The Kawarthas Trip Planner
Welcome to The Kawarthas!
In the Kawarthas, an area positioned one and a half hours north east of Toronto, both water and land are equally impressive. The shimmering lakes and rivers are ribboned together by the Trent-Severn Waterway, which stretches from Lake Ontario to nearby Georgian Bay. This water route is well travelled in summer by yachts, powerboats and houseboats, with many stopping overnight at the numerous locks. The Kawarthas also boasts fish-rich waters, keeping anglers well occupied. The land here is a mix of fertile carpets of farmland and fragrant pine forests. The small, vibrant city of Peterborough is home to several cultural events and venues, Trent University, and the world’s largest hydraulic lift lock. Explore the Kawarthas’ strong heritage at sites such as Lang Pioneer Village, and Petroglyphs Provincial Park, where over 900 rock carvings dating back hundreds of years can be found.