Port Carling / Lake Rosseau
Starts and ends in Port Carling
Approx. 54 km / 33 miles
About 8 – 9 hour drive depending on number of stops
This is a stunning tour during the fall that will take you on some great (and curvy) back roads. To get the full experience of this fall driving tour, make sure you indulge yourself with the special spa treatement.
Directions and Tour Highlights:
Start at York & Mason in Port Carling for a bite to eat around lunchtime.
Walk to The Muskoka Emporium to do some shopping from their pop-up clothing and home decor vendors. The Muskokery, inside The Muskoka Emporium, has some must-try Raspberry Cranberry Lucky Duck Fudge for you to pick-up.
Before leaving, catch a look at the iconic Port Carling Wall on the exterior of The Muskoka Emporium building.
Head south east on Hwy 118 towards Bracebridge until you come to Brackenrig Rd. Take this beautiful back road to get the best fall colour leaf peeping experience, all the way to The Craft Room Rosseau. The 22 minute drive to the Craft Room is well worth it to browse the wonderful gift shop, featuring gourmet kitchen, bath and beauty, giftware, books, games, craft supplies and neat things for kids and tots.
Your next (and most relaxing) stop is the JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa to treat yourself to an invigoration treatment, like their delightful cranberry scrub treatment available during the harvest.
Stick around the resort for dinner and treat your taste buds to Muskoka Chophouse. Sip on a Bala cranberry infused cosmopolitan as you savour succulent lump crab cakes, certified angus beef, tantalizing sides and the crowd pleasing crème brulee. Cosmo in hand, head outdoors to the resort’s terrace to overlook scenic views of magnificent Lake Rosseau from a hundred foot granite bluff.
If you want to gain a true appreciation for cranberries, make a visit to Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery part of your driving tour. Their Bog to Bottle Tour is the only one of its kind in the world, and has been designated a Canadian Signature Experience.