Introducing "Muskoka" A New Design At RMD

Our first design not inspired by the Mountains needed to be extra special. Nestled amidst the stunning landscapes of Ontario, Canada, lies a hidden gem that captivates visitors with its serene beauty and enchanting charm: Muskoka, also known as "cottage country," Muskoka is renowned for its pristine lakes, lush forests, and picturesque scenery. Whether you're seeking an outdoor adventure, a peaceful retreat, or a cultural experience, Muskoka offers an array of activities that will leave you spellbound. 


In this blog, we'll delve into why we chose Muskoka as our next design inspiration. Our design was inspired by the iconic Muskoka red chair but we hope that it speaks to cottagers everywhere. With the boat scene, loon and float plane overhead this design represents all the beautiful cottage areas we have here in North America.  

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If you're from Ontario you know there is a debate on whether this area is called Muskoka, or The Muskokas. (I hail from the Beaches of Toronto and it's the same debate) The reason we Torontonians refer to it as The Muskoka’s is because there are three main lakes in the area, lake Muskoka, lake Rousseau and Lake Joseph, plus many more. Technically speaking though the Beaches is The Beach and The Muskoka’s are just Mukoka so that’s how we will proceed. 


1 Natural Splendor

Muskoka is synonymous with breathtaking natural beauty. The region is characterized by its rugged granite rock formations, crystal-clear lakes, and dense forests that explode with vibrant colors during the autumn months. The iconic Muskoka chair, often found on the shores of cottages and resorts, is a testament to the area's commitment to preserving its natural surroundings. From the tranquil waters of Lake Muskoka and Lake Rosseau to the awe-inspiring landscapes of Algonquin Provincial Park, there is no shortage of awe-inspiring vistas in Muskoka.

2 Water Activities

With over 1,600 lakes and countless rivers and waterways, Muskoka is a paradise for water enthusiasts. Boating, canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding are popular ways to explore the region's pristine waters. Rent a boat or join a guided tour to experience the tranquil beauty of the lakes firsthand. Fishing enthusiasts will also find their haven in Muskoka, as the region is home to numerous fish species, including bass, pike, and trout.

3 Hiking and Trails

Muskoka offers an extensive network of trails that wind through its forests, offering a chance to connect with nature and enjoy scenic hikes. The Muskoka Trail Network provides a range of trails suitable for all skill levels, from leisurely strolls to challenging hikes. For a taste of wilderness, head to Algonquin Provincial Park, where you can explore trails that lead to stunning vistas and encounter diverse wildlife, including moose, deer, and black bears. The park is also a haven for birdwatchers, with over 270 bird species calling it home.

4 Cultural Experiences

Muskoka isn't just about natural beauty; it also boasts a rich cultural heritage. The region is dotted with charming towns and villages, each with its own unique character. Bracebridge, Huntsville, and Gravenhurst are among the notable towns in the area, offering art galleries, museums, farmers' markets, and quaint shops. The Muskoka Heritage Place in Huntsville showcases pioneer buildings and artifacts, giving visitors a glimpse into the region's past. During the summer months, catch a live performance at the historic Gravenhurst Opera House or attend one of the many festivals celebrating local art, music, and food. We even included the Port Carling wall in our design to incorporate this rich history. 

5 Relaxation and Wellness

Muskoka's serene atmosphere and natural beauty make it an ideal destination for relaxation and wellness. Unwind at one of the many luxurious spas or wellness retreats that dot the region. Indulge in a rejuvenating massage, practice yoga amidst nature, or simply soak in the tranquility of the surroundings. The pristine environment and peaceful ambiance of Muskoka provide the perfect backdrop for finding inner peace and rejuvenating the body and mind.


Muskoka offers a harmonious blend of natural beauty, outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, and relaxation. We think this is a perfect summer destination as well as the perfect summer leash to add to your collection.

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