Kawartha Waterfront Blog
News and Articles in the Kawartha Lakes

Recreation

Hidden Gems You Need To Discover In Ontario This Fal

Most people think of Ontario and immediately see CN Tower... and that's pretty much it. Most people don't know that...
09/14/2018
Read

6 easy tricks to get anyone up on waterskis

Have you crossed waterskiing off of your summer bucket list yet? There's one last long weekend - this is the...
09/12/2018
Read

3 ways to get more fish in your lake

Have you noticed a decline in the size and number of fish in your lake? While some of the trends affecting...
09/05/2018
Read

OPP charge five boaters while patrolling Shadow Lake

While patrolling Shadow Lake this past weekend, Kawartha Lakes OPP charged four separate boaters for not having enough life jackets...
08/22/2018
Read

The Ontario Government is asking for the public’s help solving wildlife cold cases

There’s a shooting out on an isolated stretch of northern Ontario wilderness. A body is left behind, its tongue and...
08/17/2018
Read

What’s true and what’s false about ticks

Ticks, bites, and Lyme disease are all serious business. But that shouldn’t keep you from enjoying the outdoors. “That would...
08/09/2018
Read

5 tips to consider before buying a used boat

He said — she said is no way to resolve an issue between boat buyer and boat seller, but all...
07/20/2018
Read

10 amazing facts about loons

The haunting call of a loon is a favourite sound for many cottagers. While the sound may sound melancholy or...
07/17/2018
Read

8 tips for cycling at the cottage

Cycling in the city is great. But cycling in cottage country is “most definitely better,” says Fraser Chapman, the president...
07/10/2018
Read

The bird contest – cottage fun at its best

Several years ago, with only the simplest of motives, I challenged my family, and any other cottage regulars to a...
06/27/2018
Read

5 common fish you can catch in Ontario rivers and lakes

Fishing is one of the great summer pastimes. Whether you’re into hands-on fly fishing or prefer to attach a bell...
06/19/2018
Read

Forest Fire Info Map

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
06/19/2018
Read

Safety should be top of mind as boating season begins, advocates urge

As warm weather arrives and the boating season kicks off, drowning prevention advocates are urging people to keep water safety...
05/30/2018
Read

Ontario bike trails you need to check out

Thinking about taking a cycling trip this spring or summer? Start planning your route by looking at some of Ontario’s...
05/22/2018
Read

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

If you or a visiting friend fishes without a license this week, you must fish under the Conservation fishing license...
07/05/2016
Read

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

If you want to absorb the sights and sounds of Balsam Lake, the park offers two hiking trails: the plantation...
06/30/2016
Read

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

The park offers you myriad opportunities to connect with the outdoors. You can paddle in a canoe, or you can...
06/24/2016
Read

Hello, Fishing Season in the Kawarthas!

Here are some highlights: You need a fishing license if you’re between 18 and 64 years of age You can...
05/20/2016
Read

Swim and Frolic in the Water at a Local Beach in the Kawarthas – Just for a Change

Although our getaway in the Kawarthas isn’t a waterfront property, we have access to the Trent-Severn Waterway, which offers a...
07/17/2015
Read

What to do around Balsam Lake?

In spring Look for wildflowers while you hike along a walking trail, watch for birds at the Carden Plain, or...
06/06/2014
Read

Be a Cold-Weather Aficionado and Spend a Weekend Afternoon Skiing at Ken Reid Conservation Area

Ken Reid Conservation Area is a 110-hectare (272-acre) property that protects sensitive wildlife habitat, forests, meadows, and the provincially significant...
02/24/2014
Read