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Fall Driving Tour: Turn Over a New Leaf this Fall

Fall view of Lift Lock

An outdoor adventure so breathtaking, even the leaves fall for it.

Distance: 103km
Time: 2 – 3 hours
Stops on Along The Way: Lock 21 – Peterborough Lift Lock, Lift Lock & the Riverboat Cruises, Kawartha Buttertart Factory, Warsaw Caves Conservation Area & Campground, Asphodel Park, Muddy’s Pit BBQ, Lang Pioneer Village, Best Western Plus Otonabee Inn
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Looking for an eventful experience? Look no further than the Keene Pumpkin Festival and the Norwood Fall Fair (Thanksgiving Weekend)

First Stop: Peterborough Lift Lock

Start your day with a stop at the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world – Lock 21 Peterborough. This National Historic Site is a Peterborough & the Kawarthas Bucket list experience.

Second Stop: Lift Lock & the Riverboat Cruises

An unbeLEAFable view awaits on the Liftlock and Riverboat Cruise!

Third Stop: Kawartha Sweets and Eats

Just outside of the city, be sure to make a quick stop at the Kawartha Sweets and Eats for a sweet treat.

Fourth Stop: Leahy’s Farm & Market

Make time for a stop at Leahy’s Farm Market to pick your perfect ‘Peter Patch’ Pumpkin. The perfect experience to get you in the harvest spirit!

Fifth Stop: Warsaw Caves Conservation Area & Campground

Stretch your legs at Warsaw Caves Conservation Area – Home of the disappearing river. There are several trails to choose from or if you’re feeling adventurous you can rent a canoe and view the fall colours from the river.

Sixth Stop: Asphodel Park

Heading south, the rolling hills lead you to Asphodel Park – an idyllic setting to relax overlooking the Ouse River and an expansive playground for the little ones to explore. Looking for an eventful experience on Thanksgiving weekend? Be sure to check out the Norwood Fall Fair.

Seventh Stop: Muddy’s Pit BBQ

Follow your nose, to Muddy’s Pit BBQ in Keene, for some authentic barbeque smoked ribs, brisket and more. Best paired with a picnic beside the Grist Mill at Lang Pioneer Village just up the road.

Eight Stop: Lang Pioneer Village

If the timing is right, you can step back in time at one of Lang Pioneer Village’s events. Lang Pioneer Village is the perfect location to retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern living and experience Peterborough County’s history come to life. Make sure to stop in Keene to pick up your perfect pumpkin at The Keene Pumpkin Festival (Mid-October)

Rest for the Night at Best Western Otonabee Inn

Stay the night at The Best Western Plus Otonabee Inn along the Otonabee River minutes from the trail system leading to the many shops and restaurants in downtown Peterborough.

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