A short drive from Toronto, Ottawa, or Kingston, the rolling hills, forests, towns and villages of Kawarthas Northumberland offer wondrous options for culinary delights and inspirations to treat your palette. Home of the Trent-Severn Waterway, you can boat throughout the region, cycle, take the train or even the bus. We’re easy to get to. With year-round activities, there are great discoveries to experience every week of the year.
We’re now pouring craft brews, ciders, wines and distilled spirits. Our brew masters are true artisans have honed the craft of brewing with the art of flavour. Sample them all, we’re sure you’ll find your new favourite.
Our cottages and resorts offer rustic charm, eco-adventure where you can “unplug” or more upscale services to pamper your inner diva. Nestled along pristine shorelines, you can dine at their farm-to-table restaurants, rejuvenate over Sunday brunch, indulge in a spa treatment, or enjoy winter ice skating snowshoeing or horse-drawn sleigh rides (you didn’t think we just do summers did you?)
Maybe your ideal culinary experience involves a canoe, a fishing rod, and a campfire. We have over 350 lakes and rivers to paddle, or rent a houseboat, and travel through the locks of the Trent-Severn Waterway. Our houseboat operators provide you with lessons so no experience required.
Each season brings something special to our farmers markets. This year, the Peterborough Farmers Market celebrates its 191st Anniversary. You’ll find organic foods, pasture-raised meats, free-range eggs and poultry, handmade farmstead cheeses, heirloom produce and baked goods. Our markets and farmgate stands provide fresh, local and sustainable produce. Taste the difference that locally grown makes.
Craving dessert? Taste your way along Ontario’s biggest Butter Tart Tour. With over 50 stops and growing, this self-guided tour has butter tart locations throughout our entire region. Many are award-winning and are open year-round with a few open seasonally. We’ll help get your tour started with some suggestions on our Butter Tart Tour website.Kawarthas Northumberland. What are you waiting for? Get up here!
First thing’s first, get yourself to Kawartha Dairy. With eight locations in Ontario and their foray into stores around the province you might have tasted some of their ice cream before, but there’s something special about grabbing a cone or a shake from their flagship location in Bobcaygeon.
At some point during the weekend you should stop by Kawartha Country Wines. As the first and only winery in the area Kawartha Country Wines produces both fruit and grape wines that you can try at their on-site tasting bar.
HERE ARE JUST SOME OF OUR FAVORITE DELICIOUS DESTINATIONS IN THE AREA:
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