Sunday, April 14

Spring Events in Muskoka and Almaguin

Here's a list of events in Muskoka and the Almaguin Highlands this spring. Got a local event to share? Let me know and I'll add it to the list!

NOTE: Book by April 19 for a two-night stay between April 20 - May 31 and get a free $50 gas card and $50 in spending vouchers as part of Explorers' Edge Fuel & Fun promotion.
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TriSummit Triathlon Conference
Canada's largest triathlon and endurance sport conference will bring together the top educators, experts, coaches and athletes in the field. Three days of speakers, workshops, clinics and events to help you up your game. Great sale on the three-day registration package: just $150. Visit TriMuskoka for details.
May 3, 4, & 5

Petra's Pottery Mother's Day Open House
This is a great opportunity for a day out at this beautiful off-grid studio and showroom featuring gorgeous hand-thrown pottery. Petra will giving demonstrations of her craft and also offering free refreshments and a draw. The location is made even more interesting by the fact that it's completely off-grid with a self-sufficient power system and a secluded location tucked back in the woods. For more details about the open house event, see our event listing here.
May 11 & 12, 10am - 5pm

Mother's Day
Fern Glen Inn
Treat your mom, your wife, your sister or yourself to a weekend away and let someone else do the cooking and cleaning. Our famous breakfasts are fresh, healthful, indulgent -- just what mom deserves! See our Real Simple Getaway for an itinerary featuring rest and relaxation; or check out our Adventure Packages for something a bit more active.
May 12

Victoria Day Long Weekend
Fern Glen Inn
Better known as the May Two-Four, it's the unofficial launch of the outdoor season, a weekend to get out of the city and into the woods. Spend the weekend at Fern Glen Inn and we can help you with plans to go canoeing, horseback riding, hiking, shopping, golfing or just chilling out in the fresh air. Book online or send us an email to reserve your weekend getaway.
May 17, 18 & 19

Spin the Lakes Cycle Tour
Huntsville and area
Take a tour around several of the Muskoka lakes along routes with breath taking views and spectacular rock cuts. You'll travel through several small towns and over terrain that consists of moderate rolling hills. This event is not a race and is geared for everyone to participate from the race enthusiast to the first time rider, with four distances to choose from: 20k, 50k, 110k or 170k. The event is fully supported with vehicles, food and water stations. Visit Bike Muskoka for details.
May 25

The Huntsville Half
Come on out and challenge yourself with a half marathon, 10k or 5k race. The half can be run by a two-person relay team. Live bands will be playing tunes along the route to energize your race experience. The course will take you across rivers, through peaceful fields and into one of the most beautiful hardwood forests in Ontario. Post-race in River Mill Park; runners and their support teams are welcome. Visit Huntsville Half for details.
June 8

Following the Footsteps of the Group of Seven
Town of Huntsville presents Sue & Jim Waddington - two adventure seekers who have made it their quest to photograph and document locations that inspired the artists known as the Group of Seven. Jim and Sue will share their stories and findings of more than 300 painting sites and corresponding artwork. You'll be entertained, educated and inspired. Register early as seats are limited. At the Active Living Centre, $5/person. Visit the active communities guide on and see page 22, course code 12052 for details.
June 10, 7 - 9pm

Almaguin Highlands Airpark Anniversary Celebration
The airport is celebrating 80 years of service with a weekend festival. Enjoy aircraft displays, helicopter rides, live music featuring the Northern Lights Steel Orchestra, barbeque, and prizes -- including the chance to win a free flight. You can also purchase a flight in a classic Harvard warbird trainer. Visit the Almaguin Highlands Airpark for more information.
June 15 & 16, 9am - 4pm

Adventure Night - Paddle
Everyone is welcome to come out for a group paddle starting from the town dock in Kearney. Bring your own canoe/kayak or rent one for a special half-price rate from Algonquin Basecamp outfitters. Visit the Backcountry Adventure fb group for details.
June 17, 6pm

Muskoka 5150 and Sprint Triathlon
Beautiful scenery, challenging terrain, and cheering crowds make this an event that should not be missed either as a triathlete or a spectator. The races are based around the Canada Summit Centre, providing participants and spectators a safe and beautiful environment to participate in. A total of eight race distances to choose from, with the Sprint distances on the Saturday afternoon and the 5150 distances on the Sunday morning. See TriSportCanada for details.
June 22 & 23

Burk's Falls Rodeo
Burk's Falls
This weekend-long event includes rodeo and horse riding demos, live music, horse pulls, horseshoe tournament, vendors, concessions and licensed tent. For more information, visit Burk's Falls Buck'n Rodeo.
June 28, 29 & 30

Perry Township 125th Anniversary Celebration
Emsdale and Novar
Come wish our township a happy birthday as it turns 125 years old! There'll be food, birthday cake, live music, historical walking tours, rolling car show, museum open house and more. I can't think of a better place to stay than at a restored homestead farm! Visit Perry Township for details.
June 29

Algonquin Basecamp Grand Opening
The local outfitters and retail store Algonquin Basecamp (formerly Trailside Adventures) is launching their new name and new location (at the Almaguin Highlands Info Centre at the start of Fern Glen Road) with a weekend of sales, giveaways, and goodies. Sales on new items, including locally made Badger Paddles, as well as used rentals and consignment sales. Contact the store in advance if you have gear to sell. For more details, visit Algonquin Basecamp Adventure Outfitters and Supply.
June 29 & 30

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