See an engineering marvel steeped in history
No visit to Kawarthas Northumberland is complete without a road trip to the Trent-Severn Waterway, a National Historic Site of Canada. Built mostly in the 1800s, the waterway is now owned and operated by Parks Canada and offers boating access along a scenic 386-kilometre route of interconnected rivers, lakes and canals. There are countless must-see spots that can be enjoyed by car, bike, or boat.
For an unforgettable selfie, stop at the Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge in Ferris Provincial Park; the backdrop of fall foliage from this 91-metre-long bridge, which hovers nine metres above the gorge, is spectacular.
Many of the top experiences in Peterborough & the Kawarthas are on & along the Trent-Severn Waterway. For example, Liftlock & the Riverboat Cruises is your destination for a guided cruise through the epic Peterborough Liftlock (the highest hydraulic liftlock in the world).