Things to See and Do

Segwun Steamship at Lake Muskoka

The Town of Gravenhurst offers endless options of things to do and to see! Our community is truly a year round centre of activity!

Experience the culture and heritage of Gravenhurst by visiting one of the many cultural and historical sites. Take in a concert at the Music on The Barge series or enjoy an evening of dinner theatre at the Gravenhurst Opera House.

Engage in one of Gravenhurst's natural experiences by visiting one of our many parks or snow shoeing trails. Stop by the Centennial Centre to try out a new recreation program or enjoy a swim at one of Gravenhurst's beautiful beaches.

If retail and culinary arts are your pastime, visit one of our exciting shops or find a new dining location through the Savour Muskoka website.

There is really an endless amount of things to do and see in Gravenhurst!

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If you are looking for a unique piece of history that is a tribute to days gone by, be sure to check one of the Antiques and Collectables shops in Gravenhurst.

From handmade harvest tables, to washboards and copper kettles, Muskoka has an incredible connection to the past and offers a browser's delight.

Be sure to visit the Gravenhurst Business Directory to find your perfect treasures.

Artisans and Galleries

Artists have long been drawn to the Town of Gravenhurst. Inspired by the towering pine, clear waters and ancient granite, these incredible artists capture the essence of Muskoka. Gravenhurst is home to a number of talented artisans who specialize in:

  • Photography
  • Stained glass
  • Jewelry
  • Pottery
  • Painting
  • Woodworking
  • Sculpting

Next time you are looking for a unique gift or souvenir, take home a piece of Gravenhurst at one of the many artisan studios and galleries. For a full list visit the Gravenhurst Business Directory.

Arts, Culture & Heritage

Arts, Culture & Heritage

Cinema Under the Stars

Cinema Under the Stars

Cycling Trails in Gravenhurst

Cycling in Gravenhurst is a great way experience the beauty of the many lakes, lands and forests in Muskoka. Scenic roads and extensive trail systems make Gravenhurst one of Ontario's top biking destinations.

Road biking offers you the chance to visit the many towns through the District while stopping off at fabulous parks and beaches along the way. If you are looking for more rugged terrain, try mountain biking through the forests and trails. 

To find all trails and routes throughout Gravenhurst, please visit Discover Muskoka

Culinary Experiences

Many restaurants throughout Gravenhurst match fresh, local products with their Chef's creative visions to create mouth watering culinary delights.

For more information, please visit the Savour Muskoka website. For a full list of restaurants and dining experiences please visit the Gravenhurst Business Directory

Gravenhurst Farmers Market

Gravenhurst Farmers Market May-Oct

Muskoka Vacation Guide

Plan your next visit to Gravenhurst and explore Muskoka!

Muskoka Vacation Guide

Muskoka Steamships & Discovery Centre

Step into the past and explore the Muskoka Steamship & Discovery Centre - North Americas only in water exhibit of working antique boats. The state-of-the art exhibits capture the glory of the Muskokan experience, exploring the rich history of steamships, wooden boats and luxury hotels that helped define Muskoka.

The Grace & Speed Boathouse is a wonderful way to view up to 20 antique wooden boats in the water. Come celebrate turn of the century craftsmanship and the 11 wooden boat builders of the Muskoka area.

Experience what the Muskoka Steamship & Discovery Centre has to offer - from permanent and feature exhibits, to meetings and conventions and even weddings and receptions!

Call for more information: 705-687-2115 or visit the Muskoka Steamships & Discovery Centre website.

Muskoka Steamships


Muskoka Steamships

Built in 1887, the Segwun is North America's oldest operating coal-fired steamship. Passengers truly "step back in time" as they board the Segwun and re-live the romance and nostalgia of Muskoka's past.

Launched in May of 2002, Wenonah II is Canada's newest passenger vessel!   Combining all the style and grace of the 1907 vessels and the modern conveniences such as air-conditioning and an elevator, Wenonah II truly offers a luxurious setting.

Both steamships offer sightseeing, lunch and dinner cruises from June to October. The Town of Gravenhurst does not take bookings for this service, you must call Muskoka Steamships and Discovery Centre: Call for cruise times and more information: 1-866-687-6667

For more information about steamship cruises, please visit the Real Muskoka Experience website.

Muskoka Wharf


Muskoka Wharf is an 89 acre celebration of Gravenhurst's unique and varied heritage. Completed in 2005 this location offers great dining, shopping, history and heritage and is home to some of our Community's signature events. 

The Wharf features a beautiful boardwalk trail along Lake Muskoka, docking for boats and pontoon aircraft, shops and plenty of parking!

Be sure to check out the Farmer's Market from May to October, watch the sun glint off the wooden boats of our bygone times and buy unique Art and Crafts at the Dockside Festival of the Arts.

Sail aboard the oldest operating steamship, the RMS Segwun and see our boat building heritage at the Muskoka Steamship and Discovery Centre.

Muskoka Wharf also has two Condominium buildings onsite offering unique water side living options. 

Winter Activities


Gravenhurst is home to hundreds of kilometers of groomed snowmobile trails. With the efforts of the Snowcrest Riders Snowmobile Club these trails are maintained and marked for your safety.

Snowmobiling is a great way to experience Gravenhurst and there are operators willing to suit you up and take you out on the trails.

For a list of dealers and rental locations visit the Gravenhurst Business Directory.

Be safe when you sled:

Stay on the trails - dress appropriately - And most importantly don't drink and sled!

Remember to respect our landowners/private property and stay off all CLOSED trails. Any use of CLOSED trails without the landowner's permission is TRESPASSING and could result in trail permissions being revoked.


Gravenhurst is home to two Outdoor Ice Surfaces located at the Muskoka Wharf.

Fall-Winter Public Skating is available at the Graeme Murray Arena daily. Please find posting schedule in the Gravenhurst Activity Guide or follow the Town of Facebook & Twitter.

Muskoka Wharf is home to The Original Pond Hockey Classic Tournament which is held on the third weekend in February.

Skiing and Snowshoeing

Gravenhurst offers a great list of trails that can be used for skiing and snowshoeing.

Be sure to check out the Trails page for more information on the length and difficulty of each trail.

Also be sure to visit Gravenhurst KOA and take advantage of their 17 km's of groomed trails.

Nearby ski resorts Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Resort

For information on Ski and Snowshoe rentals, visit the Gravenhurst Business Directory.

Gravenhurst Winter Carnival

Gravenhurst Winter Carnival

Water Ski Show

Water Ski Shows at Muskoka Wharf

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