One big draw for people to visit and live in Huntsville is the incredible natural beauty of our region. Muskoka is lake country, and Huntsville is the center hub of town life within this most scenic area of Ontario. One of the best ways to explore the natural beauty that surrounds Huntsville is on foot along our many trails. With autumn right around the corner, the forests and lakes will be alive with bright colours, making for an ideal time to experience these trails for yourself.
Within Huntsville directly, we have several trails which are within walking distance of downtown. Fairy Vista Trail is a great place to begin as it takes you along a variety of habitats we have here in Huntsville. From fields to forests and wetlands, Fairy Vista Trail is accessible for all types of non-motorized recreation year round, such as hiking and cycling or cross country skiing in the winter.
Hunter’s Bay Trail offers not only amazing scenery; there is a long stretch of the trail which actually floats along the water of the bay. This area makes for a great rest stop to take a pleasant swim, or spend some time fishing. Lions Lookout Trail offers intermediate-level hikers a walk along the Muskoka River, a close-up view of Fairy Lake, followed by a climb up Forbes Hill Drive. From the top, you will be rewarded with a magnificent view of Fairy Lake below.
There are 52 km of the Trans Canada Trail in and around Huntsville. You can experience views of Huntsville neighbourhoods and spend time within the surrounding forests as well as part of The Great Trail is incorporated into our local trails such as Hunter’s Bay Trail. The Trans Canada Trail is a national treasure providing links across the provinces, cultures and landscapes, showcasing the diversity of Canada.
To get a feel for the long-lived beauty of Huntsville forests, take a stroll along the Yonge Street Trail. Located at the west end of town, this natural trail takes about 30 minutes to walk, ideal for an evening stroll. To get a feel for how the natural beauty surrounding Huntsville has inspired many an artist, take the Seven Murals Walk as outlined by the Muskoka Trails Council. Take in the art of over 20 murals throughout downtown, and walk away inspired yourself.
If you are new to Huntsville, exploring the trails is a wonderful way to experience the natural beauty of the area. If you are thinking of moving here, these trails offer an ideal way to stay connected year-round to the majestic beauty of our forests and lakes. If you are in the market for a cottage, home, or condo in Huntsville, put the care and expertise of the Wearing-Parrott team to work for you. Please call us at 705-788-3535 or email at info@WearingParrottTeam.com today!
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