Fenelon Falls is nicknamed the “Jewel of the Kawarthas,” and for good reason. If you’ve toured through the Kawarthas (whether by boat, car or bike) you’ll know that this spot really does shine!
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Have you heard of the “Butter Tart Bandits”? Fenelon Falls is one of their favourite ports of call in the autumn, perhaps because the country roads and fall colours are so beautiful around here, or perhaps because Fenelon Falls is such a hotspot for sweet, locally-made butter tarts. Whatever the reason, motorcyclists love touring through Fenelon Falls along the Trent Severn Waterway.
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Speaking of moving yourself, experience the mechanical antiquities of early transportation at the Horseless Carriage Museum. Located half-way between Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon, this museum is non-profit and does not have regular hours so please call ahead to request a visit!
If you’re interested in tasting more of 19th century history, check out the Maryboro Lodge in downtown Fenelon Falls, home of the Fenelon Falls Museum.
Have paddled the Trent Severn Waterway or “Shared the Chair” at Parks Canada’s Lock 34?
The Kawartha Lakes is the Houseboat Capital of Ontario. Your houseboat adventure is calling! Get the details here.
The Kawartha Lakes are a gorgeous area to explore by bike. Get ideas from Kawartha Lakes Tourism and then check out detailed route maps via Kawartha Lakes Cycling Club.
Hidden Gem: Shopping!
Looking for a unique shopping experience? You *must* check out “Curious?” at 10-B Water Street. This is your fine art, home décor, body products, jewellery, pottery, toys, bedding, and generally everything wonderful and unique store. Curious? Just take a look at their great posts Instagram @CuriousFenelon.
If you want the best view in town, get a patio table at The Perch Restaurant and enjoy a great lunch, snack, or dinner while you’re there.
Fenelon Falls is a big little Butter Tart Tour destination with four tour bakeries! Visit their website to download the map & make your sweet tour plans. Here are the four stops in Fenelon Falls:
1) A quick walk or bike from Lock 34 is Sweet Bottoms Coffee Shop. They have some of the best coffee around.
2) Kawartha Shortbread is also here in Fenelon Falls, baker of the 1st place butter tart in the 2017 “Best of the Best” Taste-off!
3) Little Pie Shack is cute, pink, and sweet – a must-see for any Butter Tart Tour aficionado!
4) Last but not least, Eganridge Inn, Country Club, and Spa has it all, including butter tarts!
Savour the Seasons
The Fenelon Falls Fair is an annual event in early August. Check out this website for 2018 dates as they become available.
Fishing Tips from Local Pro Chris Huskilson
Lock 34 at Fenelon Falls connects Cameron Lake and Sturgeon Lake. Fishing is great all-year long. But for many species (Walleye, Perch, Bluegill, Crappie) fishing is most productive in spring, when the fish are fresh off the spawn and looking to feed. The biggest Muskies and Smallmouth Bass are typically caught in the fall.
The Fenelon Inn is right downtown, and Eganridge Inn, Country Club, and Spa is halfway between Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon. (Don’t forget that they are also a Butter Tart Tour stop!) There are some parks and cottages farther afield too.
You couldn’t ask for a better playground to enjoy entertaining theatre, art galleries, freshwater fishing & delicious local food. Plus, we’ve got butter tarts! Get a taste of our region’s best and start making plans to visit.