Hot List of Attractions and Destinations

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Entertainment »»»»»»»

Shorelines Casino – Peterborough / Belleville
We’ve got 500 of the newest slot machines – and some old favourites, too! Play one cent slots or high limit machines. You’ll love our great selection of dining specials at The Buffet! Enjoy a wide variety of options at a fantastic price! Must be 19+.
1400 Crawford Dr, Peterborough  •  380 Bell Boulevard, Belleville

4th Line Theatre; 4 Tupper St., Millbrook

Academy Theatre for Performing Arts; 2 Lindsay St., S, Lindsay

Capitol Theatre; 20 Queen St., Port Hope

Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough; 320 Water St., Peterborough

Globus Theatre; 2300 Pigeon Lake Rd., Bobcaygeon

Havelock Country Jamboree; 10 County Rd. 48, Havelock

Highlands Cinema; 4131 Kawartha Lakes County Rd. 121, Kinmount

Kawartha Downs & Speedway; 1382 County Rd. 28, Fraserville

Lindsay Twin Drive-In Theatre; 229 Pigeon Lake Rd., Lindsay

Market Hall Performing Arts; 140 Charlotte St., Peterborough

Peterborough MusicFest; Del Crary Park, 92 George St., N., Peterborough

Showplace Performance Centre; 290 George St., N., Peterborough

Wild Water & Wheels; 1650 Chemong Rd., Peterborough

Farmers Markets »»»»»»»

The Apsley Market – last Sunday of each month

Bancroft Farmers’ Market – Friday: 11:00am – 6:00pm (June 1 – Oct. 5)
168 Hastings St., N., Bancroft

Bobcaygeon Farmers’ Market – Saturday 8:00am – 1:00pm (May 16 – Oct. 6)
Bobcaygeon Fairgrounds, 47 Mansfield St., Bobcaygeon

Bridgenorth Farmers’ Market – Friday: 11:00am – 6:00pm (beginning May 11)
Chemung Lions Park, 710 Red Pine Lane, Bridgenorth

Buckhorn Farmers & Craft Market – Tuesday: 9am – 2pm (June 25 – Aug. 27)
1782 Lakehurst Rd.

Campbellford Farmers’ Market – Wednesday: 8:00am – 12:00pm,  Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm (May 2 – Oct. 31)
66 Front St., S., Campbellford

Fenelon Falls Farmers’ Market – Friday & Saturday: 11:00am – 5:00pm (May 17 – Oct. 12)
Corner of Bond St. and John St.

Glover’s Farm Market – Daily from 9:00am – 5:00pm (year round)
14260 County Rd. 29, Warkworth

Haliburton County Farmers’ Market – Tuesday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm (May 21 – Oct. 15)
Head Lake Park, Haliburton

Havelock Farmer & Artisan Market –  Friday: 2:00pm – 7:30pm (June – Aug.) • Friday: 2:00pm – 6:30pm (Sept. – Oct.) 
Oak St. and Hwy 7 E. (near the Esso station)

Johnston’s Farm Market – Daily from 10:00am – 6:00pm (May to Nov.)
10704 County Rd. 28, Bailieboro

Kinmount Farmers’ Market – Saturday: 9:00am – 2:00pm (May 16 – Oct. 10)
Austin Sawmill Park on Victoria Cty Rail Trail, Kinmount

Lakefield Farmers’ Market – Thursday: 9:00am – 2:00pm (May 24 – Oct. 4)
20 Concession St., Lakefield

Lindsay Farmers’ Market – Saturday: 7:00am – 1:00 PM • May 9 – Oct. 10
Victoria Ave. Between Kent St. & Peel St., Lindsay

Millbrook Farmers Market – Sunday: 10am – 1pm (4th Sunday of the month, April to October)
1 Dufferin St., Millbrook

Minden Farmers’ Market – Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm (May 19 – Oct. 12)
Milne St. & Prince St.

Peterborough Downtown Farmers’ Market – Wednesday: 8:30am – 2:00pm (May 2 – Oct.31)
Louis Street Lot (Louis at Charlotte St.)

Peterborough  Farmers’ Market – Saturday: 7:00am – 1:00pm (year round)
Morrow Park

Peterborough Regional Farmer’s Market – Saturday: 8am – 1pm
Peterborough Square, lower level

Galleries and Museums »»»»»»»

Hutchison House Museum
Living history Museum offering a glimpse of life in Ontario in the 1800s. An estimated 7,000 people visit the museum each year for guided tours and other special events. Scottish Teas during July and August, and many other activities for all age groups.
270 Brock St., Peterborough

Peterborough Museum & Archives
Preserving and celebrating the collective memories of our community ~ stories, images and traces of the people and the land. 
300 Hunter St., E., Peterborough

Agnes Jamieson Gallery; 176 Bobcaygeon Rd., Minden

Art Gallery of Bancroft; 10 Flint Ave., Bancroft

Canadian Fire Fighters Museum; 95 Mill St., S., Port Hope

Haliburton Highlands Museum; 66 Museum Rd., Haliburton

Olde Gaol Museum; 50 Victoria Ave., N., Lindsay

Maryboro Lodge Fenelon Museum; 50 Oak St., Fenelon Falls

Scugog Shores Historical Museum; 16210 Island Rd., Port Perry

The Ethel Curry Gallery; 94 Maple Ave., Haliburton

Garden Centres »»»»»»»

Griffin’s Greenhouses
Griffin’s Greenhouses is all about family, community, freshness, trends and local products; our team is ready to greet you for a fantastic 2019!
3026 Lakefield Rd., Peterborough

Apsley’s Garden & Cottage Shoppe; 9988 ON-28, Apsley

Garry’s Garden Gallery; 5 Commerce Rd., Lindsay

Horlings Garden & Design Centre; 3056 Lakefield Rd., Peterborough

Keene On Gardens; 1589 Keene Rd., Peterborough

Pine Reflections Gift & Garden Centre; 15534 ON-35, Minden

Attractions »»»»»»»

Kawartha Settlers Village
What was once a thriving family farm, Kawartha Settlers’ Village is now home to a fascinating collection of over 20 historic buildings. Experience what life was like for pioneers in the Kawarthas as you stroll leisurely through the Village and discover artifacts from 1830 – 1935.
85 Dunn St., Bobcaygeon

Williams Outfitters
Williams Outfitters is dedicated to providing our clients with the ultimate guided fishing experience. In our effort to achieve service excellence, our guides will work safely and diligently to target fish and to entice strikes.

Burnt River Off-Road Facility; 476 Ledge Hill Rd., Burnt River

Canada’s Smallest Jail; Coboconk

GreenUP Ecology Park; 1899 Ashburnham Dr., Peterborough

Haliburton Forest Astronomy;

Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve;

Indian River Reptile Zoo; 2206 County Rd., 38, Indian River

Laveanne Lavender Fields; 8667 Gilmour Rd., Campbellcroft

McLean Berry Farm; 2191 16 Line, Lakefield

Peterborough Lift Lock World Historic Site; 220 Hunter St., E., Peterborough

Riverview Park & Zoo; 1300 Water St., Peterborough

Salem Alpacas;

South Algonquin Trails; 4378 Elephant Lake Rd., Harcourt

The Roseneath Carousel;9109 County Rd., 45

Treetop Trekking Ganaraska; 10585 Cold Springs Camp Rd., Campbellcroft

Shops »»»»»»»

Pastries and Baked Goods made by our Dutch and Scottish Bakers. Local & Imported Fine Foods from the UK, The Netherlands, Germany and more! Specialty & Imported Candy, Delft Blue, Giftware, Books & CDs. Gift Baskets – Meat & Cheese Platters.
Whitney Town Centre; 370 Kent St. W., Unit 30, Lindsay

Lockside Trading Company
Furniture, Home Décor, Lighting, Clothing, Outdoor Gear, Interior Design & Steamers Café & Ice-cream Parlour.
2805 River Ave., Youngs Point.  705-652-3940

London Trading Post
Since 1988 London Trading has been a retailer and manufacturer of a line of British and British inspired products aimed at the Country Lady and Gentleman.
3 King St., E., Bobcaygeon

Mark’s Mark’s has always been there for those who live their life #wellworn. We proudly sell clothes that share the same values as the people who wear them.
1230 Lansdowne St., W., Peterborough

Overstock Liquidation
Brand name products for liquidation prices. We’re open to the public Friday to Sunday every week, and invite you to come on in and save some money!
3001 Lakefield Rd., Peterborough

Supernova Fireworks
With ver 520 tested, certified and proven products to choose from we will make sure your show will be the best in the neighborhood!
All Fireworks Minimum 40% off MSRP! Open Thurs.-Sat. 12pm-8pm • Holiday Weekends Wed.-Mon. 10am-7pm
1539 Chemong Rd., Peterborough

Bigley Shoes and Clothing; 39 Bolton St., Bobcaygeon

Empire Cheese & Butter Co-op; 1120 County Rd., 8, Campbellford

Primitive Designs; 2762 Northumberland County Rd., 28, Port Hope

World’s Finest Chocolate; 157 Cockburn St., Campbellford

Wineries »»»»»»»

Kawartha Country Wines; 2452 County Rd., 36, Buckhorn

Kawartha Lakes Winery; 6 Water St., Box 263, Fenelon Falls

The Village Wine Shoppe; 874 Ward St., Bridgenorth

The Wine Shoppe on Park; 392 Brock St., Peterborough

Village Winery; 15 Cambridge St., S., Lindsay

Wine By You; 1091 Chemong Rd., Peterborough

Accommodations »»»»»»»

Burleigh Falls Inn
Beautiful accommodations and dining on scenic Stony Lake, Ontario.  This Year Round facility is your Gateway to the Kawarthas and it’s amazing adventure, and scenic areas.
4791 ON-28, Lakefield

Bonnie View Inn; 2713 Kashagawigamog Lake Rd., Haliburton

Days Inn Lindsay; 134 Angeline St., S., Lindsay

Village Inn; 39 Queen St., Lakefield

Restaurants »»»»»»»

Hobart’s Lighthouse
Experience exceptional food, atmosphere and service in our casual dining restaurant whether for brunch, lunch or dinner.
2281 McCracken’s Landing Rd., Lakefield. 1-705-652-0557

Jack’s Family Restaurant
We use only the best quality products available on the market, making sure that our customers enjoy every meal.
1 Strickland St., Lakefield

Canoe & Paddle; 18 Bridge St., Lakefield

Cassis Bistro; 27 Queen St., Lakefield

Cody Inn Restaurant; 1953 Lakehurst Rd., Buckhorn

Eggsmart; 40 Bolton St., Bobcaygeon

Hobart’s Steakhouse; 139 Hunter St., W., Peterborough

Lockstop Cafe; 1919 Lakehurst Rd., Buckhorn

Mainstreet Landing; 1939 Lakehurst Rd., Buckhorn

Marley’s Bar and Grill; 17 Fire Rte 82B, Buckhorn

On The Locks; 12 Water St., Fenelon Falls

Pizza Alloro; 5 Main St., Buckhorn

Sippin Dip Restaurant-Bakery; 1500 Yankee Line, Bridgenorth

The Pattie House Smokin’ BBQ; 6673 Ontario HWY 35, Coboconk

The Riverside Grill & Gazebo; 150 George St., N., Peterborough

Water’s Edge Restaurant; 50 Canal St., E., Bobcaygeon

Provincial Parks »»»»»»»

Algonquin Provincial Park

Balsam Lake Provincial Park; 2238 Kawartha Lakes County Rd., 48, Kirkfield

Emily Provincial Park; 797 Emily Park Rd., Omemee

Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park; 106 Monck St., Bancroft

Lake St. Peter Provincial Park; 356 Lake St. Peter Rd., Lake Saint Peter 

Petroglyphs Provincial Park; 2249 Northeys Bay Rd, Woodview

Silent Lake Provincial Park; 1589 Silent Lake Park Rd., Bancroft

Wolf Island Provincial Park; Highway 28, Trent Lakes

Conservation Areas »»»»»»»

Warsaw Caves Conservation Area & Campground
Nestled in the valley of the Indian River, the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area offers a range of recreational opportunities the entire family or an organized group can enjoy. 289 Caves Rd., Warsaw

Crow’s Pass Conservation Area; 231 Middle March Rd., Port Perry

Harold Town Conservation Area; 2611 Old Norwood Rd., Peterborough

Imagine the Marsh Conservation Area; D’Eyncourt St., Lakefield

Ken Reid Conservation Area; 277 Kenrei Rd., Lindsay

Pigeon River Headwaters Conservation Area; 445 Gray Rd., Kawartha Lakes

Selwyn Beach Conservation Area; 2251 Birch Island Rd., Selwyn

The Gut Conservation Area; 2399 The South Rd., Coe Hill

Windy Ridge Conservation Area; 998 Mt Horeb Rd., Omemee

Public Beaches »»»»»»»

Beavermead Park; 2011 Ashburnham Dr., Peterborough

Bobcaygeon Beach Park; Park St., Bobcaygeon

Ennismore Waterfront Park; 981-1085 Ennis Rd., Ennismore

Garnet Graham Beach Park; Francis St., W., Fenelon Falls

Isabel Morris Park; 20 Concession St., Lakefield

Omemee Beach; 2 George St., S., Omemee

Quarry Bay Beach; 2006 Northeys Bay Rd., Lakefield

Sandy Lake Beach; 1247 Lakehurst Rd., Buckhorn

Selwyn Public Beach; 2251 Birch Island Rd., Lakefield

Marinas and Waterways »»»»»»»

Anstruther Marina
Your full service family run, go-to marine & power sports dealer. With brands like Kawasaki & Legend, Tempest and Stringray boats. New Hwy 28 Showroom – more than just boats! 
23 Fire Route 63, Apsley  705-656-4783

Egan Houseboat Rentals
The Egan family has been serving vacationers on the Trent for 40 years. We have the largest rental houseboat fleet in Ontario. Our smaller style houseboats are designed for the Trent. You will appreciate their easy handling, maneuverable, stress free operation in the towns and locks. The Egan family operates from their own marina in the heart of the Kawarthas.
23 Russell Dr., Omemee

Pond Perfections
Pond Aeration, Aquatic weed, and Pond Management Specialists. “Professional Sludge Reduction Pellets” We see close to 400 ponds and waterways a year for the last 20+ years.

Walsten Marine
Family owned and operated since 1972. We carry four main fantastic boat lines: Bennington pontoons, Campion, Larson and Alumacraft fishing boats. Power choices include Yamaha outboards or MerCruiser and Volvo sterndrives. We have recently added the popular Yamaha Wave Runner to our line-up.
3613 County Rd., 121, Kinmount

Weeds B Gone
Successfully clearing weeds from waterfronts across Canada for over two decades.  Family owned and operated company specializing in the removal of muck, weeds, and algae from bodies of water across Canada.

Birch Point Marina; 442 Kawartha Lakes County Rd., 24, Bobcaygeon

Buckeye Marine; 3396 County Rd., 36, Bobcaygeon

Buckhorn Yacht Harbour; Adam & Eve Road, Fire Route 25, Buckhorn

Crystal Lake Marina; 25 W Clear Bay Rd., Kinmount

Happy Days Houseboat Rentals; 5 Colony Rd., Bobcaygeon

Hastings Village Marina & Tourism Office; 5 Dit Clapper Dr., Hastings

Kawartha Adventure Rentals Jet Ski Rentals; 4791 Hwy 28, North Kawartha

Lakefield Marina; 1 Water St., Lakefield

McCrackens Landing; 2281 McCracken’s Landing Rd., Lakefield

Paris Marine Ltd.; 2980 Lakefield Rd., Peterborough

Peterborough Marina; 92 George St., N., Peterborough

Town & Country Marine; 2983 Buckhorn Rd., Lakefield

Young’s Point Marina; 2121 Nathaway Dr., Youngs Point

Golf and Country Clubs »»»»»»»

Peterborough Golf & Country Club
Golf course nestled along the historic Trent Canal waterway system is an inviting choice for all golfing abilities, with a very player friendly layout, and we offer a great variety of golfing memberships tailored to you or your families needs.
1030 Armour Rd., Peterborough  705.743.5010

Bancroft Ridge Golf Club; 30 Nicklaus Dr., Bancroft

Baxter Creek Golf Club; 1702 Cedar Valley Rd., Fraserville

Bellmere Winds Golf Course; 1235 Villiers Line, Keene

Eganridge Resort, Golf Club & Spa; 26 Country Club Dr., Fenelon Falls

Kawartha Golf & Country Club; 777 Clonsilla Ave., Peterborough

Liftlock Golf Club; 2320 Ashburnham Dr., Peterborough

Haliburton Highlands Golf Club; 3180 Kashagawigamog Lake Rd., Haliburton

Heron Landing Golf Club; 2361 Lansdowne St., Peterborough

Katchiwano Golf & Country Club; 1730 Youngs Point Rd., Lakefield

Keystone Links Golf & Country Club; 2402 Clifford Line, Peterborough

Pine Crest Golf Club Ltd.; 2455 Base Line, Keene

Quarry Golf Club; 447 Tara Rd., Ennismore

Six Foot Bay Resort & Golf Course; 52 Fire Rte 39, Buckhorn

Wildfire Golf Club; 2215 Wildfire Dr., Lakefield

Woodview Golf Course; 65 Northeys Bay Rd., Woodview

Arts, Trades, Antiques and Crafts »»»»»»»

Barn & Bunkie
A place to go for repurposed, reinvented, reclaimed items for your home and cottage.
7 May St., Fenelon Falls.  705-887-0304

Grr8 Finds Markets
Multi-Vendor gift ~ decor ~ antique ~ collectable market.   Large selection of unique products for those looking for original decor ideas and hard to find collectables. Open 7 days a week. Come in and explore!
27 Colborne St., Fenelon Falls.   705-887-4778

Cobourg Antique Marketplace; 66 King St., E., Cobourg

CraftWorks and Antiques At The Barn; 124 Lindsay Rd., Selwyn

East of Eden Antiques; 6401 ON-28, Woodview

Legacy Vintage Building Materials & Antiques; 540 Division St., Cobourg  

Oak Road Antiques Collectibles & Curiosities; 79 Front St., E., Hastings

Princess Sodalite Mine; 31241 Hwy 28, Bancroft

Rosey’s Trading Post; 1420 Mississauga St., Curve Lake

Smith’s Creek Antiques; 27 Walton St., Port Hope