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Peterborough County Information

Listing of Community Events in Peterborough and the County

Greater Peterborough’s Vital Signs® is a collaborative community initiative led by the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough.  It is a snapshot of our community that measures the vitality of Greater Peterborough, identifies needs, strengths and trends, and supports actions on issues that are critical to our quality of life.

Attractions

4th Line Theatre Idyllic, rural, and quintessentially Canadian, each year the 4th Line Theatre Company presents Canadian plays – written by and about Canadians; small town stories or broad national sagas that touch a nerve in all of us.

Bridgenorth Trail The trail is approximately 2.3 km long and runs from Brumwell Street to 5th Line.  The trail is lined with native trees and boasts a peaceful and tranquil setting amidst the Miller Creek Wetlands.  There are benches located along the Trail that provide a comfortable resting spot.

Curve Lake First Nation Reserve

Indian River Reptile Zoo Over 200 reptiles. Here you can see snakes, lizards, monitors, alligators, turtles, crocodiles, and even special guest animals such as monkeys and more! The animals are housed in state of the art, climate controlled facilities which were specifically designed to house reptiles.

International Trail Day Trails offer a wonderful way to explore nature through the urban and rural landscapes of Peterborough City and County. Communities throughout the region invite residents – their families and friends – to celebrate trails on June 1-6th 2015.

Lang Pioneer Village Nestled along the banks of the historic Indian River close to Keene, Lang Pioneer Village Museum features over twenty restored and furnished buildings constructed between 1820 and 1899.

Lakefield Trail Lakefield Trail is a 5.5 km. trail which, after meandering through the Village of Lakefield, connects to the Trans Canada Trail via the Peterborough County Rotary Trail.

Leahy Music Camp - the famous Leahy Family of Lakefield invite you to participate in their music camp

Millbrook and Cavan Historical

Millbrook Valley Trails - 8 trails to choose from, just south of the village of Millbrook

ZimArt Rice Lake Gallery - Founded in 2000, ZimArt's Rice Lake Gallery represents over 50 Zimbabwean stone sculptors. Their work is on display in a beautiful natural oasis overlooking Rice Lake and the Northumberland Hills. The gallery offers the most comprehensive collection of hand-carved Zimbabwean stone sculpture in Canada. Sizes range from table top to monumental. All the work is for sale.
open daily from June 1 to Thanksgiving

Parks

Petroglyphs Provincial Park largest known concentration of Aboriginal rock carvings in Canada. Carved into the white marble rock face hundreds of years ago, the 900 petroglyphs depict turtles, snakes, birds, humans and other images. Hiking trails meander through surrounding forests, wetlands and rocky ridges.

Warsaw Caves

Festivals

Bridgenorth Music and Arts Festival August 18th to August 28th 2017  We promote ourselves with the lines "Great music, art, film and much more"

Buckhorn Fine Art Festival   August 18-20, 2017

Curve Lake Pow Wow -    Behold two days of dancing, contests and presentations as several North American Indian tribes come together each year in September. Observe the traditional and modern songs and dances that tell of religious, war or social topics. While at the Pow Wow, tour the Whetung Ojibwa Centre art and crafts gallery. Situated on the Whetung Ojibwa Indian Reserve, just north of Peterborough. September 16th -17th 2017

Douro Doings 22nd Annual Car Show - Sept 3rd to 4th 2017at Douro Parish Hall 299 County Road 8

Ennismore Shamrock Festival  The 2017 party will begin on July 21st at the Ennismore Community Centre with a family dance and an amazing fireworks show at 9:30pm!  Saturday, July 22nd is a Family Fun Day, ball hockey, soccer & rookie ball tournament, Airbounce bouncy castles, BBQ, petting zoo, face painting and more! See the Festival Events page for more details. The excitement will continue at noon on Sunday, July 23rd with the action packed Truck & Tractor Pull. For information about classes and pull requirements please refer to the Truck & Tractor Pull Events page. Also new this year on Sunday will be a Huge Indoor Craft Show at the Ennismore Community Centre, details to come!!

Havelock Country Jamboree - Annual Country Music Celebration celebrating their 28th season from August 17 - 20 2017. Canada’s Largest Live Country Music and Camping Festival!

Keene Pumpkin Festival and Car Show October 14, 2017

Lakefield Fairy and Dragon Fest on June 10th, 2017 in Lakefield. Participants are invited to come in costume to the free all-day festival at Cenotaph Park (across from Foodland). There will be sword-fighting knights as well as live music, artisans, face painting and games. McGillis said there will be prizes for costumes.

Lakefield Jazz Art Craft Festival - occurs July 8th 2017  The 16th annual Lakefield Jazz Art Craft Festival invites you, your friends and family to come to a breezy day of outdoor summer living beside Lakefield's scenic Otonabee River to enjoy a wide variety of Jazz music, colourful works for sale by artisans and crafters

Lakefield Literary Festival celebrates its rich literary heritage each July on the weekend closest to Margaret Laurence’s birthday, and showcases many current Canadian authors. The festival was created to celebrate the work of Catharine Parr Traill, Susanna Moodie and Margaret Laurence, among others, all of whom lived and wrote in Lakefield.  July 14th - 16th 2017

Millbrook Fair 168th Millbrook Fair from June 8th to 11th 2017

Norwood Fall Fair - Thanksgiving Weekend Sat. Oct 7th - 9th 2017. Highlights include: Antique Car Show and Tractor Pull, Animal Exhibits, Horse Shows and Competitions, Crops and Home Arts Competitions, Lawn Tractor Races, Flyball, Midway, Parade and Kids' Talent Contest, Live music every day

Polarfest February 3rd - 5th 2017 Numerous events in Ennismore, Bridgenorth, Selwyn and Lakefield including: Night hike, ice sculptures, snowmobile show, art show, and polar plunge

Westben -- Bringing culture and nature together in perfect harmony, the magnificent 400–seat timber-frame barn opens onto a lush meadow, surrounded by the gently rolling hills of Northumberland County. (yes this isn't in Peterborough County, but it is close by and it is a wonderful musical experience)

Groups and Activities

Buckhorn Carvers - interested in carving? For beginners to experienced and everyone inbetween.

Buckhorn Community Centre

Buckhorn District Snowmobile Club - telling you if snowmobile trails or open or not and info about permits etc.

Havelock, Cordova and Lake Kasshabog Library

The Kawartha Heritage Conservancy is a regional charitable land trust based in Peterborough, Ontario. Our mission is to conserve the natural and cultural heritage and distinctive landscapes of the Kawartha bioregion.

Lakefield Horticultural Society over 150 members meet every month

Lakefield and District Lions Club

Otonabee South Monaghan Public Libraries information about all the services offered in Keene, Bailieboro and Stewart Hall location libraries

 Selwyn Public Libraries - search their database of books

Services

Hydro One

Lakefield Herald

Morton Community Healthcare Centre

Government Information

County of Peterborough 705-743-0380

info on each of the townships/municipalities concerning finance, garbage, by-laws, fire, planning etc.:

Asphodel- Norwood 705-639-5343

Cavan Monaghan 705-932-2929

Millbrook Chamber of Commerce

Douro-Dummer 705-652-8392

Municipality of Trent Lakes 705-738-3800 (formerly known as Galway Cavendish and Harvey)

Village of Hastings

Havelock-Belmont-Methuen 705-778-2308

North Kawartha 705-656-4445

Omemee 705-799-5254  or 1-888-822-2225

Otonabee-South Monaghan 295-6852 

Selwyn 705-292-9507 (formerly Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield)

 

Buckhorn Tourism and area information

 

 

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