From the Town of Gravenhurst:
Being the first incorporated Town in Muskoka and the southernmost large settlement, Gravenhurst became known as the “Gateway to Muskoka Lakes” and in honour of this moniker, built a welcoming arch on the main road into town.
An archway has welcomed visitors since 1874 when the first, made from pine bows and flowers, was erected to mark the visit of Governor-General Lord Dufferin.
Over the years, this arch changed shape, size and composition, but still stands today welcoming one and all to our community.
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