Map of Peterborough. Detailed map of the highway and roads of Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes (Canada)

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Kawartha Lakes

 

Kawartha means "bright waters and happy lands," the name the Huron gave to this region north of modern-day Peterborough. It remains a fitting description of an area renowned for its abundance of clean lakes and rivers. An angler's paradise, the Kawartha Lakes-Cameron, Sturgeon, Pigeon, Buck-horn, Chemong, Clear, and Stony-form a glittering chain along the Trent-Severn Waterway. Many houseboat operators can provide a relaxing way to view the scenery from afloat. Since the days of pioneer writers Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill, the area has provided inspiration for some of Canada's most creative minds. Many musicians, actors, playwrights, painters, writers, and craftspeople call the Kawarthas home.

 

Bobcaygeon [C2] Built on three islands and joined by a series of seven bridges, this village is the midway point on the Trent-Severn Waterway. Lock 32, a swing bridge at the center of town, was the first wooden lock constructed on the waterway in 1833. The famous Kawartha Dairy is a reminder of the large dairy industry that once flourished here. Numerous lakes with their choice of fish attracts anglers from far and wide, and a fiddling contest is held in July.

 

Campbellford [E7] The locks at Ranney Falls mark the entrance to Campbellford, where boats cruise past the town's historic riverfront of 19th-century mills and industrial buildings. Among the town's one-of-a-kind shops are the World's Finest Chocolate factory and the Empire Cheese Cooperative. The annual Great Canadian Cardboard Boat Race, held on the Trent River in August, is good fun.

Fenelon Falls [CI]  A dramatic limestone gorge cuts through the heart of this town with the 7 m falls between Cameron and Sturgeon lakes as the focal point. The two lakes are home to many summer resorts, t lodges, and cottages, as well as populations of walleye and largemouth bass. The oldest building in Fenelon Falls, the Maryboro Lodge (1837), is now a museum with over 3,500 artifacts.

Lakefield [D4] This pretty village on Lake Katchewanooka was home to pioneer writer Susanna Moodie, whose book Roughing It in the Bush (1852) chronicled the life of Canadian settlers. The town is also famous for its great cheddar cheese and Aboriginal handicrafts. Amateur geologists will want to visit the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area just outside of town, where an underground network of stream channels and caves holds evidence of ancient animal life in fossils embedded in limestone.

Peterborough [e3]  "Queen City of the Kawarthas," Peterborough is a major link in the Trent-Severn Waterway and its spectacular hydraulic lift lock is among the world's highest-raising pleasure craft 20 m high in the air. You can learn the history of the system at the Peterborough Lift Lock Visitor Centre. The town has many examples of fine architecture: the Grover-Nicholls House (1847) is a stunning example of Greek Revival architecture, while Trent University features striking buildings of a more modern design. ®The Canadian Canoe Museum shows the canoe's pivotal role in our history through storytelling, hands-on demonstrations, and the world's largest collection of canoes and kayaks-over 600, each with a unique story.

Petroglyphs Provincial Park [B5] At the east end of Stony Lake, Petroglyphs Provincial Park contains over 900 images of humans, objects, and animals including turtles and snakes, carved into a 35 m by 60 m limestone wall. Protected from deterioration by a special building, the glyphs are believed to have been carved 500 to 1,000 years ago and are the largest concentration of Native rock carvings in Canada.

ATTRACTIONS

BOBCAYGEON

Historic Lock 32 Kawartha

Settlers' Village Annual Fiddle and Step Dance Contest

CAMPBELLFORD

Ranney Falls World's Finest Chocolate factory outlet Empire Cheese Cooperative

FENELON FALLS

Maryboro Lodge/Fenelon Falls Museum

LAKEFIELD

Stony Lake Navigation Company Cruises

Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Campground Whetung Craft Centre and Art Gallery

PETERBOROUGH

Peterborough Lift Lock

Visitor Centre Peterborough Centennial Museum and Archives Canadian Canoe Museum Grover-Nicholls House Hutchison House (1837) Art Gallery of Peterborough Peterborough Farmers Market Peterborough and District Sports Hall of Fame Riverview Park and Zoo Lang Pioneer Village Museum Hope Mill Conservation Area

Map of Peterborough. Detailed map of the highway and roads of Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes (Canada)

Map of Peterborough. Detailed map of the highway and roads of Peterborough and Kawartha  Lakes (Canada)