Paddling Routes

Paddle through quiet lakes

A road trip is an enjoyable way to explore the region, but why not take in the fall colours from a kayak or canoe? Dip your paddle into calm waters and stop in quaint villages and culturally rich towns scattered along the waterways. The best part? The beautiful Trent-Severn Waterway quiets down in the fall months, gifting you with absolute tranquility.

10 Signature Paddling Routes in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

A leisurely paddle along the Indian River. A day trip on Eel’s Creek. Overnight adventures in Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park. Advanced technical kayaking on the Mississauga River. And when the day is over, you’re still close enough to civilization that you can enjoy home-crafted ale and other local gastronomic delights.

Paddling Northumberland County

Enjoy the picturesque Hoards River, complete with farmlands, wetlands, and a buffet dinner at Chubby’s Restaurant. Paddle under the scenic Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge & enjoy the fall colours at Ferris Provincial Park. Witness the migrating birds at Presqu’ile Provincial Park.

Explore the Kawartha Lakes

The Kawartha Lakes and its many charming communities are nestled amongst over 250 beautiful lakes and winding rivers. The moment you see the sun dancing off the gentle ripples of the water, you’ll understand why this is a paddling paradise.