Portage Flyer

© Andy Wilson

Portage Flyer

Uploaded: October 25, 2018 | Entered: December 12, 2018 07:38:14


The Portage Flyer was the world's smallest commercial railroad, operating in Muskoka ON between 1904 and 1959. When it first opened, access to lakes in Muskoka was only by train and steamboat. Roads were virtually non-existent. Visitors to the Lake of Bays would come to Huntsville by overnight train, board a steamboat to reach North Portage on Peninsula Lake. There they would board the Portage Flyer for the one mile journey to South Portage on the Lake of Bays where they would once again board a steamboat to their destination on the lake.
The train has been restored and relocated to Huntsville as a tourist attraction.


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