Hiking Trails and Tips in Muskoka

 Are you an outdoorsman living or vacationing in Muskoka? Here are some great hiking trails in the Muskoka area to get you outside and enjoying the beautiful surroundings! Below are also some tips for hiking in Muskoka! 

 

Trails:

Limberlost Hiking Trails- Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve: 1088 Buck Lake Landing, Huntsville, ON P1H 2J6 

Huckleberry Rock Lookout- 1057 Milford Bay Rd, Bracebridge, ON P1L 1X4

Echo Valley Nature & Bike Trails- Echo Hills Rd, Dwight, ON P0A 1H0

Arrowhead Provincial Park- 451 Arrowhead Park Rd, Huntsville, ON P1H 2J4

Six Mile Lake Provincial Park- 2024 Joe King Road, Port Severn, ON L0K 1S0

Algonquin Provincial Park- Ontario 60, Ontario K0J 2M0

 

Tips:

 

  1. Bugs- The mosquitos and black flies in Muskoka are make being outside hard to enjoy at their peak months, however there are a few things you can do to reduce their interest in you. Wearing light coloured clothing is always a must, as well as bug spray and bug jackets. For those with long hair, wearing your hair up and in a hat is also helpful. 
  2. Footwear- As any avid hiker will tell you, proper footwear can be the difference between a difficult and painful hike and an enjoyable adventure in nature. Ensure you are wearing supportive running shoes or hiking boots, and that they are broken-in around the house before hand to avoid blisters and rubbing. 
  3. Wildlife- When hiking in Muskoka, it is always important to be aware of and respectful of wildlife. Remember, you’re in their home! Singing songs and making noise while you're in the woods will allow wildlife like bears to hear you coming and run away, they are very non-confrontational animals. If you surprise a bear in the wild, remain calm, don't look them in the eyes, make yourself big, and back up slowly without turning your back to the animal. Don't run! 

 

See you out on the trails,

 

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