About Kawartha Lakes


        Kawartha Lakes is a picturesque area which truly reflects the origin of the name it bears. "Kawartha" is an Ojibwa word meaning "shining waters". Located just 90 minutes northeast of Toronto, the City of Kawartha Lakes offer visitors a wealth of leisure activities year round. Kawartha Lakes is rich in culture and heritage and deep in railroad history.

     The Kawartha Lakes is a recreational paradise with many cottages lining the shores of the 200+ Lakes in the area.

     The Trent Severn Waterway makes it's way through the city centre and connects many lakes via rivers and locks. Lakes that are linked by the TSW include: Balsam, Cameron, Canal, Mitchell, Pigeon, Scugog, and Sturgeon.

     The lakes in the region all offer unique shorelines, shapes and water types. Balsam Lake's clear waters, large open bays and sandy shorelines has made it the jewel of the Kawartha Lakes in some peoples eyes. There are other factors that make Balsam special, here are 8 reasons to love Balsam Lake

      Buckhorn Lake (about 20 minutes north of Peterborough) is connected to Pigeon Lake. It is quite deep at 46 feet at it's deepest and has many islands in the large area of the lake. It is a great fishing lake with largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, muskellunge, bluegill, yellow perch and black crappie.

     Cameron Lake is bordered by the village of Fenelon Falls and is a popular lake, lined with cottages. The lake is quite deep for it's size and is a great place to learn how to boat. The water is clean and clear and has great fishing as well.

     Canal Lake is a medium sized, scenic lake with locks, dams & bridges. It has great fishing due to it's varying shoals and water features. It is the most western lake in the Kawarthas, a short drive to Orillia or Newmarket.

      Four Mile Lake is one of the highest lakes in the Kawarthas and is a landlocked, quiet lake. It is lined with cliffs and rugged shorelines. It has great watersports, fishing, and a great lake community. A beautiful spot to search for a cottage for sale!

      With 10+ lakes and 2 major rivers, there are alot of options on cottages for sale in the Kawartha Lakes. Only being approx. two hours away from Toronto adds to the popularity of owning a cottage property here. The recreational opportunities in the Kawartha Lakes are plentiful year round and the area hosts 3 provincial parks for the more adventurous.


Size: Approx. 73,214 people
Nearest Towns: Fenelon Falls, Omemee


Affordable and beautiful