You could, as many visitors do, take a leisurely drive through Peterborough & the Kawarthas with no particular destination in mind.
You’d amble through quaint villages like Young’s Point, Ennismore, Apsley, Bailieboro and Warsaw, snapping photos as country roads unfold before you. But we’re here to tell you that the best Sunday drives are the ones that also have a “goal.” Think how much more fun your trip will be if you make it your quest to explore, say, as many antique barns as possible… or take in the fall studio tour… or visit gardens and garden centres along our official Garden Route… or buy enough to feed an army as you stop at roadside farm stands…or keep track of plaques and historic sites… or take in the scenic highlights of our region. (Warsaw Caves and Petroglyphs Provincial Park come to mind here.)
Or, you could make getting to your destination even more fun: go in search of the best butter tarts, or maybe the best chip truck. It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it…
Better still, why not do your sightseeing by boat? After all, this is a region dotted with lakes and rivers and nothing undoes stress better than soaking in the scenery from the water. You could cruise by houseboat. Or take an afternoon boat cruise through the renowned Peterborough Lift Lock, the largest of its kind in the world—this is one of the single most popular attractions in our region. You could also enjoy a boat ride through Stoney Lake and see why this is one of the most desirable lakes in all of Ontario.
You can even see the Kawarthas from the air. Sightseeing remains at the top of every visitor’s list. In Peterborough & the Kawarthas, there’s something new at every turn. Drop into the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Visitor Centre at the southern entrance to Peterborough. Let us suggest a route for you.