Port Carling materializes out of nowhere. One minute you are traveling along Hwy 118 looking at the beautiful landscape, the next you are in a quaint village with many unique buildings.
During the winter months the village feels quiet, many businesses are closed and the sidewalks are lightly scattered with pedestrians. In the summer months Port Carling swells and becomes a bustling village with stores, restaurants, sidewalks and docks teaming with cottagers, tourists and locals.
But, no matter what season it is, there is no reason not to discover the beauty of Port Carling.
Port Carling is located on Indian River, touching the shores of Silver Lake and Mirror Lake. It is nestled between Lake Muskoka and Lake Rosseau, along Hwy. 118. It is centred between Bracebridge and Bala, and has access to Lake Joseph, Lake Rosseau and Lake Muskoka. Because of this Port Carling has been dubbed, "Hub of the Lakes".It is also a place to take a tour boat or watch the Segwun go through the locks and the drawbridge, which is right in the centre of town. On even numbered years it's the home of the Muskoka Lakes Association Antique Boat Show.