Contact Big Bear's Property Manager at 416.543.4749 or click here to make a reservation inquiry.


 

Kawartha means "Land of Shining Waters" and is the name that First Nations people gave to the region surrounding modern-day Peterborough. It remains a fitting description of an area renowned for its wealth of sparkling lakes and rivers, rugged landscape and deep forest.

The Kawarthas has been a destination of choice for vacationers and cottagers for well over a century. Your cottage at Jack Lake situates you in the heart of this renowned, exceptionally picturesque region. Today, the Kawarthas and surrounding region offers a full range of exciting year-round experiences including cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, skating, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, golfing, swimming, water skiing, fishing, white water rafting, as well as many arts and cultural attractions.

Along the Otonabee River at the heart of the Kawarthas is the City of Peterborough. Here you will find first-class restaurants, conference facilities, unique places to shop, a vibrant downtown, sports venues of all kinds and many opportunities to enjoy live music, theatre, heritage and art. The surrounding area is full of picturesque communities and villages set in an alluring rural landscape. From picnics to pubs, swimming to sailing, angling to antiquing - it's all here in the Kawarthas

Petroglyphs Provincial Park
Deep within a forest northeast of Peterborough is the largest known concentration of Aboriginal rock carvings in Canada. The centuries-old rock carvings give voice to the culture of the native Anishnabe. Carved into the white marble rock face hundreds of years ago, the 900 petroglyphs depict turtles, snakes, birds, humans and other images. Hiking trails meander through surrounding forests, wetlands and rocky ridges. Explore The Learning Place interpretive centre. the park about 21 km southeast of Apsley at the end of Northey's Bay Road. "The Rocks that teach" are still revered by many as a sacred site.
(705) 877 2552
www.ontarioparks.com/English/petr.html


Lang Pioneer Village


 Twenty restored 19th-century buildings, Heritage gardens, farmyard animals and beautiful green spaces make up Lang Pioneer Village Lang is open from Victoria Day Weekend to Labour Day Weekend, with occasional weekend openings for special events in the other seasons. HOURS Sunday to Friday 12:00 to 5:00 pm Saturdays and Holidays 1:00 to 4:00 pm DIRECTIONS The Village is located in the Township of Otonabee - South Monaghan, 10 km east of Peterborough on Highway 7, South on County Road 34 for 6 km. Watch for the signs.

Telephone: (705) 295-6694.

 

Pine Point Diving - Jack Lake Scuba Diving


• Owners Christina and Andre Forget are PADI Divemasters.
• Great Dive sites, within a quick boat ride, excellent large dive boat.
• Clear water, hard roImage Propertiesck/sand bottom. Good visibility.
• Bathroom, parking, equipment rinsing, and drying facilities.
• Certified divers only.
• Resevations 705-740-0079 (h), 705-927-8435 (c).

Ski/Fishing Boats & Seadoo Rentals
Kawartha Fun On Water Rentals

There is no better way to have fun with your family and friends when you experience the excitement of a personal watercraft together. Forest Glen Marina, Jack Lake

Website: http://www.funonwater.ca

Email: ahalcovitch@funonwater.ca
Phone:
705-768-3592
Stoney Lake Cruises
Chippewa II
Largest Cruise Boat in the Kawarthas
A 133-passenger steamboat replica, for a 15 km cruise through the 1,128 charted islands of Stony and Clear Lakes.
Live commentary covers St. Peter's Church on the Rock, accessible only by boat, 22-acre Ronnie Hawkins estate, last remaining steamship waiting station, Davis Island Manor and the history of Stony Lake. Runs May 11 to October 6 2003 Scenic Cruises Daily (except Mondays) Evening Dinner & Dance Cruises Thursday & Saturday at 6:00 pm. (Reservations Required)
The Chippewa II is located 7 km north of Burleigh Falls off Hwy 28 on Mount Julian/Viamede Road, 11/2 hours from Toronto. Look for the signs
Contact Jim Brewer or Juanita Kemp
Stony Lake Cruises

R.R.4 Lakefield, On
Canada, K0L 2H0
Phone(705) 654-LAKE(5253)
Fax (705) 654-3448
info@stonylakecruises.on.ca
 

Canadian Canoe Museum
www.canoemuseum.ca
910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, ON K9J 5K4, Canada
(705) 748-9153


The Canadian Canoe Museum is North America's only canoe museum with 580 canoes and kayaks and 1,000 related artifacts.
Experience a dramatic waterfall upon entering or hear creation stories inside a traditional Mi'kmaq wigwam.
Feel what it was like living as a voyageur during the Fur Trade era, and enjoy the cottaging lifestyles of the early 20th century.
The canoe is the ultimate link to Canada's rich cultural heritage, connecting the people, the past and the unique Canadian landscape.

Indian River Reptile Zoo

Indian River Reptile Zoo is unique in Canada and is one of the most modern and exciting specialized animal centres in the world! Here you can see snakes, lizards, monitors, alligators, turtles, crocodiles, and even special guest animals such as monkeys and more! The animals are housed in state of the art, climate controlled facilities which were specifically designed to house reptiles.
Indian River Reptile Zoo
2206 R.R. #3 County Road #38, Indian River, Ontario K0L 2B0
16 km east of Peterborough on HWY #7
Open to the public May - October, 10-5 daily!
Phone (705) 639-1443
http://www.reptilezoo.org/zoo/about/about.html

  Lakefield Literary Festival
Edna Whitehouse
P.O. Box 704 Lakefield, ON. K0L 2H0
(705) 652 7535

Lockside Trading Company
If you've never experienced the charm of Lockside Trading Company, you'll be well rewarded for making the short drive to Young's Point, just 20 minutes north of Peterborough. Originally built in the 1850's, Lockside is the oldest home in Young's Point and makes the perfect setting for an afternoon of leisurely browsing. The casual, unhurried atmosphere will inspire you to explore the seemingly endless themes that Lockside is famous for, it's quite a charming mish mash that now offers over 5000 square feet of neat stuff for you and your home.
Sue Mattucci
General Delivery, Young’s Point ON. K0L 3G0
(705) 652 3940 Fax: (705) 652 1238
lockside@kawartha.com
www.lockside.com



Peterborough Speedway
Situated in the heart of cottage country, Peterborough Speedway is located immediately west of Peterborough, Ontario.
Peterborough Speedway, Canada's fastest 1/3 mile high speed paved oval resides on a picturesque site. The spectator facilities at Peterborough Speedway can accommodate over 6,000 spectators for racing event at the oval. This speedway boasts one of the very best lighting systems allowing the hosting of televised events at night. The racetrack averages thirty-two (32) race events per year, making it one of the busiest racing venues in Canada.
Jean-Paul Josiasse
1710 Mt. Pleasant Rd. P.O. Box 2212
Peterborough ON. K9J 7Y4
(705) 743 5880
info@peterboroughspeedway.com
www.peterboroughspeedway.com

Whetung Ojibwa Centre

Experience the traditions of the past reflected in the present. We are located in the heart of Curve Lake Indian Reserve in the beautiful central Ontario Kawartha (Shining Waters) lakelands, only two hours north east of Toronto, Canada.
Whetung Ojibwa Centre offers a spectacular collection of Indian crafts as well as fine art, sculpture, masks, leather work, clothing, jewelry, music, and books from across Canada and right here at home. It is possible to spend literally hours browsing through these rooms.
The Centre is open year round and offers free parking, wheelchair access and picnic area. Our Summer Tea Room, open from May to Thanksgiving 9-5, serves traditional Indian food and also the more novel "pow wow" fare, the best in the area.
Please take a moment to walk through these pages, where we have displayed examples of our crafts and fine art. We look forward to meeting you in person at Whetung Ojibwa Centre!
Curve Lake Indian Reserve
Ontario, Canada, K0L 1R0
Tel: 705-657-3661 - Fax: 705-657-3412
mwhetung@whetung.com

 

Buckhorn Observatory
Buckhorn Observatory offers the public a chance to view the night sky through telescopes and binoculars. We are committed to helping people understand the importance of preserving the night sky through outreach programs to schools and groups.
Just a short drive north of Peterborough, BHO is open to the public from April to October, with special viewing sessions for groups throughout the year. As well, BHO offers area resorts the opportunity to give their guests a special onsite tour of the Moon and planets.
Buckhorn Observatory,
2254 County Road 507,
Buckhorn, Ontario,
Canada K0L 1J0
705 657 2544
http://www.buckhornobservatory.com

The Peterborough Lift Lock
Lock 21on the Trent Severn Waterway
One of only two Hydraulic lift locks on the Waterway. Lock 21 is the is the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world. No external power is needed: the lift lock functions by gravity alone using the counterweight principle Built in 1904 The Peterborough lift lock was named an Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Many local residents of Peterborough skate on the canal below the lift lock in the winter.
300 Hunter Street East
705 750 4950

The Warsaw Caves
Warsaw Caves has a wide range of outdoor and adventure opportunities which include: hiking, spelunking (cave exploration), bird & nature observation, fishing, canoeing, and swimming. The Conservation Area has 20 km of trails through a truly unique landscape. There are caves to explore, (sturdy footwear and a flashlight are essential) including the ice cave where the ice doesn't even melt in July.
www.warsawcaves.com
29 Caves Road
Warsaw
705 652 3161

 

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