National Geographic: An Inside Look at Muskoka, Ontario

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National Geographic: An Inside Look at Muskoka, Ontario

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Here at Severn Lodge it’s hard to find a reason why you wouldn’t want your next visit to Muskoka, to be with us!

Close to Toronto, the Muskoka district in Central Ontario offers a place to relax and unwind from a busy day. On Gloucester Pool, in southeast Muskoka, sits our fantastic all-inclusive resort. It offers a wonderful opportunity to experience the surroundings, whether by land or water. Spending time with friends and family is what Severn Lodge is all about.

There is so much to do in and around Muskoka that you might never want to leave.

Ontario’s tourism is a driving force with the yesteryears of cottage living. Muskoka, in particular, is known for its’ classic cottage living. There are thousands of places to stop and visit along the way. Many of these cottages were first built in the Victorian era, and some are still thriving today like we have been. Did you know we’ve been operating since the mid-1800’s, how amazing is that?

We love National Geographic and they love us

We think our hospitality and family fun atmosphere, has been the reason people keep coming back year after year. National Geographic even agrees that this area is a treasure one should visit in their lifetime.

When we say that National Geographic loves Muskoka, we’re serious. It all started in 2011 when Muskoka had the honor of being placed in the 10 Best Trips of Summer 2011! Even getting in National Geographic Travel, for the Top 10 Things to do in Ontario was another honor.

Muskoka has graced the pages of National Geographic for years, with its picture perfect landscapes and amazing hospitality.

They even suggest taking a ride on the lake in an old, historic Ditchburn wooden boat. Did you know we have one of those? Sevlo is our classic 1922 Ditchburn motor launch, you can read about her and life at the lake, in our blog, “The Best Family Friendly Resort in Ontario.”

Our area has dominated in awards and accolades, from National Geographic, but it just shows that we are truly the best destination in the world. You might be wondering what awards Muskoka has received and why it’s ranked consistently over the last few years.

Just to name a few…


       Named one of the 20 Best Trips in the World 2012

       Named one of the Top 10 Family Activities in Ontario

       Named one of Canada’s 50 places of a Lifetime

       Named one of 100 Places in the World that can Change your Child’s Life

What makes this place so special?

There is so much to do in Muskoka, this blog wouldn’t be able to cover it all.

Boating, kayaking, canoeing, and water sports take up a lot of what you can do on the water… that is unless you want to head out on a cruise in a classic Ditchburn like ours or on the RMS Seguin, the only operating steamboat in North America.

Hiking & biking are just a couple of options for those looking to stay on land. Plus, entertainment for days!

The arts, theaters, festivals, museums, shopping, and gambling Las Vegas style are all reasons that make Muskoka the place to be for your next vacation.

Just like National Geographic, you’ll love visiting our Muskoka region of Ontario. National Geographic isn’t even the only publication who has mentioned Muskoka. Just this year, named Muskoka in the 20 Best Places to Visit in Canada for 2016. There are tons of awards and accolades from other local and national publishers.


Experience for yourself what National Geographic raves about. We hope to see you soon, at Severn Lodge!


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