For our summer vacation we stayed close to home and went to Muskoka. It’s a beautiful region of Ontario with lots to do and see in a natural setting of ample lakes, forests, and the Canadian Shield. Check out my photos of Muskoka on Flickr to see how incredible it is.
The one thing Muskoka doesn’t have is choice postcards. To begin with, not many stores even sell postcards and the bulk of the ones available are generic “Canada” postcards. There are few unique ones and even fewer gloriously tacky ones. The best I could find was an old one that had remained on the rack for a long time:
The arch no longer stands and the current one is a plastic-looking monster. I’m not sure when this postcard is from. The area is now heavily developed, so I’m thinking the 1960s or 1970s.
Right beside where the modern arch sits is the world’s largest Muskoka Chair. Now that would make a spectacular postcard – and you’d think there’d be one but there isn’t. So note to Muskoka – improve your postcards!