Find the Kawartha Lakes climate diagram. July is the warmest month of the year Kawartha Lakes with temperatures reaching a maximum average of 26°. January is the coolest month, with average minimal temperature reaching -13°. The rainiest month is July while the driest month is January.
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Kawartha Lakes is an excellent spot if you have a pet, as 61 rentals Kawartha Lakes allow you to bring your four-legged friend. If this is a top requirement for you, have a look at the hotel rooms Kawartha Lakes. It is the most pet-friendly type of accommodation there. There's no need to look only outside the city for a rental, as a few of the pet-friendly rentals have a central location (less than 2 kilometres from the city centre).
Exciting outdoor adventure with a cottage in Kawartha Lakes
A convenient and scenic drive northeast of Toronto, Kawartha Lakes is characterized by vibrant communities located along its scenic lakes. With numerous waterways and beautiful wilderness, the city provides endless opportunities for a variety of recreational activities year-round.
Discover historic communities, hike through forested trails, and enjoy delicious local cuisine when you book cottage rentals in Kawartha Lakes. You'll find a huge selection of vacation rentals in Kawartha Lakes, including waterfront cottages, cozy cabins, and spacious bungalows. These homes are equipped with modern amenities like Wi-Fi, bedrooms with fireplaces, and barbecue grills.
Taste Your Way Through Kawartha Lakes
Kawartha Lakes has an abundance of diverse dining options to satisfy every budget and taste. Boiling Over's Coffee Vault is located in Lindsay. This trendy cafe serves exceptional coffee and a variety of other specialties including yummy pastries and sandwiches, in a cozy atmosphere. Be sure to try their White Mocha and Americano Misto.
If you're craving some pizza, Bill's Pizza House is situated in Omemee along the Trans Canada Highway. In addition to their specialty pies, the restaurant also offers a range of other items including fresh salads, sandwiches, and baked dishes.
The Water's Edge Restaurant in Bobcaygeon offers traditional Canadian cuisine and seafood in a picturesque waterfront setting. This family-run restaurant is ideal for a family night out or a romantic dinner. Their extensive menu includes chicken alfredo, lamb shank, escargot, and more.
The Little Schnitzel House in Lindsay provides a relaxed and friendly dining experience. They serve delicious German dishes made from the freshest ingredients and spices. Try their house specialty platter, Schnitzel Cordon Bleu, or Jaeger Schnitzel.
Explore Kawartha Lakes
Visit the Kawartha Settlers’ Village in Bobcaygeon to experience the life of early settlers in the region. Previously a bustling family farm, this converted historic village now houses a collection of more than 20 original homes and buildings. Wander through the village to find these buildings and artifacts dating back to 18th-century.
The Boyd Heritage Museum showcases the history of the Boyd family and lumber industry in Bobcaygeon and the greater region. Explore the fascinating history of the former Boyd Mansion, and browse the exhibits including World War I memorabilia, lumbering tools, and Boyd family clothing. There's also a gallery which boasts a collection of beautiful artworks by local artists.
The Kirkfield and District Historical Society Museum, in the village of Kirkfield, is dedicated to preserving and promoting the historical and architectural heritage of the area. The museum collection features artifacts, photographs, and a model replica of the old Kirkfield Quarry.
Explore Local Parks and Beaches
Located on Sturgeon Lake, Bobcaygeon Beach Park is one of the most popular sandy beaches in east-central Ontario. The shallow water is perfect for swimming. This family-friendly beach offers facilities like picnic tables, a playground, and barbecue areas. There's also shops and restaurants close to the beach area.
Covering 8 acres, Bobcaygeon Wilderness Park makes an excellent destination for a fun family outing. With a range of trails suitable for all skill levels, the park is great for hiking, cycling, and cross-country skiing. The park is home to a variety of native plants and animal species. The park also serves an educational purpose, with various interpretative signs and a pollinator garden.
The Ken Reid Conservation Area in Lindsay is another great place to spend an action-packed day in beautiful local nature. The park offers many recreational opportunities for all ages, including hiking, picnicking, or cycling. Hike through the loop trails to explore beautiful meadows and wetlands, or catch a glimpse of the wild animals that inhabit this environment.
Kawartha Lakes Fun and Festivities
The Kawartha Arts Festival is one of Southern Ontario's largest annual art events. It's held during Labour Day weekend and draws thousands of visitors every year. In addition to showcasing art and craftworks displays, the festival features artist demonstrations, contests, and other entertainment.
Enjoy a self-guided tour of various farms across the Kawartha Lakes region during the annual Kawartha Farmfest event. During this one-day event, you'll be able to meet local farmers who will show off their animals and produce, and learn a variety of farming techniques. You can also try hands-on activities like horse grooming and wool spinning, or sample fresh food grown right on these farms.
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