District Municipality of Muskoka

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residents, but an additional 100,000 seasonal property owners spend their summers in the region every year, making this a major summer colony. Many of the seasonal properties are large mansion-like summer estates, some of which have been passed down through families from generation to generation. Most of these expensive properties can be found along the shores of Muskoka's three major lakes: Lake Muskoka, Lake Rosseau, and Lake Joseph. In recent years, various Hollywood


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, including in some cases, housing for significant staff. Initially cottagers relied on rowboats and canoes for daily transport and would sometimes row substantial distances. Eventually the era of the steam and gasoline launch came, and people relied less on muscle power and more on motors. With the boats came the boathouses, often elaborate structures in their own right, in many cases designed with the look and feel of the main "cottage". The coming of the car World War I


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with the area was ''Mesqua Ukie'', for whom the land was probably named. The tribe lived south of the region, near present day Orillia. They used Muskoka as their hunting grounds. Another Ojibwa tribe lived in the area of Port Carling, then called ''Obajewanung''. The tribe moved to Parry Sound (Parry Sound, Ontario) around 1866. European arrival Until the late 1760s, the European presence in the region was largely limited to seasonal fur trappers, but no significant trading

Muskoka District Municipality North Parry Sound District Northeast Nipissing District East Haliburton County Southeast South Simcoe County, Kawartha Lakes (single-tier city) Southwest West ''Georgian Bay'' Northwest (Category:District Municipality of Muskoka) '''Huntsville''' (2011 population (Canada 2011 Census) 19,056

and corporate aircraft. Prior to 1999, the station also broadcast on channel 11 to the Muskoka (District Municipality of Muskoka) and Parry Sound (Parry Sound District, Ontario) districts of Ontario from the CKCO-TV-4 transmitter near Huntsville (Huntsville, Ontario). That year, that transmitter was changed to a rebroadcaster of CKNY (CKNY-TV) in North Bay (North Bay, Ontario).


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south of Muskoka (District Municipality of Muskoka), Ontario, Canada.


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. The steamship era gave rise to the area's great hotels; Rosseau, Royal Muskoka, Windermere, and Beaumaris. When the railroad reached Gravenhurst in 1875, the area grew rapidly. Travel from Toronto, Pittsburgh, and New York became less a matter of endurance than expenditure. Trains regularly made the run from Toronto to Gravenhurst, where travellers and their luggage were transferred to the great steamers of the Muskoka Navigation Co, such as the ''Sagamo''. Making regular stops up


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(magazine) National Geographic . Also was among the best trips of 2012 by National Geographic. The soap opera ''Paradise Falls'', about a fictitious cottage community, was shot partly on location here, to take advantage of the scenic background. Many summer camps are located in the region, to take advantage of the lakes, which offer opportunities for canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, waterskiing, and other water activities. The area provides a refuge from


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image_caption image_flag image_seal image_map Map of Ontario MUSKOKA.svg mapsize 300px map_caption Map showing Muskoka District Municipality location in Ontario subdivision_type Country subdivision_type1 Province (Provinces and territories of Canada) subdivision_name leader_title Chair Governing Body

53,106 2001_pop_delta 5.2 2001_land_area 3890.42 2001_pop_density 13.7 2001_median_age 42.2 2001_median_age_m 41.3 2001_median_age_f 43.0 2001_total_pvt_dwell 42,843 2001_mean_hh_income 43,661 2001_access_date 2012-03-19 Senior administrators *John Klinck, Chair and CEO *Michael Duben, Chief Administrative Officer *Jamie Clow, Commissioner of Legal Services and Regional Solicitor *Tony White, Commissioner of Public Works Historic townships


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and was of corduroy construction. Logs were placed perpendicular to the route of travel to keep carriages from sinking in the mud and swamps. This made for extremely rugged travel. The lumbering industry spawned a number of ancillary developments, with settlements springing up to supply the workers. Bracebridge (formerly North Falls) saw some leather-tanning businesses develop. Tanners used the bark from lumber to tan hides, turning what would otherwise be a waste product to effective use


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across Lake Couchiching. They walked up the Colonization Road to Gravenhurst, where they vacationed. They liked what they saw and repeated the journey every year, bringing friends and relatives. These early tourist pioneers increased demand for transport services in the region. People were drawn by excellent fishing, natural beauty, and an air completely free of ragweed, providing relief for hay fever sufferers. Early tourists built camps, but were joined by others desiring better


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residents, but an additional 100,000 seasonal property owners spend their summers in the region every year, making this a major summer colony. Many of the seasonal properties are large mansion-like summer estates, some of which have been passed down through families from generation to generation. Most of these expensive properties can be found along the shores of Muskoka's three major lakes: Lake Muskoka, Lake Rosseau, and Lake Joseph. In recent years, various Hollywood

District Municipality of Muskoka

The '''District Municipality of Muskoka''', more generally referred to as the '''District of Muskoka''' or '''Muskoka''', is a Regional Municipality (List of regional municipalities in Ontario, Canada) located in Central Ontario, Canada. Muskoka extends from Georgian Bay in the west, to the northern tip of Lake Couchiching in the south, to the western border of Algonquin Provincial Park in the east. Located approximately a two-hour car drive north of Toronto, Muskoka spans . Muskoka has some 1,600 lakes, making it a popular cottaging (cottage) destination.

This region, which, along with Haliburton (Haliburton County, Ontario), Kawartha Lakes, and Peterborough County is referred to as "cottage country", sees over 2.1 million visitors annually. Muskoka is a scenic area sprinkled with picturesque villages and towns, farming communities, and lakeside vacation hotels and resorts near to golf courses, country clubs, and marinas. The regional government seat is Bracebridge (Bracebridge, Ontario) and the largest population centre is Huntsville (Huntsville, Ontario).

The name of the municipality derives from a First Nations chief of the 1850s. Lake Muskoka was then the hunting grounds of a band led by Chief Yellowhead or ''Mesqua Ukie''. He was revered by the government, who built a home for him in Orillia where he lived until his death at the age of 95.

frame right Peninsula Lake, near Huntsville in Muskoka (Image:penlakesm.jpg) Muskoka has 60,000 permanent residents, but an additional 100,000 seasonal property owners spend their summers in the region every year, making this a major summer colony. Many of the seasonal properties are large mansion-like summer estates, some of which have been passed down through families from generation to generation. Most of these expensive properties can be found along the shores of Muskoka's three major lakes: Lake Muskoka, Lake Rosseau, and Lake Joseph. In recent years, various Hollywood and sports stars have built retreats in Muskoka, including Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Mike Weir, Martin Short, Harry Hamlin, Cindy Crawford, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.

The Muskoka region was ranked #1 for best trips of 2011 by National Geographic (National Geographic (magazine)). Also was among the best trips of 2012 by National Geographic.

The soap opera ''Paradise Falls'', about a fictitious cottage community, was shot partly on location here, to take advantage of the scenic background. Many summer camps are located in the region, to take advantage of the lakes, which offer opportunities for canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, waterskiing, and other water activities. The area provides a refuge from hot cities during the summer months.

There are six municipalities in Muskoka: the towns of Bracebridge (Bracebridge, Ontario), Gravenhurst (Gravenhurst, Ontario), and Huntsville (Huntsville, Ontario); and the townships of Georgian Bay (Georgian Bay, Ontario), Lake of Bays (Lake of Bays, Ontario), and Muskoka Lakes (Muskoka Lakes, Ontario). The Wahta Mohawk Territory and Moose Point 79 (Moose Point 79, Ontario) are also in the district.

The animated TV show ''Total Drama Island'' was said to take place in an unspecified area in Muskoka, which aired on Teletoon (Teletoon (Canada)).

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