Statement to MLA Members and the Muskoka Community

Some of you may have heard that inexcusable and offensive comments were made by a Director of the Muskoka Lakes Association (MLA) when presenting at a District of Muskoka committee meeting on January 18th, 2021

Winter Safety Reminders For Seasonal Residents

BRACEBRIDGE, ON – The Town of Bracebridge would like to remind our seasonal residents choosing to reside at their cottages over the winter months, that they should take extra precautions. To help ensure your safety and prepare for the winter season ahead, the Town of Bracebridge would like to share the following information and resources:

Muskoka Broadband Intiative

Broadband access has been identified as a key priority for both residents and businesses by the District and the Muskoka Economic Recovery Task Force (MERTF). Several federal and or provincial funding programs are anticipated, including the one recently announced by the federal government.

Bin Site Transition Plan

June 26, 2020 Update

The District is moving forward with a pilot project in the Township of Muskoka Lakes to service water-access and island residents who have been impacted by the Bin Site Transition Plan.

Beach advisories

Swim Advisory - Gull Lake Rotary Park Beach 

Gravenhurst, ON - Based on beach water samples collected by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) on Monday July 27th, it has been recommended by the SMDHU that Gull Lake Rotary Park Beach be posted with swim advisory signs. The beach itself will remain open to the public.

Wearing a Face Covering in All Indoor Public Spaces

As of July 13, 2020 you will be required to wear a face covering in all indoor public spaces (businesses, organizations and public transit systems) in Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka.

Lakeside Waste Collection Pilot for Water-Access and Island Residents to Start July 5, 2020

June 26, 2020 (Muskoka, ON) – The District of Muskoka is moving forward with a waste collection pilot project to service water-access and island residents in the Township of Muskoka Lakes who have been impacted by the Bin Site Transition Plan.

'We're not out of the woods yet': Muskoka mayors talk COVID-19

MUSKOKA — Optimism, gratitude and safety were the key themes of a webinar among local mayors on June 18, a virtual event sponsored by the Muskoka Lakes Association.

District CAO Announces Resignation

District Chair John Klinck has accepted the resignation the District’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Michael Duben, who is leaving to pursue another career opportunity.  Mr. Duben has been CAO at the District since 2013 and his last official day will be

Ontario Invests in Invasive Species Centre

SAULT STE. MARIE — The Ontario government is protecting the province from the harmful ecological, social and economic effects of invasive species by investing in management and prevention.   

The District of Muskoka Reopens Port Carling Locks for the Season

June 8, 2020 (Bracebridge, ON) - The Port Carling Locks have reopened for the summer season with restrictions in place to protect the health and safety of staff and the community.

COVID-19 Update - Township Provides Update on Outdoor Recreational Amenities

Tuesday May 19, 2020 The township of Muskoka Lakes provided details on new openings around our towns!

Port Carling Locks Reopening

Port Carling Locks Reopening for Summer With Safety Measures in Place

The Port Carling large locks will be open for vessel passage beginning Saturday, May 23, 2020.

Water Quality Testing - Breaking News

Following a thoughtful assessment, MLA is cancelling its annual Water Quality testing program for this season.

COVID-19 update - Upcoming Events

It is with regret that we announce the cancellation of our annual seedling day scheduled for Saturday May 16th. The amount of personal interaction involved with this event made it potentially unsafe for our staff, volunteers and members.

Legacy Cottages - LPAT hearing

The LPAT hearing for the Legacy Cottages development on Lake Rosseau is scheduled for February 27th 2020 at the District’s offices in Bracebridge.

As the temperature drops, here are some cold weather boating tips.

The early autumn days may still be warm, but the temperature is dropping every night and the lake water is getting colder. If you are heading out for a late season boating adventure or looking for the fall fishing bite, are you prepared in case of accidental immersion? The coldness of the water could take your breath away.

7th Annual MLA Food Drive

Our 7th annual MLA Food Drive is quickly approaching!

All donations this year will be going to the Gravenhurst Salvation Army. We currently have 11 drop-off locations;
Oliver's Coffee Corporation in Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Port Carling & Bala
Walkers Point Marina, Gordon Bay Marine, Glen Orchard General Store, Muskoka Station Store (Cash Donation Box), Home Hardware, Building Centre & Furniture Stores (Port Carling) Muskoka Lakes Association Office, Mortimer's Marina

What can I donate?
Kraft Dinner / Pastas, Tomato Sauce, Soups, Canned Vegetables Canned Fruits (When available), Smooth Peanut Butter (Small) Salmon & Tuna, Brown Beans, Chick Peas / Lentils, Cereals Hearty Soups / Stews, Healthy School Snacks for Kids.

MLA Photo Contest


Muskoka Traditions - Whether its Early Morning Coffee on the Dock, Late night S’mores by the Campfire, Family Lawn Games or Favourite Outings.
Fun Family Selfie - Grab your Selfie Stick! Show us a fun family selfie that represents your families current and future generations!
Natural Shorelines - Go out and Explore! Show us the beauty of our natural surroundings.
Yearbook Cover - Have your photo featured on the yearbook cover! High resolution, portrait orientation photos only please!

Contest rules and regulations:

* Entries may only be submitted by MLA members and their families.
* Pictures can be sent to with the name of the member/photographer.
* Contest closes Dec 31, 2019
* First prize winners will receive an 18"x24" plaque mounted print of their photo courtesy of ABEN GRAPHICS.
* Send in as many entries as you like!

Annual General Meeting 2019

Friday July 26, 2019
Gravenhurst Wharf, Aboard the Wenonah II
RSVP with MLA Office: 705-765-5723