Muskoka, Rosseau and Joseph, are interconnected deepwater lakes (100 meters deep at points), Rosseau being to the northeast and Joseph to the northwest of lake Muskoka. There are numerous islands on the lakes, ranging from the very large to ones too small to support even a single cottage (as the one pictured).
The two larger towns on the Muskokas are Gravenhurst and Bracebridge. Gravenhurst is the most southerly and the first you would approach if you were coming in from Toronto.
In town you would find all you need for your cottage stay, i.e. groceries, propane, harware, etc.
The marinas provide the access to the numerous cottages on the lakes' islands. The boats are (fork) lifted from the water at the end of the season and stored for the winter.
The basic tree that dominates the shoreline is the hemlock. It is an attractive but somewhat inconspicuous species.
The one tree that is characteristic of the Muskoka, Georgian Bay region is the white pine. This tree usually towers over the others.