Huntsville was named after Captain George Hunt. He arrived in 1869 and settled on the east side of the Muskoka River. The town plays host to thousands of tourists in the summer season, mostly from Toronto and surrounding cities. Huntsville's numerous lakes and rolling hills make it a beautiful and ideal summer destination.
In 2010, Huntsville hosted the 36th G8 Summit, attracting much international attention.
The closest major airport is Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto. There are closer smaller airports in North Bay, Bracebridge, Emsdale and Sundridge/South River. There are daily flights between Toronto and North Bay.
You can get almost anywhere in Huntsville by walking
- The Lions Lookout provides spectacular views of the town and the rolling hills of Muskoka.
- Camp Miniyowe. Is a camp with many programs for various age groups.
- Catch one of the many performances at the new Algonquin Theatre in downtown Huntsville.
- Huntsville itself is on three beautiful lakes so, naturally, the town has many public beaches for swimming and relaxing.
- Take a stroll down Main Street and check out all the little shops where you can find clothing, local art, fine dining and desserts.
- Soul Sista's, 68 West Rd. A "health and wellness" restaurant with organic and fair-trade coffees and teas, wholesome food, gluten-free products, organic spelt baked goods. Wi-Fi. Open year round.
- On the Docks, 90 Main St E, ☎ +1 705-789-7910. Restaurant and pub with good Muskoka River view. $10-30.
- Cottage Waterfront Grill, 7 John St, ☎ +1 705-789-6842. Summer: M-F 11AM–10PM, Sa 11AM–2AM, Su 10AM–10PM. Dining on the water in downtown Huntsville.
- Moose Delaney's Sports Bar and Grill, 3 Cann St, ☎ +1 705-787-1025. Casual pub fare, full menu until 1AM, wi-fi.
Huntsville has many hotels: Best Western, Holiday Inn Express, Motel 6, Econo Lodge, as well as several others. The town also boasts many quaint Bed & Breakfasts.
|Routes through Huntsville|
|Thunder Bay ← North Bay ←||N S||→ Bracebridge → Barrie|