Beyond the glamour of the summer retreats and boathouses lining its major lakes, Ontario's famous Muskoka region still possesses a natural, rugged wildness that is rarely celebrated. In this wonderful large-format guidebook, well-known canoeist, wilderness advocate and author Hap Wilson explores the other Muskoka: from the Georgian Bay coast to the Algonquin highlands, through the vast stretches of forest, rivers and smaller lakes in between. Wilson covers canoeing, kayaking, hiking and cross-country skiing in Muskoka's best near-wilderness areas. Wilson's more than 80 hand-drawn, maps detail featured destinations. Soft eco-adventures combine easy daytrips with comfortable lodging. Hard eco-adventures put outdoor skills and endurance to the test, exchanging creature comforts for a more primitive experience.
Hap Wilson is a seasoned adventurer and the author of several books. Wilson taught actor Pierce Brosnan how to canoe and throw a knife for his title role in the Richard Attenborough film Grey Owl.
If the last of Muskoka's wilderness was to be exposed, it couldn't be done by a better person -- or in a better manner.
Nice maps and useful advice.
Washing through [Wilson's] words is the strong and steady commitment and respect for the natural world, as well as a passionate call to have this world honored.
Over 80 hand-drawn maps with detailed features offer the reader a range of outdoor experiences.
More than 80 wonderfully detailed, hand-drawn maps... a lively double-take on a 7,000 square-kilometer swath of the province.
Books like Wilson's Canoeing and Hiking Wild Muskoka can play a large role in this vital switch to more eco-friendly recreational outings.