Kawartha only recently became a city in 2001. It is mostly quiet and rural excepting some of its more densely populated urban communities - such as Omemee, Lindsay, Fenelon Falls, Bobcageyon and Woodville. It is named after a group of lakes in south-central Ontario known as the Kawartha Lakes (these lakes can be found as far east as Peterborough County).
The city of Kawartha is very accessible for travelers, since there are as many as four highways passing through the city - Highway 115, Highway 35, Highway 7 (a part of the Trans-Canada Highway) and Highway 7A.
Consider Kawartha for your next road trip, along with the many wonderful counties nearby - Haliburton, Peterborough, Simcoe, Muskoka and Durham.
Culture, Recreation and Fun in Kawartha
In addition to its glorious lakes and beautiful rural setting, Kawartha has wonderful cultural resources - such as the Victoria County Museum in Lindsay, and the Victoria Historical Colonization Road.
For great skiing, moreover, check out the Devil's Elbow in Bethany. For hiking, try the Ganaraska Hiking Trail.
The Canadian band The Tragically Hip wrote the song "Bobcaygeon" about the Kawartha community of that name.