Just because summer’s over doesn’t mean that vacationing is done. Don’t think of touring as a break from daily life. Think of it as part of life itself. That’s what three-day weekends and impulse adventures are all about. Show your true colours by coming out to Peterborough & the Kawarthas.
There’s so much to do besides seeing the amazing foliage turn. Get out on the water, on the trail. Go road tripping. Run a 10k. Eat your way across the county at artisan restaurants. Take a float plane over Rice Lake. Hit the racetrack. Stop in town for a latte. If you lead an active life, Peterborough & the Kawarthas offers you so many choices. Turn over a new leaf.
Float Your Boat
Did you know that Peterborough is the home of the modern Canoe, that great symbol of the Canadian spirit? You can see this – along with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau’s famous fringe jacket – at the Canadian Canoe Museum. Rain or shine. The Art Gallery of Peterborough is just around the corner. Their fall feature Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour as well as Apsley’s Autumn Studio Tour feature fine art, pottery, glass, stone, wood, jewelry and textiles from local artists. And if you’re really keen on fall, there’s The Keene Pumpkin Festival.
Our deep forests, open fields, plentiful waters and wilderness areas make the Peterborough & the Kawarthas a great place for hunters, anglers, conservationists and nature lovers of all stripes. Our rolling hills and country roads make superb cycling. You can take an eco-board walk through the Stony Lake wetlands at Pine Vista Resort. The O.F.A.H/Mario Cortellucci Hunting & Fishing Heritage Centre tells the story of conservation and the fishing and hunting movement.
Up the Creek, With A Paddle
If you’re up early, you can paddle peaceful backwaters, harvesting Black Duck wild rice the traditional way with a First Nation’s guide. The fall harvest infuses local tables with hearty fare and hand-made preserves. What a time for restauranting! Go to visitourtable.com for a taste of what’s cooking and who’s cooking it.