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Fenelon Falls & Area 2017

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n behalf of myself and Council I would like to welcome you to beautiful Fenelon Falls—the Jewel of the Kawarthas. You’ll find plenty to please and delight in Fenelon Falls, whether you love to fish, hike, atv, snowmobile, boat, dine on fine cuisines, shop for antiques, clothing or giftware—or simply soak up the sun on the beach. Lock 34 connects beautiful Cameron and Sturgeon Lakes, part of the world-famous Trent-Severn Waterway, taking boaters around the picturesque falls that gives the village it’s name. It’s a favourite destination for tourists, cottagers and locals alike. We invite you to visit and enjoy the rich history and natural splendour of Fenelon Falls, which offers so much beauty and bounty. Fenelon has it all. Come for a visit, come back often, or come to stay. We’re sure you’ll enjoy the village and the Kawartha Lakes.

Andy Letham Mayor, City of Kawartha Lakes

Photo Credit: Jane Clark

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What’s Inside ... This magazine is published on behalf of the Fenelon Falls & District Chamber of Commerce 705-887-3409 15 Oak Street, Fenelon Falls

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







Publisher Max Miller Editor John Bird Editorial by Diane Engelstad Art Director James Goodliff Office Manager Melissa Goodliff Sales Manager Laura Williams Account Managers: Belinda Wilson, Laura Williams Our thanks to contributing photographers. T: 705.738.6188 F: 705.738.4187 Email: 48 Main St. Bobcaygeon, Ontario Every effort has been made to present accurate listings in this publication. However, neither The Promoter nor the Fenelon Falls & District Chamber of Commerce accepts responsibility for any errors or omissions.


Fenelon Falls & Area 2017 Welcome to Fenelon Falls Area Map Water: Our Rich Heritage Freshwater Bounty Trent-Severn Waterway Houseboating Fishing Boating and Fishing Licences Featured Events Events Calendar Parks and Gardens Trails ATVing, Snowmobiling Cycling, Heritage Sites Downtown Map Food Shopping Community Services Accommodations 35 Neighbouring Communities Chamber President’s Message Chamber Directory

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Our bedding gallery in the upper level features the latest models from Sealy & Therapedic Bedding.

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Welcome to Fenelon Falls

A friendly welcome awaits you in this historic and goodnatured village, nestled between two sparkling lakes. Enjoy a stroll along the quaint main street where historic architecture, charming shops and restaurants attest to a proud local economy. Dedicated townsfolk have been hard at work to bring out the true personality of Fenelon’s lovely falls, clearing brush, planting native species, opening vistas of the limestone gorge and the cascade. The best vantage point for the falls is on the southeast side of Colborne Street (see centre-fold map). Look for the large rock marker with an arrow and “FALLS” directing you down the steps to the water. In 2016, the Fenelon Falls Horticultural Society helped install a collection of beautiful Butterfly Benches in the falls park area. The benches—in red and a special Parks-Canada green—were sculpted in metal by local artist Woody Farrow. Watch for lots of floral offerings throughout the village from the local Horticultural Society and Village Improvement Committee in 2017—and especially lots of red and white in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday. If you’re looking for the iconic “Fenelon” theatre sign that has long greeted visitors on Colborne Street, don’t worry. The building is now gone, unfortunately, the victim of mold and pigeons—but the sign will be back in due time. A citizens’ committee is refurbishing it for a new location in the future.

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Our Rich Heritage The Kawartha region is steeped in Indigenous and settler history and there are many opportunities to discover the rich cultural heritage of the area. A good place to start is the Maryboro Lodge Museum, the historic home on Oak Street of village founder, James Wallis. It hosts a permanent exhibit on the environmental history of settlement, as well as the most comprehensive collection of artifacts in the Kawarthas. Immigrant settlement in Fenelon Township began in the early 1830s, by adventurous members of the English gentry. At that time Fenelon Falls was a cascade from a 20-foot ledge, and the adjacent sparsely treed oak grove resembled English parkland. While the landscape has changed, and industry has come and gone, some of the ancient Burr Oaks that stood on site for James Wallis (one is considered to be 380 years old) can still be visited today. All summer long, there are special events

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and exhibits at the Museum ( This year watch for a watercolour painting workshop in honour of local pioneer artist Anne Langton; a Retro-photographic exhibit, with reposed modern day scenes mirroring iconic historic photos; an exhibit showcasing a complete line of toys from Fenelon Falls’ largest employer, Allen Wood Products, who manufactured Tinkertoys, croquet sets, indoor bowling and many other familiar toys from the 1940s to the 1970s, and much more. While in a heritage mood, check out Fenelon’s antique furniture and curiosity shops downtown. Within a reasonable drive, there are excellent exhibits and programs about the history of local First Nations. Petroglyphs Provincial Park is a revered site of ancient Indigenous rock drawings and carvings. Lang Pioneer Village, near Peterborough, recently partnered with Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation for “living

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history” demonstrations and exhibits. Both are just over an hour from Fenelon Falls. Curve Lake Cultural Centre and the Whetung Ojibway Centre are a little closer, featuring the work of aboriginal artists and artisans from across Canada. Curve Lake First Nation hosts an annual pow wow at the end of the summer (curvelakefirstnation. ca/tourism-and-culture/). If you are fascinated by some of our transportation history, be sure to visit

the Kirkfield or Peterborough Lift Locks, both of which were designed by Canadian engineer Richard Birdsall Rogers and built in the first years of the 20th century; quite a technological feat for the time, and in our harsh climate. Or visit the Fenelon Falls Station Gallery on Lindsay Street, which welcomed rail passengers until 1961. For an extensive list of heritage sites worth exploring nearby, see page 21.

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Our Freshwater Bounty Trent-Severn Waterway

This is the year to get out on the water and enjoy all that the Trent Severn Waterway has to offer. In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Parks Canada is offering free lockage on all historic canals for the entire 2017 navigation season. At 386kms in length, the Trent Severn Waterway is recognized as one of the finest interconnected systems of navigation in the world, welcoming over a million visitors a year. The canal system boasts two of the world’s highest hydraulic liftlocks (Kirkfield, Peterborough) a marine railroad (Big Chute), and the highest point of fresh water elevation (Balsam Lake) from which you can circumnavigate the world by water. Lock 34, joining Cameron and Sturgeon Lakes, is one of the earliest locks to be built on the historic system, and a prominent feature of Fenelon Falls. Grab a frozen yogurt or Kawartha Dairy ice-cream cone from one of the local shops, and let the rhythm of climbing and descending water relax you for an hour—or two—of serious boat and people watching. Boaters are well served here with plenty of prime docking space and hydro and water

hookups. Restaurants, shops and services are all just a stroll away. There is a public boat launch at the north end of the dock. At the north end of Cameron Lake, Rosedale and Lock 35 provide the gateway to Balsam Lake, enjoyed for its clear water, numerous islands and bays, and Balsam Lake Provincial Park. Parks Canada offers “oTENTik” sites at Lock 35 in Rosedale (see Accommodations, p. 37). Dockside gas and boat rentals are also available in Rosedale. If you are vacationing in late June, you’ll want to catch the Fresh Water Summit Festival (see p. 13) in nearby Coboconk, which celebrates the importance of water as a natural resource and Balsam Lake’s official status as the highest lake from which you can reach all four oceans by boat. Don’t own a boat? Fenelon Falls Marina is the place to visit if the water is calling you. You’ll find a fine inventory of new and preowned watercraft, as well as expert service to all makes and models. A selection of boats and waverunners are also available for rent here. Buckeye Marine, with a fourgeneration history in nearby Bobcaygeon, is also worth the trip for a full range of watercraft and boating services, including custom upholstery.


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Many choose to experience the beauty and history of the region from a houseboat. In fact, Kawartha Lakes is recognized as the Houseboat Capital of Ontario. With your own floating cottage, you get to sample sunrises and sunsets, a concert in one community, and the best butter tarts in the next. To get you started and give you a taste for a houseboat vacation, visit, or go to Youtube and enter “Houseboating Kawarthas.” There are several houseboat-rental companies such as Egan Houseboat Rentals in the area.

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World-class fishing is yours on Sturgeon, Cameron and the many other lakes in the region. The warm-water fishery consists of species such as Walleye, Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Bullhead, Sucker, and Carp. Nearby Bobcaygeon hosts the annual Canada/US Walleye Tournament at the end of May (, attracting anglers from far and wide. With free lockage this year on the Trent Canal system, you might sample several lakes and choose your favourite. Or try your luck dropping a line from the end of a dock.

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Boating and Fishing Licences

If you wish to include boating or fishing in your vacation, you’ll need a licence for each. Fishing licences are available at any marina or bait shop. During Family Fishing Days in February and July, you can fish licence-free. Transport Canada now requires that you prove your boating competency by taking a boating-safety course, in person or online, passing the test and obtaining your Pleasure Craft Operator Card at the end of the course. Several bait, sports and marine outlets, including Fenelon Falls Marina, issue the card. The course itself is not difficult; if you need more extensive safety and operating-skill development, you should ask questions before you enroll to make sure you have the skills you need.

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Featured Events


Kawartha Lakes Snowshoe Race An all-new event features one of our oldest recreation activities. The inaugural

Kawartha Lakes Snowshoe Race takes place at Garnet Graham Park on Sunday, Feb. 5, with 5-km and 10-km courses, and a short sprint event for children.

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Easter Eggstravaganza When the snow has melted but you still need a little coaxing to leave the warmth of your living room, Eggstravaganza puts the colour back into village life and offers just the boost you need. Kids of all ages will love the festive atmosphere downtown and the excitement of the Bunny Hunt. Pick up your instructions at a local business to search the town for hidden bunnies,





This family event is part of a growing list of races that include the Canadian National Championships on Feb. 19, and the world championships in Saranac Lake, New York, Feb. 25. The Fenelon Falls race is designed for all levels of participation from beginner to expert. Proceeds from the event will go to support the Kawartha Komets SpecialNeeds Hockey Program.

Labour Day Weekend

Saturday September 2nd - Sunday September 3rd at Fenelon Falls Fairground

Indoor & Outdoor artists displaying Fine Art and Fine Crafts FREE Admission • Free Parking • Just a walk from the falls Phone: 705-887-3263 • 705-887-9277 • email: 10 Explore Fenelon Falls & Area 2017

and return at the end of the hunt for an Easter treat bag. Other activity stations in town add to the fun. The Country Living Show (April 28 – 30) This premier local business and service showcase is back for its 33rd year, proudly sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Learn all about top quality and new looks for your home or cottage. And find lots of helpful demonstrations and expert advice to get your projects started. Time flies with the exceptional offers so much more to engage you. But the show runs for three days so go early, go often.


Canada Day/Midnight Madness There’s always lots going on at Garnet Graham Park and its beach on Canada Day.

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Bring a picnic or choose a take-out dinner from an eclectic variety of restaurants, and enjoy music and other festivities. Maryboro Lodge Museum, at the mouth of the locks, hosts a Strawberry Social from 1-4 pm. A dazzling display of fireworks caps off the celebration at 10 pm.

Enjoy family-friendly entertainment, great food giveaways, store specials, the Rotary Club’s Classic Car draw, along with all sorts of special activities courtesy of the Chamber of Commerce, the events committee and local supporters.

Midnight Madness is a favourite summer tradition for residents and visitors alike.

Fresh Water Summit Festival in Coboconk (June 30 to July 1) Did you know you can boat to all four oceans from Balsam Lake? Designated Canada’s highest body of fresh water from which to circumnavigate the world, Balsam Lake is a great place to celebrate the importance of our fresh-water resources and the significance of water in the history and ongoing life of the area. This year the festival is timed to coincide with Canada’s 150th birthday for a very special Friday-Saturday party.


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Wednesday Afternoon Teas at Maryboro Lodge These afternoon teas are steeped in the fascinating history of Fenelon Falls and the Kawartha region. Along with Canada’s sesquicentennial birthday, this year the museum will celebrate local pioneer artist Anne Langton’s arrival and settlement in the area. Enjoy an elegant tea and home-

baked treats on the verandah, with a view of the lake and the ancient oak grove. July 26 is Pie Day, and Aug. 23 is Chocolate Day. Kawartha Arts Festival (Sept. 2-3) Now in its 28th year, this is one of the largest arts festivals in Ontario, attracting thousands of visitors. Immerse yourself in the work of dozens of artists and artisans,

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and bring home a one-of-a-kind piece you will treasure for a lifetime. Prior to the show, you can sample the work of participants— like prominent Kawartha artists Maud Skoog and James Goodliff—online, at Admission is free and the venue is wheelchair accessible. While in town, don’t miss the second annual outdoor Open-Mic concert, a collaborative musical event sponsored by local music enthusiasts, Saturday evening, next to Lock 34 on the island. Photo Credit: Gord Brady


Have you noticed the autumn colours in this part of the world? Of course you have. And here are two more reasons to make a special trip to Fenelon Falls when that glorious display beckons: Bobcaygeon & Area Chamber of Commerce and Unlock the Summer present





SATURDAY JUNE 10, 2017 6-11PM

Fabulous Fare from Local Restaurants & and so much more! Entry armbands sold in advance starting in February 2017 (check website for info) This is a family event!

DAYTIME ACTIVITIES AT THE LOCKS First Nation Storytelling & Traditional Dance • Face Painting • The History of Lock 32 • Music • and much more


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Victoria County Studio Tours (Sept. 23-24; Sept. 30 to Oct. 1) Take a self-guided tour through our local countryside to meet participating artists in their own studios. Their works include fine art, pottery, glass, metalwork, wood, jewellery, basketry and textiles. Visit for more artist and tour information. Harvest Happenings On Thanksgiving weekend, enjoy another downtown outing that serves up fun for the whole family, courtesy of local volunteers and business. Meet some very colourful scarecrows and find a few wandering about, enjoy one of our famous horsedrawn wagon rides, paint a pumpkin, and drop in for deals, draws and shopping at our friendly stores. The Turkey Trot ( starts Oct. 7 at 10 am in Garnet Graham Park. It raises money for Santa Day festivities, and can also help prepare space for your Thanksgiving turkey dinner.

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Santa Day/Nighttime Parade & Fireworks Every year, on the last Saturday of November, the entire village of Fenelon Falls is transformed into Santa’s workshop. There are family activities starting at 11 am throughout the downtown. Have a photo taken with Santa at his house, make magic reindeer food, or a sock puppet, enjoy a wagon ride, stop for a hot drink and a treat at numerous locations... and so much more. Globus Theatre at the LAB: The entertainment is exceptional; the setting sublime. The Lakeview Arts Barn (LAB) is a special place; a stately entertainment venue set in a former working barn in the countryside outside of Bobcaygeon. Originally modified in 1967, LAB enjoyed a thirty-year stint as a dance hall, before further renovation, in 2006 transformed it to the theatre and dining venue it is today. Importantly, it is home to the Globus Theatre; a talented company that delivers a rich summer season and theatrical offerings throughout the year. Lots of comedy with a dash of song describes the 2017 lineup. Be sure to catch Raising the Barn by Globus Theatre’s own James Barrett and Sarah Quick; a comedy about cows, vows and credentials. • R eal Estate – A Great Canadian Comedy by Allana Harkin (June 28 to July 8) • O h Canada, We Sing for Thee starring Leisa Way (July 11-22) • R aising the Barn – A Dinner Theatre Experience (July 26 to Aug. 5) • The Fixer Upper by Lorne Elliot (Aug. 8-19) •H  alf Way There by Norm Foster (Aug. 23 to Sept. 2)

It’s all free, provided by the generosity of over 140 local supporters and participants. For a full list of activities closer to the date, visit, and consider planning the day in advance to squeeze in all of your favourite features. At dusk, visitors are treated to a festival of lights. Beginning at 5 pm, the parade rolls through the village, with dozens of illuminated floats and marching bands. A spectacular winter-time fireworks display concludes the event.

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Events Calendar

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Feb. 5: Kawartha Lakes Snowshoe Race, Garnet Graham Park. Feb. 5: Mac and Cheese Fest Competition, 1-4 pm, Seniors’ Hall; proceeds to Lock 34 Revitalization Project; visit Friends of Lock 34 Facebook page for details. Feb. 18 - 20: Licence Free Fishing. Feb. 12 - March 15: Winter Food Fest. Oldfashioned church suppers from the Fenelon Falls Association of Churches: watch for posters around town. April 8: 9 am-5 pm: Grannies for Grannies (Stephen Lewis Foundation) 9th Annual Musicathon, St. James Anglican Church, 7 Bond Street E. April 15: 10 am-1 pm: Easter Eggstravaganza ( April 28 - 30: 33rd Annual Country Living Show, Fenelon Falls Community Centre, Veterans Way. Showcase for local businesses and services, and everything you need for home and cottage. Demonstrations, special offers, draws and more.

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May 1: KATVA trails open (( May 13: 2-4 pm: Maryboro Lodge Museum Speaker Series: John Rufa on wine making May 27: 5-9 pm: Diva Night, downtown. A special night for divas of all ages to explore what’s on offer at our fabulous shops. Fashion Show, special draws, live music, great food, and plenty of deals. June 3: Unlock the Summer. Join the Bobcaygeon & Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual welcome-back-summer event, with music, performers, demonstrations, barbecue and the unlocking of a giant gold clock launching the season of fun. Visit closer to the date for details. June 17: 2-4 pm: Maryboro Lodge Museum’s Now and Then Quilt Show June 30 - July 1: Fresh Water Summit Festival, Coboconk. A celebration on Canada’s highest body of fresh water, with races, music, shows, community and ecological displays. Pancake Breakfast served by Christ Church, at the Lions Hall, Saturday, 9 am. July 1: Canada Day Celebrations; Fireworks, Garnet Graham Park ( July 1: 1-4 pm: Strawberry Social, Maryboro Lodge Museum July 1: 8 pm: Rotary Club Draw at Stokes on Trent. 1969 Dodge Coronet Super Bee A-12 tribute car, appraised at $47,900 July 2: 10 am: Freshwater Summit Festival Open Air Worship Service, Lions Park, Coboconk July 1 - 9: Licence-Free Family Fishing July 5, 12, 19 & 26: 2-4 pm: Tea at Maryboro Lodge Museum July 8: 7 pm to midnight: Midnight Madness ( July 8: 10 pm: Rotary Club Classic Car Draw July 23: Telus Ride for Dad (Prostate Cancer fundraiser), Fenelon Falls Marina. Boats and pleasurecraft welcome. See for more information.

NOTE: Calendar information subject to change without notice. For more information contact the Chamber of Commerce at 705-887-3409 or info@

Aug. 4-6: The Fenelon Fair (, Fairgrounds. Midway, Agricultural Competitions, 4H Club Events, Arts, Crafts & Baking Competitions, Country 105 Video Dance Party, Horses and much more. Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: 2-4 pm: Tea at Maryboro Lodge Aug. 12: Fenelon Falls Stamp Show, location TBA (705-3247577) Aug. 18-20: Buckhorn Fine Art Festival, Buckhorn Community Centre. Immerse yourself in the creativity and ambience of this premier art show, a half hour east of Fenelon Falls. Discover “acres of art” for sale, enjoy local cuisine and live music, and participate in art activities for the whole family. Tickets to the Friday Garden Party and festival days are available online at Sept. 2-3: Kawartha Arts Festival (kawarthaartsfestival. com) Sept. 3: evening: 2nd Annual Open Mic on the Island. Bring a lawn chair. Sept. 16: 9 am to noon: Rotary Club Waste Day, at the Community Centre, Veterans Way parking lot. Bring your documents for shredding, along with scrap metal and electronic waste Sept. 23 - 24: Victoria County Studio Tour ( for map) Sept. 30 - Oct. 1: Victoria County Studio Tour Oct. 7: Harvest Happenings ( Oct. 7: 10 am: The Turkey Trot (fenelonathleticsandnutrition. com/fenelon-turkey-trot), Garnet Graham Park Nov. 10, 7 pm: Legion Candlelight Vigil, at the locks, moving to Cenotaph Nov. 11, 11 am: Remembrance Day Service, at the Cenotaph, Francis St. W. Nov. 25: Santa Day (See p. 14) Nov. 25: 5 pm: Santa Claus Parade

Photo Credit: Lois Densmore

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Parks and Gardens

The Fenelon Falls area is blessed with numerous parks and recreation areas for swimming, cycling, walking, winter and summer sports, and powered vehicle recreation. There are several community organizations—including the Horticultural Society, still going strong after 95+ years—that collaborate to improve and beautify parklands and various corners of town. Garnet Graham Park, at the beach (follow Bond or Francis streets to their western ends), features a sandy beach, playground equipment, beach-volleyball court, and idyllic picnic spots. It’s often the venue for community-sponsored events. Island Park 18 Explore Fenelon Falls & Area 2017

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(entrance at the Colborne Street bridge), on the south side of Lock 34, also offers picnic sites. Take a historic walk up the stone steps off Bond Street E. to St. James Park, an enchantingly quiet spot and the site of the original Anglican Church and cemetery. You’ll find pioneer graves and headstones and may recognize a few names of established families in the area.

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Russ Baptiste Park, just behind the Funeral Home, is a good place to mingle with locals on most summer evenings, if you like to watch baseball. There’s a refreshment stand on site, and playground equipment to keep kids happy. Verulam Park, on Sturgeon Lake (Kawartha Lakes Road 30, east of Fenelon Falls) offers another swimming and picnic option, and access to Sturgeon Lake. A public boat dock and boat launch are available. Great sunsets too. West of Fenelon Falls, Birch Point Beach on Balsam Lake offers an additional swimming option. Take Kawartha Lakes Road 8 (Glenarm Road) west to Birch Point and go north until you reach the beach. Wildlife is in abundance in the varied

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ecosystems of this area, but many creatures know how to hide from sight in our busy tourist season. Still, you might be lucky enough to spot a great blue heron, or an osprey, right off your dock or deck. Friends of the Osprey, a volunteer organization, has worked diligently over the past several years to ensure healthy habitat to keep the impressive birds coming back to nest in this area. Look up and you may see the giant nests, on natural or manmade platforms ( A short drive away, Balsam Lake Provincial Park, off Highway 48 near Coboconk, offers excellent swimming, hiking, camping and picnic opportunities. Ken Reid Conservation Area, in addition to picnic and group camping facilities, interpretive trails, and an osprey nest observation area, features “Howlers Corners,” an off-leash dog area.

Trails Photo Credit: Wendy Bruckert

Fenelon Falls is the perfect access point for the Victoria Rail Trail, a scenic rail corridor running north to Kinmount or south to Lindsay. It’s open year round for walking, hiking, cycling, fishing, horseback riding, dog sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, plus snowmobiling and ATV-ing with valid trail permits. 20 Explore Fenelon Falls & Area 2017

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Heritage Sites

The trail is part of the vision for the Toronto Algonquin Greenway (TAG), a 400+ km hike, bike and paddle route embracing 30 communities from Toronto to Algonquin Park—and including Fenelon Falls. This Canada Day, TAG will celebrate the Grand Opening of the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) from sea to sea to sea, including the Kawartha TCT (

ATVing & Snowmobiling

The Kawartha Lakes Snowmobile Club and Kawartha ATV Association facilitate enjoyment of these two activities, along the rail trail and on other maintained trails. See their websites for information regarding trails and permits.


Cycling is a great way to get up close and personal with the Kawarthas, either road cycling, or along the Victoria Rail Trail. During the summer months the bridge crossing the mouth of the canal above the locks is left permanently swung so boats can pass. Start at Garnet Graham Park to travel north towards Kinmount. To head towards Lindsay, start at the Fenelon Station Gallery.

For a heritage-rich experience, include these stops and events in your itinerary: • Austin Sawmill, Kinmount • Beaver River Museum, Beaverton • Bobcaygeon Fall Fair • Boyd Museum, Bobcaygeon • Canada’s Smallest Jail, Coboconk coboconk-jailhouse • Curve Lake Cultural Centre • Doube’s Trestle Bridge, Orange Corners • Kirkfield and District Historical Museum • Highlands Cinema and Museum, Kinmount • Horseless Carriage Museum, Fenelon Falls • Kawartha Settlers Village, Bobcaygeon • Maryboro Lodge, Fenelon Falls • Kinmount Fair Heritage Display, • Kinmount Rail Station (model train) Station.php • Kinmount Icelandic Monument php • The Olde Gaol Museum, Lindsay • Whetung Ojibwa Centre and Gallery, Curve Lake Explore Fenelon Falls & Area 2017 21

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Murphy’s Lockside Pub & Patio 3 May St., Lock 34, Fenelon Falls 705-887-1100 Neabor’s Restaurant & Bar Lindsay Square Mall 401 Kent St. W., Lindsay 705-324-1862 Orchid Bistro 12 May St., Fenelon Falls 705-887-3333 Authentic Thai Cuisine Sharney’s Diner 69 Colborne St., Fenelon Falls 705-887-6688 See our ad - page 23

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Signature Restaurant 102 Lindsay St., Fenelon Falls 705-887-5353 That Place on Cameron 16 Oriole Rd., Fenelon Falls 705-887-7690 Behind Fenelon Falls Marina The Full Cup Café 50 Main St., Bobcaygeon 705-738-6574 Open 7 Days a Week The Perch Restaurant 9 Lindsay St., Fenelon Falls 705-887-7888 Dine by the falls QQ Sushi & Chinese 52 Kent St., Lindsay 705-878-1188 All You Can Eat

Food Fenelon Falls is lucky to have an eclectic range of food and dining options. If you arrive on a Friday during the summer, enjoy a taste of our local produce and artisanal food offerings at the Farmers Market. The Farmers’ Market opens in May and runs into October. Sobeys, located at the lights where County Roads 8 and 121 meet, will provide you with everything you need to feed a crowd and celebrate any season. From seafood and quality meats, to fresh ready-made entrées and specialty items to make living easy. While driving in the countryside, keep your eyes open for family-run farm stands for home-baked treats, preserves, maple syrup, and pesticide-free produce grown on site, especially along County Road 8 (Glenarm Road). And please do slow down for horse-drawn carriages.

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Sharney’s Diner, 69 Colborne St., offers home-cooked meals with a Newfoundland flavour - and no preservatives. The Kawartha Lakes Trading Post, on Highway 35 in Rosedale, combines shopping and dining experiences, so give yourself enough time for the excursion. The cozy family-style restaurant is licensed, and serves up homey food from fresh ingredients, like 100-percent-beef burgers, and pancakes with real, warm, maple syrup. There’s also a bakery and Kawartha Dairy Ice Cream bar, not to mention the large general store to explore. Sometimes there are line-ups at this popular seasonal spot (closed during the winter), but consider it part of the fun. And remember, if you’re spending any time in the area during February and March, the Winter Food Festival is in full swing, featuring the best of the church-supper tradition at reasonable prices, served up by the local Association of Churches. You are encouraged to bring a contribution to the Salvation Army Food Bank. Look for the calendar posted at Sobeys and other locations around town. 26 Explore Fenelon Falls & Area 2017


What’s a visit to small-town Ontario without poking around our downtown shops? Big-box stores may have their place, but they are no rival for the unique historical features and eclectic mix that showcase the personality of our local entrepreneurs, whether for fashion, function, or just plain fun.

Watsons’ Village Shop has anchored the retail district on Colborne Street in Fenelon Falls for generations now. Ron Watson opened the store in 1965 and it continues to be run by the Watson Family. Step inside and you’ll discover Canadian-made fashion, handcrafted jewelry, unique gifts and personalized service appreciated by new and long-time customers. Bert’s Appliances offers another taste of family-run service that has local and Explore Fenelon Falls & Area 2017 27

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seasonal clients returning again and again. At Bert’s, customers are neighbours. In addition to offering a full range of new appliances, and a selection of fully serviced and warranted used appliances, Bert’s will come and service your older appliances too. You’ll also find an impressive range of top-brand mattresses and frames. Visit Across the street at Cornerstone Furnishings, the McNamara family has provided the area with quality furniture, delivery and service for nearly 40 years. Cornerstone makes a special effort to source

Remember - health starts where we live, work & play. Community Care’s services help people of all ages to remain healthy and happy in their own homes. To learn more, contact Community Care 70 Murray St., Fenelon Falls. 705-324-7323 or 1-800-461-0327 28 Explore Fenelon Falls & Area 2017

local and Canadian manufacturers, and its popular harvest tables are made right here in Fenelon Falls. While independently owned, Cornerstone is part of the “Home Hardware Family” and also sells appliances, mattresses, and a wide selection of gifts and furnishings. Natasha Clements and her Butterfly Boutique are relative newcomers on the block, making the most of the quaint storefront at 24 Colborne St. A favourite clothing shop among millenials and anyone with an eye for youthful fashion, its ever evolving inventory always includes an impressive collection of accessories, like scarves, handbags, and jewelry. Visit often to see what’s new. Whether you’re shopping for gifts, antiques, clothing, books or food, do explore the side streets of our business district—May, Bond, Francis (east and west) and Market streets. Blue Oak Gallery and Antiques is tucked away off the main street on Francis Street East. It offers a treasure trove of antiques, paintings (proprietor Gary Sedore likes to showcase the work of local artists), art glass, vintage clothing, pottery, primitive tools and kitchen wares, and almost anything else you can think of.

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South of the bridge you’ll find additional options for fast-food fare, hardware, groceries and more. A “must stop” shop on your drive through our scenic countryside, is the Kawartha Lakes Trading Post (kawarthatradingpost. ca), five minutes north on Highway 35. A “landmark general store and more,” this building features a cottage amenities store, gift shop, bakery and restaurant. Five stars on Trip Advisor. Grr8 Finds Market, 47-49 Colborne St., offers more than 50 vendors in one jam-packed location.

Head east and you’ll find plenty of shopping opportunities in Bobcaygeon, a 20-minute drive from Fenelon Falls, along County Road 8. Viva Valeur (“Long Live Value”), 71 Bolton Street, is one of the newest shops in the popular fashion enclave. Bobcaygeon also has an excellent Pet Valu outlet, on County Road 36 (East St. S), to meet all your pet needs while in the area. Pet Valu carries trusted brands of raw (frozen) pet food options, and provides the services of a well-loved dog groomer on site (705-731-0612).

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Library: The Fenelon Falls branch of the City of Kawartha Lakes Library on Market Street is a great place to visit on a rainy day, or while you’re waiting for your laundry cycle to finish across the street. The Fenelon Branch gives you access to the entire Kawartha Lakes system, including an excellent collection of DVDs and audio books. Library cards are free to all permanent and seasonal residents of the City of Kawartha Lakes. There are computers on site if you need to check your email, and the library provides free WiFi access. The library is open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10 am to 5 pm; Tuesday, Thursday from 10 am to 8 pm; and Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm. WiFi: Free WiFi is available at the library, Garnet Graham Beach Park, the Chamber of Commerce Tourist Office. Walk-In Clinic: The Kawartha North Family Health Team offers a walkin clinic, 9 am to 12 noon (check in by 11 am to ensure service), at Pharmasave, 53 Colborne Street. This augments the after-hours care already provided in Bobcaygeon, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The walk-in clinic is completely supported by community contributions

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(no government funding). Donations are always welcome. Please note that the walkin clinic is for acute care only. If you have an ongoing health issue, you should consult with your family health care practitioner. As a neighbourhood pharmacy, Pharmasave offers information and products you need to help care for your family’s health every day. Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes is a home-support agency with a comprehensive volunteer-based transportation service for seniors and people with special needs, including ODSP clients. There is a fee for service to keep the operation viable. For information on transportation, fitness programs and other services available through the Agency, call Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes at 324-7323. Early Years Drop-in Centre in Fenelon Falls provides a space where parents, grandparents or caregivers can stay and play with children 0-6 years old. Early Learning 32 Explore Fenelon Falls & Area 2017

Centres are equipped like the best childcare centres, but while the children play and make friends, you can meet other parents/ caregivers with young children. Visit www. for a complete calendar of programs and events in the area.


Perhaps, like many vacationers, you’ve lingered at a real-estate storefront, wondering what it would be like to enjoy your own piece of Kawartha Lakes heaven. Why not find out? High quality professional service is available from real-estate agents who have a long, committed history in the area. Fenelon Falls Real Estate sales representatives know the region intimately and bring a wealth of local experience to their professional services. Visit fenelonfallsrealty. com to use the online mortgage calculator tool. Jerry Bryans (, with

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Royal LePage Kawartha Lakes Realty, offers comprehensive marketing and internet exposure, and “24/7” service to support you through the sale or purchase of your property. Kawartha Waterfront Realty, as the name implies, specializes in cottage and waterfront properties, with plenty of knowledge to help you find all the hidden gems throughout “cottage country.”

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Sing at Christmas, to community garden plots, cooking programs, support groups, and programs for children and teenagers. Watch The Promoter Events pages to find out about upcoming events.

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Insurance Brokers

Fenelon Falls, and the Kawartha region generally, are fortunate to have the trusted service of long-standing family insurance brokerages to provide appropriate protection and peace of mind for the things that matter. Stewart Morrison Insurance, the largest independent brokerage in the City of Kawartha Lakes, continues to be family-run after 45 years—now in its third generation. The office in Fenelon Falls (47 Colborne St.) is one of six locations. In addition to excellent client care, customers appreciate the company’s strong support for community endeavours, especially in the arts and recreation. With over 60 years of insurance experience, Pedestal Insurance also provides superior client service to the Kawartha area. The head office, on Colborne Street in downtown Fenelon Falls, has an appointed Commissioner of Oaths representative on site for those legal documents requiring a certified witness and/or verification. Pedestal takes pride in keeping insurance products uncomplicated and helping you to understand your policy and options.

Faith Communities

Fenelon Falls churches play a vital part in community life, and sponsor countless events and programs, from Family Skating on New Year’s Eve and a Community Carol 34 Explore Fenelon Falls & Area 2017

Christian Trentside Baptist Church: 10 am at Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon locations (705-887-3228; check website for summer changes) Fenelon Falls United Church: 11 am (705-887-3040) Immanuel Baptist Church: 11 am, 10 am July and August (705-887-6656 Salvation Army Citadel: 10:30 am (705-887-3031)           Shiloh Christian Centre (Pentecostal): 10:30 am (705-887-3560;               St.Andrew’s Presbyterian Church: 11 am (705-887-3901;     St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church: Saturday 4 p.m., Sunday 11 am (705-887-4149) St. James Anglican Church: 11 am (705-887-2537; Judaism Beth Israel Synagogue (Peterborough (705)745-8398 Buddhist Dharma Centre (Kinmount; 705-488-2704; Islam Masjid Al-Salaam (Peterborough; 705-7492820; Ba’Hai Kawartha Lakes Spiritual Assembly (Lindsay; 705-320-1969)

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Sunny Acres—This family-style campground on the north shore of Cameron Lake offers overnight campsites, seasonal trailer sites and housekeeping cottages. It has been family owned and operated since 1949. Along with a few other amenities, rental fishing boats, canoes, kayaks and pedal boats are available on site. Pets are welcome if kept on a leash, and there is a swimming beach for dogs. Shorelea Cottages—The living is easy on beautiful Balsam Lake. At Shorelea Cottages, operated by Gail and Grant Cottrell, all units come with a gas barbecue, satellite television, shower or tub, electric heat, fully equipped kitchen, pillows and blankets (guests bring sheets and towels), and docking facilities. In July and August, bookings are from Saturday to Saturday. Take advantage of low-season rates during spring and fall.

Sandy Beach Resort—Another excellent option on popular Balsam Lake is the Sandy Beach Resort, family run by the Henderson Family since 1940. The spacious 40-acre resort (with three playgrounds) offers housekeeping cottages, seasonal trailer sites, and overnight RV sites. There are fishing boats, canoes and kayaks available for rent. A small store on site will keep you supplied with staples, treats, and wood. Stone Fountain Motel—A little further north on Highway #35 and set on seven scenic acres, you’ll find the Stone Fountain Motel. There are nine guest rooms, and some feature a fully equipped kitchenette. Daily breakfast and housekeeping are included. Free WiFi and pet-friendly rooms are also available. Log Chateau Park—Situated on the Burnt River, this family-friendly resort gives you access to Cameron Lake (Locks 34 and 35 on

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the Trent Severn Waterway) in addition to the eight-metredeep river itself—perfect for canoeing, kayaking and any kind of floating. The area is known for bass, walleye and muskie fishing. Golf courses, shopping, boat rentals and theatres are within a 15-20 minute drive of the park, and the resort has access to miles of ATV trails. In addition to a small, sandy beach on the river, there is a pool, a hot tub, sauna, and a large indoor space for rainy-day activities. The resort offers trailer and tent camping as well as comfortable “camping cabins.” Parkridge Lifestyles Communities—Looking to stay for a week or longer? Parkridge Communities offer a diversity of

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convenience store, sandy beach, pet friendly, gas & bait RENTALS: boat & motor, canoe, paddle boat & kayak 24 Sunny Acres Road, Fenelon Falls (705) 887-3416

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affordable, yet exceptional options. As one of the largest owner/operator of residentialland-lease communities, recreational resorts and marinas in Canada, they manage a number of cottage and RV (for lease or purchase) communities in the Kawartha Lakes region, including in: Bobcaygeon, Omemee, Buckhorn and Ennismore. Parks Canada Rosedale Lock 35—An “oTENTik,” is a cross between a tent and a rustic cabin, the perfect way to discover

the joys of camping without all the muss and fuss. There are three oTENTiks and one cabin available at Lock 35. To reserve, call 877-RESERVE (737-3783) or book online at Get your barbecue filled at Highlands Propane. Tourist Information and Chamber of Commerce Office: 15 Oak Street 705-8873409

“Family Camping in the heart of the Kawarthas” Log Chateau Park has been family owned and operated since 1967. Our 200 acre woodland family campground is located in the heart of the Kawartha Lakes. Three golf courses and ample shopping are all within 15 minutes, as are boat rentals and movie theatres.

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Neighbouring Communities

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Bobcaygeon (Est. 1832): Situated on three islands between Sturgeon and Pigeon Lakes boasts small-town charm and a vibrant downtown on the historic Trent-Severn Waterway. There’s no end of shopping, dining, fishing, boating, antiquing and cultural activities. Bigley Shoes and Clothing has become a renowned destination for serious shoppers. Burnt River (Est. 1830s): With a population of 250 and no commercial district, Burnt River may not be on your radar as a destination. However, if you have a canoe, bike, snowmobile, fishing rod, or ATV, you may not want to miss it. From this tiny hamlet with its unique history you can access the Burnt River (a popular canoe route), the Victoria Rail Trail (85 kms of flat, scenic trail that runs between Lindsay and Kinmount) and Four Mile Lake (with its public beach and boat launch off of Hillside Dr.)

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Cameron (believed site of 1613 battle between First Nations and Samuel de Champlain): This quiet country village is located to the west of Sturgeon Lake, on Hwy 35 at CKL Rd 34, nestled amidst rolling green fields. Watch for roadside stands where farmers offer naturally-raised beef, produce and home-baked goods. Cameron is best known for its recreational fishing, accessed through the hamlet of Long Beach on Sturgeon Lake. Coboconk (Est. 1851): Though small—with a population of 800—Coboconk has long been a centre of commerce and bustle. In the 1800s and early 1900s it was active in the lumber, limestone and brick-making industries of central Ontario; while later, with the building of the Trent-Severn Waterway, it became a hub for summer tourist and cottager activity. Known to the cognoscenti as “Coby”, it hosts the annual Fresh Water Summit and the Coboconk Duck Derby. In town, you’ll find “Canada’s smallest jail” while a short drive southwest will take you to Balsam Lake Provincial Park. Kinmount (Est ~1850s): The landscape is different in Kinmount. The deep, dark woods and looming, rocky hills of the Canadian Shield surround this tiny village. First home to the Huron, settlers from the United Kingdom arrived in the 1850s, followed later in 1874, by a large group of Icelandic railway workers. This group, identified as one of the first Icelandic settlements in Canada, met ill

fortune due to poor health standards in their work camp. Today, this small tourist village with its rich history is eclectic in spirit and interest. After touring its beautiful sawmill, railway station and artisan shops, visit the Highland Cinema to discover a mesmerizing labyrinth of Hollywood paraphernalia. Looking for solitude? Visit the Dharma Centre, 400-acre mediation retreat in the hills southeast of town. Kirkfield (Est. 1864): Tiny Kirkfield has two big attractions. For history buffs and boaters, there’s the Kirkfield Lift Lock. Situated at Lock 36 of the Trent-Severn Waterway, it’s the second highest hydraulic lift lock in the world (lifting boats 15 m) and is designated as being at the highest elevation on the water route. For birders and nature buffs, there’s Carden Alvar Provincial Park. One of province’s newest parks, it has been identified as a globally rare ecosystem. Public access is limited to two secured hiking trails due to its extremely sensitive habitat. Parking and washrooms are available at the trailhead. Lindsay (Inc. 1859): Lindsay, one of the larger commercial centres in the Kawarthas, features a historic downtown, a mall and large retail outlets. The town was first settled by an American family, the Purdys, who built a dam on the Scugog River in 1827, followed by a sawmill and gristmill around which the community grew. At first, Lindsay – named after the surveyor’s assistant who died accidentally while plotting its streets and lots—was a lumber and farming hub. After the introduction of the railway, it became a manufacturing centre for over a hundred years. Today, its economic focus is agriculture and tourism. Spend a day exploring Lindsay’s downtown boutiques, strolling the walking trails that follow the Scugog River, and step back in time at the Olde Gaol Museum.

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Norland (Est. 1862): As you drive towards Norland, you can’t help but notice a change in the landscape; from rolling hills, farms and woods, to the dark coniferous forests and steep granite outcrops of the Canadian Shield. You’ve entered “The Land Between”; a unique transitional area containing features of the two ecosystems it borders. Norland is situated on the pristine Gull River and offers boating, canoeing and other outdoor recreational opportunities. Its public access beach can be found at #74 Shadow Lake Rd 3, off Hwy 35, south of the village. Rosedale (Est. ~1873): South of Coboconk, Rosedale’s Lock 35 is popular stop for TrentSevern boaters and bird watchers. You can also try “glamping” at one of Parks Canada o-TENTik sites available there. Call 1-877737-3783 for details. Sturgeon Point (Inc. 1899): A short drive west of Bobcaygeon, scenic Sturgeon Point has been a beloved summer vacation destination for over 150 years. Steeped in history, this tiny hamlet features excellent swimming at its public beach, basketball at its wooded park, and great fishing at the government wharf. The 100-year-old, octagonal Sturgeon Point Union Church is a must-see. Explore Fenelon Falls & Area 2017 39

Chamber President Welcome Fenelon Falls & District lives up to its reputation as “The Jewel of the Kawarthas”. We continue to sparkle

with exciting landscapes, parks, docking, shopping and special events all year long. The Fenelon Falls Chamber hosts the area’s most popular Country Living Show April 28 - 30. On the first of July we celebrate Canada at our beachfront with fun and games, a concert, and fireworks. We celebrate Midnight Madness throughout the shopping district with entertainment and shopper specials at every store. Fenelon Falls also sparkles because of its many attractions. We have more than 750 feet of docking at the Lock 34 with hydro and water available. Throughout summer and fall our merchants host events to make the village a fun place to visit and to shop. When autumn fades into winter we prepare for the festive season with Santa

Day, the last Saturday in November. This is possibly the largest celebration of Santa in all of Canada. It is a free all-day celebration for children with Santa’s workshop, petting zoo, rides, free snacks, cookie-making, face painting and countless other activities culminating with the Santa Claus parade and fireworks presentation. A park system branches out from the Trent Severn locks to our beaches along the shores of Cameron Lake. The Lock 34 Park extends above the locks for picnics and below the locks for exciting views of the falls and you can cast your line in to catch pickerel or bass or muskie. We have many miles of trails along the old rail tracks that link us to Kinmount and Lindsay. The trails are open year round with summer ATV’s, bicycles, hikers and winter snowmobiles. Visit us at Grant Allman

FENELON FALLS AND AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2016 MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY ACCOMMODATIONS Bridgwood Manor 1277 County Rd. 121 705-887-4936 Eganridge Inn, Country Club & Spa 26 Country Club Drive, R.R.#3 | 738-5111 Head Lake Trailer Park 2412 Monck Rd., RR#1 Kirkfield, ON | 454-8019

Log Chateau Park 1691 County Rd 121, RR#2 | 887-3960 Sandy Beach Resort & Trailer Court Ltd. 26 Oliver’s lane, RR#1 887-2550 Shorelea Cottage Resort RR #1, 1 Coldstream Road | 887-5144

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Spruce Glen Trailer Park Somerset Cottages 989 Creditstone Rd. Ste. 200, Concord 905-761-9800 Sunny Acres Resort 24 Sunny Acres Road 887-3416 Stone Fountain Motel 5876 Hwy 35 N 454-2167


Peter Shennett Professional Corporation 109 Colborne St. E. L3V 1T9 | Orillia, ON 866-464-1125

All Addresses are Fenelon Falls unless otherwise noted. All Phone Numbers are Area Code (705) unless otherwise noted. This Directory is supplied by the Fenelon Falls & Dristrict Chamber of Commerce at time of publication. ADULT RESIDENTIAL RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

Windcorp Cameron Place Ltd. 3601 Highway 7 Ste 400 Markham, On 416-302-9060


The Kawartha Promoter 48 Main Street Box 535 Bobcaygeon, ON K0M1A0 | 738-6188


Grr8 Finds Markets 27 & 29 Colborne St., P.O. Box 1242 | 887-4778 Station Gallery Of Fenelon Falls 103 Lindsay St. Box 487 887-1868


Kawartha Arts Festival P.O. Box 487 | 887-3263


Fenelon Falls Curling Club 41 Bond St. W. | 887-2611 Fenelon Falls Horticultural Society P.O. Box 515|887-9755 Fenelon Falls Lions Club P.O Box 1124 | 887-1670

Fenelon Falls Royal Canadian Legion Br. 238 23 Veterans Way, PO Box 247 | 887-3041 Kawartha ATV Association PO Box 21 | Lindsay, ON K9V 4R8 | 328-0931 Kawartha Lakes Snowmobile Club PO Box 611 | 887-1288 Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls P.O. Box 862 Soroptimist International of Kawartha Lakes Organization P.O. Box 365, Lindsay The Senior Citizen’s Club of Fenelon Falls 58 Murray St., Box 606 887-7007

Thompson-Hartle Auto Body 18 Northline Road 887-6566



Canadian Tire 160 Lindsay St. 887-3310 Carl’s Auto Service 5578 Hwy 35 N. 340-1237 Fenelon Falls Home Hardware 140 Lindsay St. Box 100 705-887-2621 Kawatha Garage Limited 6602 Hwy 35, Box 84, K0M 1K0 | Coboconk, ON 454-3962 Tow All Inc. 1691 Cty Rd. 121 RR2 887-2990


Cable Cable 16 Cable Road | 887-6433


Fenelon Falls Home Hardware 140 Lindsay St. Box 100 705-887-2621 Handley Lumber 12 Helen St. Box 71 705-887-3242 M R Flooring & Cabinetry 5092 Hwy 35N 887-6111

Barn and Bunkie 7 May St. | 887-0304 Butterfly Boutique 24 Colborne Street 887-2245 The Corral 12 Francis St. W. 887-7000 The Kawartha Store 30 Colborne St. 887-9888 Stokes on Trent 8 Colborne Street, Box 868 | 887-2930

Watson’s Village Shop 23 Colborne St. Box 87 705-887-9311


Cor-Blimey Mobile Computer Services 2 Janet Drive, Janetville 341-7022 Kawartha Wireless 17 Colborne Street, Box 817 | 887-1977 Saville Computers 72 Queen St. Box 936 887-1077


Adamson House Inc. 5 Leaside St. Box 790 887-6628

CONTRACTORS/ BUILDING SUPPLIES/ HARDWARE/ DEVELOPERS 1 Stop Home Solutions 654 County Rd. 8 887-1414 Coulter Heating & Air Conditioning 89 West St. | 887-5559 Double R Plumbing 28 Parkhill Dr. | 928-2856 Dudman Construction (1980) Limited 2809 County Rd. 121 RR #2 | Burnt River, ON 488-2377

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Fenelon Falls Home Hardware 140 Lindsay St. Box 100 887-2621 Fenelon Trails Inc. P.O.Box 1201 905-505-6330 Ferguson & MacDonald Climate Control 21 Kirkconnell Rd., Lindsay | 928-1260 Handley Lumber 12 Helen St. Box 71 887-3242 Highlands Propane 5077 Hwy 35, PO Box 987 887-1670 Nortech Home Improvements Inc. 3300 County Rd.36 Box 827 | 738-0304 dani@nortech RWH Construction 13 Lindsay St. Box 880 887-4773 Rosedale Paving Ltd. 5932 Hwy 35N 454-8414 | 888-236-1701 Roy Childs Contracting Inc. 103 Clifton St. Box 717 879-1641 Traditional Styles PO Box 1 Compartment 9, Indian Point Road, Coboconk | 454-0444 (877) 609-1100 W.G. Jackett & Sons Construction Ltd 5065 Hwy 35 | 887-6737


Fenelon Cleaners and Solar Coin Laundry 16 Market Street. PO Box 538 | 887-2472


City of Kawartha Lakes Economic Development 180 Kent St. West 705-324-9411 ext. 1395 rmustard@city.kawarthalakes. Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corp. 189 Kent St. W., Suite 211 Lindsay, ON | 328-0261 Workforce Development Board 159 King Street, Suite 208, Peterborough 749-3250


Eganridge Inn, Country Club & Spa 26 Country Club Drive, R.R.#3 | 738-5111 Get Fried 91 Brook Rd. RR2 344-7612 Murphy’s Lockside Pub & Patio 3 May Street | 887-1100 Orchid Bistro 12 May St. Box 1136 887-3333

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Sharney’s 69 Colborne St. 887-6688 Sweet Bottoms Coffee 19 Colborne St. Box 1105 887-7506 That Place on Cameron 16 Oriole Rd. | 887-7690


Checkers Entertainment Services 4875 Hwy 35 RR2 Cameron, On 878-6852

FARMERS MARKET Fenelon Falls Farmers Market 887-3974 fenelonfallsfarmers


Bank of Montreal 39 Colborne St., Box 280 324-3538 Barbra Hnatiak F55F Division of London Life Insurance Co. Box 1325 66 Albert St. 887-9894 Darling Insurance (Bobcaygeon) Limited 2 Water St. Fenelon Falls 1-800-387-1627 Palmer Insurance Brokers, a division of Stewart Morrison Insurance 43 Colborne St. 887-2517

Reeds Insurance Francis St. W. Box 1285 887-7710 K. Brewer Financial Services Inc. Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan 253 Highland St. Box 505 K0M 1S0 | Haliburton, ON 457-1052


Roy Childs Contracting Inc. 103 Clifton St. Box 717 879-1641


Yoga With Pam Fenelon Falls 705-928-3941 Oak St. Pilates & Rehabilitation 37 Oak St. | 887-4841

FLAGS/ACCESSORIES /SIGNS Points North-Rod Morris 10 Oakley Blvd. Scarborough, ON 416-759-5430


Fenelon Falls Home Hardware 140 Lindsay St. Box 100 887-2621 | Handley Lumber 12 Helen St. Box 71 887-3242 M R Flooring & Cabinetry 5092 Hwy 35N 887-6111

FLORAL & DECORATING SHOPS Big Event Floral & Decorating Co. 13 Francis St. East 887-5155


Jardine Funeral Home, Cremation & Tribute Centre 8 Prince’s St. W. 887-3130 | 866-453-9277 rjardine@jardinefuneralhome. com


Canadian Tire 160 Lindsay St. 887-3310 Fenelon Falls Home Hardware 140 Lindsay St. Box 100 887-2621 Sobeys Fenelon Falls 15 Lindsay Street 887-3611


Eganridge Inn, Country Club & Spa 26 Country Club Dr., RR #3 | 738-5111 Sturgeon Point Golf Club 76 Golf Links Rd., Box 328 | April to October | 887-3144

GOURMET FOODS The Corral 12 Francis St. W. 887-7000


Wylde Creative Solutions Inc. 18 Fell’s Point Rd. 887-6597 5 Star Signs & Graphics 1 Green St. Box 693 887-3131

GROCERY/HEALTH FOOD Sobeys Fenelon Falls 15 Lindsay Street 887-3611


Eganridge Inn, Country Club & Spa 26 Country Club Dr. RR #3 | 738-5111 Silhouette Beauty Spa 48 – H Colborne St. 887-7480 Salon 31 31 Colborne St. 887-2700 Tallulah Salon & Spa 57 Lindsay St. 887-7695


Fenelon Falls Curling Club 41 Bond St. W. 887-2611 Fenelon Falls Royal Canadian Legion Br. 238 23 Veterans Way, PO Box 247 | 887-3041

The Senior Citizens’ Club of Fenelon Falls 58 Murray St., Box 606 887-7007


City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team 55 Angeline St. N Unit 2/3 | 328-9853 Fenelon Chiropractic 68 Colborne St. Box 160 887-9701 Fenelon Court Long Term Care 44 Wychwood Cresent 887-2100 Kawartha North Family Health Team 50 Colborne St., Box 129 887-3535 Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative Lindsay | 328-6098 Oak St. Pilates & Rehabilitation 37 Oak St. | 887-4841 Fenelon Falls Pharmacy 53 Colborne Street, P.O. Box 508 | 887-2320 Styles Hearing Centre 13 Francis St. W. 887-4147 Yoga with Pam Fenelon Falls | 928-3941

HOME FURNISHINGS /APPLIANCE SALES & SERVICE Bert’s Appliance 54 Colborne Street 887-5436 Cornerstone Home Furniture 73 Colborne St., Box 188 887-2521 cornerstonefurnishings Kawartha Blinds 887-5965 Noranda Manufacturing 293 Francis St. E. 887-6924

HOME INSPECTIONS Handley Home Inspections 92 Burnt River Rd 454-8832 handleyhomeinspections@


Fenelon Falls Marina Inc. 301 County Road #8 887-4022 Norland Marine 7267 Hwy 35, Box 40 Norland, ON | 454-3233


City Of Kawartha Lakes Radio 14 Oak St. Unit 2 Box 722 887-7657

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OFF ROAD FACILITY/ ATV Kawartha ATV Association P.O. Box 21 | Lindsay, ON 328-0931


O’Brienview Organic Farm 688 Country Lane Cameron ON 887-3974


Rosedale Paving Ltd. 5932 Hwy 35N 454-8414 | 888-236-1701


All Fur Dogs Grooming 57 Lindsay St. Box 717 887-7606 Fetch Pet Supply 25 Colborne St. Box 184 887-5467


Lakeside Lazer Graphics & Engraving 134 Coldstream Rd. RR #1 | 887-5941


Century 21 Pinnacle Realty Ltd. Shawn Wray 273 Kent Street West, Lindsay | 886-0999

Fenelon Falls Real Estate Ltd. 20 May Street, P.O.Box 658 | 887-4242 Re/Max All-Star Realty Inc. Brokerage Mike and Jocelyne Barkwell PO Box 548 | 887-5440 Re/Max All-Star Realty Inc.Brokerage Heather Ahrens Box 1210, Fenelon Falls 344-4235 Royal LePage Kawartha Lakes Realty Inc. 43 Colborne St. Fenelon Falls | 887-3037 Sutton Group – Kawartha Lakes Realty Inc 6652 Hwy 35 | Coboconk, ON | 454-8484


Northern Lights Security 1281 Kawartha Lakes Rd. #8 | 738-9885 brandy@northernlightssecurity. com


Fenelon and Area Independent Living Association 105 Lindsay St. 887-9604 Fenelon Court Long Term Care 44 Wychwood Crescent 887-2100

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C. Watson Trucking Inc. 211 Somerville 3rd Conc. 454-8547 G Hart and Sons Well Drilling Ltd. 142 Cty Rd.8 RR#1, P.O Box 850 887 3331 Shepherd Environmental Services 6798 Hwy 35, P.O Box 68, Coboconk, ON 454-3744 W.G. Jackett & Sons Construction Ltd 5065 Hwy 35 | 887-6737


Fenelon Falls Marina 301 County Road #8 887-4022 Kawartha ATV Association P.O. Box 21 | Lindsay, ON 328-0931 | Kawartha Lakes Snowmobile Club PO Box 611 | 887-1288


Solar Plus 2517 Pigeon Lake Rd. Bobcaygeon | 738-3297

SPORTING GOODS Canadian Tire 160 Lindsay St. 887-3310 House of Sports 328-4224

Spokes for Folks 30 North St., Cambray 374-4633

STORAGE FACILITIES Armstrong Storage Answers 11 Wychwood Cres. Box 687 | 887-1177


Tow All Inc. 1706 Cty Rd. 121 887-2990


Sunrise Graphic Design 3 Roundtree Rd. Lindsay, ON | 324-5203


Kawartha Lakes Winery 6 Water Street, PO Box 904 | 887-1864


Alan Engelstad Brent Simpson Brian Rump Doug Elmslie - Councillor Ward 6 Lynn Arscott MacLeod Bookkeeping Service Peter Oliver Steve Strangway Councillor Ward 5

Honorary Members Andy Letham, Mayor Judi Adamson Sandra Barrett Ross Hawe Frank Kinzinger

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