When the sun is shining, Muskoka begins to get busier. For the days you don’t want to sit on your own dock, there are plenty of lively spots in Muskoka to enjoy the sunshine on a patio. The beautiful lakes and scenery in Muskoka make enjoying a nice meal or drink even better. These spots are perfect for enjoying a variety of spectacular views across Muskoka all summer long!
Here are a few of our favourites:
Lake of Bays Brewery Beer Garden
Make a sunny summer day even better by enjoying a pint of local beer at the Lake of Bays Brewery Beer Garden. Just minutes away from the Muskoka River, this patio is the perfect post-brewery tour spot to relax and savour some of the delicious flavours Lake of Bays Brewery has on tap! If you’re not able to make it out to the brewery, then stop by your local LCBO or Beer Store where you can pick up select flavours of their extraordinary craft beer. Their beer is a great choice for your own at-home patio enjoyment!
World Famous Dock Lunch
At the end of Main Street on the Town Dock in Penetanguishene, this neighbourhood classic offers fantastic meals with an unbelievable view! Since 1957, this landmark has been a staple for many locals to enjoy. This restaurant is open year-round but is especially wonderful in the summer as it overlooks South Basin’s sparkling waters. Make sure to not only indulge in a world’s famous lunch but also pick up a scoop or two from their dairy bar!
On The Docks Pub
This Huntsville hotspot encapsulates everything about Muskoka Cottage life. Located right on the town dock, there is no better place to enjoy a drink than their rooftop patio! This spot is always jam-packed with lively locals because they know that the view is unbeatable! With a commitment to fresh and delicious food, On The Docks has a fry-less menu, with plenty of options available for everyone! There is live entertainment every weekend, so make sure to stop by this summer to enjoy the nightlife.
Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh and Muskoka Lakes Winery
Muskoka’s beautiful scenery is highlighted at Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh, a winery experience you will never forget! Indulge in some fine wine and cheese on a sunny afternoon, with wine pairings designed to pair with some cranberry goodies that they have to offer. The patio overlooks the eight acres of lush cranberry marsh and is a great destination all year round, where you can enjoy the beautiful nature and the wildlife that call it home!
Creative Plate EateryA phenomenal spot for dinner with a view, Creative Plate Eatery offers a delectable patio dining experience. This restaurant and inn by the water offer a variety of spectacular dishes for all, including several vegan dishes that are sure to please! If you are staying in the area, this restaurant has space to your boat, so you can drive right up! Be sure to stop by for an evening of great food and even better hospitality!
Artcicle by Chestnut Park
Picture by Zachariah Hagy