There’s no better place than Muskoka for your engagement photos. From lakes and waterfalls to dense forests and rocky landscape – it’s my favourite place to photograph couples. I’ve been to so many beautiful spots in Muskoka and here are ten of my favourite!!
1. Hardy Lake Provincial Park
This is one of the most common locations my couples choose for their engagement photos in Muskoka. I don’t blame them either – it’s absolutely beautiful here! There’s a lake that gets pretty warm in the summer, an 8km loop trail around the lake and the forest is so pretty – especially in the fall and winter! This park also has that bridge everyone likes to take pictures at and post on Instagram lol you’ll know it when you see it. It’s about a 30-45 minute hike to the bridge if you want to head over there.
Located Between Bala and Gravenhurst.
2. Walker’s Point Lookout Trail
Walker’s Point is a short trail up to a small rocky lookout. This spot is super quiet compared to Hardy Lake, which is nice if you’re looking for a more private spot.
Located beside Hardy Lake, just outside of Gravenhurst.
3. Rocky Cliff Park
This spot is THE spot in the summer. I love taking my couples here for engagement photos and elopements. A lot of people come here to go cliff jumping in the summer and watch the sunset from the top of the cliff.
Located in the Gravenhurst area.
4. Torrance Barrens
While this spot can get very buggy during bug season, it’s a super cool area. The Torrance Barrens are a designated dark sky preserve and you can actually see the northern lights here on certain nights throughout the year. Rocky landscape, lakes and the best view of the stars all around – not much more you could ask for!
Located just outside of Gravenhurst.
5. Wilson’s Falls
Wilson’s Falls is located just a few minutes off the main street in Bracebridge. It has a beautiful forest all year round and a rocky waterfall that you can walk across at the top depending on water levels. The falls are a 5 minute walk (or less) from the parking lot.
Located in Bracebridge.
6. Huckleberry Rock
This is another one of my favourite locations in Muskoka for engagement photos. From the parking lot you have a quick climb up a hill to one of (what I would say is) the best views in the area. Once you get to the top, you can lookout over Lake Muskoka and watch the sunset from the rock at the highest point. This one won’t disappoint you.
Located just outside of Bracebridge.
7. Limberlost Forest
This is a private forest that has over 70km of trails, camping and cabins available to rent year round. There’s no charge to visit here for the day either! This park is super picturesque all year and is the perfect location for photos. Lots of trails, boardwalks along the water and quiet lakes.
Located 25 minutes east of Huntsville, close to the western edge of Algonquin Park.
8. Fish Hatchery
I stayed at a cabin nearby a few years ago and stumbled upon this hidden gem. You would never know how beautiful this spot is from its name. After passing the fish hatchery and walking further down the trail along the river, you come up to a waterfall – which is officially one of my favourites in the area. Definitely a spot that would be fun to go swimming at on a hot summer day.
Located 30 minutes west of Huntsville, on the way to Rosseau.
9. Port Sydney Beach
This is one of my favourite little towns in Muskoka. We can go the rapids down the road, play around at the beach, or bring a canoe/ boat and we’ll go check out the islands nearby.
Located right between Bracebridge and Huntsville.
10. Your Cottage
Whether you own a cottage or you rent an Airbnb, these are the perfect spot to do your engagement photos in Muskoka. Doing photos at your family cottage where you grey up (and have probably spent a lot of time together as a couple as well), adds so much more meaning to your engagement session.