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Pre-Planned Trip curated by Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism

Fall Driving Tour: To Buckhorn & Beyond

2-4 hours
93 km
Total driving time:
1.5 hours
road and fall trees

This fall driving tour is 93km in length and will take approximately 1 hour and 37 minutes to complete.

Visit the animals or play a round of disc golf at Riverview Park & Zoo. Learn about the important work of Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre with a visit to their education centre.

Experience Indigenous Culture with a visit to Whetung Ojibwa Centre and Curve Lake Cultural Centre. Explore local culture & heritage in historic Lakefield and do some shopping at Stuff Store. Quench your craving for sweets at Central Smith Ice Cream or grab a bite to eat at Canoe & Paddle.

Stretch your legs and capture some great fall pictures on the trails at the Selwyn Conservation Area.

Unique Stops Along the Way

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism 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.

Riverview Park & Zoo

Located just north of downtown Peterborough, Riverview Park and Zoo is a fabulous place to enjoy a leisurely stroll in a peaceful and tranquil setting while experiencing the natural beauty of Peterborough

Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre

As an organization, we strive to increase awareness of the challenges facing Ontario’s turtles and to inspire individuals to act to help.

Selwyn Conservation Area

Selwyn Beach Conservation Area is located on the northeast shore of Chemong Lake and is best known for its excellent swimming provided by a gently sloping sandy beach. The conservation area also offers a boat launch and docking facility, a large picnic shelter, group camping area and hiking trails.

Stuff Store

Located in the heart of Lakefield, Stuff is an eclectic mix of gifts, items for the home and locally and Canadian made artisan items

Whetung Ojibwa Centre

Whetung Ojibwa Centre offers a spectacular collection of Native crafts as well as Fine Art, Jewelry, Moccasins, Leather Work, Sculptures and much more from Curve Lake First Nation and across Canada.

Curve Lake Cultural Centre

The Cultural Centre play an important role in representing cultural heritage by preserving objects and related information by providing access to these through exhibitions, public programs, publications, and research resources.

Unique Stops for a Bite or Brew

Canoe & Paddle

The Canoe & Paddle is a proper English Pub beside the river in downtown Lakefield. Combining our three favourite things – craft Ontario beer, fresh pub grub and live music.

Central Smith Creamery

We are located just outside of Peterborough, Ontario, one kilometer West of Chemong Road on the Lindsay Highway. You can’t miss the bright red roof!

Find Yourself a Room with a View

Beachwood Resort

Situated on 1400’ of prime Lower Buckhorn Lake shoreline, our location offers the best of both worlds, experience a ‘Kawartha cottage getaway’ with the amenities of home.

Westwind Inn on the Lake

Westwind Inn is a charming all cedar lodge nestled under tall pines on pink granite rock at the water’s edge. A truly spectacular wilderness setting yet close to all amenities. We are reminiscent of a rustic Rocky Mountain Lodge filled with antiques, art, fireplaces, memorabilia and collectables. 

The Village Inn Lakefield

The Village Inn is situated in the scenic and historic little village of Lakefield. It is a charming Country Inn in the heart of the Kawartha Lakes.