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Discover Spring in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

If you wait for summer to get on the road… on the water… or on the town… life just might be passing you by. Come to Peterborough & the Kawarthas where activities and events are popping up all over.

Grab your bike, kayak, clubs or rod. Bring the kids. Or round up your friends. And head out. Peterborough & the Kawarthas is an easy day trip. Even better, spend a night or two to take in a show, sip late night cocktails or spend a romantic evening curled up by the fire (at off-season rates.) Take some time to scout out places you’d like to come back to again and again: beaches, lakes, waterways, woodland trails, resorts, outfitters, art galleries, boutiques, theatre, restaurants and cafes, farmers markets, sporting events, festivals and… what’s your pleasure? Put some spring in your step.

That’s the Spirit

Timeless tradition comes alive at the Hiawatha First Nation’s Annual Pow Wow, in late May. Experience the spirit of our First Nations first hand. In spring you can also catch the symphony. A host of plays and gallery openings. Even foreign films. Take the kids to Lang Pioneer Village, where settler life is recreated and there’s plenty to do for everyone. The historic Hope Mill – a genuine 1800 sawmill – still sits on its original site.

Run With the Wild

In spring, our rivers and streams run full and fast. Peterborough & the Kawarthas is a hot bed for canoeists and kayakers, with outfitters and clubs to point you in the right direction. If you’re suited to a slower pace, a walk in our untrammeled woods or along our urban trails might be just the thing to lift your spirits. If you’re hooked on fishing – or would like to be – bring the family out to the Greenwing Fishing Weekend. Follow the Garden Route for glorious blooms and garden goods.

Sap It Up

What could be more delightfully Canadian than making – and eating – maple syrup? You can catch the sap run, and watch the sugar boil, at famed Buckhorn Maple Fest in late March and early April. What are the first signs of spring? They might be the hand-lettered boards at roadside farm stands and farmers markets announcing their fresh fare. Come see for yourself.

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