The District of Muskoka is referred to as "cottage country". Muskoka is a summer destination for cottagers and is one of the most searched Canadian destinations for vacation rentals. The area is well recognized by large mansion-like summer home estates that have been passed down from generation to generation that are found along the shores of Muskoka's 3 largest lakes.
The District of Muskoka is renowned for the multiple lakes and rivers including the famous Lake Muskoka, Lak Rosseau, and Lake Joseph (Joe), and other inland lakes such as Lake of Bays, Lake Vernon, Lake Peninsula, Fairy Lake, Mary Lake, and Skeleton Lake. Many other lakes offer extraordinary cottage and recreational opportunities. The expansive forested areas and the exceptional snow conditions in the winter make Muskoka a year-round destination and home for many throughout Ontario.