The Appeal of Kawartha Lakes Ontario

The Appeal of Kawartha Lakes Ontario

Kawartha Lakes Ontario, Canada, is a sought-after seasonal and year-round cottage and rural home destination for many reasons. And, while the region is legally defined as The City of Kawartha Lakes, make no mistake, while not far geographically, it is far removed from urban life.

The Appeal of Kawartha Lakes

Natural Beauty and Tranquility: The Kawartha Lakes region is home to 250 pristine lakes and waterways, offering picturesque landscapes of stunning forests and serene waters. Whether you're sipping coffee on your dock, taking a leisurely canoe ride, or strolling through a local village, the beauty of Kawartha Lakes is simply charming.

Convenient Location: Located one and a half to two hours northeast of Toronto, Kawartha Lakes is easily accessible all year long. Once outside the GTA you’ll find scenic, less travelled roads that lead straight to peace and tranquility. Its proximity to Toronto and the International Airport makes Kawartha Lakes an ideal locale for both Torontonians and International Residents seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Year-Round Enjoyment: Many homes and cottages in Kawartha Lakes are winterized and accessible during all seasons. Outdoor activities run throughout the year including summer boating, watersports, and swimming plus ice fishing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter.

Small-Town Charm: There is much to be said about rural Ontario. The small towns and villages that dot the Kawartha Lakes exude warm and welcoming vibes. Small towns like Lindsay present a multitude of amenities while villages such as Bobcaygeon lure tourists, cottagers, and locals alike with its scenic waterfront, restaurants and year-round community events. The charming shops found throughout Kawartha Lakes display art and crafts by local artisans providing residents and cottagers the opportunity to support local businesses while decorating their lake homes with unique décor not found in city malls or box stores.

Waterfront Living: The Kawartha Lakes region is all about lake life whether watching sunrises and sunsets from your cottage dock or taking the kids waterskiing or wakeboarding. Waterfront homes and cottages provide direct access to swimming, fishing, boating and a variety of watersports. Shallow waters off the docks and shorelines are perfect for families with young children.

What to Do in Kawartha Lakes

  • grab your fishing gear (and a fishing licence)
  • explore the lakes by canoe or kayak
  • hike scenic trails
  • cycle the Kawartha Lakes portion of the trans Canada trail
  • forage for mushrooms on a guided workshop
  • take a step back in time at the Olde Gaol Museum in Lindsay
  • bird watch more than 259 bird species in the region
  • relax with a picnic at one of the many parks or lakes
  • browse local arts and crafts at shops and farmers markets

Whether you're seeking a quiet escape or an active adventure, the allure of the Kawartha Lakes area lies in its natural beauty, abundance of lakes and proximity to the GTA.

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