Kawarthas Northumberland

Our Region

A Region Revealed

Located within easy reach of the Greater Toronto Area and Central Ontario, as well as much of Upstate and Western New York, the extraordinary region of Kawarthas Northumberland beckons. Come see what you’ve been missing!

Kawarthas Northumberland is filled with endless options for fun, relaxation and incredible adventure. Anchored by the sparkling Trent-Severn Waterway, one of the world’s longest canal systems, the magnificent heritage lock stations that connect hundreds of km of pristine rivers and unspoiled lakes are sure to amaze. For an unparalleled jaunt, tour the Waterway by boat or canoe, or follow it by car or bike, and discover all the remarkable attractions and incredible experiences along the way. For an unusual adventure, with a side of seriously splendid views, vacation on the Waterway aboard a rented houseboat.

Regionally speaking, this four-seasons playground is sure to win you over.

  • Explore beautiful Northumberland County where historic towns and villages, distinguished by their stately 19th century architecture, are encircled by 1000 km of stunning trails, pristine north shore beaches, 2 provincial parks, 2 forests and 15 nature reserves.
  • Come out and play in the City of Kawartha Lakes, a.k.a. the Houseboating Capital of Ontario, where inviting communities are juxtaposed with stretches of stunningly beautiful countryside laced with 250 winding rivers and lakes.
  • For a something a little out of the ordinary, getaway to Peterborough and the Kawarthas. This vibrant mid-size city and picturesque environs are noted for their pride of place, historic charm and countless festivals and events.

See for yourself how this unique destination seamlessly melds the Trent-Severn Waterway, natural beauty, outdoor adventure, history, arts and culture and a thriving culinary scene. Easily accessible and family-affordable, Kawarthas Northumberland has all the ingredients for an unmatched getaway…plus delicious butter tarts too!