Recreation in the Kawartha Lakes

Fish for Free in Ontario During Family Fishing Week: July 2 to 10

Here’s your chance to fish license-free in Ontario until Sunday, July 10. Throughout the province, Canadian residents can fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing version outdoors card. The Ontario government designates two periods throughout the year as license-free.The week from July 2 to 10 offers an excellent opportunity to introduce a friend or cottage visitor to fishing in the Kawartha Lakes.

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Balsam Lake Provincial Park Offers Fun for Nature Lovers and Cottagers, not Just Campers

If you have a cottage in the Kawartha Lakes, chances are you’ve passed by the entrance off Highway 48 to Balsam Lake Provincial Park more than a few times. When you’ve thought about the park, you’ve probably concluded a large provincial park is a place for overnight campers. But in fact, Balsam Lake Provincial Park is also a draw for nature lovers who seek a day-trip and Kawartha cottagers who want to shake up their summer weekend routine with an afternoon visit to a pristine, expansive green space.

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Explore Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park in the Kawarthas this Summer

Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park is an 82,793 acre (33,505 hectares) pristine public space. The park stretches from Haliburton County on the east side, through the northern townships of the City of Kawartha Lakes to the District Municipality of Muskoka on the western boundary of the park.

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Ten Ways to Fall in Love with Winter in the Kawarthas

With its short, crisp days, winter seems like a season to spend indoors. But there’s no need to stay cooped up when you’re in the Kawarthas. Here are ten ideas to lure you to bundle up and have fun in the cold.

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What to do around Balsam Lake?

There are many things to do in and around Balsam lake no matter the season. Below is a list of activities you can do or places you can visit when in the area.

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