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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The Sizzling Blonde

The Sizzling Blonde serves up delicious nachos, tacos and rice bowls from their location onsite at South River…

The Sizzling Blonde serves up delicious nachos, tacos and rice bowls from their location onsite at South River Brewing Co.

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Jude’s Country Diner

Hot coffee is always on at Jude’s Country Diner in Burk’s Falls. Enjoy homestyle breakfasts, homemade burgers and…

Hot coffee is always on at Jude’s Country Diner in Burk’s Falls. Enjoy homestyle breakfasts, homemade burgers and more.

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Knoepfli Inn

Knoepfli Inn on the Magnetawan River connecting to Ahmic Lake has been serving families and fishermen since 1926.…

Knoepfli Inn on the Magnetawan River connecting to Ahmic Lake has been serving families and fishermen since 1926. This small, rustic family resort serves three meals a day in their dining room,…

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Pulled Smokehouse

Pulled Smokehouse Welcome Centre Canteen is located inside the Burk’s Falls Welcome Centre at the trailhead of the…

Pulled Smokehouse Welcome Centre Canteen is located inside the Burk’s Falls Welcome Centre at the trailhead of the Heritage River Walk, with their Pulled BBQ location also open at Doe Lake Beach…

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The Smokin’ Blonde BBQ Shack

Get ready for an awesome summer at Copperhead Distillery & Spirits in Sundridge. The Smokin’ Blonde BBQ Shack…

Get ready for an awesome summer at Copperhead Distillery & Spirits in Sundridge. The Smokin’ Blonde BBQ Shack is now located on site alongside their new licensed patio! For hours and menu,…

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Sherri’s Diner

If you’re craving a filling breakfast, hearty soup and sandwich or some great local company, come visit us…

If you’re craving a filling breakfast, hearty soup and sandwich or some great local company, come visit us on Highway 124 in South River.

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Bernard’s Bistro on the Lake

Bernard’s Bistro on the Lake is a licensed family restaurant with a million dollar patio view of beautiful…

Bernard’s Bistro on the Lake is a licensed family restaurant with a million dollar patio view of beautiful Lake Bernard. Serving the best fish and chips in town with home cut fries…

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Curb Your Appetite

Curb Your Appetite is a summer food truck serving your favourite pierogies and homemade foods right in the…

Curb Your Appetite is a summer food truck serving your favourite pierogies and homemade foods right in the heart of Burk’s Falls.

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Pie O My Pizzeria

Pie O My Pizzeria is located at the Caswell Resort in Sundridge. All of our pizzas are made…

Pie O My Pizzeria is located at the Caswell Resort in Sundridge. All of our pizzas are made with our traditional homemade dough and finished off with a blend of cheese, herbs…

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The Felting Shop & Fibre Arts Studio

The Felting Shop & Fibre Arts Studio is the home of artist Linda Coop. The studio features work…

The Felting Shop & Fibre Arts Studio is the home of artist Linda Coop. The studio features work including hand felted nuno scarves, vessels, decor pillows, journal covers and fibre art wall…

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Horse Sense North

Horse Sense North

Horse Sense North empowers you to be who you’re meant to become. Transformational adventures and workshops (with and…

Horse Sense North empowers you to be who you’re meant to become. Transformational adventures and workshops (with and without horses – no experience required) that take place on a beautiful farm with…

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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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