Kawartha Waterfront Blog
News and Articles in the Kawartha Lakes

Recreation

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
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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
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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
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Forest Fire Info Map

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
06/19/2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Try Your Hand at Ice-Fishing on Sturgeon Lake this Weekend

Fenelon Falls Secondary School has organized the trip, which will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday,...
02/19/2014
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Take in the Splendour of Winter in the Kawarthas on Ice Skates

In fact, this photo is of my niece, Elise, skating on the frozen, linear waterway near Balsam Lake on a...
12/06/2013
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Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park

Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park was founded in 2003 and is located only 200 kilometres (120 miles) northeast of Toronto. From...
04/03/2013
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The Kawartha Trans Canada Trail

In 2006, the Friends of the Trans Canada Trail group was established. Its mandate was to determine if the residents...
09/06/2012
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