Just twenty minutes north of Muskoka, the Almaguin Highlands of Ontario features all that its neighbour to the south has to offer – but in its own unique way.

This area is one of the province’s best kept secrets when it comes to places that are guaranteed to impress four-season travelers looking for something new to explore. With thousands of lakes and rivers, rolling hills and lush forests, and its location on the west side of beautiful Algonquin Park, the Almaguin Highlands region is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true.

From the largest freshwater lake in North America without an island (Lake Bernard in Sundridge) to the beautiful Magnetawan River, from historic villages with captivating heritage, shops and dining, to charming festivals and events, the Almaguin Highlands offers visitors much to discover.

Find numerous outfitters who’ll help prepare you for a visit into Algonquin Park (via multiple westerly access points) or Mikisew Provincial Park, meet members of the Almaguin Highlands Arts Council, a group of talentedartisans and craftspeople who’ll welcome you to numerous studios and galleries, and marvel at the Screaming Heads art installation in Burk’s Falls, recognized as one of Ontario’s most unique attractions.

Map of Almaguin Highlands

For information visiting the Almaguin Highlands of Ontario, click here. Check out the links below for more great things to see, eat and do, and where to stay.

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89 Main

89 Main is Almaguin’s prime destination for outdoor services such as paddleboard and kayak rentals, ice cream and…

89 Main is Almaguin’s prime destination for outdoor services such as paddleboard and kayak rentals, ice cream and homemade sweets along with a brick and mortar shop full of seasonal essentials and…

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Fork on Main

Fork on Main is a casual dining restaurant located on Main Street in Kearney. Check out their Facebook…

Fork on Main is a casual dining restaurant located on Main Street in Kearney. Check out their Facebook page for specials and event announcements.

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Red Canoe Restaurant

Come dine with us! Red Canoe Restaurant is a fully licensed establishment located onsite at Edgewater Park Lodge…

Come dine with us! Red Canoe Restaurant is a fully licensed establishment located onsite at Edgewater Park Lodge offering stunning views of Sand Lake. Open year round, Red Canoe Restaurant serves breakfast,…

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Paddle Like a Girl

My goal is simple; to help more women of all shapes, ages, and backgrounds discover the peace and…

My goal is simple; to help more women of all shapes, ages, and backgrounds discover the peace and beauty that mother nature has to offer. I’m not talking about going for a…

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Burk’s Falls Café and Grill

Stop into Burk’s Falls Café and Grill in downtown Burk’s Falls for delicious homemade meals, including their daily…

Stop into Burk’s Falls Café and Grill in downtown Burk’s Falls for delicious homemade meals, including their daily specials. Follow along on Facebook to find out what’s on today (and everything included…

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Pit Stop 518

Located in Kearney, ON, in the Almaguin Highlands, we are a fully licensed restaurant with glamping accommodation on…

Located in Kearney, ON, in the Almaguin Highlands, we are a fully licensed restaurant with glamping accommodation on site. Stop by for delicious, quick and easy home made food on your travels,…

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DJ’s Bar & Grill

DJ’s Bar & Grill is a fully licensed and wheelchair accessible restaurant located onsite at the Kearney Legion…

DJ’s Bar & Grill is a fully licensed and wheelchair accessible restaurant located onsite at the Kearney Legion (open to the public). Enjoy homestyle meals – serving breakfast, lunch and dinner –…

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Scarlett Point

Scarlett Point is a year-round, pet friendly luxury resort in the charming town of Kearney. Steps from the…

Scarlett Point is a year-round, pet friendly luxury resort in the charming town of Kearney. Steps from the Magnetawan River, and surrounded by water – Scarlett Point is your ideal vacation getaway…

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Jill Boschulte Gallery

Jill Boschulte lives and operates her space, the Jill Boschulte Gallery, in the small town of Sundridge. She…

Jill Boschulte lives and operates her space, the Jill Boschulte Gallery, in the small town of Sundridge. She works on paper in a variety of mediums in an expressive, dynamic style. Her…

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Outdoor Adventures ATV

Outdoor Adventures ATV offers exciting guided tours using only the best fleet of ATV’s, Snowmobiles and Kayak’s. We…

Outdoor Adventures ATV offers exciting guided tours using only the best fleet of ATV’s, Snowmobiles and Kayak’s. We now offer Winter ATV riding and accommodations. Embark on an adventure of a life…

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Myco-op

Myco-op is a cooperative of mushroom growers in Ontario’s North. We offer delicious and nutritious mushrooms, logs for…

Myco-op is a cooperative of mushroom growers in Ontario’s North. We offer delicious and nutritious mushrooms, logs for gardeners and learning exchanges. We offer eco & culinary tourism day experiences and experiential workshops.  Our…

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FarrOut Glamping

FarrOut Glamping is an off grid all season Glamping property. In Summer you can enjoy fishing, canoeing, kayaking…

FarrOut Glamping is an off grid all season Glamping property. In Summer you can enjoy fishing, canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding on the Magnetawan river or Pickerel lake that are just steps from your…

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Armstrong’s Thunder Ridge Farm

Armstrong’s Thunder Ridge Farm is a family run business operating from the beautiful Almaguin Highlands. With their team…

Armstrong’s Thunder Ridge Farm is a family run business operating from the beautiful Almaguin Highlands. With their team of two stunning black Percheron Geldings – imported from Manitoba specifically for them –…

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Crystal Cave Canada

Crystal Cave Canada is home to a mineral exhibit, learning centre, artisan village and a unique crystal shoppe…

Crystal Cave Canada is home to a mineral exhibit, learning centre, artisan village and a unique crystal shoppe in the heart of South River. Come explore a world of crystals, fossils and…

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Missing Link Adventure Tours

Missing Link Adventure Tours (MLAT) provides farm-stay based cycling retreats in, around, over and through the Almaguin Highlands,…

Missing Link Adventure Tours (MLAT) provides farm-stay based cycling retreats in, around, over and through the Almaguin Highlands, Parry Sound and Muskoka. We provide route, accommodation and nutrition solutions for touring, training…

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