Explore Kawartha Lakes
Located just 90 minutes outside of the GTA the city of Kawartha Lakes is packed with many unique communities. Nearly 1.4 million people visit us each year seeking the cottage and adventure lifestyle made possible by the 250 lakes and rivers and 600 km of trails found here. With lots of outdoor activities to do, the city of Kawartha Lakes makes for a great destination no matter the time of year. From camping and canoeing in the summer to ice fishing and snowmobiling in the winter, there is always something fun to do here!
The City of Kawartha Lakes is also home to a number of great, vibrant, communities that can be found in any one of the many small towns and villages around. There are tons of local businesses that call the communities around here home, from small boutiques with pieces that will catch the eye, to amazing restaurants that serve top quality food. On top of the great food and shopping, the city of Kawartha Lakes is home to some very talented artists and some very interesting history. These come together to form the Arts and Heritage Trail that covers the city, guiding individuals through the wonderful local galleries and studios.
Want find where you can enjoy fresh local foods here in the Kawartha Lakes? Whether you are looking to know what is in season here for your next trip to a local farmers market, or want to know what restaurants make use of local produce, look no further! Kawartha Choice Farm Fresh is an economic development program delivered in partnership between the City of Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development. It was established in each geographic region independently in 2003 and then joined together in 2007, to best serve this region.