<<< back to article list

Thanksgiving in Muskoka – Autumn Activities


  • +1

Blog by Ragan Zilic Lovegrove | October 6th, 2017


Autumn Leaf in Hand

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

The fall is upon us, and it’s a wonderful time of year. We have had some incredibly sunny days and lovely cool nights, which makes October one of the prettiest months in Muskoka.  But let’s not forget the gorgeous colours of the changing leaves in our area – it is perfect in so many ways!

In the spirit of getting out and making the most of the autumn season, here are some ways that you could spend these next few weeks in Muskoka.

Sandhill Nursery’s Fall Festival

Sandhill Nursery is having their annual Fall Festival and Canadiana Christmas until Oct 15th, and not only can you get some amazing Christmas Décor, there are also lots of exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy. Take the kids, grab the whole family and have fun shopping and looking at Tim’s amazing garden designs.

Visit http://www.sandhillnursery.ca

Grab a Glass

How about a little white wine on the deck in Huntsville this weekend? I know it will be sunny!

We went to Cafe Wilgress a few weeks ago, and we had a wonderful evening. I met up with some long-time friends from Toronto that I hadn't seen in a few years – just another thing that I love about Muskoka. It was perfect for catching up and creating new memories.

If you want to add some live music to your evening, a walk across the road to On the Docks Pub can add just the right flavour to an evening on the town.

Visit http://www.cafewilgress1897.com

Visit http://www.onthedockspub.com

Dinner on the Lake

Have you had dinner at Sherwood Inn on Lake Joe? If you haven’t, there’s still some time left in the season. If the weather allows, you can sit under the stars overlooking the lake; if it’s chilly, grab a table in their lovely dining room and enjoy the ambiance.

Visit https://www.sherwoodinn.ca/en/index.php

Do you like cranberries?

Probably not a question you get every day, but the Bala Cranberry Festival happens every year on the weekend after Thanksgiving, and it’s simply amazing! Johnston’s Cranberries has 27 acres to pick, and they produce around 300,000-400,000 lbs of cranberries each year. At their annual festival, you can see local artisans, taste fresh homemade food, drink some vino, and you can even take a helicopter ride and see the fields from the air. So much fun.

Visit http://cranberry.ca/bala-cranberry-festival/

Need some music?

If you’re looking for an awesome concert this weekend, Honeymoon Suite will be performing at The Kee to Bala this Saturday and Blue Rodeo on Sunday. Catch one or both, and enjoy some top tier music at a great local venue.

Visit https://www.thekee.com/event/honeymoon-suite/

Watch the Leaves Turn

If you don’t already have a favourite place to go to enjoy the fall foliage, you can get a view of the turning leaves at any of these places:

What are your favourite Autumn activities? Let us know in the comments.

I wish you and your family a wonderful weekend and a happy healthy October.

Please take a look at my newest listings below. Don’t forget if you have any questions about Muskoka Real estate I am always available to help out.


Take a look at my latest listings:

1152A 518 HWY, MUSKOKA - DOE LAKE

Cottage for Sale in Muskoka: 1152A 518 HWY, MUSKOKA - DOE LAKE

This rare find on Big Doe Lake in Muskoka could be just what you’ve been waiting for.

Listing Details for Doe Lake


NEW PRICE: 1002 Kelly Road Muskoka

Cottage for Sale in Muskoka: 1002 Kelly Road, Huntsville

At 1002 Kelly Road, your dream of cottage ownership can come true.  The property has been beautifully updated and has been in the same family for many years.  Kelly Road is a friendly community with many families and children who also enjoy being part of Lake of Bays.

Listing Details for Kelly Road

REDUCED: 1538 & 1540 Fox Point Road, Lake of Bays Muskoka

Cottage For Sale on Lake of Bays: Fox Point Road in Muskoka

REDUCED – This extraordinary log home on Lake of Bays combines the beauty of cottage living with all the modern amenities – perfect for that discerning buyer looking for the ultimate Muskoka retreat.

Listing Details for Foxpoint


Looking for something more? Check out my other listings, or contact me to discuss your Muskoka dream.

Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter so you don't miss a single post.

Photo Credit: Ksenia Makagonova