Fall Hiking & Brews Tour

Day 1 - Ken Reid & Kawartha Trans Canada Trail

Start this tour in Lindsay to explore some fabulous fall hiking spots in Kawartha Lakes. 

After checking into your accommodation at the Days Inn and Suites by Wyndham Lindsay, drive over to the Ken Reid Conservation area for your first hiking trail. Ken Reid boasts more than 10km of trails full of fiery fall colours.

If you are up for more hiking on day one, you can take the Trans Canada Trail that passes by the hotel or drive south near Omemee to hike the Kawartha Trail. Pass over Doube’s Trestle Bridge for some amazing views. 

For dinner and some beverages hit the Pie Eyed Monk and Lindsay Brewing Company. Their beers are inspired by local landmarks and the history of the town. Try a Lock 33 Lindsay Golden Ale, First Response Amber Ale or the Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale. All brews are hand crafted on site and can be taken home in cans or growlers. 

Day 2 - Stoney Lake

From Lindsay you will take a scenic drive north. The route passes by the three lakes of Pigeon, Buckhorn, and Chemong, then through farm land and more gorgeous cottage country to finally arrive at Viamede Resort on Stony Lake. 

Viamede is your jumping off point to the Stony Lakes Trails, which start right from Viamede’s parking lot. 

If you want to double up on hiking, half an hour from Viamede is the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area. Here you will find caves that were formed thousands of years ago and trails offering you stunning lookouts as well as unique geological formations such as potholes and kettles. 

For dinner, Viamede offers delicious food prepared with locally sourced ingredients and complemented by views of Stoney Lake. 

To quench your thirst try one of the many local brews offered in the Peterborough area such as Publican House Brewery, Haven Brewing Company, or Bobcaygeon Brewing Company. 

Day 3 - Campbellford

This morning you will enjoy another scenic drive. This one takes you south to Campbellford where you’ll check into the Emilyville Inn Bed and Breakfast, which sits across from the Trent River and a short 120 meters from the Giant Twoonie. 

Today’s hike will be Ferris Provincial Park with its impressive fall colours and vistas. Experience the Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge over the Trent River, walk over 10 km of trails through forest and riverside settings, and sit awhile beside the picturesque lookout over Ranney Falls.

Pair this hike with some fall ale samplings at Church-Key Brewing Company. The microbrewery sits just on the outskirts of Campbellford in an 1878 former Methodist Church.   

For dinner, try That Little Pub where you can enjoy more craft beers with pizza, “salami bombs,” or a charcuterie board. You may even be in time for a pig roast or live music so check out their website. If the weather permits we recommend grabbing a spot on the patio.

Day 4 - Drive Home or Extend Your Stay

Drive home or extend your stay to explore further into Northumberland County. We suggest checking out the Northumberland Forest Trails or the Ganaraska Forest. Pair these trails with locally brewed beverages from Northumberland Hills Brewing, Rice Lake Hard Cider, or 401 Cider at the Big Apple.