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Buckhorn & Area 2019

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Welcome Visit the Buckhorn District Tourist Association website to help you plan your vacation or if you find yourself in the area drop in to our Welcome Centre. Find links to our accommodation providers, restaurants, shops, art galleries, golf courses and the Buckhorn Community Centre where so many of the area events take place.

Municipality of Trent Lakes

The Township Of Selwyn

Once again, I am pleased to represent this beautiful diverse municipality of Trent Lakes. We are constantly expanding our appeal to the traveller, whether it is a family resort, a local bed and breakfast, or pitching your tent on the shores of one of our lovely lakes. The revitalization of the locks and our new park have added a new dimension to downtown Buckhorn. The Greater Harvey Historical Society has a treasure of documents for those folks trying to trace their heritage. The Buckhorn District Tourist Association can supply the would-be vacationer with many reasons to come visit us, share a nice meal, or rest a few days. I always tell people who are visiting the lakes – look three times from the same vantage point each day for a week and you will never be far away from water again. We have many entrepreneurs who have moved to this welcoming community to start their business, or relocate their existing business. You would not be alone and the opportunities are endless. Medical centres, libraries, schools, and day care facilities are but a few of the services we have to offer. Check out our economic development and enjoy.

On behalf of the members of Council, staff and the residents of the Township of Selwyn, I would like to extend our warmest welcome and invite you to spend time discovering our beautiful community! Those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy nature, a leisurely stroll through shops or to admire heritage buildings will find lots to explore in Selwyn. The Township of Selwyn is located at the centre of the Kawartha Lakes region which has made it a popular destination for many recreational and cultural activities. As the largest Township in the County of Peterborough, our community offers a wonderful balance between urban and rural experiences and we are proud to say that in 2018, Maclean’s magazine listed Selwyn as the safest community in Ontario. During your visit, consider touring some of our local farms during a charming countryside drive or explore our stunning waterfront views along the historic Trent Severn Waterway. With wonderful cafes and restaurants, businesses and people – Selwyn has lots to offer you! Best wishes for an enjoyable vacation!

Janet Clarkson Mayor, Trent Lakes

Andy Mitchell Mayor, Township of Selwyn

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What’s Inside ... This magazine is published on behalf of the Buckhorn District Tourist Association 705-657-3288 1980 Lakehurst Road, Buckhorn, ON

The Association would like to thank area photographers who have contributed images to this publication.


Buckhorn & Area 2019 Welcome 1 About Buckhorn 4 Trent-Severn Waterway 5 On the Water 6 Fishing 8 Featured Events 10 Calendar of Events


Arts & Culture 16

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Outdoor Activity 18 Sites of Interest 20

Nearby Attractions 21 Buckhorn & Area Maps


Accommodations 25

Dining 30 Shopping & Services


President’s Welcome 36 BDTA Member Directory


Cover Photography credit from left to right: Lucy Burke, Sandy Bond, Sherry Wade, Laurie Downey

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About Buckhorn

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Our roots are steeped deep in history.

Buckhorn is a community that gives a respectful nod to the past, but also fully embraces new roads forward to expand its residency and the support of new business. John Hall, the first settler in this area, constructed a dam and sawmill here in 1830. He became the first postmaster, and for matters of the Royal Mail, the settlement was named “Hall’s Bridge”. However, John Hall’s collection of deer antlers, which he displayed on the outside walls of his mills, gave rise to the name Buckhorn. It wasn’t until 1936 the hamlet became officially As the Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Buckhorn area. There are so many great ways to spend your time in this special place. In the


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recognized as by its present name. To find out more about the history of Buckhorn, visit Vintage Buckhorn on Facebook. The natural beauty of the area inspires outdoor living with year-round activities that include, boating, water sports, hiking, snowshoeing and camping. Most resorts are open year round and offer event and conference spaces for family and work getaways. The Buckhorn area is rich in culture with its many art galleries, antique stores and flea markets with hundreds of world class cultural events and attractions to choose from each season of the year. Here in Buckhorn, we pride ourselves in being friendly and welcoming to visitors. From the staff at Lock 31 to the stranger you meet on the street, Buckhorn people take pride in the place they call home. summer, you can spend a day winding your way through the Trent-Severn Waterway. During the winter, explore the backcountry on snowshoes, skis, snowmobiles - or even all three. You can also relax and watch a perfect sunset on one of our many lakes on any day of the year. Whether you plan on taking in one of our many community festivals, heading out on the lake to reel in the catch of the day, or picking up some special souvenirs at one our various local businesses, the possibilities are endless. Spend some time with us and you’ll come to love the people and these places as I have. Thank you for visiting Buckhorn - we look forward to seeing you again soon. Maryam Monsef, P.C., M.P. Peterborough—Kawartha

Trent-Severn Waterway

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Lock 31 on the Trent-Severn Waterway brings boaters into the heart of Buckhorn. In 2018, Lock 31 was the busiest along the system, welcoming 8,003 vessels throughout the season. In 1887, the lock was in operation, a little behind schedule due to the difficulties in both drilling through the pre-Cambrian granite of the Canadian Shield, and labour shortages in this part of the country at the time.

The lock and canal have undergone some rehab over the past few years, including masonry repair work and extensive infrastructure renovations. Lock 31 has a length of 31.4m (103 ft), is 9.7m (32 ft) wide and has a lift of 3.5m (11.5 ft). To accommodate more overnight guests, power posts were added to the lock area. Due to the popularity of the lock, however, mooring overnight is restricted to one night. The lock is a short walk to the hamlet of Buckhorn where boaters can find various facilities, including restaurants and shops. Every year at the end of August, the town celebrates the successful summer season with a community event, Rock the Locks. Vendors line the main street, music can be heard throughout the town and people stroll the area enjoying the festive atmosphere.

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Daily Last Opening Lockage

2019 Hours of Operation for Locks Monday – Thursday Friday – Sunday and Victoria Day

10:00 9:00

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Monday – Thursday Friday - Sunday; Canada Day*, August Civic Holiday and Labour Day *Stat Holiday is July 1st September 3 - October 14 Monday - Friday Saturday - Sunday; and Thanksgiving

9:00 9:00

17:30 18:30

10:00 9:00

15:30 16:30

May 17 to June 23 June 24 – September 2

Boaters must arrive to the designated blue line at least 30 minutes before closing time. At swing bridges, the last bridge swing will be 10 minutes after last lockage time. NOTE: Lockstations are unstaffed after hours. Authorized visitors are asked to exercise caution. Unpermitted access to lockstations is prohibited between 10pm and 6am. For emergencies after hours, please call 911 for police, fire, ambulance. Please check with Parks Canada at 1-888773-8888 to confirm dates and times. Explore Buckhorn & Area 2019 5

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On The Water

Celebrating summer is a tradition in the Buckhorn area as people enjoy our unique environment with fresh water. Swimming, boating, water sports, fishing and picnics by the shore will bring your family together creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Houseboat Vacations

It’s no wonder houseboat vacations are so popular - with access to the entire TrentSevern Waterway at our doorstep. Given the beauty and history of our region, experiencing the area from the water is a great way to leave your worries behind. Bring the entire family for a vacation,

spend it with friends or make a romantic week-long getaway from the everyday.

Bring Your Own Boat

For those taking the tour on their own vessel, you can find everything you need at one of the area’s many marinas. From supplies and repairs to overnight mooring and internet service, you can find something for all your boating needs. Lock 31 in Buckhorn brings you into the heart of our community, with easy access to shopping and restaurants.

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Canoeing and Kayaking

A leisurely paddle along the shorelines of our beautiful lakes and rivers can help you de-stress. Take time out as the sun rises or sets to see birds and other wildlife in their natural habitat.


With so much history above the water, there’s more to discover below it. Diving and snorkelling can give

you a new appreciation for what’s underwater. Basic snorkelling doesn’t require much equipment and can be done safely in shallow water with adult supervision. For those looking for a more intense experience, there are experts in neighbouring communities who can give you the training, certification and rental equipment for your adventure. Ask at the Welcome Centre for recommendations on sites you can’t miss.

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Lots of Water Means Fishing!

By Rick Daniels

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Lakes in the Buckhorn area are full of fish – perch, bluegill, crappie, walleye, pickerel and large- and small-mouth bass. From the spring to late fall, you’ll find anglers on the water trying to catch their fill. Whether you are a resident occasional angler or on vacation for a few weeks, it’s nice to have a few handy tips to make your fishing experience a little more fruitful. It’s impossible to cover every technique and variable but here are a few suggestions to make your fishing day more productive. In the spring, fish are still hanging around shallow spawning beds eating other species small fry. As the days get warmer in summer, the fish start heading into deeper cooler, oxygen rich water – especially in shallower lakes. As we move into the fall and the weeds start dying off, fish tend to look for green

oxygenating weeds. Even in the spring or summer, if you run into a large swath of dead weeds, move on. Which brings us to another point as another guide said to me; “You know – fish swim.” If you’re fishing from a boat or even from shore, don’t stay in the same place all day, even if you had great luck the day before. I have approximately 25 “fishing holes” I frequent with my clients and with no rhyme or reason, the spot that was DEAD for days will start producing or vice versa. I find if you’re not sure where the fish are, it’s best to drift over large areas. It won’t be long until you

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discover a pattern forming of the preferred depth and structure of the day. There are certain species that are noted for hanging around certain areas. Perch seem to like to rock shoals and drop offs. Since perch seem the number one food source for Small Mouth Bass, if you’re catching perch, it’s usually not to long after that you start catching smallies. Large Mouth Bass seem to like weedy, stumpy back bays and shallows near cover like overhanging trees or under docks or piers. Walleye, during the summer, like to bury themselves in deep thick weed beds. There are plenty of more fishing tips on my web site. Happy Fishing Rick Daniels is a proud member of The Buckhorn Tourist Association and Owner/Operator of Chemong Lake Fishing Charters

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If you don’t know where to start, but are anxious to try this amazing sport, there are a number of fishing charters with experts who will take you out to their “secret fishing holes” and teach you some tricks of the trade!


It’s always fun to watch the kids catch their first perch or sunfish! Organizations in the Buckhorn area team up with local resorts to host small fishing derbies every year. These informal gatherings give children a chance to experience one of the best activities in the Kawarthas.

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The sport of ice fishing offers a much different experience. Once our lakes are frozen to the right thickness, you’ll see ice huts dotting the horizon. It’s important to check the fishing regulations at www. to make sure you are fishing in season and with the proper licences. From February 16 to 18, you can take advantage of Ontario’s Free Family Fishing Events throughout the region. There are a number of communities who host ice fishing events so you can try it out!

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Featured Events

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February 16 Blizzardfest

This annual event celebrates everything that makes Canada, and our local area, great. Held at the Buckhorn Community Centre on Lakehurst Road, Blizzardfest features a host of family-friendly activities. Visit www. for all the details.

March Weekends Maplefest

Nothing is sweeter than springtime at McLean Berry Farm’s annual Maplefest celebration. There are activities for the whole family, including wagon rides, pancakes with fresh maple syrup and cruising through the maple bush to learn how maple syrup is made. Children can even learn how to tap a tree to get the sap into the buckets. Live music enhances the experience. Visit for more information.

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May 18/19

Spring Craft Show

More than 80 artisans and crafters come together to show off their wares at the Buckhorn Community Centre. It’s a wonderful way to kick off the summer home and cottage season. You can find home décor, handmade furniture, garden accessories, one-of-a-kind designer clothing, jewellery and even gastronomical delights. More information is available at

July 1

Canada Day

Join the community to celebrate Canada Day at the Buckhorn Community Centre. Activities for the whole family and there’s no admission charge! Yard sales take over Festival Park, kids can enjoy the petting zoo and interactive games and crafts. The day ends with a fireworks display at dusk. Visit for the details.

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August 17-18

Buckhorn Festival of the Arts

The Buckhorn Fine Art Festival transforms in 2019 to the Buckhorn Festival of the Arts. There will be exhibits and sales of inspirational art in all forms throughout the beautiful Festival Park at Buckhorn’s Cultural Centre, the BCC. You can also expect activities for the children to bring out their creative side. You can find out more at

October Weekends Pumpkinfest

Have you ever seen a pumpkin shot out of a cannon? That’s one of the popular activities at Buckhorn Berry Farm’s annual Pumpkinfest. There is plenty for the family to do – from wagon rides out to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin, corn mazes, straw bales to play on and much more. Visit for more information.

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November 24

Holiday Home Tour

You can get lots of holiday ideas through this self-drive tour of local homes decorated for the season. After your tour, enjoy a festive Holiday Tea at the Buckhorn Community Centre and stroll through the Festival of Trees. For more information, visit

November 1-3 and 8-10 Fall Dinner Theatre

People from all over Ontario come to the Buckhorn Community Centre to enjoy a fabulous dinner and watch the Hall’s Bridge Players acting troupe perform in a comedy. It’s a great night out for the adults. Tickets go on sale in September, so stay in touch at Explore Buckhorn & Area 2019 11

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Kid’s Program Trent Lakes Public Library Every Wednesday 705-6573695 1-3 PolarFest - Various events 3 Polar Plunge – Ennismore 16-18 Canadian Resident Free Family Fishing Weekend (License-free Ice Fishing) www.ontariofamilyfishing. com 16 BlizzardFest – BCC 705-657-8833 buckhorncommunitycentre. com

End February - Tickets go on sale for Spring Dinner Theatre at the BCC buckhorncommunitycentre. com


Kid’s Program Trent Lakes Public Library Every Wednesday 705-6573695 5 Pancake Supper - St. Matthew/St. Aidan Anglican Church

9/10 MapleFest - McLean’s Berry Farm 705-657-2134 16/17 MapleFest - McLean’s Berry Farm 705-657-2134 23/24 MapleFest - McLean’s Berry Farm 705-657-2134


Kid’s Program Trent Lakes Public Library Every Wednesday 705-657-3695 5-7 Spring Dinner Theatre – BCC 705-657-8833 buckhorncommunitycentre. com 2-14 Spring Dinner Theatre – BCC 705-657-8833 buckhorncommunitycentre. com Late April - Spring Lunch - St. Matthew/St. Aidan Anglican Church


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2019 Calendar of Events

Kinmount Farmer’s Market - Saturday 9am–2pm Austin Sawmill Heritage Park, May – October www. Highlands Cinemas opens for season - Kinmount – www. 17 First Day of Navigation Trent Severn Waterway 18/19 Spring Craft Show – BCC 705-657-8833 buckhorncommunitycentre. com 25 Annual Plant & Bake Sale – St. Matthew/St. Aidan Anglican Church 30 Annual Golf Tournament – BCC 705-657-8833 buckhorncommunitycentre. com


Kid’s Program Trent Lakes Public Library Every Wednesday 705-6573695 7 Fish Fry – BCC 705-657-8833 buckhorncommunitycentre. com 25 Buckhorn Farmer’s Craft & Collectibles Market Opens – BCC

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Please check venue/organization websites for new and updated events or check thewebsite for up to date information.

8 Unlock the Summer – Bobcaygeon 705-738-2202 21 National Aboriginal Day Curve Lake First Nation 26 Strawberry Dinner - St. Matthew/St. Aidan Anglican Church 29 - July 7 Canadian Resident Free Family Fishing Week (license-free) – www.

SUMMER On-Going July & August Kid’s Program TrentLakes Public Library Every Wednesday 705-6573695 Peterborough Musicfest – Del Crary Park - Wednesday & Saturday Evenings Petroglyphs Provincial Park Evening Programs 705-877-2552 Buckhorn Farmer’s Craft & Collectibles Market – BCC 8:30am–1pm, Tuesdays Music in the Park at Austin Sawmill Heritage Park, Kinmount Thursdays, 6:30 pm

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1 Canada Day Celebrations BCC 705-657-8833 buckhorncommunitycentre. com 1 Canada Day Celebrations – Kinmount Fairgrounds – 20 Yard Sale - St. Matthew/St. Aidan Anglican Church 26-28 Colours of Cavendish Art Show & Sale Cavendish Community Centre - Cty. Rd. 507 27 Hallelujah...the Songs of Leonard Cohen & Bob Dylan Community Care 705-657-2171


17/18 Buckhorn Festival of the Arts - BCC - 705-657-1918 17 Bobcaygeon Craft Beer & Food Festival Kawartha Settlers’ Village 24 Rock The Locks - Buckhorn Lock 31 31/September 1 Kawartha Arts Festival Fenelon Falls Fairgrounds – www.

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Kid’s Program Trent Lakes Public Library Every Wednesday 705-657-3695 TBD Community Spaghetti Dinner - St. Matthew/St. Aidan Anglican Church Mid-September Tickets go on sale for Fall Dinner Theatre at the BCC 21/22 Curve Lake Annual PowWow Lance Woods Park, Curve Lake 26-28 Bobcaygeon Fall Fair – Bobcaygeon – 28/29 Victoria County Studio Tour –


Kid’s Program Trent Lakes Public Library Every Wednesday 705-657-3695

TBA Chicken & Rib Dinner & Auction - St. Matthew/St. Aidan Anglican Church TBA Bucktoberfest - BCC - www. Weekends in October - Pumpkinfest Buckhorn Berry Farm 5-6 Victoria County Studio Tour – 12-14 Harvest Craft Show at BCC


Kid’s Program Trent Lakes Public Library Every Wednesday 705-657-3695 1-3 Fall Dinner Theatre – BCC - 705-657 8833 8-10 Fall Dinner Theatre – BCC – 705-657-8833 11 Remembrance Day Service – BCC

Buckhorn’s Cultural Centre (BCC) is home to a range of diverse programming and events. The BCC is also the perfect place for your wedding, family reunion, conference or other special occasions! The BCC has been around for more than 40 years, with a loyal volunteer base and a dedicated staff. Stop in and see what we have for you! Check the • Dinner theatre in Spring and Fall • Craft shows on Victoria Day Weekend and Thanksgiving Weekend events listing in this guide for • The Buckhorn Festival of the Arts (formerly the Buckhorn Fine Art Festival) in August specific dates. • A weekly Farmer & Craft Market in July and August • Canada Day celebrations • Exercise and gourmet cooking classes • Seniors’ and children’s activities. • 705 657-8833 14 Explore Buckhorn & Area 2019

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* We endeavour to provide the most accurate information, but mistakes happen. Please confirm the dates at the Welcome Centre, or with the individual organization.

Photo Credit: BCC 24 Holiday Home Tour – Buckhorn & Area – buckhorncommunitycentre. com


Kid’s Program Trent Lakes Public Library Every Wednesday 657-3695 Daily Yuletide Tea - Shambhala Bed and Breakfast - 657-8664 for reservations TBA Holiday Tea & Loonie Auction - Community Care 705-657-2171

January 2020 (dates to

be determined) Kid’s Program Trent Lakes Public Library Every Wednesday 657-3695 Daily Yuletide Tea - Shambhala Bed and Breakfast - 657-8664 for reservations Buckhorn District Snowmobile Club - Various winter events

February 2020 (dates to be determined) Kid’s Program Trent Lakes Public Library

Every Wednesday 705-6573695 PolarFest - Various events Lakehurst Carnival - Lakehurst Hall https://lakehursthall. Polar Plunge – Ennismore Canadian Resident Free Family Fishing Weekend (License-free Ice Fishing) BlizzardFest – BCC 705-657-8833 buckhorncommunitycentre. com Kinmount WinterFest 705-488-2635 |

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Arts & Culture

Whether it’s art for your home or cottage, or a night of entertainment, the Buckhorn area has a number of special events, galleries and tours that are sure to please. The Buckhorn Festival of the Arts, formerly known as the Buckhorn Fine Art Festival, takes place in August at Buckhorn’s Cultural Centre, the BCC. Artists from across Canada showcase their paintings, sculpture, jewellery and photography. There are activities for the children to give them an outlet for their creativity. Visit for more information. Local galleries are the best way to spend a lazy Sunday. Exhibits feature works from






both emerging new talent to local artisans. Our galleries curate collections that are reflective of our community and the beauty of our landscape. Studio tours take place throughout the area, usually in the summer and fall. Many are self-guided tours where you can discover where and how our artists live and work. Some will let you in on their creative process and share their passion for their work. For theatre lovers, the Buckhorn Community Centre hosts a spring and fall dinner theatre production. The local acting troupe, the Hall’s Bridge Players, performs comedies to entertain the audiences who come from as far away as Orillia and Toronto. Tickets go on sale in March for the spring theatre and in September for the fall theatre. Visit for

Labour Day Weekend

Saturday August 31st - Sunday September 1st at Fenelon Falls Fairground

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more information. You can also go for a short drive to Peterborough or Bobcaygeon to see professional live theatre. Globus Theatre at the Lakeview Arts Barn presents a packed summer season, including two Canadian premiere in 2019s. The all-Canadian 2019 Summer Season at The Lakeview Arts Barn is bookended by two world premieres by female playwrights. Rose Napoli’s ‘That’s Amore!’ is a Big Fat Italian Comedy where passion and pasta collide and we examine romance, traditions, expectations and love with much hilarity. Sarah Quick’s ‘Kama Sutra’ is based on the very funny one-act play by Peter McGarry, that examines the drastic changes that can happen in a marriage when the wrong book is accidentally borrowed from the library! Here’s the summer schedule for 2019: • June 19 to 29: That’s Amore by Rose Napoli • July 3 to 13: The Numbers Game by John Spurway • July 17 to 27: The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis Macauley Fishing Derby by Norm Foster • July 30 to August 10: Leisa Way Stars in Opry Gold • August 14 to 24: Kama Sutra by Sarah Quick

For film buffs, there are the Galaxy Cinemas in Peterborough or the Highlands Cinema in Kinmount. Open-air concerts can be found throughout the area. Peterborough MusicFest offers free concerts Wednesday and Saturday nights in July and August at Del Crary Park.

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Outdoor Activity Winter or summer, spring or fall, experiencing the great outdoors has never felt so good. And even though it’s quieter in the Buckhorn area in winter, you will find the same warm hospitality and good company to keep you feeling right at home.


Photo Credit: Laurie Downey

Whether you’re an occasional golfer, a beginner, or a pro, the Buckhorn area offers some of the best golfing in the Kawarthas. Even on the course, you’re a long way from the stress of the city. Many of our courses are associated with lakeside cottages and resorts and can tempt you with stay-and-play packages. Some area courses have special summer leagues where you can join other duffers on the links and at the 19th hole!


Sheffield Greens Golf Club 9 hole - 2765 yard - 34 par Easy Walking course & good for all skill levels

Day hiking in the Buckhorn area is an activity for all ages and abilities. There are a number of parks and trails that can take you on a tour of the best Mother Nature offers. The Kawartha Highlands Signature Site, with an entrance just north of the lights in Buckhorn, offers a unique 1.5km walking trail that features interpretive signposts and explains the native flora and fauna. This park is the largest park in southern Ontario after Algonquin Provincial Park. We ask that you

Family owned and operated

Call to book your tee time

705-738-2567 193 Mill Line Road (Bobcaygeon) Trent Lakes

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Photo Credit: Pat Sayer

stick to designated trails and portages and be respectful of other park visitors and the natural environment at all times.


The Buckhorn area boasts some of the best trails for snowmobiles and ATVs in the Kawarthas. Visit the Kawartha ATV Association ( and the Buckhorn District Snowmobile Club ( for more information about trail permits and maps.


Mother Nature’s light show – our night sky – should not be missed. Out here, away from city lights and light pollution, you feel like you can reach up and touch the stars. Grab a lawn chair or blanket, and discover a whole new world.

Photo Credit: Nancy Mountford

For For all all your your stone stone landscape needs landscape needs Open to the Public

Open to the Public

Candy Shoppe 2189 County Rd 36, Buckhorn Ontario, Canada, K0L 1J0 P:705-657-7111

2189 County Rd 36, Buckhorn Ontario, Canada, K0L 1J0 P:705-657-7111

Open 7 days a week

July - august

weekends during the spring and fall. Call us for private party and corporate function bookings.

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Sites of Interest While you’re in the area, don’t forget to stop by one of these particularly interesting landmarks and attractions. Adam & Eve Rocks

Photo Credit: Barb Skerlj

A short stroll or drive down Adam & Eve Road, on the north side, reside two large glacial rocks. Named after the original man and woman in Christianity, these remnants of the last ice age. Folklore has it that if a young couple can hold hands and each touch one of the rocks, their lives will be blessed.

Buckhorn Buck

Photo Credit: Linda Dill

Everyone’s familiar with the town’s unofficial mascot, the iconic Buckhorn Buck. This statue was erected to commemorate the namesake of the town of Buckhorn. The area has a huge population of Whitetail Deer, making this a hunter’s paradise in the fall. No photo journal of your trip to our town would be complete without a selfie with the Buck!

Buckhorn Honour



Photo Credit: Carolle Beyore

Beside Lock 31, the Wall of Honour is a memorial to our men and women in uniform who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Afghan War. Surrounded by a beautiful garden, there are two granite benches where visitors can sit for some quiet reflection. 20 Explore Buckhorn & Area 2019

Art Kids

BUCKHORN RIDING ACADEMY ~ 705-772-9332 ~10.5 km south of Buckhorn on Buckhorn Rd. RIVERVIEW PARK & ZOO ~ 705-745-6866 ~ 1300 Water Street, Peterborough WILD WATER & WHEELS ~ 705-876-9292 ~ 1650 Chemong Road, Peterborough KATCHIWANO GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB ~ 705-652-6612 ~ 1730 Youngs Point Road, Lakefield QUARRY GOLF COURSE ~ 705-292-0019 ~ 447 Tara Road, Ennismore/Bridgenorth SHEFFIELD GREENS GOLF CLUB - 705-738-2567 ~ 193 Mill Line Rd, Trent Lakes SIX FOOT BAY GOLF COURSE ~ 705-657-8788 ~ Six Foot Bay Road, Trent Lakes TAMARAC GOLF COURSE ~ 705-292-8761 ~ 155 Ennis Road, Ennismore


Family Fun/Education

GALLERY ON THE LAKE ~ 705-657-1108 ~ 4 km east of Buckhorn on County Road 36 WHETUNG OJIBWAY CENTRE ~ 705-657-3661 ~ Curve Lake Reserve


Nearby Attractions

BANCROFT KAWARTHA NORDIC SKI CLUB ~ 705-933-6723 ~ Hwy #28, North Kawartha BUCKHORN CANOE COMPANY ~ 705-657-2601 ~ 1887 Lakehurst Road, Buckhorn BUCKHORN FARM & CRAFT MARKET ~ 705-657-8833 ~ Lakehurst Road, Buckhorn CANADIAN CANOE MUSEUM ~ 705-748-9153 ~ 910 Monaghan Road, Peterborough CURVE LAKE FIRST NATION ~ 705-657-8045 curvelake ~ 22 Winookeeda Road, Curve Lake DEVIL’S ELBOW SKI AREA ~ 705-277-2012 ~ 878 Bethany Hills Road, Bethany DRAGONFLY RIDGE ANIMAL SANCTUARY - 705-657-7669 -1882 Tates Road, Buckhorn HALIBURTON FOREST WILD LIFE RESERVE ~ 705-754-2198 ~ 1095 Redkenn Road, Haliburton HAVELOCK COUNTRY JAMBOREE ~ 705-778-3353 ~ #10 County Road 48 HERB GUY’S HONEY HOUSE ~ 705-657-9971 ~ 3990 Country Road #36, Buckhorn HIGHLANDS CINEMAS ~ 705-488-2199 ~ County Road #121, Kinmount INDIAN RIVER REPTILE HOUSE ~ 705-639-1443 ~ 2206 County Road #38, Indian River KAWARTHA HIGHLANDS SIGNATURE SITE ~ 613-332-3940 ~ 106 Monck St, KAWARTHA SETTLERS’ VILLAGE ~ 705-738-6163 ~ 85 Dunn St. Bobcaygeon KAWARTHA TURTLE TRAUMA CENTER – 705-741-5000 LANG PIONEER VILLAGE ~ 705-295-6694 ~104 Lang Rd, Keene PETERBOROUGH MUSEUM ~ 705-743-5180 ~ 300 Hunter St. E., Peterborough PETERBOROUGH FARMER’S MARKET ~ ~ Morrow Park, Peterborough ~ Sat. 7:00-1:00 PETERBOROUGH HYDRAULIC LIFT LOCK ~ ~ 353 Hunter Street East, Peterborough PETROGLYPHS PROVINCIAL PARK ~ 705-877-2552 ~ 2249 Northey’s Bay Rd, Woodview SANDY LAKE PUBLIC BEACH ~ Lakehurst Road, 6 Kms west of Buckhorn TRENT LAKES PUBLIC LIBRARY ~ 705-657-3695 ~ 5 George Street, Buckhorn WARSAW CAVES ~ 705-652-3161 ~ 289 Caves Road, Warsaw 4TH LINE THEATRE ~ 705-932-4445 ~ 4 Tupper Street, Millbrook ART GALLERY OF PETERBOROUGH ~ 705-743-9179 ~ 250 Crescent Street, Peterborough BUCKHORN COMMUNITY CENTRE ~ 705-657-8833 ~ Lakehurst Road LINDSAY ACADEMY THEATRE ~ 705-324-9111 ~ 2 Lindsay Street S., Lindsay PETERBOROUGH MUSICFEST ~ ~ 500 George Street N., Peterborough PETERBOROUGH SPEEDWAY ~ 705-743-5880 ~ 1710 Mount Pleasant Road, Peterborough SHOWPLACE PERFORMANCE CENTRE ~ 705-742-7469 ~ 290 George Street N., Peterborough Explore Buckhorn & Area 2019 21

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Flynns Turn

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Buckhorn Lakehurst


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Curve Lake First Nation



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Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Park

Buckhorn Village








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Buckhorn Lake


Youngs Point


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Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Park


Anchor Bay Camp

ASSOCIATIONS 28 Buckhorn Community Centre


Bay View Resort

29 BDTA Welcome Centre


Beachwood Resort

30 Community Care Harvey


Birch Bend Cottages

31 Municipality of Trent Lakes


Blue Heron Resort

32 Township of Selwyn


Buckhorn Narrows Resort


Burleigh Falls Inn


Cadigan’s Camp & Cottages



Camp Ashtabula

34 Curve Lake First Nation


Catalina Bay Resort

35 Gallery on the Lake


Caygeon Cove Resort

36 Kawartha Country Wines


Elim Lodge Christian Resort

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Emerald Isle Marina & Resort


Last Resort

38 McLean Berry Farm


Signature Site


Oak Bay Resort

39 Sandy Beach


Pigeon Lake Resort

40 TSW Lock 31


Pineaires Resort

41 Trent Lakes Public Library


Scotsman Point Resort


Shady Point Resort


Shambhala Bed & Breakfast


Six Foot Bay Resort


The Birches Resort


The Village Inn


Three Castles Resort


Trudes Cottages & Tackle


Westwind Inn


Woodland Campsite

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Catchacoma Lake Area FR 277

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Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Park

Beaver Lake





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Anstruther Lake


Gold Lake SPUR 8 R6


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Big Bob Channel




Pigeon Lake

Photo Credit: Jeff Rogers


Whether you’re looking for a cottage on a lake, a quaint bed and breakfast establishment, bringing your RV, camping under the stars or want to be pampered at a five-star resort, you can find it here. And wherever you stay, the hospitality of our community awaits!

Marley’s Bar and Grill 705 868-2545

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Many of the facilities in the Buckhorn area also offer pet-friendly accommodation.

Bed & Breakfast

At a bed-and-breakfast establishment, you can spend time learning from your hosts who are proud to make your vacation memorable. Some B&Bs have lakefront views, some are nestled in the woods and others are located in the busy downtown areas of our region. You can choose whatever you need, but all will give you a special small-town feeling.

Resorts Photo Credit: Allen Hussey

Our area’s premier resorts offer full service, including dining, packages for entertainment, and activities for the whole family. Holding a wedding or business retreat has never been easier.

CAMP SITE ~ Buckhorn Lake Overnight or Seasonal Family Camping Tent or Trailer Sites No Pets

705 933-8946 26 Explore Buckhorn & Area 2019

Photo Credit: Cathie McIntyre

Blue Heron Resort

ResoRt: 705-657-3300

Cell: 705-917-3300


G BOBCAYGEON Holiday Rentals

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Photo Credit: Barbara Craven

RV Parks

When your wheels hit the road, the Buckhorn area is prime territory for an overnight or longer stay. Local businesses offer amenities like pump-outs, power hook-ups and internet access.

Cottage Rentals

Rent by the week or stay for the summer, there are a number of properties available,

no matter if you want a solitary retreat, or to bring the family for a reunion.


There’s nothing like sleeping under the stars and sitting around the campfire to give you an appreciation for Mother Nature. There are a number of campgrounds in the Buckhorn area that offer amenities and activities for the whole family.

Full Service Resort Open Year-Round 35 newly upgraded rooms & honeymoon suites. Fireplaces, jet tubs for 2, outdoor hot tub, pool & beach. Ideal for groups, retreats, honeymoons & weddings A Short Drive...A World Away. The Perfect Getaway! 800-387-8100 ~ 705-657-8095

90 mins. N.E. of Toronto, 20 mins. N. Of Peterborough 3Km East of Buckhorn

County Rd. 36, next to the Gallery on the Lake. TSW Buoy #276.

Buckhorn Narrows Summer Resort Cottage & RV Resort

(705) 657-8802

120 Acres of Picturesque Countryside Box 99, Buckhorn Ontario, KOL 1JO 28 Explore Buckhorn & Area 2019

10 Renovated Lakefront Housekeeping Cottages, Wood Floors, Gas Fireplaces, Boat & Motor Rentals, Sandy Beach, Pool, Excellent Fishing, Playgrounds, Store. 125 Large Seasonal Sites (Lakeview, Lakefront & Wooded) Trailer Sales, Fully Serviced, Pets Welcome

Photo Credit: Linda Dill

Our Piece of Paradise The friendly staff at the Buckhorn Welcome Centre can help you make arrangements for your stay. Drop into the Welcome Centre at 1980 Lakehurst Road (beside the LCBO) , calll 705-657-3288 or visit

Caygeon Cove RESORT

3 Se aSon



Relax at our Family Resort on beautiful Pigeon Lake

Cottages & RV Park

A beautiful lakeside setting on Lower Buckhorn Lake. Cottages, condos and main lodge suites.

• 2, 3 and 4 Bedroom Cottages • Sandy Beach • Playground • Boat & Motor Rentals • Games • Canoe • Paddle Boat • Kayaks • Volleyball • Horseshoes • Hiking Trail 36 Fire Route 101 Trent Lakes ON K0M 1A0 (705) 738-2333

Vacations, weddings, conferences. Flexible plans, delicious meals and activities for all.

On Pigeon Lake 4 km N. of Bobcaygeon 705-738-2744 1-800-850-2744 Your Hosts: Craig & Nicky MacPherson

Exceptional service is our family tradition.


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Kawartha Dines Caygeon Takeout 36 King St. E., Bobcaygeon 705-738-1288 Godfather’s Pizza 116 Lindsay Street, Fenelon Falls 705-887-2600 85 Bolton Street Bobcaygeon 705-738-2600 Italian Hot Table 74 Bolton St. Bobcaygeon 705-731-1011 Just for the Halibut 17 King St. E. , Bobcaygeon 705-738-4545 Orchid Thai Bistro 12 May St., Fenelon Falls 705-887-3333 Authentic Thai Cuisine

Photo Credit: Aaron Quesnelle

DiningFUN 4 A Bob’s

No matter what type of cuisine you’re looking for, the Buckhorn area serves up some of the best food in the Kawarthas. There are many places to make reservations in the Buckhorn area to treat yourself to some culinary delights. From freshmade pizza to Chinese food and European-inspired luxury, restaurants in the Buckhorn area are sure to please. Many of our resorts offer spectacular views of the water as you dine in comfort. If you’re cooking for yourself, find the latest in fresh produce, meats and cheeses as well as home-baked goods at any of the Farmers’ Markets in the Buckhorn area. Chat with the farmers and find out what it means to truly “buy local.” If a light snack or lunch is on your mind, the Buckhorn area features quaint coffee shops and bakeries to fill the bill.

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Photo Credit: Jen Ronayne

ALL Seasons

Chinese and Canadian Cooking Dine In or Take Out

Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Closed Tuesday

Farmers’ Markets McLean/Buckhorn Berry Farms May to October Buckhorn Farmers’ Market Tuesdays - 8:30 to 1pm June 27 to August 29 Buckhorn Community Centre Bobcaygeon Farmers’ Market Saturdays - 8am to 1pm May to October Bobcaygeon Fairgrounds Lakefield Farmers’ Market Thursdays - 9am to 2pm May 25 to October 5 Community Centre Parking Lot

Visit our website at: 1953 Lakehurst Road, Buckhorn


Hungry? Give us a Call.

1919 Lakehurst Rd. Buckhorn

Homemade dough and sauce, topped with your choice of 23 fresh ingredients. Pizza • Wings • Garlic Bread • Salads • Pasta

5 Main Street, Buckhorn, ON

(705) 659-2200


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Shopping & Services Photo Credit: Carol Peters


No vacation would be complete without a little retail therapy.

Souvenirs of your trip away from home, something special to spice up the home décor or perhaps some new shoes or clothing are available throughout the Buckhorn area. Our local retailers are happy to help. Drop into the Welcome Centre (beside the LCBO) for information about the area and the latest in Buckhorn swag. Hoodies, sweatshirts, t-shirts and hats keep you cozy on cool summer nights.

One of the great things about living in a smaller community such as Buckhorn is the opportunity to get involved. There are a number of not-for-profit organizations who are looking for volunteers for their events and services. So you can be as busy as you want to be, and use your skills to help others.

Transfer Station

In the Municipality of Trent Lakes, there are three transfer stations for your garbage and recycling. All garbage must be brought to the transfer station in a clear bag. And yes, the staff do take a look inside to make sure all possible recyclable materials are being recycled.

Providing Exceptional Service 7 Days a Week M.O.E. Lic 02-01-05897

Bed Bug “HEAT” Treatments

The Lodge at Buckhorn Home Hardware for all your seasonal needs. 32 Explore Buckhorn & Area 2019

Providing you with beautiful furnishings and decor that compliments your home or cottage Nest perfectly.


For more than 40 years, Buckhorn’s Cultural Centre, the BCC, has been the hub of this community. Today, the staff and volunteers offer a number of ongoing programs and special events for every member of the family. There are regular exercise classes, seniors’ cards, dinner theatre and craft shows. The BCC is a not-for-profit organization that relies on special events and donations from the community to raise funds to keep the lights on.

Open May - October and all year online at 705-768-0155 6 Main Street, Buckhorn

Style Your Nest is a home decor & gift store nestled in beautiful downtown Buckhorn.

Buckhorn General Store Lottery Movie Rentals Magazines

Bait & Tackle Ice Cream Groceries

Cash Machine Toys Ice

Imagine The Freedom!

Lotto 649 : $4.58 Million OIM: $1 Million/Crossword: $25 K Canada Cash 2 - $250 K

Within Walking Distance of Canal 1908 Lakehurst Road, Buckhorn • 705.657.3202

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Trent Lakes Library

Finding the right read to help you unwind is easy in Buckhorn. The Trent Lakes Library features not only the latest best-sellers, but a full selection of Canadian works, DVDs, and novels for every reading level. During the year, the helpful Library staff host a Kid’s Program every Wednesday and, from September to June, the Cavendish Youth Group meets at Cavendish Community Centre from 6pm to 7:30pm every Tuesday.

Community Care

This home support agency has developed a comprehensive volunteer-based transportation service for seniors and people with special needs. Community Care Harvey also offers fitness programs, Meals on Wheels and hospice services. For more information, visit

Spiritual Communities St. Matthew/St. Aidan Anglican Church Sunday - 10am St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Church Saturday 5pm, July 1st to Labour Day Sunday - 9am & 10:30am Knox Presbyterian Church Sunday - 9am Wesley United Church Sunday - 10am Elim Lodge Christian Resort Summer Sunday -. 10:30am & 7:30pm Mon. - Fri. 9:30am & 7:30pm Church on the Rock Sunday - 11am

Trent Lakes is a community that has something to offer everyone. Visitors to our area experience unique accommodations, numerous opportunities for sport and fitness and a natural environment that will satisfy any outdoor adventurer. Residents enjoy a very diverse community and newcomers are always welcomed. Medical centres, outdoor sports pads, municipal parks, fishing, snowmobiling, hiking and active community centres are some of the amenities Trent Lakes has to offer. Kawartha Highlands Signature Park is partly situated in Trent Lakes and is the second largest Provincial Park in southern Ontario. Anyone looking to live close to Toronto but light years away from the hustle and bustle of the big city will appreciate life here. Contact the municipal office at 1-800-374-4009 or visit our website at

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Photo Credit: Jen Ronayne

Living Here

Once you’ve visited the area, you’ll realize the benefits to living in a small town. It’s amazing how much better you’ll feel. Sure, you may have to drive for a big-box store, but it’s less time than you would sit in traffic in the city. Our local real estate agents can give you all the information you need to help you make the decision, and then help you find the perfect home or cottage.

Remedy’sRx ® Buckhorn

The Local Drug Store™

• • • • • •

PRESCRIPTIONS Open Mon. - Sat. Detailed consultation available Blood Pressure Monitoring Diabetic Care Blister Packs

Amish Pathak


Your Pharmacy Team

1922 Lakehurst Road, Buckhorn

Tel: 705-657-1700 • Fax 705-657-2740

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Photo Credit: BCC

President’s Welcome

Welcome to Buckhorn.

We are located at Lock 31 on the Trent Severn Waterway. From our origins as a sawmill town in the 1880s, we are still a vibrant community rich in historical and cultural heritage, fine arts and culture, family events and scenic attractions. Time spent here will seem short because there is so much to do and see. You will want to come back time and again! All essentials for a great vacation are at hand in Buckhorn. We have great little shops, restaurants, tea rooms, bed and breakfasts, bakeries, marinas, fine art galleries and so much more. Being surrounded by lakes, rivers and

trails, summer is our busiest time of year with cottaging, boating, fishing, swimming. Our other seasons offer lots of activities for the whole family like ice fishing, skiing, snowmobiling and skating on our new outdoor ice rink. Drop by our Welcome Centre located next to the LCBO for more information on businesses, attractions, accommodations and entertainment. You will be overwhelmed by how much we have to offer. Check out our website at We hope to see you soon! Margaret Weikmann President Buckhorn District Tourist Association

Important Numbers Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911 Emergency Direct Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .705-876-5022 Peterborough Regional Health Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .705-743-2121 Buckhorn Medical Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 705-657-7933 Poison Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-268-9017 Library Buckhorn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 705-657-3695 Library Cavendish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .705-657-1192 TSW Lock 31 Buckhorn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 705-657-8725 Peterborough Airport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 705-743-6708 Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Park . . 613-332-3940 ext 261 Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources 705-755-2000 or 1-800-667-1940 36 Explore Buckhorn & Area 2019

All Addresses aredistrict Fenelon Fallstourist unless otherwise noted. All Phone Numbers are Area Code (705) Buckhorn association unless otherwise noted. This Directory is supplied by the Fenelon Falls & Dristrict Chamber of 2019 MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY Commerce at time of publication.

Art Galleries

GALLERY ON THE LAKE 705-657-1108/1-888-242-7475





Bed & Breakfast

LAST RESORT 705-731-0200 SHAMBHALA BED AND BREAKFAST 705-657-8664/1-866-957-8664

Building/Design/Landscape A&T SCOTT CONCRETE PRODUCTS LTD 705-652-7034 BUCKHORN HOME HARDWARE 705-657-8471 BUCKHORN SAND & GRAVEL 705-657-9311


Business Services

NEXICOM 705-775-6394/1-888-639-4266 DANIEL J. WHATMAN CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT 705-292-6650

Camping/Trailer Park

ANCHOR BAY CAMP LTD. 705-657-8439 PINEAIRES RESORT 657-8049 WOODLAND CAMPSITE 705-933-8946/1-877-854-5644

Buckhorn District Tourist Association Board of Directors Margaret Weikmann Dick Persson Lindsey Schneider Serena Edmunds Bogey von Bogen Grant Sumler Esther Inglis Ruth LeBlanc

President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Director Director Director Director

Welcome Centre Manager Linda Dill

Canoes & Watercraft

Council Representatives Sherry Senis Selwyn TBD Trent Lakes

Engine Repair

Kawartha Chamber Rep Cindy Windover

BUCKHORN CANOE COMPANY 705-657-2601 BUCKHORN SMALL ENGINES 705-657-3686 3467 County Rd. 36




Peterborough & Kawarthas Economic Development Tracie Bertrand

1980 Lakehurst Rd. , Box 55 Buckhorn, ON K0L 1J0

(705) 657-3288 1-800-853-1615


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Photo Credit: Tracey Ormerod Weller



Fishing/Bait Shop/Charters ANCHOR BAY CAMP LTD. 705-657-8439 CADIGAN’S CAMP & RESORT 705-875-3044/877-292-9403 CHEMONG LAKE FISHING CHARTERS 705-292-5449 THREE CASTLES RESORT 705-657-8733/1-800-924-2602 TRUDES COTTAGES 705-657-8738

Garden Centre


Golf Courses

KATCHIWANO GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 705-652-6612/1-877-668-6003 SIX FOOT BAY RESORT & GOLF COURSE 705-657-8788

Photo Credit: Laurie Downey


BAY VIEW RESORT 705-657-3218 BEACHWOOD RESORT 705-657-3481 BIRCH BEND COTTAGES 705-657-8891/ 1-866-638-7886 BLUE HERON RESORT 705-657-3300 BUCKHORN NARROWS RESORT 705-657-8802 BURLEIGH FALLS INN 705-654-3441 CADIGAN’S CAMP & RESORT 705-292-9075/705-875-3044 CAMP ASHTABULA 705-657-8521/1-877-657-7977 CATALINA BAY RESORT INC. 705-657-1655 CAYGEON COVE RESORT 705-738-2744 ELIM LODGE CHRISTIAN RESORT 1-800-420-6287/705-657-8606

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EMERALD ISLE MARINA & RESORT 705-292-8452 LAST RESORT 705-731-0200 OAK BAY RESORT 705-657-8872 PIGEON LAKE RESORT 705-738-2333 PINEAIRES RESORT INC. 705-657-8094 SCOTSMAN POINT RESORT 800-267-1310 SHADY POINT RESORT 705-657-9922/1-866-675-8559 SIX FOOT BAY RESORT & GOLF COURSE 705-657-8788 THE BIRCHES RESORT 705-657-8601/800-265-9586 THE VILLAGE INN 705-652-1910/1-800-827-5678 THREE CASTLES RESORT 705-657-8733/1-800-924-2602 TRUDES COTTAGES 705-657-8738

Photo Credit: Bob Care WESTWIND INN 705-657-8095/1-800-387-8100

Marine Services & Repair BUCKHORN YACHT HARBOUR 705-657-8752 EGAN HOUSEBOAT RENTALS 1-800-720-3426/705-799-5745 EMERALD ISLE MARINA & RESORT 705-292-8452 PARIS MARINE LTD. 705-652-6444/1-888-933-3434 TOWN & COUNTRY MARINE 705-657-1299/1-800-463-2628





Real Estate


ROYAL LEPAGE FRANK REAL ESTATE 705-657-3213 Lynn Mucci - cell 705-761-3246 Grant Sumler – cell 705-313-5353 Ray St.Onge – cell 705-868-3213 Margaret Weikmann – cell 705-738-8222 Lynn Woodcroft – cell 705-768-5588 ROYAL LEPAGE FRANK REAL ESTATE Jo Pillon Office: 1-888-223-9831 cell 705-875-4958

Restaurants/Takeout/Tearooms BEACHWOOD RESORT / FREDERICK’S 705-657-3481 BURLEIGH FALLS INN 705-654-3441 ELIM LODGE CHRISTIAN RESORT 800-420-6287 EMERALD ISLE MARINA & RESORT 705-292-8452 LOCKSTOP CAFE 705-659-2200 1919 Lakehurst Road OLDE ICE HOUSE 705-657-1131 PIZZA ALLORO 705-657-7575

SCOTSMAN POINT RESORT / TEAROOM 705-657-8630 SHAMBHALA BED AND BREAKFAST 705-657-8664/1-866-957-8664 SIX FOOT BAY RESORT 705-657-8788 THE CODY INN 705-657-8812 THE VILLAGE INN 705-652-1910 WESTWIND INN ON THE LAKE 705-657-8095/1-800-387-8100


BUCKHORN FOODLAND 705-657-3311 BUCKHORN GENERAL STORE 705-657-3202 BUCKHORN HOME HARDWARE 705-657-8741 LOCKSIDE TRADING COMPANY 705-652-3940 Style Your Nest 705-768-0155 VILLAGE PET FOOD 705-652-9494

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Photo Credit: Jen Ronayne


BUCKHORN SAND & GRAVEL 705-657-9311 KAWARTHA PEST CONTROL 705-656-2168/1-888-333-7553 MILLER PEST CONTROL 1-866-858-2152 / 705-657-8018

Weddings/Conference/Retreats BEACHWOOD RESORT 705-657-3481 BUCKHORN COMMUNITY CENTRE 705-657-8833 BURLEIGH FALLS INN 705-654-3441 ELIM LODGE CHRISTIAN RESORT 800-420-6287

SWANKY EVENTS Sue 705-657-1916 WESTWIND INN ON THE LAKE 705-657-8095/1-800-387-8100



Promoter The Kawartha

Locally Owned and Operated

To get the latest local news and events, pick up your free copy of The Kawartha Promoter at retailers around the area. You can also check it out online at!

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The Kawartha Promoter has been locally owned and operated for more than 20 years.

We build quality homes architecturally designed to blend with the natural landscape. We are proud of our craftsmanship and attention to detail.

“A Place You Can Call Home� Visit our office at 134 Melody Bay Road, Buckhorn Web site: Email Ph: (705) 657-9313 Call us for competitive pricing on: Landscaping, Retaining Walls, Shorelines, Lot Clearing, Excavating, Backfilling, Road Building, Screened Topsoil, Sand, Gravel, stone, Licensed Sewage System Installations, Licensed Septic & Holding tank pumping and so much more! Visit our office at 134 Melody Bay Road, Buckhorn Email: Ph: (705) 657-9311

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Celebrating Over 70 Years of Service

• 16 Waterfront Cottages on Upper Buckhorn Lake. Over 160 Permanent Seasonal Trailers and Model Home Unit Sites. • Award-Winning 18 Hole, Par 72 Golf Course. Spring and Fall Packages Available. • Beautiful Extensive Pool Facility, Large Playground, Basketball and Tennis Courts. • Casual Dining with Chef Prepared seasonal ingredients, Prime Rib Saturdays,

and Signature Cocktails or Locally Crafted Beers served overlooking the water and 18th Green. • Owned and Operated by the Hall Family for 3 generations. 52 Fire Route #39, Buckhorn, ON K0L 1J0 • B (705) 657-8788 F (705) 657-9879 42 Explore Buckhorn & Area 2019

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