Bracebridge is located in the Heart of Muskoka — approximately 2 hours north of Toronto. This town has many unique restaurants and culinary experiences! A few of the most popular hidden gems are The Creative Cook, The Griffin Gastropub and Muskoka Brewery.
The Creative Cook is a charming little kitchen store in Downtown Bracebridge. In addition to selling gourmet gadgets, The Creative Cook also plays host to regular cooking classes with local chefs. The Griffin Gastropub is that ‘go where the locals go’ place in town. The pub is where ideas are shared, friendships are nurtured, music is appreciated and locally-sourced food and drink are savoured. Finally, Muskoka Brewery is a legendary spot when visiting Bracebridge — venturing off the beaten path to this award winning brewery for a pint or a tour is a must.
Beyond these three gems, there are many great local restaurants in town as well.
On the long weekend in August every summer, Session Muskoka takes place. This celebrated beer festival invites locals and visitors alike to savour the best of Ontario’s craft breweries, cideries and wineries, together with great food and live music.
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We start any weekend in cottage country with a pint of good beer — and Bracebridge has ’em in spades. Stop in at Muskoka Brewery for their latest brew to sip on the patio or grab a six pack to enjoy on the dock. Looking to try something different? Check out newly opened Katalyst Brewing Co for unique takes of sours and IPAs including our current favorite: the Passion Project Hazy IPA.
On Saturday mornings, we make sure to stop in the Bracebridge Farmers’ Market in Memorial Park to see what’s up. From wild blueberries to smoked trout to baked goods galore, this is the place to stock up for the weekend!
Following the market, we pick up a coffee and a butter tart from one of the many downtown eateries. Then walk towards the bottom of the street, right near the Visitors Information Center, to find iconic Bracebridge Falls. From there it’s an easy stroll to the Historic Walkway along the shore of Bracebridge Bay.
Breadheads, rejoice! Bracebridge is home to the very best bakery in Muskoka. Big River Baking Company, next to Sully’s Muskoka, is baking next level sourdoughs and croissants.
Exploring the Region?
Here are a few great places to start.