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2022 COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT Peterborough • Bridgenorth / Ennismore • Lakefield • Douro / Warsaw • Buckhorn Apsley • Bancroft • Haliburton • Minden / Kinmount • Rosedale / Coboconk Fenelon Falls • Bobcaygeon • Lindsay • Omemee • Cavan / Millbrook • Keene Norwood • Havelock • Madoc • Campbellford • Hastings • Warkworth


CONTENTS 08 | Peterborough 14 | Bridgenorth / Ennismore 16 | Lakefield 20 | Douro / Warsaw 22 | Buckhorn 26 | Apsley 28 | Bancroft 30 | Haliburton 34 | Minden / Kinmount 38 | Rosedale / Coboconk 40 | Fenelon Falls 46 | Bobcaygeon 51 | Lindsay 54 | Omemee 56 | Cavan / Millbrook 58 | Keene 60 | Norwood 62 | Havelock of Attractions & Destinations 64 | Madoc 68 | Hastings 72 | Campbellford 74 | Warkworth Cover Photo Photo by Allan Glanfield - Story by Craig Nicholson, The Intrepid Cottager


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Hot List of Destinations & Attractions Community Spotlight Guide Summer is here Cottage Country – and what better way to celebrate than getting outdoors and getting to know this great region! There are many small towns in Cottage Country filled with hidden gems and spectacular settings, and brimming with vibrant arts and business communities. Small businesses are open after a few years of uncertain times, and they are ready to welcome back tourists with open arms. Enjoy the character of the villages and communities as you travel though our region and get to know the heart of Cottage Country. You’ll find lots of ideas in this Hot List of Destinations & Attractions Community Spotlight Guide which will take you to some of the greatest attractions, events, and businesses in Cottage Country. This Hot List digest guide aims to lead you to your next unforgettable stop on one of the many beautiful roads meandering through quaint towns and villages along the way; throw this handy little book in the glovebox and use it to plot your route on your next day trip. We love to hear from our readers – connect with us anytime to share your stories, photos and comments at cottagecountrylifestyle@gmail.com


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PETERBOROUGH Plan to spend more than one day in the largest community in the Kawarthas. It has so many sights that you will miss if you rush through it. If you come in via the Trent-Severn Waterway, it’s easy to dock downtown and discover relaxing parks and great eateries within walking distance. Around Little Lake, in the heart of the city, you will find an art gallery in Del Crary Park, a splash pad in Roger’s Cove and a playground at Beavermead Park. The 65-foot ride up the world’s highest hydraulic Lift Lock of its kind is an unforgettable adventure. Nearby, you will find the Peterborough Centennial Museum and Archives with a lookout that gives a breathtaking view of the city. Millennium Trail takes you along the west side of the lake, right to a boathouse with ice cream and a café with a patio overlooking the water. Further inland, you will find the Canadian

Canoe Museum and its fascinating history of boating and First Nations culture. Jackson Park offers serenity along its many trails, with the pagoda as a lovely surprise on your walk or ride. This gift to the city from a pioneer philanthropist follows Jackson Creek and leads to the TransCanada Trail. For a separate exploration, the Rotary Trail goes north to the town of Lakefield. This trip goes along the stunning campus of Trent University and is worth a drive just to see its grounds along the river and the diverse architecture. When you need to refuel, Peterborough has more than 100 restaurants in its downtown core alone, with every type of cuisine available. With a vibrant café district and some eateries right on the water, you can enjoy a beautiful summer evening watching the sunset or the birds while you dine.

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GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS Sat, May 14, 8pm Peterborough Memorial Centre 151 Lansdowne St, Peterborough

PETERBOROUGH FOLK FESTIVAL Fri, Aug 19 – Sun, Aug 21 725 Armour Rd, Peterborough

PETERBOROUGH POUTINE FEAST Thu, May 5, 3pm.– Sun, May 8, 10pm Morrow St, Peterborough

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La Mesita Restaurant The Pin Jack’s Family Restaurant Delectable Fine Foods The Brickhouse The Night Kitchen Wee Wok Express Jasmine Thai Cuisine Madoi Ariyana Papa John’s Pizza Boston Pizza Ashburnham Ale House One Fine Food La Hacienda Mexican Apollo Grill Dr. J’s BBQ & Brews Berc’s Steakhouse Rare Docker’s Fish & Chips Southside Pizzeria & Co. Firehouse Subs Olde Stone Brewing Company

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Marks Hutchison House Museum Peterborough Museum & Archives Riverview Park & Zoo Del Crary Park Jackson Park Lock 21 - Peterborough Lift Lock Canadian Canoe Museum Art Gallery of Peterborough Wild Water & Wheels Escape Maze Greenup Ecology Park

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Holiday Inn Best Western Plus Otonabee Peterborough Inn & Suites Hampton Inn Comfort Hotel & Suites Quality Inn Peterborough

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Great Outdoors Landing Jesse’s Tap & Grill Sippin Dip Restaurant-Bakery Pizza Villa & Pasta House Honky Tonk Restaurant Chemong Lodge The Bridgenorth Deli


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Miller Creek Wildlife Area Ennismore Waterfront Park

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ENNISMORE SHAMROCK FESTIVAL Sunday, July 10 553 Ennis Road, Ennismore


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BRIDGENORTH/ ENNISMORE These sister communities are divided by a narrow section of Chemong Lake, but linked by the James A. Gifford Causeway. Most of the businesses are found on the south shore in Bridgenorth, but the village of Ennismore has its share of places to eat and stock up as well. The large lake is the main attraction for this area. It hosts several fishing derbies during the warmer months as anglers cast for smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, yellow perch, carp, muskellunge and panfish. It also serves as pathway between Pigeon and Buckhorn lakes on the Trent-Severn Waterway. Due to the large population of seasonal and year-round dwellers, the towns have a great range of restaurants, including dining at

Chemong Lodge. This landmark business offers a great view of the lake as you enjoy your meal. Ennismore has a proud Irish heritage so you will see many signs and street names that remind you of that fact. Check out the mortarfree stone arch along Robinson Road, erected as a tribute to Irish ancestors. For a step back in time, drop into Sullivan’s General Store at Ennis and Tara Roads. Run by the same family for 110 years, there you can grab a pint, some old-fashioned candy or memorabilia festooned with shamrocks. Both towns are great places to stock up for essentials and treats if you don’t want to go all the way into the city.

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LAKEFIELD One of the prettiest towns in the area also has a great downtown for shopping and exploring for treats and many basics. Famous for its international private school once attended by Prince Andrew, Lakefield is a favourite retreat for retirees who begin their cottage days here then come back for more. The town has an artist’s heart, serving as home for its annual literary festival in July (although not this year), plus one of Canada’s first authors Catharine Parr Traill, renowned late Canadian author Margaret Laurence and the fiddling and dancing sensation Leahy. In Lakefield, you find a beautiful boardwalk along the Otonabee River, taking you into natural areas with birdsong and stunning plumage. You can also hike and bike for miles along Millennium Trail, thanks to its connections to the Trans Canada Trail via the Peterborough County Rotary Trail.

If you arrive by boat via Lock 26 of the TrentSevern Waterway, enjoy a lovely 10-minute walk to the heart of the town. There, you will find art, eclectic gifts and clothing, in addition to books and delicious meals. Take some time to admire the 1800s architecture of its numerous charming homes and churches. Cenotaph Park is an ideal place to rest in the shade while admiring Memorial Hall’s flower beds and enjoying ice cream from across the street. For more fabulous vistas, you will also want to visit Isobel Morris Park’s two acres next to the arena. Its pavilion, playground and skate park all offer stunning views of the Otonabee River. Lakefield Beach is also a popular destination to cool off, sitting on Hague Point. It is also close to the arena complex, which also sports a tennis court.

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KICK OFF TO COTTAGE SEASON HOME & COTTAGE SHOW Saturday, June 4 9:30am - 4:30pm Lakefield Arena

LAKEFIELD FARMERS’ MARKET Thursdays 9am - 1pm Downtown Lakefield, next to the Village Inn

JAZZ, ART & CRAFT FESTIVAL Saturday, July 9 Isabel Morris Park, Lakefield

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The Chocolate Rabbit Hobart’s Lighthouse Jack’s Family Restaurant Lakefield Restaurant The Nutty Bean Cafe Food Haven Restaurant Pizza Hut Canoe & Paddle Free Topping Pizza The Loon Subway

THINGS TO DO  Lockside Trading Company  Trent-Severn Waterway, Lock 26 - Lakefield  Lakefield Farmers’ Market  Overstock Liquidation  The Art Shop  Imagine the Marsh Conservation Area  McLean Berry Farm  Buckhorn Berry Farm

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Village Inn Beachwood Resort The Burleigh Falls Inn Old Bridge Inn Lake Edge Cottages Forest Hill Lodge Birch Bend Cottage Resort Katchawanooka Resort Redwing Cottages Islandview Cottages Pine Vista Resort

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Chuck Wagon BBQ Kawartha Buttertart Factory

THINGS TO DO Warsaw Caves Douro Park Trent-Severn Waterway, Lock 24 - Douro  Warsaw Caves Falls  Mark S. Burnham Provincial Park  Robert Johnston Ecoforest Trails   

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6TH ANNUAL TEBEY GOLF CLASSIC Thursday, June 2 Wildfire Golf Club 2349 Armstrong Lane


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DOURO / WARSAW The villages of Douro and Warsaw reside within Douro-Dummer Township, which spans a large diverse area between Stoney Lake and Highway 7. Both small settlements have a lot of heart and are lovely to visit on a road trip, especially when you get hungry. In between, you will find Warsaw Caves, a great spot to explore and work up an appetite. Its series of interconnected caves gives you a range of adventures, whether you like the small tight spaces or the larger caverns underground. The caves can be found inside the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area, which offers places to hike, play or lunch above ground as well. This is also a popular destination for cycling groups due to the rolling hills. The Indian River, which flows through the township, disappears beneath the ground as it falls into underground channels caused by the collapsed limestone layers around the caves.

Glacial melting carved the caves out of the soft stone 12,000 years ago, leaving a treasure for the whole family to enjoy. Be sure to bring a flashlight for each spelunker (cave explorer). Once you’ve had your fill of fresh air, you can refuel at restaurants in Warsaw, Young’s Point or McCracken’s Landing, depending on which direction you take. If you go due west of the village of Douro, you’ll find the Kawartha Butter Tart Factory at the crossroads of County Roads 4 and 28. The bakery has a selection of sweets for which this area is known: traditional and decadent tarts, plus tea biscuits, pies, breads, cookies, muffins, squares and fritters. Go ahead and treat yourself. And if your cravings are running to something more, check out Chuck Wagon BBQ, located just south on Hwy. 28, behind the Douro Arena - sink your teeth into their trend-setting pulled pork, brisket, ribs and so much more. You won’t go away hungry, and you will be back.

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BUCKHORN This bustling town sits at Lock 31 of the TrentSevern Waterway, between Upper Buckhorn Lake and Lower Buckhorn Lake. This is a favourite spot for boaters and other visitors all summer due to the clear water; they also appreciate the variety of services available when they dock or park for groceries, lunch or other supplies. Within minutes of town, you can admire the rugged beauty of the Canadian Shield and the countless gorgeous rocky islands. Yet you can get a fabulous meal, cold beer or fishing bait from local retailers within minutes of being on the water. You will need that bait, since you can dip a rod in either lake and find many species of fish. The mix of rock and weed beds create the perfect habitat for largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, muskie, perch, carp, crappy, bluegill and more. Make sure to ask for directions to Adam and Eve rocks. This pair of large rocks, left behind

by a glacier, comes with a romantic legend. Apparently if a couple hold hands and touches them, their lives will be eternally blessed. You will also want to admire the town’s namesake statue of a bounding deer as you drive in via County Road 28. Make plans to walk along the waterfront and to visit some of the great restaurants in town. You can get really good pizza, Chinese food, pub fare, homefries and ice cream. Most places also serve rave-worthy breakfasts. Experience a weekend of art, music, food and great company at the 2022 Buckhorn Festival of The Arts. East of Buckhorn, where County Road 36 meets Highway 28, you’ll find the small Burleigh Island community - the gateway between Lovesick and Stoney Lakes. Enjoy great dining, and accommodations at The Burleigh Falls Inn with a beautiful view of the falls.

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SPRING CRAFT SHOW Sat, May 21–22 Buckhorn Community Centre 1782 Lakehurst Rd, Buckhorn

BARGAIN BARNS (3 DAYS A WK) JUNE 14 - JULY 16 Buckhorn Community Centre 1782 Lakehurst Rd, Buckhorn


CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS JULY 1st Buckhorn Community Centre 1782 Lakehurst Rd, Buckhorn

BUCKHORN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS August 13-14 Buckhorn Community Centre 1782 Lakehurst Rd, Buckhorn


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Burleigh Falls Inn Westwind Inn on the Lake Pizza Alloro Huck’s Bar & Grill Kawartha Country Wines Frederick’s at Beachwood Cody Inn The Olde Ice House Country Mart Bakery

Burleigh Falls Inn

THINGS TO DO  Buckhorn Community Centre  Sink or Swim Tattoo Studio  Adam & Eve Rocks  Style Your Nest  McClean Berry Farm  Buckhorn Berry Farm  Six Foot Bay Golf  Rosey’s Trading Post

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Westwind Inn on the Lake Beachwood Resort Shambhala Bed & Breakfast

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Swiss Bear Restaurant & Bakery

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Apsley Autumn Studio Tour Anstruther Marina Apsley Home Hardware Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park The Gut Conservation Area Marvel Rapids Golf Course Owenbrook Golf Course The Land Canadian Adventures



Apsley Inn & Restaurant OYO Hotel Apsley Long Lake Cottages & Trailer Park Harbour Ridge Cottages

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APSLEY This sweet town has charmed many cottagers and enticed them back summer after summer. Its stores always carry more than you would expect, surprising shoppers with a vast selection of gifts, treasures for children and creativity pieces that you never expect in a small town. This has become an even more popular stop over the years, thanks to the opening of Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park. Its dramatic stone cliffs, array of hiking trails and breath-taking paddling routes have earned this area thousands of new fans. Novices can begin on the Serpentine Loop in the northeast corner of the park. It opens your eyes to great fishing, nice swimming spots and a chance to see water birds and beavers close up. There are 25 back-country campsites along this route alone. You start at Anstruther Lake and carry on through Rathburn, North Rathburn and Serpentine Lakes. Alternative

routes will take you to Copper Lake, Anderson Lake or scenic Rock Lake. Book your campsite in advance if you are going overnight. The Southern Ponds, Long Loop and Sucker Lake routes are also worth a try. Find out details on the list of 10 Signature Paddling Routes published by Peterborough Kawarthas Tourism. Another worthwhile outdoor adventure is time spent at The Gut Conservation Area. Watch for signs off Hwy. 504, although they can be tricky to find. This 400-acre site is worth the search. Pack good walking shoes or boots for the trails and a stairway down to the gorge, plus the lookout. The namesake Gut is a large breathtaking gorge carved out by the Crowe River. The fissure is 30 metres high and five to 10 metres wide.

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The Granite Wattle & Daub Cafe McG’s Cakes on Main Eagles Nest Restaurant Bancroft Brew Pub Café B C Dave’s Place Restaurant Vito’s Pizzeria Pine Yard Chinese Food J. J’s Diner Smokin’ Chip Wagon For The Halibut Fish & Chips Dixie Lee Restaurant Market Cafe & Fudge Factory

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The Old Tin Shed Art Gallery of Bancroft Heritage Museum Millennium Park Eagle’s Nest Lookout Egan Chutes Provincial Park Bancroft Brewing Princess Sodalite Mine Bancroft Farmers’ Market


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ANNUAL ROCKHOUND GEMBOREE Thu, Jul 28 – Mon, Aug 1 16 Station St, Bancroft, ON

COE HILL FAIR Fri Aug 26 – Sat Aug 27 Coe Hill Fairgrounds Hwy 620, Coe Hill, ON K0L 1P0


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BANCROFT This picturesque town, set along the York River, is a great spot for a day trip or as home base as you explore the area over a few days.

The town is home to many talented artists, who sell their wares from their studios and at special events.

The Mineral Capital of Ontario will brighten your day with several shops selling gems discovered nearby. The Bancroft Gem and Mineral Club’s museum also offers a local history of mining and a wide range of rocks and gems in the former railway station.

Driving in via Highway 28, you can take a break south of Bancroft at Silent Lake Provincial Park or continue north to explore the south end of Algonquin Park.

Set in the Canadian Shield, this town was once abuzz with mining activity. The mineral veins here are rich but small, creating a niche market for gemhounds. Many specimens from this area can be found in museums and collections all over the world, including the Smithsonian Institute. You can join the hunt for your own gems, or enjoy other outdoor activities, such as hiking, riding ATVs, fishing or camping.

Take a drive or a trek up the mountain to Eagle’s Nest - across from Tim Hortons - to see for miles from the high lookout point. The natural area at the top of the steep rock face is rich in flora and fauna, offering a quiet refuge just minutes from the busy highway. You can shop for all essentials here, thanks to the well-stocked grocery, hardware, dollar and liquor stores. The local coffee shops and bakeries will also tempt you with butter tarts and other sweet treats.

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HALIBURTON You will find tiny Haliburton tucked into a series of highland hills and you’ll be glad you made time to find it. Inhabited by a richly talented group of artisans, the town thrums with creativity. The local campus of Fleming College offers courses in glassblowing, painting and drawing, jewelry design, ceramics and more, bringing more creative people to study while they vacation. A Creative Business Incubator also adds to the mix. With more than 30 lakes in Haliburton County, the area thrives on tourism. The nearby Haliburton Scout Camp is also the largest of its kind in Canada, generating a lifetime of memories for thousands of campers each summer. For a great outdoor adventure, explore the Haliburton Sculpture Forest between the Fleming College campus and Head Lake. You will find more than 30 large sculptures,

including a metal moose, nestled into the trails of Glebe Park. This family outing is a kid-friendly way to get outside and encourage a love of the arts. The Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve is a must-see destination for its wolf sanctuary and tree canopy walk. The trails around the facility are also worth a visit. Drive or hike up the hill to Haliburton Skyline Park to see the town and all the beauty that surrounds it. The quiet forested area is a wonderful reprieve from busy days. The view is spectacular, particularly in the autumn when the leaves change to rich hues of red and gold. The town’s 21 restaurants give you lots of choices for price and menu type while you dine. You can pair your meal with a beer from Haliburton Highland Brewing microbrewery to add more local flavour.

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Lands 8fifty Maple Avenue Tap & Grill Win Yeung Chinese Restaurant McKeck’s-Tap and Grill Kosy Korner Head Lake Grill Baked & Battered Mega Munch Food Truck

THINGS TO DO Lockside Trading Company Abbey Gardens Ethel Curry Gallery Haliburton Sculpture Forest Haliburton Highlands Museum Haliburton Forest Wolf Centre Haliburton County Farmers’ Market  Haliburton County Studio Tour       

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Nomi Sir Sam’s Inn and Spa Pinestone Resort Lakeview Motel Getaways At Haliburton Heights Cabins at the Domain Silver Maple Motel 23Maple.com B&B Down Home Bed & Breakfast GEOHoliday at Haliburton Heights Willow Beach Cottages Arching Pines Bed & Breakfast

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TREATS & EATS  Kawartha Dairy  The Pepper Mill Steak and Pasta House  Subway  Godfathers Pizza  Riverbank Cookhouse  Kinmount Fish & Chips  Dominion Hotel



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THINGS TO DO  Walsten Marine  Kinmount Artisan’s Marketplace  Kinmount Fair  Minden River Walk  Wild Water Preserve  The Kinmount Heritage Model Railroad & Museum  Austin Sawmill Heritage Park

Kinmount Artisan’s Marketlace • • Walsten Marine


WHERE TO STAY  Motel Minden  The Highlands Motel & Lodge  Minden House B&B & Cottages

KINMOUNT FAIR Fri, Sept 2-4 Highway 503 & Reid St., Kinmount

ADVENTURE WEEKEND 2022 Fri, Sept 2 .– Mon, Sept 5 Minden Off-Road Park / Ray’s Place 6254 Haliburton County Rd 121, Minden


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MINDEN / KINMOUNT The beauty of Kinmount will impress you as soon as you drive into the village. For such a small place, it has a rich history which unfolds via a 22-point walking tour of the village. Begin at the former train station – now the tourism office – to see the miniature version of the rail line from the town. From there, head outside to discover several grand heritage structures, along with the beautiful and lush Austin Sawmill Heritage Park on the site of the former sawmill. Visitors will also learn about the Icelandic settlers who tried to make their home here and how their journey ended in tragedy. Don’t miss the mural on the side of the post office, showing the main streetscape circa 1900. It’s great for photos to remind you of your visit. Enjoy a show at one of the four theatres at the Kinmount Cinemas and Movie Museum, a rare gem in cottage country.

Catch lunch while overlooking Burnt River, whether you eat in or grab takeout. Every restaurant here is a winner. Continuing north, you will find the town of Minden on the shores of the Gull River. This area is often the scene of international whitewater kayaking events due to the excellent racing watercourse. Amateurs, of course, are welcome to try it as well but it’s just a thrill to watch others train as you listen to the rushing water. You can also enjoy a walk along the river or a visit to the Snowdon Park Wetland and Forest Preserve. If you want to add more birds or plants to your life list, this is the place to do it. For an overview of the area, head to Panorama Park Lookout and admire the scenery. Leave time and room for lunch or dinner - Minden has a broad array of legendary dining establishments and a craft brewery.

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COBOCONK • Rosie’s Dockside Restaurant and Grill


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Rosie’s Dockside The Pattie House Riverbank Pizza Subway


Lakeside Lazer Balsam Lake Provincial Park Smallest Jail in Canada

CANADA’S FRESH WATER SUMMIT FESTIVAL June 17-19 Coboconk Wharf and Lion’s Park Coboconk


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Gull River


ROSEDALE / COBOCONK For fans of lakes and parks, a trip up Hwy. 35 north from the town of Lindsay will treat you to the best of both worlds. As boats travel from Cameron Lake to Balsam, they cut through Lock 35 at the pretty hamlet of Rosedale, which is a lovely place for a pit stop. Just a few kilometres north of Rosedale, the village of Coboconk is located on the pristine waters of Balsam Lake. It is home to Canada’s Fresh Water Summit, which is the highest elevation of navigable water in Canada and third highest in the world. In town, check out the smallest jail in Canada, now known as Ye Olde Jail. Its creator originally left a few blocks without mortar for easy escapes! Take a stroll through this pretty village - the

name is derived from the First Nation’s phrase “Quash-qua-be-conk” which roughly translates to mean “nesting place of the gulls”. An eclectic collection of shops, eating establishments, even an art gallery, are ready to welcome you offering great food and other delights. The Coboconk area boasts not one but two provincial parks! Balsam Park Provincial Park fills up a day on its own with a fabulous beach, boat rentals or access to launch your own. After fishing and a swim in the clear water, go for a walk on its trails or set up camp for the night. Meanwhile, Indian Head Provincial Park offers no amenities, but welcomes you to explore the undeveloped shoreline and its limestone alvar. Instead of just passing through, make Rosedale and Coboconk destination stops on your travels.

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FENELON FALLS This ‘Jewel of the Kawarthas’ comes to life in the summer months; Lock 34, the charming business sector and local attractions make Fenelon Falls a visitor destination. The village situated along the Fenelon River between Cameron and Sturgeon Lakes, making it a hub for daytrippers and year-round residents. Arrive via Lock 34 of the Trent-Severn Waterway and walk right into the heart of the community. If you want to view the famous falls, take a walk down the path along the lower end of the canal to witness the power and beauty of this famous landmark. These waters also run a small hydroelectric dam. Heading west along the canal you will come to the beautiful Maryboro Lodge – more than just a museum, it is home to artifacts, interactive programming, community gardens, outdoor art installations and much more. The kids will love the Splash Pad, which is

located at the south end of Garnet Graham Beach Park, and the new playground equipment at the north end. Behind the east side of the downtown core is Lloyd Kelly Parkette, which is home to a unique Seniors’ Exercise space, complete with equipment designed to provide gentle, lowimpact exercise in a pretty outdoor setting with a perfect view of the falls. The village features two art galleries, wonderful waterside restaurants and great shopping. Take the time to explore the downtown - Colborne, Water, May and Francis Streets offer boutiques, clothing stores, multi-vendor shops, restaurants and a craft brewery. Be sure to stroll south across the bridge, where you will find even more dining and shopping. Plan more time than you think you will need so you do not rush through this quaint community. Stop to enjoy a coffee and a butter tart to make your experience complete.

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Sales and Service of Furnaces, Fireplaces and Propane Appliances


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POKER RUN - KATVA Sat, Jun 4 Log Chateau Park, 1691 Kawartha Lakes County Rd 121, Fenelon Falls

KAWARTHA YARN & FIBRE FESTIVAL Saturday, June 11 - 10, 4:30 pm Fenelon Falls Community Centre 27 Veterans Way, Fenelon Falls

FENELON FAIR Fri, Jul 15 – Sun, Jul 17 www.fenelonfair.ca

CAR SHOW & FLEA MARKET July 30-31 Fenelon Fairgrounds 27 Veterans Way, Fenelon Falls

KAWARTHA ARTS FESTIVAL Sat, Sept 3 - 4 Fenelon Fairgrounds www.kawarthaartsfestival.com Fenelon Falls Community Spotlight - Hot List of Attractions & Destinations 2022


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White Cottage Cafe The Locker at the Falls CAMERON LAKE The Cow & Sow Eatery Country Cupboard Texas Burger & Pizza Murphy’s Lockside Pub & Patio Orchid Thai Bistro Sun Ming Restaurant Ziraldo’s Italian Restaurant That Place on Cameron Slices N’ Scoops Signature Restaurant Godfathers Pizza Crusty’s Pizza 8 Fenelon Falls Brewing Co. Highland The Grove • Propane Lotus Indian Bistro


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Kawartha Arts Festival Fenelon Falls Farmers’ Market Grove Theatre The Barn and Bunkie Grr8 Finds Markets Lock 34 & Fenelon Waterfalls Snow ‘N Sand Treasures by the Locks Fenelon Station Gallery The Kawartha Store


Eganridge Resort Balsam Resort Road 121 Motel The Fenelon Inn

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BOBCAYGEON This gorgeous town is often known as the Hub of the Kawarthas, for its location on Lock 32 and its magnetic appeal for visitors year round. It sits across three islands and the mainland, at the nexus where Sturgeon Lake and Pigeon Lake meet. Its unique name is believed to come from the Ojibwa sayings for shallow rocky narrows. It was immortalized in the haunting song by legendary Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, about the stars that shine above it at night. Bobcaygeon comes alive in the summer with boaters and cottages bringing their energy to this warm and welcoming community. Any time of the year, it’s worth a trip for tasty treats from Kawartha Dairy – made right here! – and extensive shopping at the Bigley’s family of shoe and clothing stores, plus a variety of whimsical and wonderful wares at neighbouring retailers. The town’s restaurants and pubs offer fresh fare,

with many patios to enjoy. The sandy beach is another great place to stop and take a break. Along the way, marvel at the stunning gardens through the main street and green spaces. A trip down Dunn Street will take you back in time at Kawartha Settlers Village. This townwithin-a-town has heritage buildings that show visitors what pioneer life was like at the general store, school, blacksmith shop, barn, church and several small homes. A walk around its streets is a peaceful way to learn about history while entertaining the whole family. For more outside activities, catch a game of golf at a nearby course or get out on the lake for some incredible fishing. Even in the unlikely event that you don’t catch anything, the views are worth the trip out on the water. As www.VisitBobcaygeon.com says: “You may never leave…”

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Just for the Halibut Water’s Edge Restaurant Donattela Egg Smart The Grilled Cheese Hideaway Kawartha Coffee Company Bobcaygeon Bakery Kawartha Dairy Bolton Sports Cafe Luigi’s Pizza Tim Hortons Subway

THINGS TO DO Kawartha Settlers’ Village Bobcaygeon Fall Fair Bigley’s Globus Theatre Lock 32 Bobcaygeon Farmers’ Market  Boyd Heritage Museum  Buckeye Surf and Snow  Sheffield Greens Golf Club      

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WHERE TO STAY Bobcaygeon Inn & Conference Centre  The Victorian Getaway  New Rockland Motel 

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MADE IN KAWARTHA LAKES ARTISTS & ARTISANS SHOW & SALE May 28-29 10am - 4pm Kawartha Settlers’ Village 85 Dunn St, Bobcaygeon www.kawarthalakesartscouncil.com

CARNIVAL OF CHAOS MURDER MYSTERY & DINNER Fri, Jun 10, 7 – 9pm Kawartha Settlers’ Village 85 Dunn St, Bobcaygeon, ON

BOBCAYGEON FALL FAIR Sept 29, 30 & Oct 1 Bobcaygeon Fairgrounds

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LINDSAY Getting out of your boat at Lock 33 will take you right into the quaint downtown of this friendly town. A quick stroll up the hill and you will find yourself facing the main street dotted with great shopping and tasty lunch spots. You’ll find excellent dining for Italian, Greek, Chinese and pub food along your route. Kent Street begins at the legendary Academy Theatre and invites you along a stretch of unique boutiques, offering clothing, décor, toys and even chocolate. The architecture and slanted parking make for a picturesque view as you explore. Drop into the art gallery above the library or other art shops to admire the work displayed there. Skip one block south to visit the drive-through Kawartha Dairy ice cream stand and another string of attractions along Russell Street.

A stop into the former jail – now the Olde Gaol Museum – will provide historical information about the town. Simply go north from Victoria Park along Victoria Avenue. Further down Kent Street, you’ll find another stretch of businesses from bakers to fast food to a mall full of major retailers. The parks along the waterway offer quiet greenspaces as you stretch your legs. For a longer hike or a bike ride, head to the north end of town to the Ken Reid Conservation Area. Its trails wind their way through grasslands and marshes with a wide range of wildlife to see. You can also get here via Highways 7 and 35, just a quick drive up from Hwy. 115. It is definitely worth the drive, even on the way to another town within the City of Kawartha Lakes.

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Sat, May 28, 12pm – Sun, May 29 354 Angeline St S, Lindsay, ON


Fri, Jun 3 – Sun, Jun 5 354 Angeline St S, Lindsay, ON


Tue, Jun 14, 8:30–10:30pm Gamiing Nature Centre 1884 Pigeon Lake Rd, Lindsay, ON


Saturday, August 6, 2022 2pm - 10:30pm Lindsay Exhibition Grounds, 354 Angeline St. S, Lindsay


Sun, Aug 14, 1pm Victoria Park Armoury 210 Kent St W, Lindsay


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Euro Delight Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge Hobart’s The Cat & The Fiddle Lindsay Kountry Kitchen Smitty’s The Grand Experience Captain George Kelseys Original Roadhouse QQ Sushi Mary Brown’s Chicken & Taters Boston Pizza Pie Eyed Monk Brewery Jacked Up Pizza St Dave’s Diner Terry’s Fish & Chips Seafood Milk & Honey Eatery One-Eyed Jack’s Texas Burger Kawartha Wholesale Bakery

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Lindsay Memorial Park Ken Reid Conservation Area Olde Gaol Museum Gamiing Nature Centre Lindsay Square Mall Lindsay Golf & Country Club Lindsay Twin Drive-In Theatre Lindsay Farmers’ Market

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Days Inn & Suites Kent Inn Melton’s Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast Lunge Haven Cottages Howard Johnson The Admiral Inn & Conference Knights Inn Lindsay Victoria Motel

Fisher Excavating

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Mickaël’s Café King’s Fortune Bill’s Pizza House Subway

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Omemee Municipal Park Windy Ridge Conservation Area Emily Provincial Park Omemee Heights Greenhouses

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OMEMEE Halfway between Peterborough and Lindsay, this is a great place to stop, refuel and explore. Sitting on the Pigeon River, it has central docks for boaters to hitch up then walk into the village. A variety of shops line the main street, offering home décor items, sweet treats and other essentials. Just a few blocks to the south, Omemee Municipal Park has a nice beach and play area for a family visit. Pick up pizza, Chinese cuisine, baked goods or diner fare while you’re there. The variety of eateries is larger than you’d expect in a small settlement. On its outskirts, you’ll find three natural areas that will leave you with great memories. Riding east on the TransCanada Trail, you’ll

find the trestle bridge and its fantastic views of the nearby hill. Accessible by bike or hike, it’s worth the trip. Northeast of the village, Emily Provincial Park has great water access and a play area. Watch for the osprey nests in the area to see more nature at its finest. Going west, stop in at Windy Ridge Conservation Area on Mount Horeb Road. It has 1.8 kilometres of hiking and biking trails that take you to panoramic views from the lookout atop the area’s highest ridge. Its 209 acres were donated by two families in recent years to preserve this gem. This is an excellent area to see local birds and add more to your life list. The picnic spot is also a welcoming spot for a quiet getaway.

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 Bewdley Pizza  Millbrook Valley Chocolates  Pastry Peddler

THINGS TO DO Kawartha Downs Millbrook Mercantile Cavan Monaghan Libraries - Millbrook Branch  Millbrook Valley Trails  Millbrook Farmers’ Market  4th Line Theatre   

KAWARTHA DOWNS Sat, May 28 Hwy #28, Fraserville www.kawarthadowns.com

THE GREAT SHADOW Fri, Jul 1, 7 –9pm


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CAVAN / MILLBROOK You may recognize King Street’s facades from movies like The Music Man or TV series such as Anne With An E and Murdoch Mysteries. The lovely main street is just part of the magic of this quaint town. King Street has a rich range of retailers, from a bakery, chocolate shop and merchantile selling local goods and products.

Further south, the Millbrook Valley Trails offer five routes along the shores and valley of the creek bed. The scenery varies from forest to wetland, meadow and several lookouts, including one from a railway bridge built around 1865. Enter the trails at the end of Distillery Street in the village or from the parking lot at the provincial fish and nature area on Zion Line.

Coming on from any direction, you will see signs proclaiming the hometown pride for Juno-award winning singer Serena Ryder. Her career began at age eight at the Millbrook Legion, which is along on the main street. The signs were created by her mother, artisan Barbara Ryder.

The trails are for pedestrians, cyclists, dogs and horses only.

Just behind the downtown, Baxter Creek runs past the park at Dam Mill Pond and Needler’s Mill, a heritage landmark restored by the community in 2015.

The village is also known as the home of 4th Line Theatre, a professional outdoor performance space that offers two shows each summer.

If you prefer to fish, Baxter Creek’s cold waters are home to many species, including trout. While angling, you can watch herons and kingfishers nearby as well.

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 Lang Pioneer Village

TREATS & EATS  Mama Melissa’s kitchen  Muddy’s Pit BBQ

THINGS TO DO  Lang Pioneer Village Museum  Hope Mill Conservation Area  The Keene Centre for the Arts  Bellmere Winds Golf Course

25TH ANNUAL FATHER’S DAY SMOKE & STEAM SHOW Sunday, June 19 10 - 4 pm Lang Pioneer Village Museum

25TH ANNUAL TRANSPORTATION DAY CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW Sunday, July 10 10 am to 4 pm Lang Pioneer Village Museum

“TYING THE KNOT” EARLY WEDDING TRADITIONS Sunday, August 14 10 - 4 pm Lang Pioneer Village Museum


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KEENE This small town is surrounded by resorts and campsites, many of which face Rice Lake. It is a hub for local commerce and recreation, thanks to its general store, restaurants and arena complex. There are some cute shops and good golf courses nearby as well. Rice Lake is ringed by resorts and homes, serving as a great spot to launch your boat and explore various towns. Shallow and rich in nutrients, it offers great fishing for bass, pickerel, perch, crappy and carp. Northeast of Keene, Lang Pioneer Village Museum operates as a living history museum in the hamlet of Lang. Owned and run by the County of Peterborough, it is home to a collection of pioneer buildings in a park-like setting and the Agricultural Hall of Fame for the region. It typically hosts heritage-based activities throughout the summer and autumn.

A similar, but smaller destination, is the recently restored Hope Mill. The upper floor of the original sawmill runs as a woodworking museum and archival records from the early wool and carding era. Nearby, you can visit Hiawatha First Nation, an Ojibwa community with a rich culture. Keene’s biggest event of the year is typically its Pumpkinfest in October. The celebration includes a parade and several familyoriented activities to highlight the rich farm heritage of the region. Even without an event on the calendar, a day trip to Keene is a lovely escape as it sits among the rolling hills of Otonabee Township. You can get great views of the surrounding area while driving along the ridges.

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Jack’s Family Restaurant Main Street Burger & Poutine Slice on #7 Wrap it up and go Donna’s Pizza


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Norwood Fall Fair Lynn’s Flowers & Gifts Indian River Reptile & Dinosaur Park

• Lynn’s Flowers & Gifts & the Christmas Store


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5TH ANNUAL NORWOOD COUNTRY JAMBOREE Thu, Jul 14 – Mon, Jul 18 48 Alma St, Norwood

THE NORWOOD FALL FAIR Sat, Oct 8 – Mon, Oct 10 48 Alma St, Norwood


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NORWOOD The Friendly Town sign greets visitors as they arrive to this tight-knit town that is growing fast. The Norwood Fair returns this year - this outstanding Thanksgiving-weekend event is the hallmark of the community, with something to attract every member of the family. There is much to see and do in and around Norwood during a day trip any time of the year. Its streets are lined with statuesque brick homes with beautiful architecture. Walking along the main streets, you will find a broad range of eclectic businesses and restaurants. Lions Park, just south of Highway 7, has beautiful gardens and a gazebo by the river. Mill Pond Park is a large playground in the

town, with a variety of climbing structures and swings in the east end of the town along Highway 7. Watch for the sluiceway near the entrance. Three trails start out from another point in this park, via the entrance off County Road 40. They range from 200 to 975 metres and include picnic areas and benches for resting. You can also explore the extensive fairgrounds that are hard to miss in the south end. Further west, on Highway 7, the Wakefield Conservation Area is a relaxing green space just off Hwy. 7. If you continue a few minutes further, you will find the Indian River Reptile Museum and its Dinosaur Park. This private museum has great children’s programming and an inspiring number and variety of species of snakes, alligators, crocodiles and lizards.

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The Crossroads Family Restaurant Woody Burger & Pizzeria Station Restaurant & The Pizza Station Havelock Garden Restaurant Planet Pita The Ranch Resturant Subway

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Havelock Chamber Havelock Jamboree Cordova Falls Belmont Lake Brewery Havelock Farmer & Artisan Market

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Trent River Cottages Moonlight Motel The Trace at Oak Lake Paradise Escape Cottages & Marina Country Gables Bed & Breakfast Twin Lakes Resort Inn

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HAVELOCK JAMBOREE MUSIC FESTIVAL Thu, Aug 18–21 44 Mary St., Havelock

MUDMEN Fri, Aug 19, 1pm Havelock Country Jamboree 10 County Rd 48, Havelock


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HAVELOCK The home of the Havelock Country Jamboree billed as Canada’s largest live outdoor country music and camping festival. It has certainly put a spotlight on this diverse community. The grand former train station dominates the landscape along Highway 7, with a restaurant inside. Next door, Lions Millennium Park has a yellow caboose that is hard to miss. Alongside it, a farmers’ market operates on Fridays, allowing you to stock up for the weekend with local produce and crafts. A variety of restaurants also serve up great food, with most of them opening their doors along the highway or just a block away. The Trent River flows just south of the town but the closest boat launch for a day’s

paddle is north, off County Road 46, at Round Lake. For additional outdoor activities, Mathison Conservation Area sits just north of the town and has 250 acres, scenic forests and wetlands, which can be explored via a multi-use trail and a walking trail. Rotary Park is a hidden gem with a small pond and picnic facilities, suited for small gatherings or relaxing with nature. If you’re looking to entertain children, George Street Park has the largest playground facility around, next to the arena and ballpark. The large shaded area makes it a great location for a picnic. Concession Street Park has a range of playground equipment and picnic facilities, as well as a tennis court. Park at the Medical Centre just south of the lights on County Road 30.

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MADOC Nestled in the heart of Hastings County on the Hwy 62 corridor the town of Madoc anchors Centre Hastings, a family-friendly community which offers a blend of rural and urban experiences with recreational activities and parks that both visitors and residents can enjoy.

all your beauty needs at any of the excellent salons.

Discover one-of-a-kind treasures and delicious treats downtown or explore the many farm gates open for you to buy straight from the farmer’s fields. Charming B & B’s nestled in picturesque settings dot the Centre Hastings area, giving you a home base from which to explore.

A stone’s throw from Madoc’s downtown, Whytock Park is 60 acres of conservation land where you can walk, relax, and enjoy the tranquility; or you can make use of the outdoor pool, horseshoe pits, beach volleyball courts, remote control car pad and more.

Downtown Madoc offers quaint stores and amenities all within two blocks! From tasty treats to one-of-a-kind treasures and even a craft brewery, there is something for everyone in the village centre.

Just north of Madoc you can visit the hamlet of Ivanhoe, home to the award-winning cheese factory.

Start your visit on Durham Street South and explore any number of eateries and stores selling a range of items from bulk foods to books and gifts. Explore Elgin Street to stock up on groceries and hardware products, then head down St. Lawrence Street for prescriptions or pet supplies. You can also tend to

Centre Hastings Park, located on Seymour St. W., is one of the finest family recreation facilities in the province, and includes two skateparks, playground, splash pad and picnic shelter.

For boating and fishing, head just off Hwy. 62 to Moira Lake – the perfect spot to fish, swim, or canoe. You’ll find a boat launch, washrooms, shaded picnic areas and plenty of parking. Come for the day, come to play, come to stay – Madoc and Centre Hastings welcome you.

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CROWE VALLEY COUNTRY MUSIC JAMBOREE June 9-11 Marmora Fairgrounds facebook.com/crowevalleyjamboree www.crowevalleyjamboree.ca

CRUISIN’ THE 50’S 60’S 70S ROCK N ROLL FESTIVAL Thu, Jun 23–25 2 Crawford Dr, Marmora

HERITAGE DAY O’HARA MILL HOMESTEAD Sun, Jul 17, 10am – 4pm 638 Mill Road, Madoc


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7/62 Craft Brewers Ivanhoe Cheese Theresa’s Family Restaurant Theos Pizzeria Lyon’s Den Spud Hut Kampfire Kitchens

THINGS TO DO Mackenzie Mills Kelly’s Flowers Madoc & District Chamber of Commerce  Callaghan’s Rapids Conservation Area  Horsin Around Riding Ranch   



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MADOC • Mackenzie Mills Emporium • Kelly’s Flowers

WHERE TO STAY Huntingdon House Boutique B&B  Crowe Valley Campground/Resort 

Ivanhoe Cheese • Huntingdon House •

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HASTINGS The Village of Hastings has a rich and vibrant heritage dating back to the early 1600’s and the explorer Samuel de Champlain. It was incorporated in 1874 and remained a self-governing Village until 2003 when it amalgamated with surrounding communities and became part of the Municipality of Trent Hills. Located on Highway 45, it’s just 30 minutes north of the 401 at Cobourg or east off Highway 7 from Peterborough, and 90 minutes from Toronto to the west or Kingston to the east. With a population of just over 1200, it offers a quaint downtown with all the necessary shops and services.

enjoy a sit-down meal, or grab some takeout for a riverside picnic. The shimmering waters of the Trent River and Rice Lake are sure to please anglers and pleasure boaters alike. From Lock 18 in Hastings to Lock 19 in Peterborough, boaters have 60 kilometres of uninterrupted scenic water to explore and enjoy. Pleasure boating, sailing, water skiing, wakeboarding, wave running, swimming and fishing are perfect ways to pass the warm summer days on the waters around Hastings.

If you are travelling by boat, you will find Hastings on the Trent River, nestled in a valley halfway between Lake Seymour and Rice Lake at Lock 18 on the Trent-Severn Waterway.

The Trans Canada Trail works its way through the community and offers breathtaking views for those who choose to cycle, walk, or horseback ride the groomed trail to or from Peterborough, or travel the rough trail to Campbellford via mountain bike or ATV. The roads of Trent Hills are open and welcoming to ATV users who respect the environment and the rules of the road.

The waterway provides a picturesque backdrop for your stroll about town, where you can indulge in retail therapy of all descriptions,

Hastings – a winning combination of hometown atmosphere, with all the amenities, on a world class waterway.

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HISTORIC HASTINGS CAR SHOW Sunday Jun 19 https://www.facebook.com/ HastingsMNCarshows

HASTINGS WATERFRONT FESTIVAL Aug 20-21 Sat 10am-11pm & Sun 9am - 2pm www.hastingsfestival.ca

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CROOKS RAPIDS COUNTRY FEST Fri, Sept 2–Sat, Sept 3 45 Pickens Rd, Hastings, ON

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McGillicafey’s Banjo’s Grill Captain’s Table Bridgewater Coffee & Pizza

THINGS TO DO  The Gen on Millpond  Peppers Pet Food & Supplies  Lock 18  Hastings Village Marine  Blades of Glory  Hastings Pisces Pete  Hastings Field House  The Water Lily Decor & Lockside Guest Suite


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THE IRELAND BROTHERS BAND WITH MELISSA PAYNE May 13 Royal Canadian Legion Branch 103 34 Bridge St W, Campbellford

HOPS ON THE WATER Oct 1 Campbellford, ON

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Empire Cheese 52 North Pub & Grill Apollo’s Pizzeria Capers Tap House Captain George’s Fish & Chips Chicken Kingdom & Seafood Dino’s Pizza Factory Dooher’s Bakery I Am Coffee Cafe Master Submarine Ming Star Restaurant Inc Sideways Bar and Grill Subway World’s Finest Chocolate Outlet

THINGS TO DO  Church-Key Brewing Company  Curle’s Maple Products  Giant Toonie  Memorial Military Museum  Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge  Trent-Severn Waterway, Lock 13  Campbellford Farmer’s Market

WHERE TO STAY  Bed Yoga Breakfast  Campbellford River Inn  Cole’s Point Resort & Trailer Park  Emilyville Inn  Jake’s Cottages  King & Knight Bed & Breakfast  Percy Boom Haven  The Waters Edge Inn  Woodland Estate Resort 72

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CAMPBELLFORD 44.3084° N, 77.7977° W This delightful town on the Trent River has lots of excuses for you to drive down for the day. It is famous for several landmark businesses that are complemented by other entrepreneurs’ work. Locks 11 and 12 of the Trent-Severn Waterway will get you to the south end of the town, a short walk to the commercial district. If you are driving in, its suspension bridge draws you into the heart of the town, just past the park where you will discover the giant sculpture of a twodollar coin, celebrating its local designer. In addition to its parks and trails, you will want to visit the famous Dooher’s Bakery – named the sweetest bakery in Canada for the past two years. Its donuts are just one of the many highlights from its array of treats. Church-Key Brewery is another highlight, as the longest-serving microbreweries in the area.

Just a short drive east, you will discover the Blommer Chocolate Company plant (formerly World’s Finest) where candies are stored in bins large enough to satisfy any sweet tooth. The Empire Cheese Co-op is another popular stop. Choose from their award-winning cheese products, especially on Saturday mornings when their famous fresh cheese curds are ready. Once you’ve eaten well, walk south to the Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge and into Ferris Provincial Park to explore its trails. The longer hike takes you along the river gorge. Seymour Conservation Area are also worth a visit to see its restored oak alvar savannah and for its great fishing spots. On the west side of the river, you will find the Memorial Military Museum and its treasures. Make time to take in its many exhibits.

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Our Lucky Stars Antonia’s Bistro Centre & Main Chocolate Co. Jeannines Backtalk Cafe SOS Lounge The Bakery Villa Conti Oak Heights Winery

• Our Lucky Stars

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Ah! Arts And Heritage Centre of Warkworth Cheeky Bee Candle Company and Gallery Millennium Trail Pine Ridge Golf & Country Club Saltcreek Golf Links Villa Conti Oak Heights Winery Warkworth Golf & Country Club Glover’s Farm Market

WARKWORTH LILAC FESTIVAL May 28 Millennium Trail Main St, Warkworth, ON

WARKWORTH MUSIC FEST Sat, Jul 23 Warkworth, Trent Hills

170TH WARKWORTH FALL FAIR Sept 9 - 11 Warkworth Fairgrounds, Warkworth


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WARKWORTH 44.2020° N, 77.8871° W Surrounded by seven hills, this town is rich in artisans and its celebration of the arts. From its many shops to its Town Hall Centre for the Arts, it supports the creative people in its circle. Known as a designated arts community since 2004, Warkworth is a regional hub for artistic endeavors. It is blessed with numerous galleries, featuring local and Canadian artists. Since it is so welcoming, the town has become home for many artists seeking like-minded people. The Ah! Arts and Heritage Centre also adds to the rich culture here, organizing exhibitions, workshops and performances for dance, costumes, puppetry, masks and much more. It runs out of the Trent Hills Municipal Heritage Building. The business association has set up a walking tour to highlight the stunning brickwork and other architectural details of the homes along Main, Centre and Church streets and nearby

roads. With 24 sites, it becomes a delightful treasure hunt. Once you are done shopping for art, you can stop by the Villa Conti Oak Heights Winery for a glass or bottle of fine wine. You can complement your purchase there and treat yourself to goodies from the chocolate shop or the village pantry. At least five restaurants and cafes welcome you to try their delicious menu items. Bring your bike and get out to explore five paved cycling routes around the town. They range in length from less than 30 minutes to four hours, taking you around town or across the adjacent countryside. For another outside adventure, check out the Warkworth Conservation Area’s three acres of parkland. Mill Creek is dammed there, creating a great fishing spot. It is also a popular destination for anglers, photographers, painters and picnickers.

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