Get Outside and Play!
Whether you’re a beginner birder or a life-long bird lover, when you start birding in Peterborough & the Kawarthas, you’ll never want to stop.
Campers of all kinds are enjoying immersing themselves in the natural beauty of Peterborough & the Kawarthas.
There’s no better way to feel part of your surroundings than to take in the sights on two wheels.
Fancy yourself to be a modern-day treasure hunter? Welcome to geocaching – an incredible way to explore.
The courses are stunning, staff are warm and welcoming, and there are plenty of great memorable moments along the way.
Parks and trails in Peterborough & the Kawarthas are a wonderful way to explore the outdoors.
Parks & Trails
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B.E.L. Rotary Bridgenorth Trail
B.E.L. Rotary Bridgenorth Trail is 2.3 kilometres long, lined with native trees, and boasts a peaceful and tranquil setting amidst the Miller Creek Wetlands. There are benches situated along the Trail to provide scenic and comfortable resting spots as needed.
Ennismore Heritage Trail
There are 3 loops with a total trail distance of about 4km including boardwalks, a picnic shelter, an osprey platform and interpretive signage. The Trails are located throughout Ennismore Waterfront Park.
Mill Pond Forest Trails
This short but sweet trail system offers three route options ranging from 200m to 900m in length. With a picnic area and beautiful views of Mill Pond, this is a great spot for a family of all ages.
Millbrook Valley Trails
The Millbrook Valley Trails are a passive use walking trail starting from Medd’s Mountain Conservation Area and looping around Millbrook through the Oak Ridges Moraine.
Trent University Wildlife Sanctuary Nature Area
This nature area features 3 loop trails; the Red Trail (1.9 km), the Yellow Trail (2.4 km), and the Blue Trail (2.9 km). Slip on your hiking boots or grab a pair of cross-country skiis for this triple trail treat.
Mark S. Burnham Trail
Mark S. Burnham Provincial Park features 2.4 kilometers of trail featuring some of the oldest maple, beech, elm and hemlock groves in Ontario. Try out this short hike located in the middle of the Peterborough Drumlin Field to visit more than 3,000 of glacial remnants and stunning fall colours.
Mathison Conservation Area
This area is made up of 250 acres of scenic forests and wetlands located north of Havelock. It has 1.6 kilometers of multi-use trails for walking, biking, and snowmobiling use and 1.1 kilometers of walking only trails. ATVs are not permitted on this property.
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South Drumlin Loop
This short 3.4 kilometer loop features views of the Trent Canal and a visit to the abandoned rail bridge near Trent University. A great option for all skill levels and visitors to the Trent University campus.
North Kawartha, Ontario
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
This winter stay close to home while still getting outside of your comfort zone. Whether your looking for outdoor adventure in a winter wonderland or to chill fire side, there’s…
Five days of twenty-two portages, close to fifty kilometres of paddling, and four evenings camped out under the stars.
Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park has an incredible selection of paddle routes available for the beginner – or just someone who just doesn’t like portages.
In ice we trust, in snow we must, go camp in frozen country. With axe and saw for timber is law, to make our homes more comfy. -Traditional It’s still early…
Ideas for Cyclists
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A Kawartha Cycling “daycation” is something special that riders can fit into one day… or two.
Pastry Peddler 17 King St., Millbrook Sitting next to the four corners in charming village of Millbrook, it’s an easy drive to find this café, housed in a graceful historic…