Connect with authentic cultural traditions. Discover your inner artisan. Immerse yourself in traditional tools and knowledge that few people have the chance to experience first-hand. Get hands-on guidance from the talented craftspeople and artisans throughout Kawarthas Northumberland.
Book a workshop with an artisan in paddle-carving, pyrography, beading, leather-working, snow-shoe making and more at The Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough. Enjoy a guided forest experience or a workshop in traditional greenwood carving at the Gamiing Nature Centre in Lindsay. Immerse yourself in the floor-to-ceiling displays of Indigenous artwork at the Whetung Ojibwa Centre at the Curve Lake First Nation. Experience the dozens of unique local legends & artisan studios along the Kawartha Lakes Arts and Heritage Trail, including a multi-day escape to the Kawartha Lakes that features guided workshops in birding and wildflower photography at the unique Carden Alvar Provincial Park, one of the Top 5 Birding Sites in Ontario. Enjoy the heart-warming hilarity of baby goats with a unique Shmurgle Experience at Haute Goat in Port Hope. Reserve your spot in a baking or decor workshop at South Pond Farms in Pontypool.
Whatever inspires you, go home with something you made yourself & a renewed sense of creativity and connection.