From April to October, residents and visitors are invited to discover first-hand Ontario’s hidden heritage treasures, some of which have never been open to the public, through the Doors Open Ontario project.
Some Muskoka municipalities are also throwing their doors open with sites promoted this month.
In Muskoka Lakes, the Township is promoting its Doors Open experience on June 18 by highlighting its hiking trails.
“With their abundance of natural beauty, Muskoka Lakes trails are a must-see attraction, says Economic development intern Corey Moore.”
The Township of Muskoka Lakes has six wonderful trails available for hiking, running, and snowshoeing. Downtown Port Carling offers up a beautiful mural walk and the Muskoka Lakes Museum will open the Hall Family Log Cabin. In Bala, you can take a self-guided historic walk with heritage plaques installed at various sites.
To learn more about sites Muskoka Lakes has open for Doors Open Ontario on June 18, visit www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/muskokalakes
Doors open in Gravenhurst
Gravenhurst has nine Doors Open sites on June 25, ranging from the Bethune Memorial House to the Gravenhurst Manor, and Sawdust Brewing Company to the Ontario Fire College. To see the full list of heritage sites in Gravenhurst, visit http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Gravenhurst.aspx
Since the program was launched in 2002, over six million visits have been made to heritage sites participating in this exciting initiative.
Featured image shows part of Hardy Lake Trail in Hardy Lake Provincial Park near Torrance