drive from GHC.
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Hanna Park
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This is a lovely beach to go for a walk on, or for a swim. It’s clean and quiet, and you can grab dinner afterwards at one of Port Carling’s many restaurants. 12 minutes drive from GHC.

Sightseeing

Port Carling boasts a number of restaurants, including Turtle Jacks, which overlooks Lake Rosseau, as well as a grocery store and public beaches. It’s only a 10 minute drive away.
Port Carling
Port Carling boasts a number of restaurants, including Turtle Jacks, which overlooks Lake Rosseau, as well as a grocery store and public beaches. It’s only a 10 minute drive away.
Rosseau is a lovely little town located at the north end of Lake Rosseau, with boutique restaurants, decor stores, and a stunning public beach. And it’s only a 28 minute drive away.
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Rosseau
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Rosseau is a lovely little town located at the north end of Lake Rosseau, with boutique restaurants, decor stores, and a stunning public beach. And it’s only a 28 minute drive away.
Bala is a lovely little Muskoka village, famous for the Bala Falls. There are grocery stores, boutique shops, pubs, restaurants, and also Don's Bakery, well known for its butter tarts (and other scrumptious baked goods).
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Bala
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Bala is a lovely little Muskoka village, famous for the Bala Falls. There are grocery stores, boutique shops, pubs, restaurants, and also Don's Bakery, well known for its butter tarts (and other scrumptious baked goods).
Torrance Barrens Dark-Sky Preserve
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Fun activities

This lovely farm offers a variety of wine tastings, cider, cheese and wine, and guided tours to your taste. In the winter they also have skating and snowshoeing trails, which are so much fun, especially when capped with a mulled wine! Great place for couples activities.
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Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery
1074 Cranberry Rd
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This lovely farm offers a variety of wine tastings, cider, cheese and wine, and guided tours to your taste. In the winter they also have skating and snowshoeing trails, which are so much fun, especially when capped with a mulled wine! Great place for couples activities.
Good place to rent kayaks and paddle boards. It’s a good idea to book online in advance, as these go fast, especially on long weekends! Only 12 minutes drive away.
Algonquin Outfitters - Port Carling
119 Medora Street
Good place to rent kayaks and paddle boards. It’s a good idea to book online in advance, as these go fast, especially on long weekends! Only 12 minutes drive away.
Offers 1 - 3 hour cruises from Port Carling at various times of the day on the Muskoka Lakes (Lake Joseph and Lake Rosseau). Tickets must be bought in advance online.
Sunset Cruises
100 Joseph St
Offers 1 - 3 hour cruises from Port Carling at various times of the day on the Muskoka Lakes (Lake Joseph and Lake Rosseau). Tickets must be bought in advance online.
For a fun, decadent, but relaxing time, this is a must-visit. Beer on tap, saunas and a wide selection of VHS movies are just some of the attractions at this unique place.
Muskoka Beer Spa
1006 Clear Lake Road
For a fun, decadent, but relaxing time, this is a must-visit. Beer on tap, saunas and a wide selection of VHS movies are just some of the attractions at this unique place.

Groceries and other necessities

Nearby places to stock up on food, toiletries, and even outdoor supplies.
This is a really fun Foodland, as Foodlands go - it actually has great variety, as well as some hard-to-find artisanal pizzas, live lobster, and other luxury foods you can get for your stay. 12 minutes away by car.
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Foodland - Port Carling
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This is a really fun Foodland, as Foodlands go - it actually has great variety, as well as some hard-to-find artisanal pizzas, live lobster, and other luxury foods you can get for your stay. 12 minutes away by car.
Why recommend a hardware store here? Because they sell miscellaneous gear that you might find useful for your hikes and time spent outdoors (bug repellent, firewood, firestarters, flip flops, etc.).
Gord's Home Hardware
15 Front Street
Why recommend a hardware store here? Because they sell miscellaneous gear that you might find useful for your hikes and time spent outdoors (bug repellent, firewood, firestarters, flip flops, etc.).
This is the nearest LCBO (5 mins away) - there is another at Port Carling (12 mins away).
LCBO
426 High Street
This is the nearest LCBO (5 mins away) - there is another at Port Carling (12 mins away).
When everything else is closed, this shop might just be open. They sell general supplies, food and toiletries, and there is also a wonderful ice cream shop and gas station. 8 minutes away.
Glen Orchard General Store
4000 Muskoka District Road 169
When everything else is closed, this shop might just be open. They sell general supplies, food and toiletries, and there is also a wonderful ice cream shop and gas station. 8 minutes away.
A 15 minute drive away, this grocery store sells President's Choice products.
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Bala Freshmart
1003 Mill St
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A 15 minute drive away, this grocery store sells President's Choice products.
Busy Lizzie offers a variety of laundry services, including a coin-operated laundromat, wash and fold service, and even pickup and delivery. Useful for longer stays, or if you need laundry done in a pinch. Only 10 minutes away.
Busy Lizzie Cleaning Services
3851 Muskoka District Road 118 West
Busy Lizzie offers a variety of laundry services, including a coin-operated laundromat, wash and fold service, and even pickup and delivery. Useful for longer stays, or if you need laundry done in a pinch. Only 10 minutes away.
Although we recommend the Port Carling Foodland over this one, if you're in a hurry, this is the closest grocery store (5 minute drive) where you can buy just about anything you need for your stay. They also sell water and firewood.
Foodland - Mactier
7 Front St
Although we recommend the Port Carling Foodland over this one, if you're in a hurry, this is the closest grocery store (5 minute drive) where you can buy just about anything you need for your stay. They also sell water and firewood.

Gas

Just off Highway 400 on your way up to the cottage (about 10 minutes away), you can fill up your car with HST-free gas. With high gas prices these days, gas here is consistently about 20c cheaper.
Wolf Energy
Just off Highway 400 on your way up to the cottage (about 10 minutes away), you can fill up your car with HST-free gas. With high gas prices these days, gas here is consistently about 20c cheaper.
Also a good place to get gas! (8 mins away)
Glen Orchard General Store
4000 Muskoka District Road 169
Also a good place to get gas! (8 mins away)