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Season after season Peterborough & the Kawarthas continue to offer a multitude of experiences to our visitors.

Springtime in the region is alive with maple syrup festivals, sugar bush tours and the beginning of an active fishing season. Our summers are known for the large number of outdoor experiences including water activity on the Trent-Severn Waterway, summer theatre & musical entertainment under the stars and golfing on more than a dozen courses. The area boasts a number of fairs and festivals in autumn that are enhanced by the enchanting colours of the season. In the winter you can skate on the canal before cuddling up with a hot chocolate at one of our premier restaurants or accommodations.

Throughout the year, Peterborough & the Kawarthas offer unique shopping opportunities in a multitude of venues.

Whether you're looking for an outdoor adventure, a relaxing holiday or everything in between, let our region embrace you with its own brilliant personality!

The Kawarthas/Haliburton Higlands make great fun of Winter with the arrival of crisp temperatures and a soft blanket of snow.

Kawartha becomes a wonderland in its beauty and unlimited opportunities for exciting outdoor experiences. As Ontario transforms into a snow-covered paradise, ice-anglers hit choice spots like Jack lake to drop a line. If you would like some helpful trip-planning information, check the websites below: www.ontarioparks.com for information about Ontario's provincial parks www.hikeontario.com for hiking trail information www.ofsc.on.ca (Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs) for information about snowmobiling www.fishontario.com/ice-fishing/index.html for information about ice fishing in Ontario

Hit the Slopes and Trails! It's a veritable flurry of activity as alpine skiers, snowboarders, and cross-country skiers head out for an exhilarating day on the slopes, trails or terrain parks. The area is renowned for its exciting variety of resorts and facilities such as devils Elbow and Sir Sams that cater to snowboarding and alpine or cross-country skiing enthusiasts of all skill levels. Most offer equipment rentals, special group rates and season's passes, while some will offer lessons, night skiing, ski or snowboard schools along with related activities and special events.

Ontario's Snowmobile Paradise

      
This winter, plan an unforgettable adventure in a place that has earned its reputation as "snowmobile paradise."Ontario boasts an unparalleled network of marked, interconnected and groomed trails ‹ 49,000 km (31,000 mi.) to be exact ‹ with trails so wide they're known as "snow highways" Renowned for its clearly marked intersections, congestion-free trails, and snowmobile-friendly access to nearby towns and villages, Ontario's recreational trail system is a favourite of novice and experienced riders alike. Explore and discover the surprising variety of landscapes as you whoosh along Kawartha & Haliburton's trails ‹ rugged highland corridors of the Canadian Shield, breathtaking stretches of lakeland countryside, and seemingly endless vistas of magical snow-covered trees. Remember ‹ this trail system was designed with your comfort in mind, so there's always access to restaurants, stores, services and attractions in welcoming communities along the way. Within Ontario, more than 300 snowmobile clubs exist to help you plan, book and enjoy your snowmobile adventure. For valuable information on trail permits and tips to help keep you running smoothly on the trails, visit the Ontario Federation Snowmobile Clubs' website www.ofsc.on.ca.


Paudash Snowmobile Club

Paudash Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club
The Paudash Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club was established by a group of local snowmobile enthusiasts around the Paudash/Eel's Lake area in 1976. These pioneers had a vision of what snowmobiling could become and set about to establish a network of trails.. As the time progressed so did snowmobiling popularity. In the early 80's, Clyde & Isabel Saunders, avid snowmobilers) donated the materials required to build a clubhouse, a place, Clyde & Isabel reckoned, where snowmobilers on the Paudash trail system could rest, chat with other snowmobilers and get warm. Paudash leased a parcel of land and the Saunders' dream became a reality. Over the years there have probably been thousands of snowmobilers who have enjoyed the generosity of Clyde & Isabel at "Saunder Inn" as the clubhouse is affectionately known. For information or permits contact:: Kim Tucker at 1-800-385-8644 (local call from Peterborough) 1-705-656-2292 fax 1-705-656-2602 or e-mail at: info@paudashtrailblazers.on.ca


Golfing

  With over 134 lakes in the region, the topography of the Kawarthas presents both a scenic and challenging array of golf experiences for both novice and experienced duffers alike. Marvel Rapids is nine-hole course within a 20-minute ride from Jack Lake.

Marvel Rapids Golf Course & Driving Range
9 Holes
234 Jeff Rd, Apsley
Telephone: (705) 656-4653
Toll-free: (800) 799-6103
Web site: www.marvelrapids.com

Pine Crest Golf Course & Country Club
18 Holes
2455 Base Line, RR8
Peterborough, Ontario
Canada K9J 6X9
Phone: (705) 743-5953
Fax: (705) 749-9521
Website: http://www.pinecrestgolfclub.com
Email: info@pinecrestgolfclub.com
Pine Crest offers something for golfers of all skill levels. In order to maintain the highest level of quality green and fairway,
Pine Crest is a soft spike only course.
Started in 1925  Pine crest has grown from 60 to just under 200 in recent years. Full automatic irrigation and state-of-the-art maintenance equipment ensure the course is kept lush and green all season long. Take a moment to tour our website then come and play Pine Crest!

Kawartha Golf & Country Club

18 holes (Semi-Private)
777 Clonsilla Ave
Peterborough, ON K9J 7G9
Club House (705) 743-3737
Pro Shop (705) 743-3737 ext 501
Fax (705) 741-2916
1 mile from the center of Peterborough.
Website: http://www.kawarthagolf.ca
The 18-hole "Kawartha Golf & C.C." course at the Kawartha Golf & Country Club facility in Peterborough, Ontario features all the hallmarks of Ontario golf. Kawartha Golf & C.C. golf course opened in 1932.

For more courses and information
Golf-Ontario.com

Web site: www.golf-ontario.com


Boating In The Kawarthas

  All operators of craft under 4m in length (including personal watercraft) are required to carry proof of competency while on board. Proof of competency can take 1 of 3 forms:

• proof of having successfully completed a boating safety course in Canada prior to April 1, 1999;
• a pleasure craft operator card, which is issued following the successful completion of a Canadian Coast Guard accredited test;
• a completed rental-boat safety checklist (for power-driven rental boats).

The operator card is good-for-life. Boaters can obtain their card after receiving a mark of at least 75% on a Canadian Coast Guard accredited test. Boaters have the option of taking this test without first completing a course. An operator card or equivalent issued to a non-resident by their state or country will be considered as proof of competency.


Eagles Nest
Eagles Nest A trip to Bancroft is not complete without a visit to the top of Eagle’s Nest for a panoramic view of the York River valley below. There is a place to park at the top of the steep road that winds its way up to the lookout from Hastings Street. N. (Hwy 62) The view is even more spectacular during the fall season, or try you hand at Ice climbing in winter.

LINKS
County of Peterborough (www.county.peterborough.on.ca)
Ministry of Natural Resources - for online fishing regulations and other outdoor information. (http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca)
Environment Canada - Ontario Weather Forecasts (http://weather.ec.gc.ca)
Canadian Coast Guard - For boating safety and regulations. (http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca)
Kawartha Lakes Chamber of Commerce (http://www.lakefield-district.com)
Kawartha Lakes Tourism (http://www.quidnovis.com/tourism)
The Kawarthas Land of Shing Waters (http://www.kawartha.net/)
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