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Fall Colour Scenic Routes
- Posted by: Cara Walsh on September 6, 2012
Whether you choose to cruise by in your minivan or roll through on your bike, there is lots of beautiful scenery and must-see (and must-taste) stops on your fall routes in Peterborough & the Kawarthas.
When “Circling Stoney Lake” you are sure to enjoy the natural curves of a winding cottage road on Highway 28 & Northey’s Bay Road (County Road 56) – the route is filled with many great treasures including roadside farm stands and beautiful cottages. We recommend stopping in for a look at the historic Lockside Trading Company – a shop filled with great treasures for everyone. Shutterbug? Stop at the Burleigh Falls Lookout Point for a beautiful scenic shot of our cottage country landscape. Stop in for lunch or dinner at one of our fantastic Stoney Lake resorts, Viamede or Irwin Inn offer great locally-sourced nosh. Petroglyphs Provincial Park is another great stop, with beautiful Canadian shield landscape and wooded areas surrounding one of our hidden treasures – the largest known concentration of First Nations rock carvings in the country.
Hit the road on the “Back in Time Historical Route” and make stops at two historic mills – Hope Mill a 19th century sawmill and its neighbouring Lang Grist Mill, home of Red Fife Wheat and neighbouring Lang Pioneer Village. Continue along, County Road 2 – you may choose to venture down Settler’s Line for lunch at Elmhirst’s Resort. Continue north to the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area, where you can experience a piece of geological history as you spelunk in glacially formed caves.
Or hop on other routes – take a breath of fresh country air, a peek at the beautiful colours and enjoy the hospitality at restaurants, shops and other stops along the way.
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