March Break 2020: Book Your Family Getaway to Ontario’s Cottage Country

The annual family break is better in the wilderness north of Toronto!

This March Break promises to be chock full of wonderful things to see and do in Ontario’s cottage country. Enjoy the last blast of winter and check out everything from outdoor rinks (ice trails anyone?) to epic Nordic and downhill skiing, and everything in between. Parents can take advantage of St. Patrick’s Day happening during the week as well, and visit one of a dozen breweries on the Cottage Country Beer Trail to raise a glass. And everyone will enjoy exploring the restaurants and sugar shacks on the annual Muskoka Maple Trail, where kids young and old can get their maple taffy fix and so much more.

Below is just a partial list of where to stay, eat and do fun family stuff this March Break in Algonquin Park, Almaguin Highlands, Loring-Restoule, Muskoka, Parry Sound and South Algonquin:

Stay 

Algonquin Park
Algonquin Eco-Lodge
Voyageur Quest March Break Algonquin Family Winter Adventure
Wolf Den Hostel and Nature Retreat

Almaguin Highlands
Edgewater Park Lodge Kearney
Maple Brae Lakeside Cottages Frosty Fun Emsdale
Winter at Cutter’s Cove Cottages Emsdale
Winter Family Fun at Dayspring Cottages Katrine
Winter Getaways at Fern Glen Inn Emsdale 

Loring-Restoule
Cedar Grove Camp Port Loring
Winter at Pinegrove Resort Port Loring
Winter at Tornado’s Canadian Resort Port Loring 

Muskoka
All Inclusive Winter Getaway at Cedar Grove Lodge Huntsville
Bayview Wildwood March Break Getaway Severn Bridge
Bondi Village Resort Dwight
Hidden Valley Resort March Break Special Huntsville
March Break Magic in Muskoka at Deerhurst Resort Huntsville
Ice Fishing at Muskoka Shores Cottages Utterson
Oxtongue Lake Cottages Dwight
Residence Inn Gravenhurst Muskoka Wharf Gravenhurst
Star Lake Cottages Winter Fun Rosseau
Winter at Patterson Kaye Resort Bracebridge
Winter Fun at Lake of Bays Lodge Dwight
Winter Family Escape at the JW Rosseau Rosseau

Parry Sound
Grand Tappattoo Resort March Break Package Seguin
Winter at TerraWoods Resort Parry Sound

South Algonquin
Camp Bongopix in Winter Whitney
Four Seasons Algonquin Cabins Madawaska
Madawaska Lodge Restaurant & Accommodations Madawaska
Nomi Resort in Winter Township of Dysart

Do

Algonquin Park
Camboose Shanty: A Glimpse of the Past at Algonquin Park Visitor Centre March 21
Art Exhibits: Birds of the North, Inspiration, and Seasons of Change at Algonquin Park Visitor Centre 
Guided Algonquin Snowshoe Safari

Almaguin Highlands
St. Patrick’s Day bash with Davey Meloy March 14
Jake Thomas Jazz and Blues Trio March 20

Muskoka
Muskoka Maple Trail
Drag Show – Black Cats & Leprechauns March 13
Fire and Ice Night at Arrowhead Provincial Park March 14
The AC/DC Show Canada March 14
Jessica Ryan and Alister McGill with Guest Tyler Morrison March 14
St. Patrick’s Day Salute – with the Muskoka Concert Band March 14
James Gray Live at Sawdust City Brewing Co. March 14
Sunday Open Mic at Muskoka Brewery March 15
Speaker Series: The Tree Museum March 15
That Magic Guy – Peter Mennie March 16
Abominable March 17
Taco Tuesdays at Pasta Tree & Smoke House March 17
Queen Elsa Tea Party March 17
Team T&J March 18
Betty and the Turnips March 18
March Break – Kids Pizza Making Class March 18
Matt Gerber & The Dandy Lions March 19
March Break – Kids Pizza Making Class March 19
The Stunt Ventriloquist March 19
Camp Articus March 20
Black Suit Devil Live at Sawdust City Brewing Co. March 21
March Break – Kids Pizza Making Class March 20
Of Nature March 21
Sunday Open Mic at Muskoka Brewery March 22
Skijoring at Arrowhead Park March 22

Parry Sound
Free March Break Event: Zoo To You March 16
Winter Birches Painted Paddle Class March 16
RUNA March 17
Free March Break Event: Sky River Meadow’s Goats March 18
Free March Break Event: Peter Mennie March 19
Free March Break Event: Bobby Orr’s Birthday March 20
Paddling Film Festival & Great Gear Auction March 21

Eat

Algonquin Park
Algonquin Park Visitor Centre 
The Lake of Two Rivers Store 

Almaguin Highlands 
Michael’s on Main Sundridge
Red Canoe Restaurant Kearney

Steirerhut Restaurant & Schnitzel House Sundridge
The Swiss Country House Restaurant Ahmic Harbour

Loring-Restoule
Jake’s Place Restaurant Port Loring
Roxie’s Diner Port Loring 

Muskoka
3 Guys & A Stove Huntsville
Bala Falls Pub & Pizza Bala
Boston Pizza Bracebridge
Boston Pizza Gravenhurst
Cast Iron Restaurant Baysville
Chef Henrie Bistro & Cafe MacTier
Frosty Pint Pub Gravenhurst
Huntsville Brewhouse Huntsville
Inn at the Falls Bracebridge
Main St. Local Kitchen Huntsville
Muskoka on the Rocks Steakhouse & Pub Restaurant Huntsville

The Old Station Bracebridge
The Oar Gravenhurst
That Little Place By The Lights Huntsville
Westside Fish and Chips Family Restaurant Huntsville  

Parry Sound
Brunswick Sports Grill & Bar Parry Sound
Don Cherry’s Sports Grill Parry Sound

Duck Rock Restaurant Parry Sound
Maurizio’s Pizzeria Parry Sound 

Trapper’s Choice Restaurant & Inn Parry Sound

South Algonquin
Algonquin Lunch Bar and Gas Station Whitney
The Mad Musher Restaurant Whitney  

Rent 

Looking to rent fat bikes, cross-country skis, snowshoes or snowmobiles? Check out the list of outfitters  below – they can set you up with everything you need. 

Algonquin Park
Algonquin Outfitters Oxtongue Lake  Dwight

Almaguin Highlands
Burk’s Falls Memorial Arena Canteen Burk’s Falls
Eagle Lake Narrows Country Store  South River

Muskoka
Algonquin Outfitters Huntsville & Bracebridge
Arrowhead Provincial Park Huntsville
Gravenhurst KOA Gravenhurst
Liv Outside Bracebridge
Muskoka Lakes Farm and Winery Bala
Muskoka Stay & Play Tours Bala
Yamaha Riding Adventures Huntsville

Parry Sound
Georgian Nordic Outdoor Activity Centre Parry Sound
Parry Sound Bikes Parry Sound
White Squall Parry Sound

To plan your March Break getaway to Ontario’s cottage country and for more great ideas, click here. 

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