Chris' Corner: The NEWS is in. Muskoka named top trip for Summer 2011!!

The NEWS is in. Muskoka named top trip for Summer 2011!!

National Geographic Traveler Magazine's list of the 10 Best Trips of Summer 2011 is in!!!

  • Ten - Istria, Croatia
  • Nine - Roatan, Honduras
  • Eight - Azores, Portugal
  • Seven - Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden
  • Six - Cardiff, Wales
  • Five - Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
  • Four - Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
  • Three - San Juan Islands, Washington, U.S.
  • Two - Patagonia, Argentina
  • One - Muskoka (cottage country), Ontario, Canada

lake of bays

The Muskokas offer "an unplugged pace that's a world away from Canada's largest city".
Georgian Bay
Keith Bellows, editor-in-chief for the National Geographic Traveler added that the Muskoka Region won top spot because of its "special depth - this resonance - that is immutable",

Pines on Georgian Bay

he continued "(The National Geographic Traveler) look(s) for something that just feels like it's been there for a long time and stays true to what it is."
Kashe Lake Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
"The 2,500 square mile natural playground includes 8,699 miles of shoreline; 17 Historic towns; and countless waterfalls

The Senator at Ragged Falls in Canada

and lakes bordered by the granite peaks of the Algonquin Provincial Park to the east and the 30,000 islands of the Georgian Bay Islands National Part to the west" continues the article.

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If you live in Northern, Northeastern, or Eastern U.S. and haven't yet decided on where you want to vacation, consider the combinations of Niagara Falls, Toronto and the Muskokas (from the south), or Montreal, Ottawa, Haliburton, Muskokas (from the east) or from the West, the north shore of Lake Superior to the Muskokas.  Any of these trips would be spectacular!

Live and/or work in or near the GTA? If you want to live closer to the Muskokas, but still be a commutable distance from the GTA, consider making Caledon, King, or South Simcoe your home.  Want to learn more? Call me, Chris Smith @ 1.866.936.3500.

To see the entire article online, visit Summer 2011 Top Ten Trips



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Comment balloon 5 commentsChris Smith • June 27 2011 05:51PM


Hi Chris - Cottage country has some very beautiful scenery for city folks to enjoy on the weekends including the upcoming long weekend.

Posted by FN LN about 9 years ago

Hi Chris,

Very impressive and well deserved ranking in Summer trips, wow.

The Muskoka is one destination that now has been added to our Bucket list, Just one of those areas that offers something for everybody.

Thanks for introducing us to Cottage Country

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC about 9 years ago

Good morning Chris, I suppose that most of us in Ontario have always known how spectacular Muskoka is, and now the whole world is going to know about our little secret. This is a very impressive honour for the area, topping a list that includes such spectacular places like Patagonia.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) about 9 years ago

Marc and Malcolm, as people who have the Muskokas and the Haliburtons in our backyards, sometimes we fail to appreciate them fully... now the world knows...

Peter and Linda, there are a few places in BC that are on our "bucket list"... This area is truly spectacular in any season...

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago


Great blog. The pictures look great. Some remind me of the Group of 7.


Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) about 9 years ago