The area was first settled and founded in 1869 by George Hunt, who built a small agricultural centre there. In 1870, a post office was built and the area was named Huntsville after Hunt, who became the first postmaster. Huntsville's economic development was stimulated by the engineering of a navigable water route north from Port Sydney to Huntsville which opened in 1877. A railway route from Gravenhurst was built by the Northern and Pacific Junction Railway in 1885, which encouraged development and resulted in Huntsville becoming officially incorporated in 1886.
In the following year, the Muskoka Colonization Road reached this area. The central Ontario community became an important industrial area in the late 19th century and had several saw, planing and shingle mills, as well as a tannery. Today, the many lakes and hills in the area, combined with the town's proximity to both Algonquin Park and Toronto, make Huntsville and the Muskoka region a major tourist destination.

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Maple Zucchini Fries

1/4 c
1/2 c
1 1/2 c
1/4 c
1 tbsp
maple syrup
regular bread crumbs or panko
parmesan cheese, grated
olive oil
salt & pepper
mayonnaise, for dip
maple syrup for dip
Preheat the oven to 200 ° C (400 ° F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Beat eggs and maple syrup in a bowl. Spread flour on a plate. In another plate, mix breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. Wash zucchinis and cut tips. Cut into sticks (fries). Dip the sticks into the flour, then into the beaten egg and finally into the breadcrumb mixture. Align the zucchini sticks on the baking sheet. Pour over a drizzle of olive oil. Bake the fries in the oven for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, mix equal amounts of mayonnaise and maple syrup. Serve the zucchini fries with this dipping sauce.