Taste of the TSW

A celebration of food and community along the historic Trent-Severn Waterway

Visit Kawarthas Northumberland communities and sample food inspired by their connection to this special place. Local bakeries, breweries and restaurants have stepped up with special culinary creations designed to celebrate the Trent-Severn Waterway. 

With eighty percent of the historic waterway within Kawarthas Northumberland, communities from across the region, including designated Trent-Severn Trail Towns, are showcasing their local flavour inspired by the Trent-Severn Waterway through desserts, drinks and dishes offered up by local businesses to visitors who come by boat, bike or car.

Make it a part of your trip plan this season. See a list of participating businesses below, or look for the ‘Taste of the TSW’ sign in the window and take the opportunity to try new and much-loved creations from some of the best food and beverage purveyors along the Waterway.

Taste of the Trent-Severn Waterway logo with picnic basket

Discover the Tastes

Food and beverage providers are busy working on new recipes to celebrate the Taste of the TSW. Here’s what they’ve cooked up so far—tap or hover over each box to read more.

Want to pinpoint these locations and plan your route? Jump straight to the Taste of the TSW map.

The Long and Winding Trent AleBelmont Lake Brewery54 Fire Rte 17, Havelock
Lock 32 Sweet SundaeBigley’s Sweet Treats39 Bolton St, Bobcaygeon
Hastings Lock 18 Butter TartsBridgewater Coffee & Pizza16 Bridge St. N, Hastings
The Burleigh River RaftBurleigh Falls Inn & Suites4791 ON-28, Lakefield
Algonquin Canoe Ice CreamCentral Smith Creamery739 Lindsay Rd, Selwyn
The TSW BLUE BarCentre & Main Chocolate Co.50 Centre St, Warkworth
Trail Town LagerChurch Key Brewery1678 County Rd 38, Campbellford
TSTT’s Traditional British Afternoon TeaCoboconk Go Karts & Ice Cream6923 ON-35, Coboconk
Souvlaki on the SevernThe Dockside Bistro67 Queen St, Campbellford
Lock 13 MuleThe Dockside Bistro67 Queen St, Campbellford
TSW Mega BurgerThe Dockside Bistro67 Queen St, Campbellford
Kawartha Classic Butter TartDoo Doo’s Bakery187 County Rd 28, Bailieboro
Lock 13 Jerk Chicken RotiD’s Island Shack27 Front St N, Campbellford
Kawartha Summer AleFenelon Falls Brewing Co.4 May St, Fenelon Falls
Kawartha Sparkling AleFenelon Falls Brewing Co.4 May St, Fenelon Falls
Riverside Wheat AleFocal Brewing Co.98 County Rd 35, Hastings
Spring Mix Salad Dressed with Wild Forest BerriesFresh Dreams373 Queen St, Peterborough
Taste of The Trent CocktailGlobus Theatre at the LAB2300 Pigeon Lake Rd, Bobcaygeon
Drops of Juniper CocktailThe Ice Cream Cafe2315 10th Line West, Campbellford
Flight Locks Ice Cream SandwichHobart’s Lighthouse2281 McCracken’s Landing Rd, Lakefield
Liftlock LemonadeJacks Family Restaurant91 George St N, Peterborough
Liftlock LemonadeJacks Family Restaurant1 Strickland St, Lakefield
The Fish n Shrimp BoatJacks Family Restaurant1 Strickland St, Lakefield
TSW Veggie BurgerLock & Anchor Eatery403 S Beach Rd, Lakefield
Lock 27 Homemade Smoked 7oz BurgersLock 27 Tap & Grill2824 River Ave, Youngs Point
Lock 27 DraftLock 27 Tap & Grill2824 River Ave, Youngs Point
Goan down the Trent Severn Pickerel CurryLotus Indian Bistro69 Colborne St, Fenelon Falls
TSW Hub BurgerMcGillicafey’s Pub and Eatery13 Bridge St N, Hastings
Lock 18 LagerMcGillicafey’s Pub and Eatery13 Bridge St N, Hastings
Trail Town IPAMcGillicafeys Pub and Eatery13 Bridge St N, Hastings
Blossoms of The TrentMoreRoses Apiaries and Honey29 Marine Drive RR2, Hastings
Kawartha Cinna BitesNeski’s – The Lunchbox5584 ON-35, Fenelon Falls
Trail Town Special PizzaPizza Alloro5 Main St, Buckhorn
Liftlock BurgerRevelstoke Café641 George St N, Peterborough
Original Dry Hard CiderRice Lake Hard Cider4741 45 Bldg #3, Baltimore
Cranberry Dry Hard CiderRice Lake Hard Cider4741 45 Bldg #3, Baltimore
Slo-Hopped Dry Hard CiderRice Lake Hard Cider4741 45 Bldg #3, Baltimore
The Riverside TSW Taco Salad WrapThe Riverside Inn7497 ON-35, Norland
TSW Blueberry Wave Coffee CakeRobin’s Nest Farm Market14260 County Rd 29, Warkworth
Trail Town Canal CanoeSideways18 Bridge St W, Campbellford
Trail Town Hot Dog PoutineSideways18 Bridge St W, Campbellford
The Otonabean EspressoSilver Bean Cafe130 King St, Peterborough
Swingbridge Reuben BurgerSquare Plates Family Restaurant836 Armour Rd, Peterborough
Lock 26 Trail Mix CanoeThe Chocolate Rabbit11 Queen St, Lakefield
Lock 34 Lemon Meringue PieThe Little Pie Shack6 Francis St E, Fenelon Falls
“Some Like It Hot” Fish TacosThe Locker at the Falls9 Lindsay St, Fenelon Falls
Lock 36 ConeThe Purple Door Craft And Christmas Store1718 Kirkfield Rd, Kirkfield
Lock 18 LatteThe Water Lily8 Bridge St N, Hastings
Kawartha Honey Sourdough BreadWildflower Bakery4 Oak St, Havelock
Red Fife BreadWildflower Bakery4 Oak St, Havelock

Watch the Stories

Learn the stories behind the Taste of the TSW creations in this series of mouth-watering short videos.

Plan Your Route

Wondering where to start? Our Taste of the TSW map will help make sure you don’t miss any important stops along the way. Click or tap on the marker pins for more info on each location.

Listen to the Playlists

If you’re cruising the country roads between Trail Towns, you might want a little music to match the scenery. Whether it’s country tunes or kids’ tracks or autumnal folk, you’ll find a fit for your tastes below.

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The Locker at the Falls – "Some Like It Hot" Fish Tacos

9 Lindsay St, Fenelon Falls
What's better than fish tacos with an impressive water view? Try the Locker at the Falls delicious "Some like it Hot" Fish Tacos. This is a summer menu fan favourite BUT they've kicked it up a notch by including a locally sourced hot sauce.
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Wildflower Bakery – Red Fife and Kawartha Honey Sourdough Bread

4 Oak St, Havelock
Red Fife is a Canadian heritage wheat first grown in 1842 by David Fife, a farmer in Otonabee Township, Peterborough County. To this bread we also added Kawartha-sourced wildflower honey. So the local bees and wildflowers play a part in creating this bread! Imagine bringing along this delicious bread on a picnic by the water. It would pair really well with a local artisan cheese. Truly, you'd be enjoying the taste of the TSW!
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Sideways Trail Town Lager Beer by Church Key Brewery

18 Bridge St. West, Campbellford
Also available at Sideways Bar & Grill is the Trail Town Lager, produced in collaboration with Church-Key Brewing Company. Check the link in the title for nuanced tasting notes – suffice to say this is a refreshing, lively brew that pairs well with summer days along the Trent-Severn Waterway.
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