Founding of Bala, The - Ontario Heritage Trust


Founding of Bala, The

Soon after settling at the site of present-day Bala in 1868, Thomas Burgess opened a sawmill and store to serve the area's scattered settlers. The Musquosh Road from Gravenhurst and later railway connections helped to establish the village as a popular summer resort.


In Bala Falls Park near the Moon River bridge, Highway 169, Bala

Region: Central Ontario

County/District: District Municipality of Muskoka

Municipality: Township of Muskoka Lakes