Located on the eastern shore of Lake Muskoka, Bracebridge is a town of cascading waterfalls displaying the might, splendour and spirit of the Canadian Shield in this land of lakes and rightfully branded “the heart of Muskoka.” While visiting Bracebridge, you will find a pleasant urban centre with all of the amenities you need, cut in with heritage and that rustic northern flair unique to cottage country. You will find excellent cafes and eateries, sure to inspire your taste buds, overnight accommodations, gear outfitters to meet all of your adventure needs, craft breweries, many quaint little shops, and of course, Santa’s summer home, Santa’s Village.
On the Trail through Bracebridge, you will meander roads alongside the Muskoka River and, get and up close to the Bracebridge Falls which anchor the town’s historic downtown. You will take a side trip to Bowyer’s Beach, close to where the mouth of the Muskoka River empties into Lake Muskoka.
Bracebridge boasts plenty of opportunity for on-water experiences, from scenic cruises to river stand up paddle board adventures, there’s something for everyone. In Bracebridge you will be sure to find days of fun, experience and discovery.
Bracebridge is located at the eastern end of the 90km Great Lakes Waterfront Trail signature Lake Muskoka Loop circumnavigating Lake Muskoka. This route follows 118 West, a busy road recommended for experienced travellers comfortable travelling with traffic. For those wishing to take a quieter route, follow the lightly-signed connector along Falkenburg Road to Brackenrig.
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