Hiking Trails in the Kawarthas

The Kawarthas region offers a wide variety of hiking trails with varying degrees of difficulty. We’ve put together a list of just some of the local trails that are well worth a drive.

Stony Lake Trails

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We have to include this one since part of the 10 kilometre trail network can be accessed from right here at Viamede Resort! Enjoy scenic views of the lake, limestone cliffs, outcrops of Canadian Shield, and abundant opportunities to view wildlife.

Bobcaygeon Wilderness Park

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This 8 acre forested property offers over a kilometre of safe, accessible trails winding through mature forest cover.

Robert Johnston EcoForest Trails

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There are four trails totaling around six kilometres, passing through a mix of forest of wetlands.

Jackson Creek Kiwanis Trail

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This is a 4.2 kilometre multi-use recreational trail that extends from Jackson Park in the City of Peterborough to just west of Ackison Road in Selwyn Township.

Eels Creek to High Falls

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This is a 5 kilometre hike with the trail head located a short drive from Viamede Resort. There are some marshy areas and creek crossings to traverse, but well worth the effort for scenic lookouts and to see High Falls.

Fleetwood Creek Natural Area

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This conservation area west of Millbrook offers 3 trail loops totalling over 8 kilometres and includes an observation platform.


Canada Day Fireworks in the Kawarthas

Looking for a spot to take in a fireworks show on Canada Day (Monday, July 1, 2019)? Check out these family-friendly locations in the Kawarthas:

Bobcaygeon

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Fireworks Location: Bobcaygeon Beach Park
Start Time: 10:00 p.m.

Not only will there be fireworks, but you can enjoy free admission to an all-day Canada Day party at the Bobcaygeon Community Center/Fair Grounds.

Buckhorn

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Fireworks Location: Buckhorn Community Centre
Start Time: 10:00 p.m.

Family fun will be taking place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. At 8:00 p.m., music, snacks, and crafts lead up to the fireworks show.

Hastings

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Fireworks Location: Banks of the Trent River
Start Time: Dusk

All day activities are taking place in Campbellford, Warkworth, and Hastings.

Lakefield

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Fireworks Location: Isabel Morris Park
Start Time: Dusk

From 3:00 p.m. onwards, enjoy a petting zoo, face painting, children’s games and activities, live music, and more.

Minden

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Fireworks Location: Minden Fairgrounds
Start Time: Dusk

Activities throughout the day are taking place downtown, across the bridge, at the cultural centre, as well as the fairgrounds.

Omemee

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Fireworks Location: Omemee Beach Park
Start Time: Dusk

The annual Omemee Lions Ducktona 750 duck derby & BBQ starts at 1:00 p.m. at the Omemee boat launch. Afterwards, there will be live music and a kids free BBQ until the fireworks begin.