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Have some City with your Country

Have you ever tried to get away from it all, only to find you are right back in it? Traffic jams, tourist traps and canned experiences? It’s time for something fresh, come to unspoiled Peterborough & the Kawarthas. Learn more >

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Cycling in Peterborough & The Kawarthas
A group of four cyclists rides past a green field

Peterborough & the Kawarthas has long been a favourite destination for cyclists of all types… especially road cyclists. The combination of rolling drumlin hills, scenic lake vistas and winding rural roads makes for challenging and diverse riding opportunities.

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Cycling in Peterborough & The Kawarthas

Home to Canada’s Treasured Waterway

Peterborough & the Kawarthas is home to the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world. This National Historic Site of Canada lifts boats 19.8 meters in the air providing a view like no other. Opened with great fanfare in 1904, the Peterborough Lift Lock towers almost 20m(65ft) above the Trent Canal. Powered by gravity it lifts two counter-balanced, bath-tub like chambers over an elevation that once would have required several locks to achieve.

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Brews, Bites & Barns 

One of Ontario’s Brewery Discovery Routes is waiting to raise a glass to you and yours! From the area’s best craft beverages to FeastON dining and natural attractions that will leave you hungry for more, this is bucket-list worthy.

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