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Where lakes and rivers abound, your passion for the water will be inspired in Kawarthas Northumberland

Just east of Toronto and just west of Kingston, Kawarthas Northumberland is Ontario’s undiscovered boating paradise. We are home to over 350 lakes & rivers, many of them connected by the historic Trent-Severn Waterway. We also have beautiful waterfront towns on Lake Ontario, like Cobourg and Port Hope, and some of the best multi-species fishing grounds in Ontario.

Boating on the Trent-Severn Waterway

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Connecting Georgian Bay to Trenton and Presqu’ile Bay on Lake Ontario, the Trent-Severn Waterway is backbone of Kawarthas Northumberland. Managed by Parks Canada, the Trent-Severn Waterway is a National Historic Site of Canada. But this historic waterway is far more than just a canal. Less than 60km of its nearly 400km is man-made canals. The rest is natural lakes and rivers framed by limestone gorges and the iconic Canadian Shield. These diverse bodies of water are home to some of the best multi-species fishing in all of Ontario and over a dozen provincial parks as well as several unique conservation areas.

The locks of the Trent-Severn are also at the heart of towns and villages with vibrant cultural scenes, delicious locally-sourced cuisine, and award-winning craft breweries. The storied shores of the Trent-Severn embrace an abundance of trails (including the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail), and some of Ontario’s most scenic driving and cycling routes. Suffice it to say that travellers on & along with Trent-Severn Waterway will be spoiled for choice between on-water escapes and excursions on land.

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Lock Tales - Lock 21 Peterborough Lift Lock

Our final #LockTales of the season. Let lockmaster Ed introduce you the Lock 21 - the famous Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site.

Posted by Trent-Severn Waterway on Friday, October 5, 2018

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