Explore Buckhorn

This bustling town sits at Lock 31 of the Trent-Severn Waterway, between Upper Buckhorn Lake and Lower Buckhorn Lake. This is a favourite spot for boaters and other visitors all summer due to the clear water; they also appreciate the variety of services available when they dock or park for groceries, lunch or other supplies.

Within minutes of town, you can admire the rugged beauty of the Canadian Shield and the countless gorgeous rocky islands. Yet you can get a fabulous meal, cold beer or fishing bait from local retailers within minutes of being on the water. 

You will need that bait, since you can dip a rod in either lake and find many species of fish. The mix of rock and weed beds create the perfect habitat for largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, muskie, perch, carp, crappy, bluegill and more.

Make sure to ask for directions to Adam and Eve rocks. This pair of large rocks, left behind by a glacier, comes with a romantic legend. Apparently if a couple hold hands and touches them, their lives will be eternally blessed.

You will also want to admire the town’s namesake statue of a bounding deer as you drive in via County Road 28. 

Make plans to walk along the waterfront and to visit some of the great restaurants in town. You can get really good pizza, Chinese food, pub fare, homefries and ice cream. Most places also serve rave-worthy breakfasts.

If you miss the Wildlife Art Festival in August (cancelled in 2020), pencil it in for a future visit to see Canada’s pre-eminent animal artists and their latest works. 

East of Buckhorn, where County Road 36 meets Highway 28, you’ll find the small Burleigh Island community – the gateway between Lovesick and Stoney Lakes.  Enjoy great dining, and accommodations at The Burleigh Falls Inn with a beautiful view of the falls.

Treats & Eats

  • Huck’s Lakeside Bar & Grill 
  • Kawartha Country Wines
  • Burleigh Falls Inn
  • Pizza Alloro
  • The Olde Ice House
  • Country Mart Bakery
  • Frederick’s at Beachwood
  • Cody Inn

Things to do

  • Style Your Nest 
  • The Gallery on the Lake
  • McClean Berry Farm 
  • Buckhorn Berry Farm 
  • Experience “Rock the Locks”
  • Buckhorn Community Centre
  • Six Foot Bay
  • Rosey’s Trading Post 
  • Trent Lakes Public Library 
  • Festival of the Arts 
  • Whetung Ojibwa Center

Where to Stay

  • Westwind Inn on the Lake 
  • Beachwood Resort 
  • Shambhala Bed & Breakfast