Huntsville was named after Captain George Hunt. He arrived in 1869 and settled on the east side of the Muskoka River. The town plays host to thousands of tourists in the summer season, mostly from Toronto and surrounding cities. Huntsville's numerous lakes and rolling hills make it a beautiful and ideal summer destination. In 2010, Huntsville hosted the 36th G8 Summit, attracting much international attention.
The closest major airport is Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto. There are closer airports in North Bay, Bracebridge, Emsdale and Sundridge/South River. There are daily flights between Toronto and North Bay.
You can get almost anywhere in Huntsville by walking
Soul Sista's, a "health and wellness" restaurant at 68 West Road, offers organic and fair-trade coffees and teas, wholesome food, gluten-free products, organic spelt baked goods, and Wi-Fi. Open year round.
Huntsville has many hotels: Best Western, Holiday Inn Express, Motel 6, Econo Lodge, as well as several others. The town also boasts many quaint Bed & Breakfasts.
By Bus Ontario Northland Bus Service Comes from North Bay, making stops at Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Washago, Orillia and Toronto