Community

Portage Bay

Before there were roads surrounding it,  steamships travelled the blue waters of Lake of Bays delivering tourist and passengers to destinations such as Bigwin and the Britannia Hotel as well as the South Portage dock on Portage Bay where people rode the Portage Flyer steam train between Peninsula Lake and Lake of Bays. The Portage Flyer railway was responsible for providing transport of everything from mail cargo, building supplies and tourists to South Portage Dock where the steamship Iroquois carried the last leg on to such lavish resorts as the Britannia Inn, the Wa Wa Hotel and The Bigwin.

Steamship routes have since been replaced with 80 km of winding and scenic roads that circle spectacular Lake of Bays. A short boat ride to Bigwin Island. The Bigwin Island Championship Golf Course is a par 72 championship course designed by world renowed Gold Course Architect Doug Carrik, his design provides challenge and enjoyment to golfers of all skill levels. Bigwin is the place to unwind and enjoy some of the finest culinary cuisine in the country with friends and family.

The Area

Dwight

Just 5 minutes to the charming village of Dwight, residents and visitors alike will find many amenities including two bakeries, a coffee shop, a post office, garden centre, hardware store, LCBO, restaurants, library, general store/butcher, boat launch and gas station.

The Township of Lake of Bays municipal office is located in Dwight.

Algonquin Park

World famous Algonquin Park is a short 25 minute drive east from Portage Point. Algonquin, the first provincial park in Ontario, protects a variety of natural, cultural and recreational features and values. As one of the largest provincial parks, Algonquin is diverse and offers something for nearly everyone. Art shows, events, nature walks, wolf call evenings, all offer a wonderful days outing for guests visiting you at the cottage.

Huntsville

Driving 20 minutes west from Portage Point into the bustling town of Huntsville, one finds many boutiques, restaurants and brew pubs on the historic main street along with big box retailers such as Canadian Tire, Home Hardware, and Winners in Commerce Park. The Algonquin Theatre in the heart of downtown Huntsville is host to a wide variety of plays and musical performances throughout the year. Huntsville District Memorial hospital is a 37-bed care facility offering in-patient services and a 24/7 Emergency Department. Other services include Cardio-Respitory, Chemotherapy, Supportive Care and Infusion Clinic, Clinical Nutrition and Dialysis Clinic.

Year Round Activities

Enroute to Huntsville, you will find Hidden Valley Ski Resort known for downhill & cross country skiing, and snowboarding, world famous Deerhurst Resort with 2 golf courses, 4 restaurants, day spa and Grandview home of the championship Mark O'Meara golf course.

A short drive north of Huntsville is Arrowhead Provincial Park a great spot to bike, hike, ski, tube and skate.

Everything one could want for year round activities in this beautiful playground of Muskoka.

Lake of Bays

Lake of Bays Muskoka is alive with history and beauty unmatched by few places in the world. Named for the curves of its shoreline, Lake of Bays is a magnificent natural treasure located in the northeast corner of Muskoka. It is a vast and spectacular land encompassing 66,000 acres of crystal clear waters, pristine forests, wetlands, rocky outcrops and sandy beaches. The villages of Dwight, Dorset, Baysville, Hillside and Oxtongue Lake collectively make up the enchanting destination of Lake of Bays Muskoka. Lake of Bays Muskoka is a favourite all season destination for recreationists and sports enthusiasts, offering many kilometres of winding paths and long lake runs to go swimming, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing, sailing, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, golfing, alpine and nordic skiing, skating, snowmobiling, ice fishing or dog sledding. Alternatively, it's the perfect location for a quiet, relaxing getaway! Stay where the welcome mat is always out at our variety of first class resorts, lodges and family cottages. The second largest lake in the Muskoka Watershed, Lake of Bays Muskoka boasts 563 kilometres of shoreline and is thought to be 260 ft deep in places. The area even has a legendary lake monster which many believe is a hoax and others have sworn to have seen and signed statements as far back as 1959 to the fact. The lakes that feed into Lake of Bays Muskoka are Smoke and Tea Lakes in Algonquin Park and Kawagama Lake, as well as other rivers and creeks.

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Dwight, ON, P0A1H0

All offices are independently owned and operated, except those marked as indicated at royallepage.ca/disclaimer. Not intended to solicit currently listed properties or buyers under contract. The above information is from sources believed reliable, however, no responsibility is assumed for the accuracy of this information.

Contact information provided to facilitate inquiries from consumers interested in Real Estate services. Please do not contact the website owner with unsolicited commercial offers.

Portage Bay

Before there were roads surrounding it,  steamships travelled the blue waters of Lake of Bays delivering tourist and passengers to destinations such as Bigwin and the Britannia Hotel as well as the South Portage dock on Portage Bay where people rode the Portage Flyer steam train between Peninsula Lake and Lake of Bays. The Portage Flyer railway was responsible for providing transport of everything from mail cargo, building supplies and tourists to South Portage Dock where the steamship Iroquois carried the last leg on to such lavish resorts as the Britannia Inn, the Wa Wa Hotel and The Bigwin.

Steamship routes have since been replaced with 80 km of winding and scenic roads that circle spectacular Lake of Bays. A short boat ride to Bigwin Island. The Bigwin Island Championship Golf Course is a par 72 championship course designed by world renowed Gold Course Architect Doug Carrik, his design provides challenge and enjoyment to golfers of all skill levels. Bigwin is the place to unwind and enjoy some of the finest culinary cuisine in the country with friends and family.

The Area

Dwight

Just 5 minutes to the charming village of Dwight, residents and visitors alike will find many amenities including two bakeries, a coffee shop, a post office, garden centre, hardware store, LCBO, restaurants, library, general store/butcher, boat launch and gas station.

The Township of Lake of Bays municipal office is located in Dwight.

Algonquin Park

World famous Algonquin Park is a short 25 minute drive east from Portage Point. Algonquin, the first provincial park in Ontario, protects a variety of natural, cultural and recreational features and values. As one of the largest provincial parks, Algonquin is diverse and offers something for nearly everyone. Art shows, events, nature walks, wolf call evenings, all offer a wonderful days outing for guests visiting you at the cottage.

Huntsville

Driving 20 minutes west from Portage Point into the bustling town of Huntsville, one finds many boutiques, restaurants and brew pubs on the historic main street along with big box retailers such as Canadian Tire, Home Hardware, and Winners in Commerce Park. The Algonquin Theatre in the heart of downtown Huntsville is host to a wide variety of plays and musical performances throughout the year. Huntsville District Memorial hospital is a 37-bed care facility offering in-patient services and a 24/7 Emergency Department. Other services include Cardio-Respitory, Chemotherapy, Supportive Care and Infusion Clinic, Clinical Nutrition and Dialysis Clinic.

Year Round Activities

Enroute to Huntsville, you will find Hidden Valley Ski Resort known for downhill & cross country skiing, and snowboarding, world famous Deerhurst Resort with 2 golf courses, 4 restaurants, day spa and Grandview home of the championship Mark O'Meara golf course.

A short drive north of Huntsville is Arrowhead Provincial Park a great spot to bike, hike, ski, tube and skate.

Everything one could want for year round activities in this beautiful playground of Muskoka.

Lake of Bays

Lake of Bays Muskoka is alive with history and beauty unmatched by few places in the world. Named for the curves of its shoreline, Lake of Bays is a magnificent natural treasure located in the northeast corner of Muskoka. It is a vast and spectacular land encompassing 66,000 acres of crystal clear waters, pristine forests, wetlands, rocky outcrops and sandy beaches. The villages of Dwight, Dorset, Baysville, Hillside and Oxtongue Lake collectively make up the enchanting destination of Lake of Bays Muskoka. Lake of Bays Muskoka is a favourite all season destination for recreationists and sports enthusiasts, offering many kilometres of winding paths and long lake runs to go swimming, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing, sailing, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, golfing, alpine and nordic skiing, skating, snowmobiling, ice fishing or dog sledding. Alternatively, it's the perfect location for a quiet, relaxing getaway! Stay where the welcome mat is always out at our variety of first class resorts, lodges and family cottages. The second largest lake in the Muskoka Watershed, Lake of Bays Muskoka boasts 563 kilometres of shoreline and is thought to be 260 ft deep in places. The area even has a legendary lake monster which many believe is a hoax and others have sworn to have seen and signed statements as far back as 1959 to the fact. The lakes that feed into Lake of Bays Muskoka are Smoke and Tea Lakes in Algonquin Park and Kawagama Lake, as well as other rivers and creeks.