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Phone : (705) 732-4323
Your Host(s) : Canada Post Rosseau

Rosseau, ON (Nearby: Minett, Windermere, Port Sandfield, Port Carling, Mactier)

1 Cardwell
Rosseau, Ontario
P0C 1J0

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Ontario Tourism Region : Muskoka, Parry Sound and Algonquin Park

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 284. In Humphrey T., Parry Sound Dist., on the N shore of L. Rosseau and Hwys 141 & 632 and C. Rd. 3, 37 km. SE of Parry Sound.
  • In 1861 a survey party for the proposed Parry Sound Road set up a camp at the site of what is now the community of Rosseau.
  • When the road was completed in 1867 it passed through the camp.
  • A settlement began to develop, particularly after locks were built between L. Rosseau and L. Muskoka in 1871, making Rosseau the northwest terminus of the steamship route from Gravenhurst on L. Muskoka.
  • In the 1860s the Muskoka lakes began to draw tourists from the south and American entrepreneur W. H. Pratt built a large and well-appointed hunting and fishing lodge on the shore at Rosseau.
  • Named Rosseau House, but known as Pratt's, it was regarded as the finest hotel in the Muskokas. It burned down in 1883.
  • The lake, river, and community all take their name from early fur trader Jean-Baptiste Rousseau. When the post office was established in 1866, the first 'u' was dropped from the name.

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Off the beaten track:
  • Rosseau Falls, 5km
  • Bear Cave, 7km
  • Gull Rock, 6km
  • Juddhaven, 7km
  • Morinus, 9km
  • Thorel House, 10km
  • Stanley House, 8km
  • Hekkla, 8km
  • Rostrevor, 10km
  • Turtle Lake, 9km
  • Woodington, 12km
  • Bent River, 9km
  • Port Cockburn, 9km
  • Gregory, 13km
  • Shannon Hall, 11km
  • Humphrey, 10km
  • Windermere, 12km
  • Ferndale, Bracebridge area, 14km
  • Hamer Bay, 11km
  • Dee Bank, 13km
  • Port Sandfield, 16km
  • Redwood, Bala area, 16km
  • Port Carling, 16km
  • Ullswater, 12km
  • Lake Joseph, 13km
  • Dock Siding, 13km
  • Gordon Bay, 13km
  • Seguin Falls, 18km
  • Glen Orchard, 18km
  • Foot's Bay, 16km
  • Inverness Lodge, 15km
  • Axe Lake, 18km
  • Swords, 16km
  • Brackenrig, 18km
  • Orrville, 17km
  • Ufford, 16km
  • Duffy, Gravenhurst area, 20km
  • Echo Beach, 16km
  • Tomelin Bluffs, 15km
  • Hayes Corners, Parry Sound area, 15km
  • Whiteside, 22km
  • Medora, 22km
  • Blackstone, 16km
  • Brignall, 16km
  • Bear Lake, 23km
  • Roderick, 23km
  • Dudley, 24km
  • Rossclair, 23km
  • Dufferin Bridge, 24km
  • Raymond, 18km
Nearby Lakes:
  • Haighton Lake, 1km
  • McCan Lake, 3km
  • Bruce Pond, 4km
  • Woods Lake, 3km
  • Sucker Lake, 3km
  • Ottaway Lake, 4km
  • Dyson Lake, 5km
  • Wileys Lake, 5km
  • Gerow Lake, 5km
  • Berry Lake, 5km
  • Pickering Lake, 6km
  • Blair Lake, 6km
  • Crowder Lake, 4km
  • Stock Lake, 5km
  • Hammell Lake, 5km
  • Carter Lake, 5km
  • Watson Lake, 5km
  • Mirror Lake, 6km
  • Little Lake Joseph, 7km
  • Fair Lake, 6km
  • Bruce Lake, 8km
  • Lily Lake, 6km
  • Munnery Lake, 6km
  • Cook Pond, 6km
  • Hurst Lake, 6km
  • Cornish Lake, 6km
  • Motley Lake, 6km
  • Mary Jane Lake, 8km
  • Petty Lake, 8km
  • Draper Lake, 7km
  • Kimmins Lake, 7km
  • Anselmi Lake, 8km
  • Dick Lake, 8km
  • Burr Lake, 7km
  • Wier Lake, 7km
  • Clubbe Lake, 7km
  • Trout Lake, 8km
  • Arnott Lake, 9km
  • Water Lily Lake, 9km
  • Lake Rosseau, 10km
  • Draycot Lake, 10km
  • Long Lake, 8km
  • Hoben Lake, 9km
  • Turtle Lake, 9km
  • Annie Lake, 12km
  • Young Lake, 9km
  • Fraser Lake, 9km
  • Gagnon Lake, 9km
  • Nineteen Lake, 11km
  • Scully Lake, 10km