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Town of Gravenhurst (Lower Tier Muskoka)

Phone : (705) 687-4630
Your Host(s) : Canada Post Gravenhurst

Gravenhurst, ON (Nearby: Kilworthy, Severn Bridge, Washago, Rama, Longford Mills)

101 Muskoka Rd. N.
Gravenhurst, Ontario
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Ontario Tourism Region : Muskoka, Parry Sound and Algonquin Park

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 9,060. In Dist. Mun. of Muskoka at the S end of L. Muskoka on C. Rds. 17 & 169, 18 km S of Bracebridge.
  • Explorers passed through the area in 1826, but there was little settlement until completion of the Muskoka Rd. in 1858-1859. The town is nicknamed 'Gateway to Muskoka.'
  • James McCabe, who built a tavern at the site in 1859, is considered to be the first settler. Lumber-ing was the major industry, and by the 1870s there were 17 mills and the settlement was nicknamed Sawdust City
  • The place was variously known as McCabe's Landing, McCabe's Mills, and McCabe's Bay, but when the post office opened in 1862 postmaster James McCabe selected the name Gravenhurst from the book 'Bracebridge Hall' by Washington Irving.
  • In 1864 the postmaster-general of Canada referred to the same book to name nearby Bracebridge.
  • Dr. Norman Bethune, remembered for his heroic work in Spain and China as a field surgeon and medical educator, was born in the manse of Knox Presbyterian Church in 1890.
  • Today the home is a museum and a shrine of sorts for Chinese visitors to Canada.
  • The R.M.S. Segwun, last of a fleet of steam-powered ships that once provided transportation through the Muskoka Lakes, still operates in summer out of Gravenhurst. The ship was built in Scotland and reassembled in Gravenhurst in 1887.

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Off the beaten track:
  • Jevins, 4km
  • Kahshe Lake, 4km
  • Klueys Bay, 4km
  • Muskoka, 6km
  • Sparrow Lake, 6km
  • Sopher's Landing, 5km
  • Muldrew Lake, 6km
  • Severn Bridge, 10km
  • Reay, 10km
  • West Gravenhurst, 9km
  • Muskoka Beach, 11km
  • Port Stanton, 10km
  • Hamlet, 11km
  • Morrison Lake, 9km
  • Washago, 13km
  • Morrison Landing, 10km
  • Kilty Switch, 14km
  • Houseys Rapids, 10km
  • Coopers Falls, 12km
  • Muskoka Falls, 15km
  • Riley Lake, 11km
  • Stephens Bay, 15km
  • Black Bridge, 14km
  • Germania, 13km
  • Hawkins Corners, 16km
  • Browning Island, 16km
  • Scarlet Park, 16km
  • Floral Park, 17km
  • Alport, 17km
  • St. Elmo, Bracebridge area, 17km
  • Hydro Glen, 13km
  • Barkway, 13km
  • Southwood, 14km
  • Buena Vista Park, 18km
  • Glen Echo, 16km
  • Golden Beach, 19km
  • Bangor Lodge, 20km
  • Maple Valley, Orillia area, 18km
  • Matthiasville, 18km
  • Walkers Point, 19km
  • Cedar Village, 21km
  • Amigo Beach, 21km
  • Ardtrea, 21km
  • Longford, 21km
  • Woodward, 16km
  • Menoke Beach, 21km
  • Uffington, 18km
  • Geneva Park, 22km
  • Roxbourgh, 21km
  • Swift Rapids, 16km
Nearby Lakes:
  • Cornall Lake, 3km
  • Jevins Lake, 4km
  • Silver Lake, 4km
  • Gull Lake, 5km
  • Sunny Lake, 6km
  • Little Sunny Lake, 5km
  • Sparrow Lake, 7km
  • Kahshe Lake, 6km
  • Three Mile Lake, 6km
  • Doe Lake, 7km
  • Moose Lake, 6km
  • Bailey Lake, 9km
  • South Muldrew Lake, 7km
  • Fawn Lake, 8km
  • Buck Lake, 8km
  • Muldrew Lakes, 9km
  • North Muldrew Lake, 9km
  • Reay Lake, 11km
  • Loon Lake, 9km
  • Middle Muldrew Lake, 9km
  • Morrison Lake, 9km
  • Lamorie Lake, 9km
  • Clearwater Lake, 10km
  • Beaver Lake, 11km
  • Grass Lake, 12km
  • Paul's Lake, 12km
  • Wright's Lake, 13km
  • Turtle Lake, 10km
  • Round Lake, 11km
  • Jerita Lake, 10km
  • Buck Lake, 12km
  • Lower Eagle Lake, 10km
  • Little Lake, 11km
  • Bass Lake, 10km
  • Cull Lake, 12km
  • Pine Lake, 12km
  • Upper Eagle Lake, 11km
  • Ben Lake, 11km
  • Lake St. George, 15km
  • Spence Lake, 15km
  • Weismuller Lake, 13km
  • Deer Lake, 14km
  • Eastern Lake, 13km
  • Lower Eastern Lake, 13km
  • Alport Lake, 17km
  • Riley Lake, 13km
  • Pence Lake, 13km
  • Bearpaw Lake, 14km
  • Spence Lake, 13km
  • Pigeon Lake, 16km