If your trip to Port Carling is all booked but your travel itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a helping hand.Not too far from the city center, Lake Joseph Golf Club is one sight to consider putting on your must-see list. If you still have some space on that travel itinerary, The Port Carling Wall and Muskoka Lakes Museum will keep you busy too.
See what’s going on in nearby Parry Sound. What’s 25 miles when you have your very own ride? The drive itself is half the fun! Among your first stops here should be Oastler Lake Provincial Park, Parry Sound Mall and Charles W Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts. Located 30 miles away, Midland is another place to aim for. If you stop by, don’t miss Discovery Harbour, Midland Cultural Centre and Little Lake Park.
A rental car allows you to get around quickly and comfortably in Port Carling. If you’re traveling on a shoestring and want to make your budget go further, a mini or a compact is an excellent choice. These zippy cars are cheap to run and a cinch to park. If you’re traveling with the family, a full-size car will give you room to move.
You’ll be glad to know that there’s a broad range of both luxury and economy rental vehicles available in Port Carling. What you go for depends on how much you want to spend and what you’re hoping to do. Specialty and prestige vehicles are hard to beat if you’re all about mod cons and comfort. If you want to indulge yourself, why not pick a high-end SUV, or perhaps a flashy medium-sized sedan? Alternatively, if you just need a car to whiz around town in as cheaply as possible, stick with a no-frills compact vehicle (or something else that won’t burn a hole in your wallet).
You’ll have to stick to the right while driving in Port Carling. Not only that, exercise a little extra caution if it’s your first time in the driver’s seat here. Once you have a feel for the roads, you can relax and enjoy the new scenery!
Finding a parking space in Port Carling is a breeze. You don’t need to drive around the block in dense traffic here — and that’s what the locals love about it. There’s plenty of on and off-street parking to take your pick of.
The residential areas in Port Carling have a 50km/h speed limit. Outside these built-up areas, the speed limits generally range between 50km/h and 100km/h.
Generally, one of two things will happen. Your rental company may bill the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. This is the usual approach. Alternatively, it may give your contact information to the relevant local authority so the fine is sent to you directly.
It is against the law to use your cell phone while driving around Port Carling, and you may even be charged a fine for just holding a phone if you’re in control of a vehicle. However, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as you keep your attention on the road.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while operating a vehicle in Port Carling is 0.05%. If you’re in the mood for a big night out, leave the car behind and organize a different way of getting home instead.
Traffic laws in Port Carling allow drivers at a red light to turn into the lane nearest to them without waiting for a green signal. Before making the maneuver, the car must stop completely and the driver must ensure the lane is clear before continuing on.
Subject to some exceptions, seat belts are mandatory in Muskoka Lakes.