You can drive from the south via Hwy. 400 to Hwy. 11, from the east via hwys. 12 and 169 to Hwy. 11, and from the north via Hwy. 11. It's about 160km (99 miles) from Toronto to Gravenhurst, 15km (9 1/4 miles) from Gravenhurst to Bracebridge, 25km (16 miles) from Bracebridge to Port Carling, and 34km (21 miles) from Bracebridge to Huntsville. VIA Rail (tel. 416/366-8411; www.viarail.ca) services Gravenhurst, Bracebridge, and Huntsville from Toronto's Union Station. An airport about 18km (11 miles) from Gravenhurst is used mainly for small aircraft. Several other landing strips and a helicopter landing pad are at the Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville.
For information on the region, contact Muskoka Tourism (tel. 800/267-9700 or 705/689-0660; www.discovermuskoka.ca).
While you won't need a car if you plan to stay close to your resort while you're here (an entirely reasonable proposition), you will need a car if you're planning to do a lot of sightseeing in the area. You could take the train to Bracebridge and then rent a car at Budget (1 Robert Dollar Dr.; tel. 705/645-2755). Huntsville has an Enterprise car rental center at 197 Main St. W. (tel. 705/789-1834).
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.