The Shops on the Boardwalk

people walking into a pop up shop

Now Open! Visit us at the beautiful Muskoka Wharf to check out these unique vendors! 

The Shops on the Boardwalk feature a variety of vendors with everything from unique wearables and giftware, boating and ‘at the lake’ accessories, handmade jewelry, and carefully curated antiques. There is even an e-bike vendor offering test drives and unique everyday goods.

Photo Gallery: The Shops on the Boardwalk will appear here on the public site.
map of the muskoka wharf
Foxy Birch Muskoka - open until October
Open Tuesdays through Sundays

Featuring hazelwood and gemstone jewellery, along with second hand yoga clothing and accessories. 
Find Foxy Birch Muskoka online.

Foxy Birch

The Little Red Schoolhouse Antiques & Vintage - open until October
Open every farmers’ market Wednesday, with additional hours as posted. Featuring rustic fun antique finds and nostalgic goodies from times past.
Little Red Schoolhouse Image 
Beachman Bikes - open until October
Open weekends in August.

Beachman Bikes is excited to bring the ’64 E-Bike to Muskoka and Gravenhurst in particular. 
Find Beachman Bikes online.

The Shops at Muskoka Bay

Mounts Bay Creative Company - operating for September
Open Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. 

Find that perfect item for your garden, cottage, or porch, visit soon to see some of their uniquely Muskoka items as well as some “sassy” vintage items.
Mounts Bay Creative

Lease Opportunities: Test out a new market at the Muskoka Wharf 

Take advantage of a popular summertime destination right on Lake Muskoka that offers great dining, shopping and home to some of Gravenhurst’s signature attractions & events. The Wharf features a beautiful boardwalk trail along Lake Muskoka, marina gas & docking for boats and pontoon aircraft, professional services & plenty of parking. The Muskoka Wharf is also home to one of Muskoka's oldest and most successful Farmers' Markets that runs May through October, daily Steamship Cruises (May through October), weekly water ski shows in summertime (Thursdays) as well as a busy hotel and museum, in addition to many retail and dining attractions. 

The shops help meet a key objective of the Muskoka Wharf Revitalization Plan – attracting more retail to the wharf, resulting in additional reasons for people to visit the area.

“At the same time the shops offer small footprint retail opportunities for businesses that don’t have the capacity to support their own location yet,” economic development coordinator Jennifer Brockett said. “The suggestion for pop-up retail was the fifth most repeated suggestion during the public consultation that led to the revitalization plan.”

The Details
  • The Shops on the Boardwalk are 10 ft. x 10 ft. a steel lockable door and three windows with a 12 inch door overhang. Service through the windows would be possible, if desired. 
  • Seasonal leases (mid-May through mid-October) and monthly leases available.
  • Request to be open ideally all weekends June through September and ideally 5-6 days/week in July & August (can be flexible!)
  • Lease includes limited garbage/recycling removal & parking for up to 2 vehicles in Lot 12.
  • Hydro is not available yet but more details on this is coming soon; a quiet generator or alternative source of power, if approved, may be used. Portable power stations are available for rent for the season.  Stay tuned for updates on hydro availability for 2024.
  • Please inquire with Jennifer Brockett, Economic Development Coordinator (contact information below) for 2024 leases.

Tenant Responsibilities

  • All permits and licenses must be acquired that pertain to operating your space.
  • Obtain own liability insurance ($5 million).  
  • Responsible for your own storage of overstock.
  • Maintain overall presentation of storefront and keep clean, tidy and appealing.
  • The tenant shall not perform any acts or carry on any activity which may damage the premises or the common areas or be nuisance to any other tenant.
  • All garbage/litter shall be placed in town containers for removal by town staff. The tenant shall ensure the grounds are kept free of litter and spillage.
  • In addition to the Lease requirements, the tenant is also required to adhere to governing legislation regarding coverage for his/her employees. A copy of the Lease Agreement will be provided on request. 
  • The Town of Gravenhurst reserves the right to audit marketing materials and products/services offered 
  • The tenant will be permitted to erect temporary signage at his/her own expense and liability within the Muskoka Wharf area, with the location to be approved by the Town. 
  • Vendors to park up to two vehicles in designated parking spaces in Lot 12.

Terms and conditions subject to change.


Complete the form to submit an expression of interest. All applicants will be subject to a juried process for determining approval. Thank you for your interest in The Shops on the Boardwalk. 

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