The Kawarthas is a recreation area with lakes, canals and rivers all connected by the Trent-Severn Waterway that provides passage for both pleasure crafts and commercial vessels.  Peterborough and Lindsay are key cities in the region.

Peterborough boasts the world's largest hydraulic lift lock on the Trent-Severn Waterway.  To learn about First Nations history check out Serpent Mounds Park, 30 km southeast of Peterborough. Further history can be learned about canoes at the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough.  Lang Pioneer Village was created in 1967 to preserve the rural history of the Peterborough area.

About 35 km north of Peterborough is Petroglyphs Provincial Park near Burleigh Falls with 900 pictographs carved into white marble rock face 1200 years ago.

Lakefield justifiably has the Lakefield Literary Festival in mid-July to celebrate the bevy of Canadian authors that lived and/or wrote in the area:  Margaret Laurence, Catharine Parr Traill, Susanna Moodie and more.

Kawartha accommodations include hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, cottages and cabins.

Our picturesque motel in Bobcaygeon has 10 spacious rooms ranging from luxurious water-view suites to comfortable rooms with kitchenettes to accommodate any of your travel needs.

This Bobcaygeon Inn offers a full-service menu in our restaurant, or come sit with us on the patio for cool refreshment in the summer. If staying over, we have a selection of individual rooms that will meet your needs.

Lots of character and ambiance of one of the original century stone homes of Bobcaygeon. Wi-Fi available. Central air conditioning. Ceiling fans. Relax on the front verandah, back deck/patio and the park-like setting surrounding this majestic stone home. Hearty, varied breakfast provided. Plenty of parking at the rear of the home off Queen St.

Riverside Caygeon B&B Riverside Caygeon B&B
40 Head St., Box 735
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This fully furnished hotel in Peterborough offeres a fully equipped kitchen, weekly cleaning service, TV and free WiFi. Driveway parking.

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Downtown Peterborough: 0.8km

Our Peterborough hotel is along the Trent Severn Waterway and a 5-minute drive to downtown. We have connected indoor and outdoor pools. Free Wi-Fi is provided. The Riverside Grill and the seasonal outdoor Gazebo Bar & Grill both serve a variety of meals made with fresh ingredients. Bernie’s Tap and Grill serves a selection of drinks each evening.

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Downtown Peterborough: 0.8km

Our Peterborough Ontario hotel has an on-site restaurant, indoor heated pool and spa tub. The rooms are spacious, contemporary rooms and have free Wi-Fi. There is a microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. Enjoy on-site dining and cocktails at Kelsey’s Restaurant, which is accessible from the lobby.

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Downtown Peterborough: 4.8km

Comfort Inn Peterborough Comfort Inn Peterborough
1209 Lansdowne Street West
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Located adjacent to Kinsmen Park and Arena, Twin Pines Bed and Breakfast is 7 minutes’ drive from the Art Gallery of Peterborough. It features rooms with free Wi-Fi, breakfast, cable TV and DVD player and en suite bathroom. Riverview Park and Zoo is 7 kms from the inn. Kawartha Golf Club is 8 minutes’ drive away.

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Downtown Peterborough: 2.7km

Nite Owl Motel is located on Highway 7, 8.3 km from downtown Peterborough. It features free Wi-Fi. A microwave and a refrigerator are included in every room at Nite Owl Motel. There is an on-site children’s playground. The motel is air-conditioned and pet friendly. Kawartha Golf and Country Club is 5.6 miles from the motel. Sir Sandford Fleming College is 6.1 miles away.

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Downtown Peterborough: 6.4km

Downtown Peterborough, upscale corporate guest house and spa with courtyard garden. Ensuite bathrooms, king and queen beds, 4 star amenities. Driveway parking. Full custom menu breakfasts. Century home has been restored and upgraded. Children are welcome. Pet friendly. Meeting space (with bathroom) and spa treatment room are wheelchair accessible.

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Downtown Peterborough: 0.8km

Open all year, our Buckhorn bed and breakfast is located on 44 acres of pristine wilderness adjacent to the newly created Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Park in the heart of the Kawartha Lakes. We offer a friendly atmosphere with quiet and secluded luxury close to many local amenities and attractions. We are famous for our breakfasts and our blueberry muffins. Children and pets are welcome!

The large, 2 & 3 bedroom cottages at our Buckhorn Ontario resort all face the lake and are fully equipped with electric or propane heating, 3 piece bathroom with shower, electric range, full size refrigerator, electric kettle, toaster and coffee-maker, microwave, all cooking utensils, 20” screen TV wireless high speed Internet and much more.

Sunrise Resort Sunrise Resort
873 Sunrise Court
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Along the shore in Buckhorn are seven generously spaced air-conditioned cottages with their own: gas BBQ, dock and fire-pit. This favored resort by families, fishing folk and friends this resort was established in 1950 and soon became a generational destination for people from near and abroad. The Modern Housekeeping Cottages are fully equipped and up to date.

The Birches Resort The Birches Resort
148 Fire Route 36
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This Harwood inn is an authentic, century-old waterfront estate. It features an outdoor pool and individually decorated rooms with free Wi-Fi. Each air conditioned room includes a seating area. All rooms have garden or lake views. Guests can enjoy genuine country cooking for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A whirlpool is available, as well as a large deck.

The Victoria Inn The Victoria Inn
5316 Rice Lake Scenic Drive
Gores Landing
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Providing lake views, this Campground in Harcourt provides accommodation, a private beach area and barbecue facilities. This property features both WiFi and private parking free of charge. The units at the campsite have a fully equipped kitchen with an oven and a microwave. Some units include a dining area and/or a balcony.

Pine Grove Point Campground Pine Grove Point Campground
4445 Elephant Lake Road
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These cottages are nicely landscaped, housekeeping units in Harcourt with the following comforts: non smoking, indoor washrooms and showers, lakeview rooms, fully equipped kitchen and private deck. There is an outdoor fire pit and gas BBq. Small pets allowed and free parking

Silver Springs Cottage Resort Silver Springs Cottage Resort
5818 Elephant Lake Road
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Situated on 240 acres along the shore of Rice Lake in Keene, this resort features seaplane tours, on-site dining, and a wine cellar. The cottages include free Wi-Fi. Each cottage is furnished with a flat-screen TV and DVD player. Guests can relax on the private outdoor deck or in the whirlpool tub. The kitchenette is equipped with a stovetop, full-size refrigerator, and dishwasher.

Elmhirst's Resort Elmhirst's Resort
1045 Settlers Line, R.R. #1
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This country-style Lakefield inn features an on-site pub. Free wired internet and a continental breakfast are also offered. The colorful rooms provide a flat-screen TV and refrigerator. A coffee maker, work desk and ironing facilities are also included. Guests are welcome to rent bikes for the day. An airport shuttle is also available.

Situated on 6 acres of gardens, walking trails and a private beach, this Lakefield B&B features uniquely decorated guest rooms. Each air-conditioned room includes a TV. Some rooms have a fireplace and all rooms have access to the spa bath. A full breakfast is served in the dining room or on the deck. Fishing is offered off the dock on the private beach. Canoes and paddle boats are available.

Located in downtown Lindsay, this guest accommodation offers free Wi-Fi throughout the property and the guest rooms include a flat-screen cable TV. A microwave, fridge and coffee facilities are provided in each room. The rooms feature wood furniture and are air conditioned. Free local telephone calls are included. Barbecue facilities are available for guests use.

Kent Inn Kent Inn
251 Kent St. W
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With seven suites including a private guest house, this Lodge in Lakehurst can accommodate reservations large and small. Relax in nature while enjoying the comforts of home with amenities like free WiFi, a library, a swim spa, and delicious meals. Pet and child friendly.

This Campbellford Inn, is walking distance from local cuisine, gift shops, boat docking, tourist information, Five themed bedrooms including our honeymoon suite, ensuite baths, duvets, cozy bathrobes, and heated towel bars. As well each room has individual controls for air conditioning or heat, and satellite radio and wired or wireless internet. We serve a delectable full breakfast each morning.

This Bed and Breakfast in Campbellford offers a variety of accommdations. With rooms from two to six people and a great hideaway to sit and read or relax. You can enjoy the view and sounds of life on the river on the veranda, dock, or go for a canoe ride around our island.

Windswept on the Trent Windswept on the Trent
158 Birch Point Rd. Box 72
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This Bed and Breakfast offers 3 rooms and a variety of Continental, Buffet, Vegetarian, Self Catered, Organic Food and Gluten free breakfast service . Single and Queen beds with both shared and private bathroom available.

This family resort in Roseneath has an on-site licensed restaurant, a children's programs and recreation facilities. This is a security gated resort, that has 61 cottages and condos, 65 full hook-up camping sites, unlimited no hook-up camping sites and 300 seasonal trailer sites.

Golden Beach Resort Golden Beach Resort
7100 County Road 18
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Situated on Rice Lake and featuring a marina with boat rentals, these Harwood cottages include a fully equipped kitchen. Cable TV and a DVD player are provided in all cottages. Each cottage at the accommodation features wooden floors. Free bicycle hire is available at the accommodation. Guests can canoe and fish on the lake.

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