The Road to Muskoka

Why have we heard so little about Muskoka? Perhaps it’s because those who discover it – and who choose to spend their summers on the edge of the glittering Canadian lakes – like to keep it to themselves...

In the 1920s, Canadian timber barons built stunning ‘cottages’ here, along with sleek mahogany boats to enjoy the water. Later, the area was adopted by Hollywood legends who sought a secluded alternative to Malibu and the Hamptons.

This week, in the footsteps of the rich and famous, Classic Driver explores Muskoka from the driving seat of the new Mercedes S-Class. Read Jan-Christian Richter’s road test to discover what he learns about these two unknowns.