You may pass through sleepy Rosseau on the way elsewhere. It's a quaint little village with a small beach, a historic library, a few antique shops and one or two cafes. It’s your closest village if you choose to stay in Muskoka’s luxury resort, the Rosseau: ideal for couples with kids and/or money, it’s the kind of place where Mom and Dad can swim by the pool while the youngsters ramble on guided nature walks. Dining is limited to the resort’s expensive offerings. Suites have kitchens, but cost a small fortune. In short, it's huge, handsome and has it all, but isn't for everyone.
North of Bracebridge along Rte 118, in wealthy Port Carling, is a fantastic mural of an old ship. A closer glance reveals that the mural is actually a mosaic of vintage photographs: truly remarkable. Muskoka's majestic beauty serves as an inspiring backdrop for many other artists in the region. Contact Muskoka Arts and Crafts (muskokaartsandcrafts.com) for more information.