Following weeks of flooding and dealing with constant emergencies, the town of Bracebridge is welcoming spring.

With all area roads now re-opened and water down to manageable levels, Mayor Graydon Smith is eager to have visitors come back to town and seasonal residents open their cottages.

“While the cleanup in the waterfront areas is continuing, I am pleased to announce that our businesses are open and ready to welcome people to the community,” he says. “Visitors to our downtown will enjoy finding a couple of new businesses tucked in amongst our tried and trusted retailers. There truly is something for everyone in our unique and charming downtown.”

The town has put out a list of things visitors can experience while visiting this long weekend.



  • An invigorating hike on one of our many trails


  • A stroll through the Bracebridge Farmers Market in Memorial Park


  • Golf at Bracebridge Golf, Muskoka Highlands Golf Course or South Muskoka Golf & Curling Club

  • The Art Annex is hosting “Muskoka Mud” – an exhibit and sale of local Muskoka potters


  • Chapel Gallery is featuring an exhibition called “Lost and Found” – an exhibit from three local artists who take everyday items that are no longer useful and change them into art.


  • A visit to Muskoka Brewery for a little taste and tour at this award-winning brewery


  • A stop at the Kerr Park, Muskoka’s premier birding hotspot, to glimpse the many birds who stop on their spring migration