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The Muskoka Seven: Things To Do from May 30 to June 5, 2011

Cruise the lakes of Muskoka on the RMS Segwun

1. Embrace the warm weather and life on the water with a cruise aboard the historic RMS Segwun. The late-19th century steamship takes passengers on one- to four-hour sightseeing cruises around Lake Muskoka. The lunch and dinner cruise options are especially popular.

2. Should you find yourself closer to Parry Sound, scope out a seat on the patio at recently opened restaurant Kudos Kuisine. Its contemporary digs overlook the Parry Sound harbour.

3. Head to the Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville on June 1. The Reel Paddling Film Festival—featuring films that showcase canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding and more—offers ample inspiration to get out on the water.

4. Lovers of literature can partake in a weekend of the written word at the Muskoka Chatauqua Reading Circle‘s “Secrets and Guilt” event at The Rosseau, a J.W. Marriott Resort and Spa. Among the many notable participants are Giller Prize-winner Linden MacIntyre, Globe and Mail columnist John Ibbitson, and CBC Radio host Carol Off.

5. Pull out your best rod, reel and lures and attempt to land the big one—June is prime time to fish for pike and walleye. In need of an expert to help you find the fish? Consider booking some time with Captain Action Charters.

6. Strap that camera around your neck and climb to the top of the Dorset Lookout Tower. This 30-metre-high structure offers a panoramic view of the Lake of Bays—a memorable vista that’s sure to make for a lovely photographic souvenir.

7. There’s never a wrong time to go golfing in Muskoka. This week, why not test your skills on what is arguably the region’s most feared hole: the par-four 16th at South Muskoka Curling and Golf Club, which demands pinpoint accuracy.

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