Peterborough & the Kawarthas Regional Profiles
An easy 90 minute drive from Toronto or 2.5 hour drive from Ottawa, with stunning landscapes to take in along the way, Peterborough & the Kawarthas is ideally situated between major city centres and the northeastern Unites States. Located in South Eastern Ontario, the region is on the northeastern edge of the Greater Golden Horseshoe and is part of the Oak Ridges Moraine. Peterborough & the Kawarthas is easily accessible from Highway 401/115 or scenic Highway 7, and has the longest paved, lighted air runway between Ottawa and Toronto. Located along the historic Trent- Severn Waterway, one of the finest interconnected systems of navigation in the world, this region boasts over 134 lakes and is rooted deep in the history of canoeing in Canada. The Peterborough region which is comprised of the City of Peterborough and the eight townships and two first nations in the County of Peterborough, is rich in history and culture, and boasts a community- wide commitment to fresh local food.