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Kawarthas, Ontario

The Kawarthas are located about an hour and a half north east of Toronto and connected by the Trent-Severn Waterway, a route that is highly travelled in the summer by houseboats, motorboats and yatchs. The route passes through many locks, that are home to including two of the highest hydraulic lift locks in the world, with many overnight stops along and activities on the way, including swimming, fishing and sightseeing.

The Kawartha Lakes are a chain of lakes that form the upper watershed of the Trent River. The Kawartha Lakes area is a popular destination for anglers and boaters alike. The area is host to many fishing tournaments and derbies and is well known for world class fishing attracting fishing enthusiast and professional anglers from all over during all seasons.


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Lakes considered to be among 'The Kawarthas Lakes' include:

The mix of urban centres and many quaint communities, trails, waterways and a lively arts and culture community is what makes the Kawarthas “a place more attractive than the rest, a place the tourist should consider first when making travel plans”.

The area is full of small town charm in communities that filled with a good blend of shops, restaurants and essential services. You can see the rich culture in the themed seasonal events and the renewed interest in the communities in the Communities in Bloom competition. Host to many agricultural fairs are a time honoured tradition, with 6 fairs hosted during the late summer and early fall, visitors and residents attend vast display of the agricultural heritage and culture.

The many nature trails offer a scenic and enjoyable experience and can be enjoyed by bicycle, hiking nature lovers, ATV as well. These trails also become a winter wonderland for snowmobilers, and snowshoeing enthusiasts alike. The Kawartha have always been known as a well loved cottage country, with many families returning year after year for decades, making the area their own personal home away from home.

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