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Romantic Date Ideas in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

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Looking for Date Night suggestions? We asked Peterborough & the Kawarthas insiders to share some of their unique date night ideas and they didn’t let us down.

Year-Round Ideas

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Fall view of Lift Lock
  • Enjoy the fall colours and explore the region on one of our scenic fall drives
  • Ride the carousel at The Norwood Fair, and share cotton candy together
  • Choose the perfect hiking trail for a day in nature
  • Take a fall colours tour along the Trent-Severn Waterway with Liftlock & the Riverboat Cruises
  • Take part in the Pumpkin Festival at McLean Berry Farm with activities including straw and corn mazes, haunted barn, pumpkin cannon, live entertainment and hayrides
  • On Thanksgiving weekend, attend the Harvest Craft Show at the Buckhorn Community Centre. This craft show features jewelry, designer clothing, soaps, woven goods, handmade furniture, home accessories and local candy, honey, jams and jellies from over 120 artisans across Canada
  • Take a scenic fall walk through the Trent Nature Sanctuary Trails



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  • Winter hike in the woods or rent snowshoes from a local outfitter/club and bring a thermos of hot chocolate to share
  • Dinner and Skating on Rice Lake at Elmhirst’s Resort, or have a full weekend get-a-way at Elmhirst’s resort. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage, relax at the spa, warm up in a steaming hot tub, and enjoy an incredible culinary experience
  • Toboggan down Armour Hill
  • Create your own custom box of delectable chocolates from the handmade selection at The Chocolate Rabbit
  • When the ice freezes the water, skate along the Trent Canal at the base of the Peterborough Lift Lock
  • Spend a winter’s day skiing on the groomed trails in the wilderness at Kawartha Nordic Ski Club. Warm-up afterwards by the wood stoves in their cozy chalet
  • Cheer on the Peterborough Pete’s hockey team at the Peterborough Memorial Centre. Go Pete’s Go!
  • Spend a romantic weekend in cottage country. While staying in a lakeside cottage at Pine Vista Resort, snuggle up to a roaring fire and embrace the breathtaking views of winter on Stoney Lake.



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  • Take part in Buckhorn Maplefest at McLean Berry Farm featuring a pancake breakfast, live music, maple syrup demonstrations, sugar bushwalking tours and hayrides
  • When the nice weather finally arrives spend a couple’s weekend at Six Foot Bay Resort! Relax on the beach, play a round of golf and have a BBQ
  • Visit the Spring Craft Show at the Buckhorn Community Centre during the Victoria Day long weekend, where you will find jewellery, designer clothing, soaps, woven goods, handmade furniture, home accessories and local candy, honey, jams and jellies
  • Plan a spring drive and pick up some beautiful blooms for your special someone using the Peterborough & Area Garden Route



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