Kawarthas Northumberland

The Trent-Severn Waterway

Just east of Toronto, the Trent-Severn Waterway is a National Historic Site of Canada. Built mostly in the 1800s, the Trent-Severn winds its way through the iconic Canadian Shield, remote lakes, and some of the best multi-species fishing grounds in Ontario. Many of the locks along the waterway are at the heart of towns and villages with vibrant cultural scenes and delicious farm-to-table culinary experiences. The Trent-Severn is more than just a waterway. With a great variety of trails, parks, and scenic driving routes along its storied shores, travelers can enjoy the Trent-Severn by boat, by bike, on foot or by car.

The record-breaking “Lock ‘n Paddle” event at the world’s highest lift lock in Peterborough. Photo by Justen Soule.

Click here to learn more about Peterborough & The Kawarthas, the heart of the Trent-Severn and home to the Canadian Canoe Museum, the world’s largest hydraulic lift lock, and the remarkable Petroglyphs Provincial Park.

The Kawartha Lakes is the Houseboat Capital of Ontario.

Click here to become the captain of your own houseboat vacation in the Kawartha Lakes.

Visit Northumberland Tourism to discover the southern reaches of the Trent-Severn Waterway and the historic towns nestled on the shores of Lake Ontario. Check out this video of the remarkable salmon run on the Ganaraska River in beautiful Port Hope, just across the street from the Capitol Theatre, a National Historic Site of Canada.

Click here to learn about Rice Lake, just one of many gorgeous lakes along the waterway that offer waterfront resorts, cottage rentals, and some of the best multi-species fishing in Ontario.

And don’t forget to indulge in Ontario’s biggest Butter Tart Tour, featuring several bakeries that are within walking distance of mooring locations on the Trent-Severn.

Visit www.ButterTartTour.ca to discover some of Ontario’s best butter tarts.

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