What to Do on a Rainy Day in Muskoka

Muskoka features hundreds of opportunities for you to spend quality time outdoors with your family and friends. Unfortunately, grey skies can appear from time to time, leaving plenty of cottage goers and locals unsure of how to spend their time; there are only so many board and card games you can play. Thankfully, Muskoka is home to a wide variety of fun, interesting, and informative indoor activities that will help you and your friends and family pass the time while you wait for sunny skies to return. Here are just a few of the things you can do in Muskoka when the weather turns sour.

Bring the kids out for a day full of fun
If you’re a parent, you might be wondering what you can do to get the kids out of the house before they get restless – there are plenty of child-friendly outings that are perfect for this exact situation. Parents of children 0-10 years old can take their little ones to The Play Pit in Bracebridge. The Play Pit, Muskoka’s Indoor Playground, is an unsupervised play facility that offers full day “play all day” packages for rainy days, as well as birthday party packages for special occasions. Kidzone at the Discovery Centre in Gravenhurst is another beloved Muskoka hotspot for the kids, offering up a hands-on, active, and multi-sensory experience for children of all ages. Your kids will be able to enjoy opportunities for interactive fun, learning, and a stimulating environment that encourages creativity and curiosity.

Brewery Tours
After you’ve found something fun for the kids to do, you’ll have time to take a load off and find a way to pass the time. Muskoka offers plenty of opportunities for entertainment in the form of brewery tours, playing host to three of Ontario’s most renowned breweries. Muskoka Brewery in Bracebridge offers free guided tours five times per week between the hours of 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM, where you’ll be able to take in the sights, sounds, and tastes of the brewery. Muskoka Brewery also regularly hosts live music throughout the afternoon and evening, giving you and your group a reason to stick around and have a beer or two.

Gravenhurst’s Sawdust City Brewing Co. also has tours available to the public every Saturday between 1:00 PM and 3:00, letting you get a glimpse behind the scenes to get the inside scoop on their beer-making process and how the brewery functions. Finally, Lake of Bays Brewing in Baysville offers tours of their impressive brewing facilities every Saturday between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM by appointment, and on Sunday’s by chance.

Bring your friends and family to an escape room
Escape rooms have become increasingly popular in recent years, taking you, your friends, and your family members to the limit as you attempt to solve puzzles, tackle problems and discover secrets in real time in order to escape from a themed room. Zig Zag Escape Rooms in Huntsville is the perfect way to spend a rainy day as a family or group of friends, creating fun memories that are sure to last and giving you an opportunity to finally find out what the craze is all about. Zig Zag currently offers two escape room scenarios titled “Sven’s Last Secret” and “The Artist is Missing”, each of which offers its own themes, secrets, codes, and of course, difficulty level.

Learn about the history of Muskoka
Muskoka has an extremely interesting history that goes underappreciated by far too many people. The Muskoka Lakes Museum in Port Carling is one of the best places to get in touch with the history of the region, offering up self-guided tours and group tours from May until October all week long – the museum is even open until 5:00 PM each day throughout July and August, making it the perfect rainy day destination. The museum features a full-size pioneer log cabin, the First Nations Gallery, a “Modern Inventions” room, a marine exhibit, and a resort room that resembles the lobby of a typical Muskoka resort from the early 20th century.

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June 2019 in Muskoka: Father’s Day Weekend Festivities, Live Events, and More

Summer is fast approaching! June in Muskoka features a wealth of fun events for the whole family to help you celebrate the beginning of cottage season. Now that all the maintenance and housekeeping has been taken care of, you can enjoy beautiful weekends on the lake, attending events and making the most of the beautiful early summer season in Muskoka. From concerts and Father’s Day celebrations to hobbyist events and conventions, there’s something for everybody in the month of June. Here’s how you can spend your time in and around Muskoka in June.

June 15 – Carlos del Junco and The Blues Mongrels
Where: Peter’s Muskoka in Gravenhurst, ON
When: Saturday, June 15th @ 8:00 PM
Cost: $75.00

Hailing from Havana, Cuba, Carlos Del Junco has been called the Jimi Hendrix of the harmonica, having mastered the art of the ten hole diatonic harmonica. del Junco was taught to play by Grammy-winning jazz virtuoso Howard Levy. His playing has been called simultaneously sophisticated and raw, spinning not only blues but also ska, hip-hop, swing, and more. This evening of raw, soulful and sexy blues music is sure to be unforgettable, and will change the way you look at harmonica-driven music.

Don’t miss your opportunity to attend Carl del Junco and the Blues Mongrels. For tickets and more information, visit their website at https://www.petersplayers.com/event_post/carlos-del-junco-the-blues-mongrels/.

June 16 – Father’s Day Mini Putt
Where: Northern Escapades Mini Putt in Bracebridge, ON
When: Sunday, June 16th from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cost: Free for dads, $5 per additional player

What better way to spend Father’s Day afternoon than taking dad out for a fun round of mini putt? Northern Escapades in Bracebridge is hosting a full day of mini putt, and it’s free for dad’s! Additional players can join for only $5 per person, making it the perfect option for families looking for a great afternoon out. Check out their Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2413302015623741/.

Other Muskoka Father’s Day Events:

Father’s Day Beer Tasting Cruise aboard the SS Bigwin sponsored by Lake of Bays Brewing at the Baysville docks in Dorset, ON at 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM.

Father’s Day Car Show in downtown Bracebridge, ON from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

June 26-July 19 – Harvest: Comedy by Ken Cameron
Where: Gravenhurst Opera House in Gravenhurst, ON
When: Wednesday, June 26th until Friday, July 19th
Cost: $40 Regular, $36 Group, $30 Student

Running from June 26th until July 19th, Harvest brings Ken Cameron’s blend of sardonic and poignant humour to the Gravenhurst Opera House. Harvest sees a newly retired couple trading their quaint country life, leasing their farm home to a nice young man and trading it all for a condo in the city. The couple soon finds out that the young man they’ve leased their home to is growing a much different crop than they expected.

Harvest is a can’t miss show that the Globe and Mail hailed for its “memorable characters” and “deliciously sardonic one-liners”. More info and tickets available at https://www.gravenhurst.ca/en/explore-and-play/what_s-on.aspx.

June 29 – Surfin’ Safari
Where: Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville, ON
When: Saturday, June 29th @ 8:00 PM
Cost: $39.00

What better time for surf rock hits than June? Surfin’ Safari brings the hits of the Beach Boys, Frankie Avalon, Jimmy Buffet, Jan & Dean, and the Ventures to Huntsville for a fun-filled beach party show with plenty of audience interaction. Come on out to the Algonquin Theatre for a full evening of your all-time favourite beach party classics, including “Fun, Fun, Fun”, “Surfin’ USA”, “Surf City”, “Kokomo”, “California Girls”, and many more.

For tickets and more information for this sunny and interactive show, visit https://tickets.algonquintheatre.ca/TheatreManager/1/online.

June 29 – Walkers Point Marina Canada Day Fireworks
Where: Walkers Point Marina in Gravenhurst, ON
When: Saturday, June 29th at dusk
Cost: Free

Celebrate Canada Day early at Walkers Point Marina with a big and bold fireworks display. The show will take place at dusk, with viewers welcome by boat and by land. This year’s festivities promise to be bigger and better than ever before. For more information, visit Walkers Point Marina’s website https://www.walkerspointmarina.com/.

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