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Sample outdoor adventure on lakes, hills and trails in Central Ontario.

Try your hand at new adventure; experience a taste of ice-fishing and enjoy both traditional and unique snow adventures with the comforts of resort accommodation and facilities at The Briars and Elmhirst Resort.

Lake Simcoe, one of Ontario’s largest lakes, is known as the ‘ice fishing capital of Canada’ and attracts anglers from near and far while further south Rice Lake also offers ice fishing, as well as other winter inspired fun.

Sunny winter days are made for snow adventures; go skiing or snowshoeing on one of Kawartha Lakes’ many groomed trails or ski parks like Devil’s Elbow. Skating, tobogganing, and winter bon fires are key ingredients to owning your winter. Create your own new snow traditions.

The Briars Resort
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The Briars Resort Spa & Conference Centre
55 Hedge Road,
Jackson's Point, ON L0E 1L0
The Briars is an easy hour's drive from Toronto on Lake Simcoe. Adventure, fun, great food and a welcoming team await. Guest rooms and cottages are offered. Explore the estate where you may see foxes, deer and bird life. On site, discover championship Scottish woodlands golf course, our spa and year-round activities including indoor and outdoor pools, waterfront activities, tennis, walking... More Info
Open: Year Round
Web Site: http://briars.ca
Phone: (905) 722-3271
Toll Free: (800) 465-2376
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The Roc
26479 Civic Centre Road,
Keswick, ON L4P 3G1
The Roc is your adventure headquarters. We're open year round with lots of great outdoor activities to help you get the most out of any season. From rock climbing, rope courses, and zip lines to tobogganing, tubing, skating and fantastic nature trails, there's so much to choose from you'll never be bored. Equipment and lessons available. More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (905) 476-8834
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Ice Fishing Outfitters
15 Hadden Rd,
Georgina, ON L0E 1R0
Ice Fishing Outfitters is owned and operated by Mike Heyink, a second generation ice hut operator, with over 35 years experience as an ice fishing outfitter on Lake Simcoe. Being a lodge guide in Northern Ontario has only added to Mike’s experience and stressed the importance of a successful, safe and comfortable fishing adventure. We want you to enjoy the experience, be comfortable and have... More Info
Open: Jan 1 to Mar 15
Phone: (905) 715-9718
Olympia Restaurant Cafe & Bar
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Olympia Restaurant Cafe & Bar
106 Kent Street West,
Lindsay, ON K9V 2Y4
Originally established in 1906, Olympia Restaurant Café & Bar has been a landmark in downtown Lindsay for over 100 years and stands on an unbroken legacy of quality, service and value. Inspired by Mediterranean cuisine, we prepare healthy, fresh, quality food everyday. Served in an eclectic atmosphere, with a nod to past glories, the Olympia continues to show that beauty and quality are eternal. More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 328-1444
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Devil's Elbow Ski Area
878 Bethany Hills Road,
Bethany, ON L0A 1A0
Discover one of the best hidden gems of the Kawarthas - Devil's Elbow Ski Area - just a short distance from Peterborough, Lindsay, Port Hope and the GTA. With 14 runs and three terrain parks on 90 skiable acres there's hours of fun for skiers and snowboarders, from novice to expert. Our modern grooming and snow making equipment ensures the best possible conditions and six chairlifts (four quad ... More Info
Open: Dec 15 to Mar 31
Phone: (705) 277-2012
Kawartha Country Wines
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Kawartha Country Wines
2452 County Road 36,
Buckhorn, ON K0L 1J0
The 1st and only winery in the Kawarthas. Located in Buckhorn, on highway 36 between the towns of Buckhorn and Bobcaygeon. Complementary tasting bar. Over 40 different fruit and grape wines. Kawartha Country Wines is a totally awesome little winery in a beautiful country setting. Come visit. Open 7 days a week 10-6pm all year round. More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 657-9916
Elmhirst's Resort
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Elmhirst's Resort
1045 Settlers Line,
Keene, ON K0L 2G0
The Elmhirst family offers their guests a cottage retreat on the beautiful shores of Rice Lake, 20 minutes from Peterborough and just 90 minutes east of Toronto. The Elmhirst experience is deeply rooted in family tradition and is inspired by its surroundings. Our collection of four season cottages are nestled on the breathtaking shoreline of Rice Lake and include an array of outdoor... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 295-4591
Toll Free: (800) 461-1940
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The Canadian Canoe Museum
910 Monaghan Road,
Peterborough, ON K9J 5K4
The Canadian Canoe Museum is a unique national heritage centre that explores the canoe’s enduring significance to the peoples of Canada, through an exceptional collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft. We’re an engaging, family-friendly museum with more than 100 canoes and kayaks on display. Visitors will enjoy interactive, hands-on galleries, a scavenger hunt, model canoe building... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 748-9153
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The Whistle Stop Café
141 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, ON K9J 2T6
Famous for being a pleasant poutinery with a selection of over 100 unique and delicious poutines the Whistle Stop Café is also popular for its award winning buttertarts. A go-to destination frequently visited by both tourists and locals of Peterborough for breakfast and after hours poutine, the Whistle Stop Café is always buzzing with activity as people enjoy one of many amazing items on its... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 740-2036
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The Pin
302 King Street,
Peterborough, ON K9J 2S5
The Pin prides itself in offering a warm and home-style atmosphere that is a perfect setting for that special lunch, loose-leaf tea or divine dessert. Set inside a magical Victorian home in Peterborough’s downtown core, the intimate rooms and warm atmosphere create a memorable experience that will be sure to have you coming back as soon as possible. Come join us for lunch and pair your... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 745-6556
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Whetung Ojibwa Centre
871 Mississauga Street,
Curve Lake, ON K0L 1R0
Whetung Ojibwa Centre offers a spectacular collection of Native crafts as well as fine art, jewelry, moccasins, leather work, sculptures and much more offered for sale by Curve Lake First Nation and other First Nations across Canada. New and different items are constantly added to our collection. Browse the galleries filled floor to ceiling with carvings, masks, pottery, paintings, beadwork,... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 657-3661
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Pizza Alloro
5 Main Street,
Buckhorn, ON K0L 1J0
Hungry? Try Pizza the way it was meant to be. Newly renovated, come see our new place and take in the views of down-town Buckhorn. Pizza Alloro is a local pizza place that offers fresh ingredients and homemade crust. All of pizza dough and sauces are made in house for the that homemade taste. So come on out to Pizza Allore and enjoy pizza the right way...the best way! Eat in or take-out. More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 657-7575