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This summer explore the cool trails and clear waters of Kawartha Lakes. During the summer there is a constant pulse of energy, arts, local food, events and natural recreation across the region's inspiring landscape.  

Food and Drink

It's no secret: Kawartha Lakes is known for our farms and locally grown food. We believe it's important to know where your food comes from and to support local tastemakers.  Our culinary offerings are made by craftspeople who take pride in their work. From local chefs and craft brew makers, to bee-keepers, dairy farmers, bakers and farmers - the passion for seeing a product through the "farm to fork" process is one of the many reasons Kawartha Lakes is a culinary destination of choice.  With farmers markets, farm-gate stands, on-farm suppers, culinary experiences and so much more, there are plenty of opportunities to meet the farmer, learn about the culture of local food in Kawartha Lakes and buy local product to enjoy and share.

Arts and Culture

Immerse yourself in the arts, culture and history of Kawartha Lakes on our Arts & Heritage Trail featuring over 50 different destination and signature experiences that will leave you with your own great story to tell. 


Kawartha Lakes is home to more than 600 km of trails and 10 signed road routes ideal for all types of cyclists. Explore the region by bike while visiting charming villages full of culture and culinary indulgences.  


Kawartha Lakes is known for great fishing and the unique ability to fish multiple lakes for various species of fish all in one day.  Whether you are a career angler or simply looking to plan an exciting day of fishing with the family, you will find endless opportunities here in Kawartha Lakes.

Trent-Severn Waterway

Kawartha Lakes is home to the first lock that was ever constructed along the Trent-Severn Waterway, a scenic 386 km route of interconnected rivers, lakes, locks and canals that travel through Kawartha Lakes. Learn about Lock 32 and the other historic sites on along the Trent-Severn Waterway on our Kawartha Lakes Arts & Heritage Trail


Explore Kawartha Lakes through one of our many festivals and events showcasing culinary, culture, recreation and more!  Be sure to search through our calendar of events while planning your vacation to Kawartha Lakes.

Arts & Heritage Trail Dry Stone Wall Experience in Kawartha Lakes

Signature Experiences

As a visitor to Kawartha Lakes, you can do more than just see the sights, you can experience them too.  Stories, music, nature and skills authentic to the culture and history in Kawartha Lakes are preserved and passed down for generations. Take part and take home some of our culture and traditions through the Signature experiences offered in Kawartha Lakes.

Houseboat in background as two young women roast marshmallows on a campfire.

Houseboat Capital of Ontario

Your floating vacation awaits in Kawartha Lakes ... the Houseboat Capital of Ontario! Captain your own houseboat along the 386 km Trent-Severn Waterway and discover the many quaint villages, attractions and experiences throughout the region.  Whether you're looking for peaceful solitude, a family adventure, or time on the water with friends, a houseboat can be the perfect base for your summer holiday.