Choose Your Own Adventure in Northern Kawartha Lakes

Did you know that the Coboconk wharf on Balsam Lake is officially recognized as Canada’s highest body of fresh water from which you can get anywhere in the world by boat? This means you can reach all four oceans starting in Coboconk without ever touching land! To celebrate, one of the highlights of the summer in Coboconk is Canada’s Fresh Water Summit Festival. This year the fun begins on June 17th.

Saturday launches the FREE family fun! Explore the community displays & local vendors, enjoy delicious food from the food trucks, and be entertained by the Kids Zone – Zoo to You, face painting, and lots more. Join us Saturday night for a party in the park – a licensed event with live music you won’t want to miss. While you’re here, don’t forget to explore our area further!

Where do you want to visit next? There is no shortage of fun or hospitality. From historical places along the Trent-Severn Waterway to quaint downtowns and other hidden gems – the area has something for everyone. You can even explore this beautiful area from the comfort of your own home before arriving to experience it in person…discover all that the Coboconk, Norland, and Rosedale area have to offer in our new interactive Choose Your Own Adventure!

Visit to get started – just in time for your summer trip planning. We look forward to welcoming you!