If you've ever visited the region lovingly referred to as 'the Kawarthas,' you're likely familiar with the gorgeous natural surroundings. With over 200 lakes, pristine beaches, several provincial parks, conservation areas, diverse wildlife and a wide variety of greenery, the Kawarthas are a popular destination for those who want to connect with nature.
Norland in the northern area of the Kawarthas has many activities. Whether that is boating, hiking, swimming, cycling or even just going for a Sunday drive can open your eyes to the natural wonders of the region. Hikers, walkers and runners will love the several long trails in the surrounding area. The Victoria Rail Trail (15 min drive from Norand) runs along the old railway line and can accommodate ATVs in the summer and snowmobiles in the winter.
If part of your ideal cottage country experience includes observing Ontario's wildlife, you'll love visiting places like the Altberg Wildlife Sanctuary Reserve near Norland, which is the largest reserve under protection of Ontario Nature. The reserve consists of forests and wetlands spanning 1164 acres, and is home to a variety of bird species, red-shouldered hawks, moose, beaver and deer, in addition to diverse greenery and unique flowers.
Shadow Lake and Silver Lake are the closest lakes to Norland. These lakes combined have many bays and inlets along their 11 km length, with a total shoreline of 41 km. These largely protected, landlocked lakes provide for calm waters and create splendid boating conditions including great water for canoeing, kayaking and sailing enthusiasts.
To learn more on the current cottage market on Shadow Lake, please visit our Shadow Lake Real Estate ~ Market Value Update page provided by David Donais, Sales Representative/Owner of Kawartha Waterfront Realty.
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