Kawarthas a Great Family Getaway Destination #perfectwknds


Ontario is full of beautiful destinations for family’s. Places you can take your kids and enjoy all there is in the outdoors.  Local fun including crystal clear lakes, hiking trails, museums, farms and more.

The Kawarthas provide an abundance of opportunities to take in the natural beauty and activities the region has to offer.
What is Kawarthas Northumberland?
• Includes counties of Northumberland and The Kawarthas, plus the city of Peterborough and
the City of Kawartha Lakes.
• City of Kawartha Lakes was formerly Victoria County and includes: Lindsay, Bethany,
Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Kirkfield, Kinmount and Omemee


When our kids were little we would often take a drive up to the area and have a picnic. We would go fishing, shopping or just do some sight seeing.  Then we would turn around and drive home. It was a nice day trip and for a young family, affordable. One of the funnest things of our summer is berry picking. It does not matter if you bake with them or make jams. You can just wash and eat them as is. They are so sweet and fresh there is nothing like it. Kawarthas is a great place for berry picking.

Located just northeast of Toronto and is easily accessed via Highways 401, 35/115 and 7


The region has a rich history starting with the fur trade, logging and mining, the early settling of Upper Canada, and the importance of its ports as commercial centers for shipping in the Great Lakes.  Popular outdoor activities are boating, fishing and hunting, hiking, cycling, birding, ATV, horseback riding, golfing, motorcycle touring and various watersports.

When you are surrounded by so much beauty the best way to take it all in is by bike or walking.  This way you are sure not to miss a thing. 

Just like any other great destination you can leave the kids behind and enjoy a couples weekend away if you choose. 


Get to know the Kawarthas and all they have to offer. This beautiful gem is one you will be happy you discovered.  Follow @perfectwknds on Twitter for trip ideas and local information. 

Have you visited the Kawarthas lately? What was your favourite thing to do or see there? 

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