Picture yourself in a comfortable Muskoka chair in front of a crackling campfire. The distant call of a loon echoes across the lake as you sip your glass of wine and watch the setting sun. It doesn’t get more Canadian than this.

That could be YOUR summer soundtrack – and it’s only a couple hours’ drive from Toronto!

You’ll find Deerhurst Resort nestled in the region of Muskoka where nature is abundant and adventure awaits. This resort has activities to enjoy year-round, but as we all know, you can’t beat the beauty of a Canadian summer.

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Photo via Deerhurst Resort

Located on the beautiful Peninsula Lake, the resort is home to one of Muskoka’s longest waterfronts, along with stunning golf courses, hiking trails, and even Yamaha riding adventures! 

Here are some more ideas on how you can spend a summer at Deerhurst Resort:

Summer Adventures at Deerhurst Resort

The summer vacation season runs from May to September, and you can explore Muskoka rain or shine. Book any adventures you’ve got your eye on before you arrive!

Peninsula Lake: Dive into the fun on Peninsula Lake. Spend your days paddling around in complimentary silent watercraft, or lounging by water. Pontoon boat cruises are also available in the summer months, 

SWS Water Sports: Experience the thrill of water sports at  Deerhurst’s waterfront with Muskoka’s favourite ski show team SWS (Summer Water Sports). They offer waterski and wakeboard clinics that will get you in the water and having fun, Muskoka-style! 

Golf: Tee off in style at Deerhurst Resort’s two golf courses, Deerhurst Highlands and Lakeside. There are worse ways to spend an afternoon than practicing your swing amidst Muskoka’s stunning scenery.

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Photo via Deerhurst Resort

Mountain Biking: Explore the trails with top-of-the-line rentals and soaring elevations right across from the resort

Yamaha Riding Adventures: Explore the natural beauty of Muskoka – off-road! Rent and enjoy the latest Yamaha off-road vehicles, including ATVs and side-by-sides, under the guidance of expert instructors right at the Deerhurst Adventure Park.  

Hiking: There are a ton of trails in the Muskoka region, many of which are available year-round! Try Deerhurst’s Lookout Trail for an aerial view of the whole property and lakefront, the Lakeside Walking & Fitness Trail , or the extra special “Step Back in Time” Starlight History Trail.

Zig Zag Escape Cabins and Axe Throwing: These activities are available year-round and are great for all ages! Solve puzzles and crack the code to discover hidden secrets at two different escape cabins. If puzzles aren’t your thing, you can always throw some axes at targets.

Treetop Trekking: Walk along the treetops using ropes, bridges, zip lines, Tarzan ropes, climbing nets, footbridges and swings. You can go at your own pace, so it’s a fun time, no matter your athletic prowess!

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Photo via Deerhurst Resort

Paintball: Who doesn’t love the fun and outdoor thrill of paintball? This is a great group activity and only costs $40 per person with rentals or $20 if you have your own equipment. Paintballs must be purchased onsite. 

Disc Golf and Foot Golf Courses: The resort has teamed up with Innova Disc Golf to offer their guests a 9-hole Disc Golf course overlooking the lake. It’s a great way to spend a sunny day outside!

Fishing Charters: With three decades of experience, fishing guide Captain Erik Bertelsen, offers the finest fishing excursions right from the Deerhurst dock. Available May to late fall, rain or shine, based on safety.

Basketball, Pickleball, and Tennis: Call on your competitive side with two outdoor tennis courts, two pickleball courts, and a basketball hoop just outside the resort Pavilion.

One thing is for certain – you’ll never be bored on this vacation!


When: Open year-round
Where: 1235 Deerhurst Drive, Huntsville, ON