After you cross the finish line in Huntsville, Ontario, here are some activities you can do following Ironman 70.3 Muskoka.

Located right in the heart of cottage country, Huntsville offers lots of family-oriented activities to take part in.

At the bottom of Mary Lake, there is the rock water slide. With the waters of Mary Lake rushing by the exposed rock surface, a water slide is formed. During the summer months, the area is busy with families as they relax by the water and enjoy the sun. With a little general store nearby that serves Kawartha Lakes Ice Cream, take some time off before heading back to the city and spend the afternoon resting as the kids enjoy the afternoon in the sun.

Right in Huntsville, there are lots to do. After the race, take the kids to the Nutty Chocolatier, where they serve ice cream, froyo, chocolates and candies. Next wander through the shops along Main street, checking out the local bike shop and many clothing stores, including Muskoka Bear Wear. Then enjoy an evening eating along the Vernon Narrows, at one of many restaurants in the town.

Looking to get out of Huntsville? Head to Dorset and go up the fire tower. Here you will get a stunning view of the Muskoka/Haliburton area. There are also dozens of waterfalls. Many include a parking area to cool off as you make your way home.

Looking to make a holiday out of the race? Check out one or more of the dozens of campgrounds in and around Huntsville, including Algonquin and Arrowhead Provincial Park.

Looking to take a load off after your race? Check out the many breweries and roasteries in the area. Along the bike course, you will pass Lake of Bays Brewing Company in Baysville. Don’t stop by during the race, but after get a designated driver and enjoy a brew. Other breweries in the area include Sawdust, Clear Lake and Muskoka Brewing. Also, the Muskoka Roastery Coffee Company has its roastery in Huntsville, located just off Highway 11.

If you aren’t in a rush, take the kids to Santa’s Village in Bracebridge, just 20 minutes south of Huntsville. It may only be July, but it is never too soon to start prepping for Christmas.

With the race in such a stunning area, make sure you take the time to explore before heading back down into the city.

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