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Trent-Severn Waterway in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Explore Canada’s Treasured Waterway

In many ways, the culture of a region is shaped by the character of the water that runs through it, here, it is the historic Trent-Severn Waterway. Frozen rivers becoming neighborhood hockey arenas, lakes and streams welcoming the smooth glide of the kayak, waterside patios built for evening sunsets and that childhood magic which happens mid-air between the dock and the first rush of a familiar lake.

In Peterborough & the Kawarthas, we have a romance with our abundance of fresh water. It has become a way of life, year-round. If you’ve yet to discover your personal connection with this amazing part of nature, we welcome you to do so right here in our backyard. Canoeing, sailing, jet-skiing, fishing, swimming, boating, tubing, wake boarding, water-skiing, taking in a cruise through the Lift Lock, or soaking in the warm sun on a comfy inflatable — there are so many amazing life experiences that are right here for you and yours to enjoy — and affordably so. The question is, where will you find your connection?

Peterborough & the Kawarthas is home to Canada’s Treasured Waterway, the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada – our connection to our land, our people, our industry, our past and most importantly our future.

The unique combination of heritage city, cottage country and flourishing farmlands, surrounded by our abundance of water not only makes living here something out of the ordinary, but it’s the reason why people return year after year.We invite you to join us in discovering the Flow of Life along Canada’s Treasured Waterway, celebrating the unique assets in Peterborough & the Kawarthas that connect us all, and that set us apart  – our two notable National Historic Sites of Canada; the Trent-Severn Waterway and the Peterborough Lift Lock, as well as the Canadian Canoe Museum.

Learn more about our Trent-Severn Trail Town Communities of Lakefield and Buckhorn

Go to the water

Mainstreet Bar & Grill
Sandwich with greens beside onion rings on checkered wrapping in front of restaurant

Mainstreet Bar & Grill

Enjoy lunch with a view!

Located in Beautiful Buckhorn, Ontario. Mainstreet Bar & Grill has a large patio overlooking Buckhorn Lake, right next to the historic Trent-Severn Waterway.

Our water-front location, great food, cold beer, and fun atmosphere won’t disappoint. If you’re local or want to make a drive for an amazing time out, Mainstreet Bar & grill won’t disappoint.

1939 Lakehurst Rd
Buckhorn, Ontario
K0L 1J0