Few Muskoka activities are as enjoyable as taking a relaxing drive during the autumn months. You’ll be blown away by the vibrant red, orange, and yellow-painted trees that line our roads. Muskoka fall colours usually begin to appear during late September; although, peak colours vary based on location, time, and altitude. Luckily, Rawley Resort is located by some of the best fall foliage in Muskoka. Celebrate the end of summer by following our top 5 scenic fall drives.
White’s Falls Road
White’s Falls Road is located off of Highway 400 on the east side. Full disclosure, this drive is enchanting, it’s also on a very narrow road with plenty of sharp turns. In the end, your crazy ride is well worth the views. You’ll see several captivating rock outcroppings, miles of rolling marshland, and an abundance of fall colored leaves. While passing through Georgian Bay Township, check out the local Big Chute Marine Railway.
Santa’s Village Road to Golden Beach Road
Drive along the Muskoka River through Bracebridge, and you’ll see locals enjoying their last boat ride for the summer. You’ll also see trees flaunting their fall colours which also reflect off of Lake Muskoka. How soon is too soon to visit Santa’s Village? Continue driving down the road to find out! Santa’s village is open seven days a week all summer long.
South Limberlost Road
Next on our scenic drive bucket list is South Limberlost Road. This stunning, fall terrain is located off North Muskoka’s beaten path. Your drive will lead you under a canopy of colorful leaves. South Limberlost Road will also pass by many small lakes, Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve, and J. Albert Bauer Provincial Park for you to enjoy.
Muskoka Road 10
Begin this scenic fall drive by exiting off of Highway 11 and head toward Port Sydney. When you start to approach the village, slow down! The fall colours you’re looking for are best by Mary Lake and the Port Sydney Chute on the Muskoka River. Next, drive towards Huntsville, where you’ll travel through maple syrup country. This road offers an abundance of red, vibrant sugar maples!
Muskoka Beach Road
Locals and visitors alike consider Muskoka Beach Road to be the best fall driving road around! When driving down Muskoka Beach Road, you’ll feel absolutely surrounded by fall colours. Before heading back to Rawley Resort, check out the nearby Sawdust City Brewery and Muskoka Brewery. Both breweries have retails stores, tours, and brew sample flight. Have fun, but not too much fun.
After taking in the beautiful fall colours, head back to our luxurious resort for a relaxing evening meal. Our Lighthouse 45 Restaurant chefs prepare mouth-watering dishes using a harmonious blend of zesty flavours and innovative techniques. We also serve our guests tableside water views, a full-service bar, and piano lounge. This upscale ambiance will be difficult to leave! Don’t miss this unforgettable experience and book your Muskoka vacation today. To learn more information, visit our website, or talk to the Rawley Resort staff today at 705-538-2272.