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Fall Driving Tour: Leaf It To Lang

2-4 Hours
97 km
Total driving time:
1 Hour 40 Minutes
a stone building connects to a wooden bridge over a flowing body of water

Show your true colours by coming out to Peterborough & the Kawarthas. We have put together signature Fall driving tours that are perfect for watching foliage turn.

This driving tour is 97km in length and will take approximately 1 hour & 40 minutes to complete.

Take a step back in time, see Peterborough County as it was in the 1900’s at Lang Pioneer Village. Shop ’till you drop at Millbrook Mercantile, The Valley Shoppe and ZimArt Rice Lake Gallery.

Touring around can really build an appetite, stop for a bite at the Pastry Peddler, Muddy’s Pit BBQ. Don’t forget to stop at Doo Doo’s Bakery to pick up some of their famous butter tarts!

When you’re ready to stretch your legs, stop at Darling Wildlife Area and explore the trails along the shoreline of the Otonabee River. Or stop at Harley Farms and enjoy a walking tour of the farm.

Click Here to Print the ‘Leaf It To Lang’ Tour

Unique Stops Along the Way

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism Visitor Centre

  • Visitor Centre
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    Visitor Centre

    Discover all that Peterborough & the Kawarthas has to offer – from accommodations, to attractions, to food experiences and more.

The Peterborough & the Kawarthas Visitor Centre is centrally located in the heart of the City of Peterborough. Open year-round, we provide a wide selection of free information including travel guides, brochures, postcards, road maps and trail guides. Trained travel counsellors are available to assist in making your visit to Peterborough & the Kawarthas an exceptional experience.

Darling Wildlife Area

Darling Wildlife Area is located along the shoreline of the Otonabee River. The diversity of plants and wildlife on the property make it an ideal destination for variety of outdoor recreation activities. Visitors to the property will enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and hunting.

The Valley Shoppe

A local hub for all your tropical and bloom needs. At The Valley Shoppe we provide amazing houseplants and tropical with one of a kind pots/planters. We also stock Canadian handmade artisan items and fresh blooms. We can take orders for your fresh blooms if notified.

ZimArt Rice Lake Gallery

This is not your typical gallery! Founded in 2000, this unique sculpture park is home to the most comprehensive, eclectic selection of Zimbabwean stone sculpture in Canada. It’s a must-see destination for art lovers of all ages.

Locals Love: Bringing a picnic and spending the afternoon immersed in the gallery.

Lang Pioneer Village Grist Mill

At Lang Pioneer Village Museum, Peterborough County’s history is brought to life as costumed interpreters welcome you into over 30 homes and businesses located in the picturesque village. Representing a full century in time, the Village will not only take you back in time, but also through time. Costumed interpreters show the settler story of hardship and hope as they demonstrate traditional chores, trades and pastimes.

Harley Farms

With all seasons, comes beautiful weather, great for being around the farm! One of the only SPCA certified farms in Ontario. Harley Farms is a family owned business that offers a retail farm store, agritourism adventures and more all year round.

Unique Stops for a Bite or a Brew

Millbrook Mercantile

Nestled among a number of charming storefronts along Millbrook’s King Street, Millbrook Mercantile is a unique retail store that features a farmers’ market feel.

The Pastry Peddler

The Pasty Peddler is a shared enthusiasm for baking and cycling with a family history of amazing bakers they share their favourite treats and family recipes with all.

Fan Favourites: Flaky Fridays!

Doo Doo’s Bakery

Their butter tarts are handcrafted bursts of sweet and savoury – lovingly baked for those who enjoy both flakey crusts and creamy fillings.

Must-Try? Maple Bacon Butter Tarts!

Rolling Grape

On the family farm in the middle of their vineyard is where you will find their winery. There you can enjoy their estate wines and learn about the vineyard.

Muddy’s Pit BBQ

Authentically Barbequed meat on custom outdoor smokers using only log hardwood. At their BBQ Shack you can also dine in or take your BBQ home. Muddy’s always has daily side dishes to go along with our Pork Back Ribs, Pulled Pork, and Beef Brisket. They are a seasonal business open from April to the end of December.

Must-Try? Everything! Carnivore Sampler Platter is the way to go.

Find Yourself a Room with a View

Elmhirst’s Resort

Elmhirst’s Resort is an all season, cottage resort and conference facility. It offers a spa and a host of activities for the whole family. There is a large working farm with animals raised and produce grown on site. These foods, known as Elmhirst’s Own, are solely for consumption by their FeastON Certified restaurant. They also maintain partnerships with local suppliers to round out their menu offerings and reflect their commitment to sustainability. When visiting keep an eye out for, Angus Beef, turkeys and Pekin ducks, Fiddleheads, Greenhouse herbs and harvested vegetables featured seasonally.

Best Western Plus Otonabee Inn

Conveniently located in a resort-like waterfront setting close to downtown and area attractions like the Peterborough Lift Locks. Our friendly staff ensures an enjoyable and memorable stay.

Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront

Perfectly Located – Peterborough’s Waterfront Resort. You will absolutely love our renovated guestrooms which include new beds, furniture, lighting and great flooring. The Holiday Inn Hotel Peterborough Waterfront is ideally situated along the Trent Severn Waterway in the downtown business and shopping district with 60 restaurants within walking distance. Safe Travel Stamp