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Old April 1st, 2006, 09:16 PM   #1
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Lindsay, Bobcaygeon, Lakefield, and more - the ultimate Kawarthas tour!

the kawartha lakes region is located about 150 km northeast of toronto. the lakes form the central link in the trent-severn waterway, started in the 1800s for commerce, but now used by pleasure boaters to get from lake ontario to georgian bay. the locations of the locks is where many of the towns sprung up. the lakes arenít as popular as muskoka, but theyíre not as overrun with cottages either. over the past year and a bit iíve taken pictures of the major towns and villages in the area, some in summer, some in winter. the complete galleries, of course, can be found on trillium photography.

hereís a handy map to orient yourselves.



1. first up is lindsay. with a population of 18,000, itís the second biggest community in the area (no peterborough in this thread).









kent street is one of the widest main streets in ontario and it has diagonal parking. backing out of a diagonal spot can be a bitch when thereís a lot of traffic.












the red brick building is the academy theatre.




the ruins of an old mill. thereís an old locomotive in the same park, but itís all fenced in. that didnít stop me and a friend of mine from exploring it Ė when we get stoned we tend to climb things.



2. at the eastern end of the lakes is lakefield, 10 minutes north of peterborough. if youíre going to stoney lake you probably go through lakefield.



the village square




lakefield was once home to authors margaret laurence, catherine parr traill, and susanna moodie.


a new hotel on the site of an old one that burned down.












a summer pic



3. next up: buckhorn, basically a pit stop for boaters. it has a great rustic feel and marks the start of the canadian shield. the buckhorn lock is one of the systemís busiest.
















4. bridgenorth is located at the causeway that crosses chemong lake. itís not a beautiful town or anything, but a tonne of tourist and commuter traffic crossing the lake here makes it a busy spot.












5. bobcaygeon Ė the place that inspired that tragically hip song. itís a great town to take a walk in - downtown stretches over 3 islands and onto the mainland. if youíre walking around youíre pretty likely to hear some tourist drive by playing the hip. donít encourage them.





lots of outdoor displays in town.


bigleyís shoe store, which is a crazy people magnet. bobcaygeon people like their shoes i guess.








the local fishing hole, frequented by japanese tourists.




i donít think she approved of me taking her picture lol





6. just down the road is fenelon falls, on the other side of sturgeon lake. itís named after, well, the falls. a good place for people watching along the canal.









one of the deepest locks on the trent-severn system






and of course the falls


7. and finally we come to omemee. itís as far as you can navigate down the pigeon river Ė not many do. itís kind of a place that people drive through, but it has some nice architecture. i lived in the area as a kid. so did neil young











playstation and nintendo64? somehow this building got stuck in a time warp around 1997.




well thatís it! hope you enjoyed the tour!
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Old April 1st, 2006, 10:46 PM   #2
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WOW! Never even knew most of those places existed! Very neat tour!
Good shots.
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Old April 2nd, 2006, 10:27 AM   #3
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Great tour! Neil Young's song 'Helpless' was about Omemee.
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Old April 2nd, 2006, 03:22 PM   #4
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the Kawarthas look awesome.... Lindsay, Lakefield and Peterborough look like nice, rock-solid places. I am ashamed to admit I have yet to explore this part of the province.
Particularly Bobcaygeon.. I hope those folks somehow repaid the Hip fro that priceless bit of advertising!

So Omemee is the song in Helpless... whats with the 'north Ontario' reference? Neil should have known better!
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Nice towns in the Kawartha Lakes area.
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Old April 20th, 2006, 07:08 PM   #6
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Great threat!



what is this chimeney doing in a quaint little town in Lakefield?
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Old April 20th, 2006, 08:07 PM   #7
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Hey, I enjoyed that tour! Thanks!! Wish I could spend a week up there in the summer.
Bobcageon has to be the best, and the weirdest town name ever!!
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You guys are not going to believe this, but in '02 I took a 12-foot aluminum boat from Wasaga Beach (where I live) to New York City, passing through the Trent. I'll post some pics from the trip soon.
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Old April 23rd, 2006, 02:45 PM   #9
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Great photos. When I was a kid my parents use to own a cottage near Bobcaygeon so many of those photos bring back a lot of memories.

I'm glad to see that the towns in the Kawartha's (excluding Omemee & Lakefield) still have a lot of charm! :-)
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Old April 24th, 2006, 03:39 PM   #10
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You guys are not going to believe this, but in '02 I took a 12-foot aluminum boat from Wasaga Beach (where I live) to New York City, passing through the Trent. I'll post some pics from the trip soon.
please do. sounds like quite the trip.

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what is this chimeney doing in a quaint little town in Lakefield?
quaint as it is, lakefield used to be an industrial centre. there was a rail line connecting it to points south and the south end of the village still has some of the old industry left. the rail line followed the river going past several locks. it's now a bike path.
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Old April 24th, 2006, 09:25 PM   #11
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Here are pics from the first leg of the trip, passing through the Trent-Severn.

Getting ready to cast off from Wasaga Beach.


A sailboat being carried down on the Big Chute Marine Railway.


There's 2 pics for starters. Loading them is taking F-O-R-E-V-E-R, with all the other pics already on the thread. It may be awhile before I post them all.
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Old April 24th, 2006, 10:49 PM   #12
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^ why not start a new thread? That'd be cool.
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The thought had entered my head. It would probably help the pictures load faster--I'll get right on it.
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