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08 July 2013

Huntsville, Ontario: Dockfest 2013 {Travel}


Our weekend in Huntsville, Ontario was fantastic! Dockfest, bathtub races, great food, live music, gorgeous scenery, and a downtown area truly built to impress.

Huntsville is the largest city within the Muskoka Region of Ontario -- a huge tourist area, attracting thousands of people from around the world every year. The Muskokas were ranked one of National Geographic's 20 must-see destinations in 2012, and holds a spot as one of their 100 Places That Can Change Your Child's Life.



The main reason for our trip to cottage country was to cheer on a pal in the bathtub races -- which is exactly what it sounds like.




These races were insanely fun to watch! A few tips, a crash or two, but mostly lots of laughs and fun. Our boat didn't win in its Media category, but our "Captain", as we called him, said he couldn't wait to do it again!

The entire Dockfest event was super well organized, with dedicated volunteers running around all day long to make sure everything went off without a hitch. You can really feel the sense of community when you're visiting Huntsville.



Two places you've got to check out if you're in the Muskokas: The Mill On Main, and On The Docks Pub. Both featuring great atmosphere, food, and beverages -- including offerings from the Muskoka Brewery. We fell in love with On The Docks, which boasts a three story patio overlooking the water. They also make a killer burger.

We'll definitely be making a trip back to Huntsville again in the future!

If you're considering a visit to the area, check out Muskoka Tourism and Hunstville BIA for more great vacation ideas. 

Have you ever visited the Muskokas?

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