Muskoka and Lake Of Bays known for its amazing waterfront properties also boasts many incredible waterfalls, obviously the water has to flow from somewhere!
The Canadian Shield creates incredible views for very dynamic waterfalls – most of the waterfalls in Muskoka start with beautiful hikes to get to them. Bracebridge leads the total waterfall locations with Bracebridge Falls, High Falls and many more.
One of our favourites is Ragged Falls which feeds the Oxtongue River – this amazing falls is quite high in elevation and can be reached just off Highway 60 on the edge of Algonquin Park. The falls can be reached by taking a short 15 minute hike, be advised it is uphill.
Ragged Falls features a steep cascade in the shape of an ‘S’ – it is unique compared to most waterfalls in the area as it has never been dammmed or diverted for hydro or waterway access. Visitors can climb along the rocks that comprise the structure of the waterfall.
Oxtongue River flows out of Algonquin Provincial Park and eventually into the Lake of Bays, which is the source of the South Branch of the Muskoka River which eventually reaches Lake Huron by means of Moon River. Ragged Falls section contains a small parking area just off of Hwy 60 and the trails to the falls. There is a fee to park.