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Summer in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Life is Better at the Lake

A week at the lake should be more than wide-screen TVs and game consoles.

Let your kids splash in the sun, track turtles in the shallows, and make up pirate stories. Fun – the way it was before it was manufactured by marketers and sold in stores everywhere.

  • Build Your Bucket List in Peterborough & the Kawarthas
    old canoes on display

    Build Your Bucket List in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

    Thinking about travelling to Peterborough & the Kawarthas but not sure how to start planning your trip? Here is a look-book of the bucket-list worthy, locally recommended must-do experiences, snapshot opportunities and memory-making moments that await you in Peterborough & the Kawarthas.


County of Peterborough

Mill Pond in Norwood

The Mill Pond in Norwood (4340 Highway 7, Norwood) is a quaint and quiet little swimming spot where you can relax for the afternoon or a few hours. Be sure to take a moment to explore in the butterfly garden close by.

Top Festivals & Events

Peterborough Folk Festival
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Peterborough Folk Festival

For its 33rd year, this nationally renowned 3 day music festival returns to the City of Peterborough.

Peterborough Musicfest
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Experience, Outdoors

Peterborough Musicfest

Every spring since 1987, the City of Peterborough excitedly awaits the start of a summer festival like no other. A festival that offers eight-weeks of free admission concerts that showcase renowned musicians in a beautiful gathering place at the end of the rapids (Nogojiwanong) on the shores of picturesque Little Lake

  • Top 10 Summer Experiences
    family jumping into lake

    Top 10 Summer Experiences

    1. Patio Season The favourite expression for describing our summer patio obsession is “al fresco” simply meaning “in the fresh” – Peterborough & the Kawarthas offers just that – dining…