North Kawartha Township

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North Kawartha Township offers a tranquil and scenic environment for residents and visitors to enjoy the beauty of the Kawarthas region. With its rich history, proximity to natural attractions, and a close-knit community, it provides an ideal setting for those seeking a peaceful rural lifestyle and a deep connection with nature.

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North Kawartha Township is a picturesque rural community that encompasses an area of approximately 776 km2.  According to recent data, it has a population of around [population number]. The population is a mix of permanent residents and seasonal visitors who are drawn to the area’s natural beauty and recreational opportunities. The community is known for its friendly and close-knit atmosphere.

Within the township are smaller urbanized areas such as the village of Apsley, and the hamlets of Big Cedar, Burleigh Falls, Glen Alda, Mount Julian, Stoneyridge and Woodview. These communities are surrounded by freshwater lakes including Chandos, Jack, Anstruther and many more.

North Kawartha Township has a rich history closely tied to the Indigenous communities and early European settlers in the area. The region was traditionally inhabited by the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) people, and their presence and heritage are an integral part of the township’s history. European settlement began in the mid-1800s, primarily driven by logging and the development of natural resources.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Petroglyphs Provincial Park: Located near the township, this park is home to the largest known collection of Indigenous rock carvings (petroglyphs) in Canada. Visitors can explore the park’s trails, visit the Petroglyphs Interpretive Centre, and learn about the Indigenous history and culture associated with the carvings.
  • Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park: Situated nearby, this expansive wilderness area covers over [area size] and offers pristine lakes, forests, and trails for hiking, camping, fishing, and wildlife observation. It’s a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.
  • Silent Lake Provincial Park: Located in the southeastern part of the township, this park features a tranquil lake surrounded by rolling hills and forests. Visitors can enjoy camping, swimming, canoeing, and hiking along the park’s scenic trails.
  • Kawartha Nordic:  Kawartha Nordic Ski Club (KNSC or simply Kawartha Nordic) is a nordic ski area and club located in North Kawartha township, Peterborough County, Ontario.
  • The Gut Conservation Area:  The “Gut” Conservation area is a large gorge that the Crowe River flows through for about 230 meters.  The gorge presents a breath-taking glimpse of this unique terrain.

Additional Links and Resources:

North Kawartha Community Centre