Kawartha Lakes Associations

There are some associations in Kawartha Lakes that may suit your recreational interests or passions. Perhaps you’re interested in the restoration of a historic railway station in your cottage community. Or maybe snowmobiling is your favourite winter pastime, and you’re keen to join the local snowmobile club. There are horticultural societies for avid gardeners and historical societies for those who would like to know more about nineteenth-century life in nearby towns or Samuel de Champlain’s travels along the shores of Balsam Lake in 1615.

There are also many cottage and lake associations in Kawartha Lakes. These associations usually represent the interests of members with activities to safeguard the value of their properties and their quality of life on a lake. Association work is valuable since a cottage is often a significant investment. Many lake associations also conduct water-quality testing.

Several active road associations allow groups to focus on issues specific to their road or their part of the lake.

In this section, we’ve also included important area phone numbers and emergency contact numbers.

Community Associations and Clubs

Coboconk Railway Station Restoration Committee
Dave Stinson
Box 12
Coboconk, Ontario K0M 1K0
Tel: 705-454-2360
Email: barbc44@sympatico.ca
Website: www.cobytrainstation.ca
(Volunteer group dedicated to the restoration of Coboconk’s historic train station. The group is looking for new volunteers)
Kawartha Lakes Snowmobile Club
Liz Phillips
Box 611
Fenelon Falls, Ontario K0M 1N0
Tel: 705-887-1288
Email: klsc@sympatico.ca
Website: www.klsc.ca
(The 900-member club maintains the scenic trail system in the Kawarthas and organizes the annual Fun Run)
Norland Horticultural Society
Murray Walker
Box 254
Norland, Ontario K0M 2L0
Tel: 705-454-8622
Email: mcw-jra@hotmail.com
Website: www.gardenontario.org/site.php/norland
(This group beautifies Norland and organizes the annual garden contest)
Shedden Area Historical Society
Barb Curry, Secretary
Box 392
Coboconk, Ontario K0M 1K0
Tel: 705-454-8596
Email: barbc44@sympatico.ca
(Group of residents that collects, documents, and records local history)

Cottage Associations

Balsam Lake Association
Email: balsamlakeassociation@gmail.com
Website: www.balsamlakeassociation.ca
(One of the largest cottage associations in the Kawartha Lakes representing the interests of cottagers and waterfront residents)
Four Mile Lake Association
Rob Sylvester
Tel: 705-454-2504
Email: rob.sylvester@hotmail.com
Website: www.fourmilelake.ca
(An incorporated association that represents the interests of waterfront property owners on Four Mile Lake)
Shadow Lakes Association
Phil Taylor
73 Shadow Lake Road 14
Coboconk, Ontario K0M 1K0
Tel: 705-454-3010
Email: info@shadowlakes.on.ca
Website: www.shadowlakes.on.ca
(An association that represents the interests of 600 property owners on the Gull River, Silver Lake, and Shadow Lake between Coboconk and Norland)

Important Phone Numbers and Contact Information

Hydro One Power Outages:
If your power has gone out or you're having trouble with your electricity, call Hydro One’s province-wide power outage hotline at: 1-800-434-1235. They're available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

For up-to-date information on Hydro One service disruptions in Ontario, please visit the Hydro One Storm Center at www.hydroone.com/StormCenter3/. The map indicates where restoration crews are working to fix outages. Information is updated every 15 minutes.
City of Kawartha Lakes
Tel: 705-324-9411 or 1-888-822-2225
Website: www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca

City of Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Headquarters
Tel: 705-324-5731 After-hours 705-324-5252

Enbridge Gas
Tel: 1-866-763-5427
Marine, Air Search, and Rescue
Tel: 1-800-267-7270
Minden Hospital
Tel: 705-286-2288
Ontario Regional Poison Information Centre
Tel: 1-800-268-9017
O.P.P. – Angeline Street North
Lindsay, Ontario
Tel: 705-324-6741 or toll-free 1-888-310-1122
O.P.P. in Coboconk
Tel: 705-454-3311
Police – 6 Victoria Avenue North
Lindsay, Ontario K9V 2X2
Tel: 705-324-5252
Ross Memorial Hospital
Tel: 705-324-6111
Website: www.rmh.org
(Located in Lindsay, Ross Memorial Hospital is an acute-care community hospital serving more than 80,000 local residents and seasonal visitors. The hospital has an excellent 24/7/365 emergency department)
Telehealth Ontario
Tel: 1-866-797-0000
Website: www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/telehealth
(Free access to a Registered Nurse — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You do not need to provide your health insurance number. Email advice is not available)

Local Links

Coboconk Chamber of Commerce: www.coboconknorland.ca
Fenelon Falls Chamber of Commerce: www.fenelonfallschamber.com
Information on biking trails in the Kawartha Lakes: www.explorekawarthalakes.com/en/experience/Cycling.asp