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Winter Adventures Info
Snow kites on Rice Lake

Kawarthas Northumberland offers access to many outdoor winter experiences, all within an hour or two of Canada’s biggest city. With plenty of trails, natural spaces, and outdoor activities, your winter getaway wouldn’t be complete without getting outside. Each activity and winter resort comes with countless pristine snowscapes to discover.

Grab your snowshoes or your cross-country skis and trek through kilometers of winding trails. Have your skates? Feel your blades slice into the ice on the Trent-Severn Waterway beneath the worlds highest lift lock. Or try the truly Canadian experience of pond hockey or curling on the doorstep of one of our all-season, lake-front resorts.

Drop your line into the hole and take in some of the best multi-species ice fishing in the province. Soak up the magic of the night sky in the Kawartha Highlands Signature Site, one of the closest dark sky sites to Ontario’s major urban centres. Whatever you choose, you will be left breathless in more ways than one.

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If adventure is what you’re looking for, you will have no problem filling your days with breathtaking and exhilarating activities. With hundreds of kilometres of hiking and cycling trails, 350+ lakes to paddle on, and unique natural wonders to explore, you will be left wanting more.

Climb, crawl, and bend through seven caves that were formed thousands of years ago by the rushing, melting waters of the last ice age at the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area. Push your endurance by mountain biking through the many trails in Ganaraska Forest or feel your adrenaline rush by swinging through the trees at Tree Top Trekking. Rent a sea-doo or a power boat and bomb around the lakes, or book a white water canoe trip with an expert guide. Kawarthas Northumberland also has many snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing opportunities that will have you winding through beautiful forested areas surrounded by wildlife and fresh air.

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