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Top tips for things to do in & around Lakefield

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• Search for “Lakefield” on our Trip Planner and you’ll get plenty of options and ideas to connect your adventures along the Trent Severn Waterway.

Where to Stay

• When on the Trent Severn, stay on the Trent Severn. Rent a houseboat and live life on the waterway! Find your way to the three houseboat rental options here.

• The Village Inn is charming & convenient, right downtown.

• The Lakefield Park & Campground is located on a peninsula, offering a perfect combination of shady forest and sunny waterfront views. The sandy beach and playground are perfect for summertime fun, a top destination for local families as well as travelers!

Lakefield Marina (left) and beach (right)

• Get off the grid with a multi-day guided canoe trip with The Land Canadian Adventures.

Move Yourself

• Lakefield is located right on the Trent Severn Waterway, so there are plenty of fun ways to get around town!

• Want to get on the water? Rent at Adventure Outfitters and get out on the Trent Severn Waterway!

• The Lakefield Marina puts your boat right at the heart of the community, so that’s definitely a convenient docking spot!

• Lock 26 is at the south end of town and is one of the few manual locks that preserve the Trent Severn Waterway as it originally functioned.

• Discover beautiful riverside hiking, biking, and picnicking options along the shores of the Otonabee River. For the more adventurous cyclist, consider a round-trip to Peterborough along the riverside trails and backroads: click here for ideas, links to local cycling clubs, and more!

Must-see & Must-do

• Perfect sunset views are available from the Lakefield Marina, Isabel Morris Park, and the Lakefield Trail. Prepare a picnic & settle in for a natural evening show.

• Fishing is excellent on Lake Katchewanooka, with numerous stories (and facts) of record-breaking muskie, bass, perch, and more. 

Savour the Seasons

• Get your fresh, local food & treats at the Lakefield Farmers’ Market. It’s open Thursdays from 9am-2pm from late May through to early October.

• McLean’s Berry Farm and the Buckhorn Berry Farm are nearby with great local produce, treats, and seasonal family fun ranging from berry picking to Pumpkinfest! Check their websites for hours & dates for “pick-your-own” events.

Eats & Treats

• For a great lunch or dinner, check out the Canoe and Paddle. Don’t forget the Stuff’d Ice Cream, Bakery and Café is right next door!

• The Nutty Bean Café is a great place to pick up a butter tart and a sandwich for your picnic. They are one of the over 50 stops on the Butter Tart Tour.

Sandwich and Butter Tart from the Nutty Bean Cafe

• The Cassis Bistro is your cozy French dining experience in small-town Ontario, and a great option for take-out salads. (Picnic anyone?)

A picnic gathered from Cassis Bistro in Lakefield.

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