With more than
50 lakes, rivers and
waterways, it's no wonder that Kawartha Region is known as 'The Land Of
Shining Waters'. Traveling through this area of The Waterway offers
visitors everything from big city to small town.
I shot this video at the top side of Bobcaygeon Lock, Lock #32. Have a
watch to see why the Kawarthas is known as 'the land of shining waters'.
along the Otonabee River and with a population of 70,000, The City Of
Peterborough is a popular spot to spend some time during your journey.
From excellent marina facilities to free waterfront concerts and easy
access to many amenities within easy walking distance, many cruising
boaters consider this spot a must to visit!
I took this video to show everyone around the top side of the Fenelon Falls Lock. The recently expanded boaters' tie up wall also provides both electrical power connections, as well as fresh water - a unique feature for the locks!
also lays claim to the highest Liftlock in the world. Having recently
celebrated it's 100th anniversary, this marvel of technology and
simplicity continues to attract people from the world over. And
the hustle of Peterborough, one returns to the tranquil waters of Clear
and Stony Lakes and on to Buckhorn, Pigeon and Cameron Lakes. All of
these lakes - and more - are home to many small towns and
yourself a favour and plan to stop in to as many as time allows, you
don't want to miss a thing! The only regret you might have is having to
leave - but the whole area is a must to see and will surely leave you
Heading out from Bobcaygeon and over to Lakefield Marina on a HOT & sunny summer day;
Region Fun Facts
Not only does the Kawartha
the worlds highest liftlock (Peterborough),
but the world's 2nd highest liftlock is located there, too! Kirkfield
Liftlock holds the #2 position. Kirkfield
summit of the Trent-Severn
Waterway, meaning that whatever direction you sail from that point, you
are heading downstream. Plus,
Kirkfield/Balsam Lake is the the highest elevation above sea level that
is navigable to by boat from an ocean. Cool, eh? By
the way, Both of these Liftlocks have been in
service for over 100 years!
lock at Bobcaygeon (Lock #32) was the very first built along the
system, built in 1834.
#28 at Burleigh Falls used to actually be two separate locks. In
the 1960's they were combined to make only one. That is why there is no
Slow At Young's Point . . .
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