Entertainment and Tourism
Algonquin Provincial Park is located in the northeastern area of Huntsville and offers a variety of recreational opportunities, including camping, biking, snowmobiling (winter), dog sledding (winter), swimming, canoeing, picnicking, wildlife viewing, birdwatching, hiking, hunting and trapping, skiing (winter), and fishing. The park has a visitor centre, a museum, an arts centre, trails, campgrounds, picnic areas, cabins, beaches, boardwalks, and boat launches. Some of the animals found in the park include bears, wolves, deer, beaver, moose, snakes, turtles, frogs, gray jays, loons, chickadees, grouse, bass, pike, perch, and walleye.
Muskoka Heritage Place has two museums, a pioneer village with 18 authentic buildings, and an open-air train that visitors can ride. The Muskoka Museum features displays that tell the story of the area’s history, with various artifacts, photographs, documents, and informational signage. The Steam Museum has exhibits and interactive displays in a recreated 1920s train station that showcase the history of trains and the railway in the area. The pioneer village has a number of buildings that allow visitors to explore what life was like as a pioneer here many years ago. Costumed narrators explain things like candle-dipping, blacksmithing, pioneer schooling, and pioneer baking.