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Beaches & Parks

Swimming in BracebridgeSunny days of Summer are great for visiting the many local beaches and parks which are located in and around the town of Bracebridge. Whether young or just young at heart, you will enjoy the sandy beaches on the lakes and rivers of Muskoka, and the natural beauty of our parks. Many of these facilities include picnic tables, docking and boat launching areas, washrooms, and playground equipment for the kids.

Some of the most popular of our local beaches include Bowyer's Beach, located off Golden Beach Road, Kirby's Beach located just off Beaumont Drive, and the 'Potholes' located at High Falls.

If you are more interested in exploring the out-of-the-way corners of our area, why not try Eileen Gowan Park & Beach, located on the southern end of Eileen Gowan Island and only accessible by boat? Or David Thompson Park, also water access only and located on the Muskoka River?

Many of our smaller outlying communities have neighbourhood parks which you can take advantage of during your stay in Bracebridge. Some of these include Wood Lake, Vankoughnet, Uffington, Muskoka Falls and Prospect Lake.

Below is a list of our public beaches & parks and the services which they provide, for more information and directions, please log on to www.tourismbracebridge.com and check out our 'parks & beaches' page.

Annie Williams Park

Picnic pavilion, tables, BBQs, playground, beach, washrooms & docking.
Bass Rock Park (Neighbourhood Park) Pathway & benches. Limited parking.
Bracebridge Bay Park & Beach Picnic tables, historic walkway, boat docking, beach.
Bowyer's Beach Picnic tables, docking, washrooms.
David Thompson Park (Water Access) 3 Campsites, washroom.
Eileen Gowan Park & Beach (Water Access) Picnic tables, boat docking, washroom.
Fox Point Beach

(Neighbourhood Park) Beach, boat docking, washroom.

Germania Lake (Neighbourhood Park) Picnic tables.
High Falls Park & Swimming (MTO Rest Stop)
Holditch Street Park & Beach (Neighbourhood Park) Picnic table, beach.
Jubilee Park Picnic tables, washrooms.
Kelvin Grove Park Picnic tables, playground, historic walkway, docking & launch.
Kerr Park Picnic tables, playground, trail access, bird sanctuary, washrooms.
Kirby's Beach Picnic tables, beach, playground, washrooms.
Memorial Park Bandstand, fountain, benches.
McNabb Park Sports fields.
Muskoka Falls Beach (Neighbourhood Park) Picnic tables, outhouses, beach.
Prospect Lake Beach (Neighbourhood Park) Picnic tables, outhouses, beach.
Uffington Park (Neighbourhood Park) Playground.
Vankoughnet Park (Neighbourhood Park) Washrooms.
Wood Lake Beach (Neighbourhood Park) Picnic tables, beach, washrooms.

You can always contact the Bracebridge Culture and Recreatio to get more information regarding our local parks & beaches. Give them a call at (705) 645-3037.

Boat Launches

If you brought your boat with you, you might want to know where the best places are to throw it in the water and enjoy all that Muskoka's lakes and rivers have to offer. Luckily, there are many places where you can access the waterways around Bracebridge.

Below is a listing of public launches and wharfs.

Kelvin Grove Park
Located at the bottom of Shaw Street off Ecclestone Drive on the North Branch of the Muskoka River.

George Road / McVittie Island Landing
Located at the end of George Road off Golden Beach Road.

Pine Lake
Located near the end of Fraserburg Road approximately 3km east of the Lorne Road.

Ashley Lane Landing
Located on Ashley Lane just north of Highway #118 East.

South Branch - Muskoka River
Located on Morrow Drive just north of Highway #118 East.

North Branch - Muskoka River
Located at MTO Road-side picnic area. At Cedar Lane & Brodie Crescent.

Wood Lake
Located on the Fox Point Road approximately 0.4km north of Conway Crescent.

St. Elmo's Wharf
Located at the end of Beaumont Drive.

Boyd Bay Wharf
Located on the end of Boyd Bay Road. Just off Highway #118 West on Cedar Beach Road.

Lakes of Muskoka

Early in Muskoka's history the only way to come and go was by train to the larger communities. As the area was settled and the pristine lakes of Muskoka, Rosseau, Joseph and Lake of Bays were fully explored the area began to attract tourists.

Large hotels and resorts like Bigwin Inn, Royal Muskoka and Windermere House, along with many others, began to pop up as entrepreneurs started to realize the potential of tourism dollars. Slowly, but surely, a great fleet of steamships began to sail the lakes of Muskoka and deliver guests to the grand resorts and hotels.

It was an age of explosive growth for Muskoka. With the lakes opened to tourism, many more hotels and resorts began to spring up across the District. Although in the years that followed many would be destroyed by fire, some still remain to this day.

The unspoiled beauty of our lakes continue to draw tourists to the area after almost a hundred years from the boom days. You might want to take a ride on the Segwun while you are here, inevitably you will feel the same excitement which those early visitors must have felt.


 

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