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Lindsay | Ontario

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Lindsay Legends & Lore Walking Tour

Take a walk through over 20 historic locations in Lindsay in a self-guided audio tour.

Learn about the early days, when the earliest settlers came, and how they connected to the First Peoples living there. There is more to this small town than meets the eye, discover the lives of its many notable residents, from Ontario Premier Leslie Frost to The Lady Bandit of Lindsay – Pearl Hart.

The tour will take the participant through beautiful locations like Queen’s Square and the downtown area including the sites of the Great Fire of 1861. Take a trip through the past while enjoying a few local and quirky tales along the way.

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Houseboat Capital of Ontario

The Kawartha Lakes area is known as the Houseboat Capital of Ontario. It contains over 250 lakes and rivers, providing numerous ways to get into the water.

Municipal docks are prepped in April and ready for the public by May. Not all public launches will have complete amenities so be sure to check the listing of the individual launch you wish to use. For a complete list of locations, check the link below.

Photo: juanstermonster, CC BY 2.0

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Trent-Severn Waterway

Designated as a Natural Historic Site of Canada, the Trent-Severn Waterway is composed of interconnected rivers, lakes, locks, and canals that twist through Kawartha Lakes.

There are 5 major locks that the waterway passes through over a span of 386 km.

  1. The Bobcaygeon lock was the first to be constructed on the waterway.
  2. The Lindsay lock links the many communities of Kawartha Lakes.
  3. The jewel of the Kawarthas is home to the Fenelon Falls lock.
  4. The Rosedale lock offers a calmer area of the waterway for paddling and kayaking.
  5. And finally, the Kirkfield lock awes onlookers with its size.

Photo: Robert Taylor from Stirling ON, CC BY 2.0

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Kawartha Beaches

Kawartha Lakes is home to a wide selection of beaches to relax on.

Visit the township website to view the complete list of locations. Beaches range from Blanchard’s Roach Beach in the Bexley region to Verulam Recreational Park in Verulam.

Beaches are tested regularly for algae blooms.

Photo: explorekawarthalakes.com

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Milk Run Marathon

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Once a year, Kawartha Lakes is host to the Milk Run Marathon. The event is separated into 3 divisions: 10K, 5K, and 21K, further separated by gender.

For the 10K run, participants will pass through the residential streets in the town of Lindsay, following the Victoria Rail Trail, ending at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

The 5K route takes participants through a shorter assortment of residential streets in Lindsay, ending at the Recreation Complex as well.

For the grand 21K Half Marathon Division, participants are bussed to Cameron where they will travel along the Victoria Rail Trail. The 21K route takes runners through the Ken Reid Conservation Area, joining up with the 10K run route for the final stretch, ending at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

Pre-registration for the event begins in January and closes in July. Register by phone, online or in-person at the Lindsay Recreation Complex. It is $35 to enter the 5K, $40 to enter the 10K, and $70 to enter the 21K. These prices include the finisher medal, race t-shirt, and bus fees. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest 10K and 5K teams overall. Teams must be composed of 4 to 12 participants with all members registered in the same distance course. Individual members may receive individual rewards as well.

Photo: facebook.com/lindsaymilkrun.kl21k

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The Kawartha Art Gallery

This historical gallery has shown off an ever-changing lineup of Canadian art for over 40 years.

The Kawartha Art Gallery cares for a collection of over 200 unique pieces of artwork created in their region. The gallery seeks to engage people with the local culture and is dedicated to advancing the rural creative economy.

Perfect for day visits or outings with your family, the gallery offers several scheduled special community events as well as classes for schools and youths.

Photo: facebook.com/kawarthaartgallery

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Olde Gaol Museum

Originally built in 1863, the jail was reopened in 2011 as a museum dedicated to sharing local history.

The Victoria County Historical Society collects, preserves, and shares the history and heritage of Lindsay and the surrounding townships. Today, society finds its fourth home in the walls of the historical jail, the Olde Gaol.

The building site had been in use throughout the 20th century, closing in the early 2000s before being repurposed. The preserved cells, the warden’s living space, and courtyards are open to curious visitors who wish to see what the historical jail was like.

Photo: facebook.com/OldeGaolMuseum.VCHS

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Academy Theatre

The Academy Theatre has been delivering live performing arts to the Kawartha Lakes region for over 125 years.

The theatre is in the heart of downtown Lindsay, within short walking distance to many of the town’s most popular restaurants, shops, and trails. Incorporating all that Lindsay has to offer in a single night, the theatre is the keystone stop along the Arts and Heritage Trail.

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