Kawartha Lakes is your year-round outdoor playground and great getaway destination close to home.
Enjoy the fresh air and the peace of nature as you hike, cycle, or ski one of our over 600km of trails. Visit one of our Provincial Parks or many Conservation areas or visit the Carden Plain, rated as one of the top 5 birding locations in Ontario and among the top 200 in the world.
Launch your boat in one of our 250 lakes and waterways linked by the scenic Trent-Severn Waterway or try paddling your way through one of our extensive canoe and kayak routes. Grab your tackle and cast your line, whether it is trolling rock outcrops or casting from the dock, Kawartha Lakes are well-known for world class fishing, whether it is walleye, trout, bass, panfish of one of the many other species.
Experience the thrill of snowmobiling on 166km of groomed routes with breathtaking stands of snow-laden pines and maples. Kawartha Lakes offers picturesque and exciting ATV trail riding. Whether you are looking for a leisurely ride or a more challenging adventure, Kawartha Lakes has it all.
Kawartha Lakes is rich in culture and heritage and deep in railroad history. Take a step back in time at one of the many museums. The artistic community is thriving here, visit a visit a gallery, or studio or enjoy a live theatre show in one of our many historic venues and find out for yourself.
Shop one of our many delightful downtown cores, or relax and be pampered at one of the many spa and wellness facilities.
Plan an evening of culinary delights at one of our many restaurants and cafes followed by a stay in a charming inn, motel, hotel, housekeeping cottage or bed and breakfast