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Spirits Come Alive: Muskoka Heritage Place returns for a fourth season with new stories sure to tingle the spine!
Many of the nearly two dozen buildings located within Muskoka Heritage Place has a spirit all its own, the product of the successes and failures, happiness and heartache of the men and women who lived and worked within them. It shouldn't be surprising, therefore, if spectral energy might lurk in the cracks between well-worn floorboards, seeping out on occasion to startle staff and guests alike.
Join authors Maria Da Silva and Andrew Hind (Cottage Country Ghosts, Haunted Ontario Lakes, etc.) for an evening exploration of the haunted history of this recreated pioneer village, said to be one of Muskoka's most spirit-filled locations.
Delve into the shadowy past of Ashworth Hall, meet the ethereal Mr. and Mrs. Hill, dare to venture into the darkened second floor of the Spence Inn...if you don't feel chills check your pulse; you may already be dead!
The event runs 7-9 pm on Saturday, September 17. Price is $17 per person. For details contact Andrew Hind at 416-882-6549 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Muskoka Heritage Place at 705-789-7576 ext. 3214. To reserve a spot contact Muskoka Heritage Place directly.
Great Pumpkin Trail - Halloween night "Umpteenth Annual" (28th) Great Pumpkin Trail - Monday October 31, 2016
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Last admission 7:30 p.m.
$3.00 per head (Head must be attached to a body) or $10.00 per family
This 28th Annual Community Event is a great alternative to having your children go door to door through busy streets in traffic, in the dark. Held in the Pioneer Village within the gates of Muskoka Heritage Place, this traffic free and youngster driven Hallowe'en event proves as much of a social event for the parents as it is for the kids.
What to Expect - At our main admissions at 88 Brunel Rd. Huntsville you will be given a site map to assist you in your adventure. Individuals or businesses sponsor our pioneer buildings by decorating the doorways and or outside areas in a theme, then dress in costume and sheell out the candy Muskoka Heritage Place provides. The way to the buildings is lit with moonlights but if you have very young ones and wish to keep the experience even lighter, you might consider joining us early, before 6:30 p.m. nightfall.
Best Decorated House - Mayor Scott Aitchison will judge and select the winner of the "Best Decorated House".
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Muskoka Heritage Place, Train Station
100 Forbes Hill Drive Huntsville (beside the Active Living Centre)
5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. (last train leaves at 7:30 pm)
$5.00 per person (child or adult) tax included
Parking at the Huntsville High School, Canada Summit Centre, Active Living Centre or directly across the street from the event.
No advance ticket sales or reserve seating. Arrive and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and cookies (while supplies last) and purchase your tickets enroute to boarding.
Our Portage Flyer Christmas is what we like to call a "supermagicated" event that has become a tradition among families looking to spend some great quality time in the fresh air and surrounded by holiday spirit. Once you make your way to Huntsville, travel up Brunel Rd 1 km and look for the black and white "Portage Flyer Christmas Train Ride" signs. Arrive to our Rotary Village Station and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and cookies and join in on a carol or two. The train coaches have literally a thousand lights and of course Santa is waiting at the end of the line to hear your side of the story. The combination of a train, lights and Santa is almost too much for the adults, let alone the kids. There is no reserve seating or advance ticket sales, just purchase your $5.00 per person ticket (Santa pays the tax) prior to boarding. We travel along the Muskoka River on our 1km of track to Fairy Lake where riders may debark , visit with Santa and catch the next train back or remain on board for the return trip. Each trip takes about 20 minutes and dress warmly as the coaches are open-aired. Plenty of free parking is available either nearby or directly across from our station.
There is no smoking on town property and Muskoka Heritage Place does not allow pets. Registered service animals only.
If you require specific directions or more detailed parking information please contact Ron Gostlin.
Sunday April 16th, 2017 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm
Admission is FREE
Gate opens at 12:00 noon sharp and children are split into various age groups, even the very young. They then embark upon a chocolate treasure, hunt and search for the golden eggs to win prizes. The entire event lasts one hour and admission is free. Please no pets and we allow registered service animals.
Saturday July 1, 2017 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Regular admission rates apply.
Includes Strawberry Scones while supplies last.
Costumed narrators, historical demonstrations, strolling musicians and the Portage Flyer gets all "steamed up" for the season with runs at: 12:00 / 1:00 / 2:00 & 3:00 pm.
Lots to do, lots to see, and lots of celebration.
FREE Canada Flags, tattoos, stickers!
While supplies last, only. Please check back for more details.