The City of Kawartha Lakes is a picturesque region which truly reflects the origin of the name it bears - "Kawartha" is an Ojibwa word meaning "shining waters". Located just 90 minutes northeast of Toronto, it offers visitors a wealth of leisure activities year round, and is rich in culture and heritage, including a storied railroad history.
The Trent Severn Waterway makes its way through the centre of the region and connects many lakes via rivers and locks. Lakes that are linked by the Waterway include: Balsam, Cameron, Canal, Mitchell, Pigeon, Scugog, and Sturgeon.
The lakes in the region all offer unique shorelines, shapes and water types. Balsam Lake's clear waters, large open bays and sandy shorelines have made it a highly favoured lake - here are 8 reasons to love Balsam Lake.
Cameron Lake is bordered by the village of Fenelon Falls and is a popular lake. The lake is quite deep for its size and is a great place to learn how to boat. The water is clean and clear and has great fishing as well.
Canal Lake is a medium sized, scenic lake with locks, dams & bridges. It is the most western lake in the Kawarthas, and is a short drive to Orillia or Newmarket.
Four Mile Lake is one of the highest lakes in the Kawarthas and is a spring-fed, landlocked, quiet lake. It is lined with cliffs and rugged shorelines. It has great watersports, fishing, and a vibrant lake community. A beautiful spot to search for a cottage for sale!
With over ten major lakes and two significant river systems, there is plenty of variety in terms of waterfront and cottage styles in the Kawartha Lakes. Recent highway infrastructure improvements have made the Kawarthas more accessible than ever, and has added to the popularity of owning a cottage property here. The recreational opportunities in the Kawartha Lakes are plentiful year-round and the area hosts three popular provincial parks for the more adventurous.
If you find a home or cottage for sale that interests you, contact us at 1 (877) 992-9927 for expert advice on how best to move forward with your purchase decision.