Lake of Bays

Lake of Bays, nestled to the northeast of the Muskoka region, is a hidden gem renowned for its unspoiled beauty, pristine waters, and tranquil surroundings. As one of the largest and deepest lakes in Muskoka, Lake of Bays offers residents and visitors alike a secluded retreat surrounded by dense forests, rugged cliffs, and charming communities.


Located northeast of Lakes Muskoka, Rosseau, and Joseph, Lake of Bays is approximately two and a half hours north of Toronto, making it a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Spanning over 70 square kilometers, the lake is characterized by its clear blue waters, sandy beaches, and picturesque Bigwin Island, providing a serene backdrop for outdoor recreation and relaxation.


Life on Lake of Bays revolves around the water, offering endless opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, and water sports. The lake's expansive waters are perfect for sailing, canoeing, and kayaking, allowing residents and visitors to explore its secluded bays and quiet coves at their own pace. Fishing enthusiasts will delight in the lake's abundance of bass, trout, and pickerel, providing ample opportunities for a memorable catch.


The famous Bigwin Island offers Golf, Dining, and accommodation. Its rich history has cemented it as a Lake of Bays staple. Nearby towns such as Huntsville, Dwight, Dorset, and Baysville offer charming shops, cozy cafes, and gourmet restaurants, providing residents and visitors with ample opportunities to explore and experience the local culture.


Architecturally, homes on Lake of Bays reflect the area's natural beauty and rustic charm, with a mix of traditional cottages and modern retreats blending seamlessly into the landscape. Whether you're looking for a cozy cabin or a luxurious lakeside estate, Lake of Bays offers a diverse range of properties to suit every taste and lifestyle.

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Around Lake of Bays, Ontario

There's plenty to do around Lake of Bays, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Rosseau Bakery & Variety, Rosseau General Store, and Crossroads Restaurant.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 0.15 miles 5 reviews 4.6/5 stars
Dining 0.07 miles 5 reviews 4.6/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.11 miles 23 reviews 4.1/5 stars
Dining 0.09 miles 1 review 5/5 stars
Dining 0.09 miles 3 reviews 4/5 stars
Dining 0.11 miles 1 review 4/5 stars

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