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Guidebook for Port Carling

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Guidebook for Port Carling

Food Scene
Waterfront patio and a varied, reasonably-priced menu.
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Turtle Jack's Port Carling
123 Medora St
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Waterfront patio and a varied, reasonably-priced menu.
Choose either the Touchstone Grill or Boathouse Lakeside Lounge. A gorgeous setting overlooking Lake Muskoka. A little pricier but worth the money.
Touchstone Resort
Choose either the Touchstone Grill or Boathouse Lakeside Lounge. A gorgeous setting overlooking Lake Muskoka. A little pricier but worth the money.
Pretty views of the Indian River and a higher end menu.
Loondocks Restaurant Port Carling
98 Joseph St
Pretty views of the Indian River and a higher end menu.
Best sushi in Muskoka and a great hibachi show.
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Wabora
295 Wellington St N
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Best sushi in Muskoka and a great hibachi show.
Enjoy a great meal in a casual atmosphere after a round of golf.
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The Rock
1185 Juddhaven Rd
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Enjoy a great meal in a casual atmosphere after a round of golf.
Serves craft beer, local foods, and regular live music.
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Griffin Pub
9 CHANCERY LANE
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Serves craft beer, local foods, and regular live music.
Highly recommended for a sweet treat!
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Don's Bakery
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Highly recommended for a sweet treat!
Mexican menu in a convenient location.
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El Pueblito
155 Manitoba St
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Mexican menu in a convenient location.
Entertainment & Activities
Spend a fun day with your kids at this charming amusement park - smaller rides, mini-golf, and playgrounds. Sportsland is on the same property, offering various activities for adults and older kids (go-karts, rock climbing, trampolining, etc.).
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Santa's Village: Muskoka's Theme Park
1624 Golden Beach Rd
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Spend a fun day with your kids at this charming amusement park - smaller rides, mini-golf, and playgrounds. Sportsland is on the same property, offering various activities for adults and older kids (go-karts, rock climbing, trampolining, etc.).
Family owned movie theatre in Bracebridge.
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Norwood Cinemas 3
106 Manitoba St
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Family owned movie theatre in Bracebridge.
Rent a boat to explore the lakes.
Windermere Marina
2526 Windermere Rd
Rent a boat to explore the lakes.
Get that old-time feel with double-features, 4-movie all nighters on long weekends.
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Muskoka Drive-In
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Get that old-time feel with double-features, 4-movie all nighters on long weekends.
SWS puts on amazing waterski shows around Muskoka all summer. Check out their website for a schedule, and for other services they offer including boat and seadoo rentals, boat tours, bike rentals, and waterskiing lessons.
Summer Water Sports
1112 Juddhaven Rd
SWS puts on amazing waterski shows around Muskoka all summer. Check out their website for a schedule, and for other services they offer including boat and seadoo rentals, boat tours, bike rentals, and waterskiing lessons.
Ropes courses and zip lines through tall Muskoka trees - a great way to fit in a bit of adventure!
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Muskoka Zip Lines & Aerial Park
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Ropes courses and zip lines through tall Muskoka trees - a great way to fit in a bit of adventure!
Canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddle board rentals - have fun! There is also a Bala location - please check their website.
Muskoka Paddle Shack
Canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddle board rentals - have fun! There is also a Bala location - please check their website.
Complimentary tours of the brewery run Wednesday to Saturday at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30.
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Muskoka Brewery
1964 Muskoka Beach Rd
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Complimentary tours of the brewery run Wednesday to Saturday at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30.
Year-round activities available at the Cranberry Marsh and Muskoka Lakes Winery - visit their website! The "Bog to Bottle" tour happens everyday at 11, 1, and 3.
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Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery
1074 Cranberry Rd
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Year-round activities available at the Cranberry Marsh and Muskoka Lakes Winery - visit their website! The "Bog to Bottle" tour happens everyday at 11, 1, and 3.
Arts & Culture
Fantastic local history and summer programs.
Muskoka Lakes Museum
Fantastic local history and summer programs.
Muskoka Chautauqua's year-round programming is exciting and diverse, including concerts, literary events and authors' talks, culinary celebrations, community forums, art workshops and exhibitions, children's festivals and more. Events take place across Muskoka.
Muskoka Chautauqua
Muskoka Chautauqua's year-round programming is exciting and diverse, including concerts, literary events and authors' talks, culinary celebrations, community forums, art workshops and exhibitions, children's festivals and more. Events take place across Muskoka.
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Muskoka Discovery Centre
275 Steamship Bay Rd
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Check their website for a schedule of upcoming concerts, film festivals, and other performances.
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Algonquin Theatre
37 Main Street East
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Check their website for a schedule of upcoming concerts, film festivals, and other performances.
A variety of shows - check the website.
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Gravenhurst Opera House
295 Muskoka Rd S
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A variety of shows - check the website.
This is the closest theatre to The Field and Shield - please check their schedule for upcoming events if you'd like to see a show!
Rene M Caisse Theatre
100 Clearbrook Trail
This is the closest theatre to The Field and Shield - please check their schedule for upcoming events if you'd like to see a show!
Another nice Muskoka park with a beach, but the great thing about it is the "Music on the Barge" concert series that happens every Sunday night.
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Gull Lake Rotary Park
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Another nice Muskoka park with a beach, but the great thing about it is the "Music on the Barge" concert series that happens every Sunday night.
Thursday night concerts throughout the summer run from 7-8:30. Donations collected at the concert go directly to the performers.
Memorial Park
Thursday night concerts throughout the summer run from 7-8:30. Donations collected at the concert go directly to the performers.
Parks & Nature
Huckleberry Rock has been well known locally for over 100 years as a scenic lookout. These rocks are some of the oldest rock in the world, well over a billion years old. The trail surrounds a bowl-shaped area that holds water and has allowed a bog to develop that supports a black spruce ecosystem. Gorgeous views of Lake Muskoka from lookout - one of our family's favourite places to go.
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Huckleberry Rock Lookout
1057 Milford Bay Rd
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Huckleberry Rock has been well known locally for over 100 years as a scenic lookout. These rocks are some of the oldest rock in the world, well over a billion years old. The trail surrounds a bowl-shaped area that holds water and has allowed a bog to develop that supports a black spruce ecosystem. Gorgeous views of Lake Muskoka from lookout - one of our family's favourite places to go.
There are three trails - a 3km trail that traverses rocky outcrops, natural shoreline and forested areas. This trail is of moderate difficulty with some steep ascents and declines. Users should have basic navigation skills. The 8km trail circles the lake with magnificent views of untouched shoreline. This is considered a 'wilderness' trail and can be challenging for novice users! The trail travels over shoreline, wetlands and forested areas and requires some moderate navigation skills. The trail requires at least 2-3 hours to complete. A seven kilometre trail on the South East side of the park traverses through forest and over wetlands to the shore of Lake Muskoka providing splendid views of one of the 'big lakes'. This trail is also challenging, and users should be prepared to navigate thick bush.
Hardy Lake Trail
There are three trails - a 3km trail that traverses rocky outcrops, natural shoreline and forested areas. This trail is of moderate difficulty with some steep ascents and declines. Users should have basic navigation skills. The 8km trail circles the lake with magnificent views of untouched shoreline. This is considered a 'wilderness' trail and can be challenging for novice users! The trail travels over shoreline, wetlands and forested areas and requires some moderate navigation skills. The trail requires at least 2-3 hours to complete. A seven kilometre trail on the South East side of the park traverses through forest and over wetlands to the shore of Lake Muskoka providing splendid views of one of the 'big lakes'. This trail is also challenging, and users should be prepared to navigate thick bush.
A bit of a drive from The Field and Shield but it's a Canadian legend - lots of options so you are best to do some planning ahead.
Algonquin Park Svc
A bit of a drive from The Field and Shield but it's a Canadian legend - lots of options so you are best to do some planning ahead.
Go to the end of Hazelwood Road for a fairly easy to navigate forested trail. Can be swampy after rain - be prepared!
Hazelwood Road
Go to the end of Hazelwood Road for a fairly easy to navigate forested trail. Can be swampy after rain - be prepared!
The Farmers' Market is held every Thursday morning at Hanna Park, at the end of Bailey Street. Great vendors offering a variety of goods. Hanna Park is good for a visit any day, though, as it has a beach, volleyball court, covered picnic area, playground, and public boat launch.
Port Carling Farmers' Market
40 Bailey St
The Farmers' Market is held every Thursday morning at Hanna Park, at the end of Bailey Street. Great vendors offering a variety of goods. Hanna Park is good for a visit any day, though, as it has a beach, volleyball court, covered picnic area, playground, and public boat launch.
Warm, shallow water with a beautiful view of Lake Muskoka.
Bowyers Beach Park
Warm, shallow water with a beautiful view of Lake Muskoka.
A great place to see the stars!
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Torrance Barrens Dark-Sky Preserve
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A great place to see the stars!
Great trails, and the famous ice-trail for skating in the winter!
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Arrowhead Provincial Park
451 Arrowhead Park Rd
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Great trails, and the famous ice-trail for skating in the winter!
Essentials
Closest grocery store - often busy during the summer but convenient to our location. Open 24 hours during the summer season.
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Foodland - Port Carling
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Closest grocery store - often busy during the summer but convenient to our location. Open 24 hours during the summer season.
Small convenience store and Esso gas station. They rent DVDs for rainy days.
Esso
3658 Muskoka Rd Hwy 118 W
Small convenience store and Esso gas station. They rent DVDs for rainy days.
The closest pharmacy to The Field and Shield.
PharmaChoice - The Apothecary Shop
86 Joseph St
The closest pharmacy to The Field and Shield.
Bracebridge has the closest hospital...but we hope you won't have to use it!
Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare - South Muskoka Memorial Hospital Site
75 Ann St
Bracebridge has the closest hospital...but we hope you won't have to use it!
Walk in medical clinic in Bracebridge.
South Muskoka Medical Centre & Walk-In Clinic
230 Manitoba St
Walk in medical clinic in Bracebridge.
LCBO - a smaller store that can be extremely busy on summer weekends. Very limited parking. Bracebridge has another store and also a Beer Store, and it might be quicker to go there even with a slightly longer drive.
LCBO
115 Medora St
LCBO - a smaller store that can be extremely busy on summer weekends. Very limited parking. Bracebridge has another store and also a Beer Store, and it might be quicker to go there even with a slightly longer drive.
Sightseeing
Tour the Muskoka Lakes on restored steamships. Sightseeing and dinner/lunch cruises available.
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Muskoka Steamships
185 Cherokee Ln
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Tour the Muskoka Lakes on restored steamships. Sightseeing and dinner/lunch cruises available.
Departing from Port Carling, these cruises are on smaller boats than the Muskoka Steamships and offer both sightseeing or lunch/dinner cruises.
Sunset Cruises - Peerless II
Departing from Port Carling, these cruises are on smaller boats than the Muskoka Steamships and offer both sightseeing or lunch/dinner cruises.
Shopping
Manitoba Street, Bracebridge's main street, has a variety of charming shops. The farmers' market runs Saturday mornings.
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Bracebridge
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Manitoba Street, Bracebridge's main street, has a variety of charming shops. The farmers' market runs Saturday mornings.
The main street of Port Carling has many small, quirky stores that carry great items if you're looking for something out of the ordinary.
PORT CARLING
109 Maple St
The main street of Port Carling has many small, quirky stores that carry great items if you're looking for something out of the ordinary.