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Kawartha Lakes

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The city of Kawartha Lakes is a unitary municipality in Central Ontario, Canada. It is a municipality legally structured as a single-tier city; however, Kawartha Lakes is the size of a typical Ontario county and is mostly rural. It is the second largest single-tier municipality in Ontario by land area.The main population centres are the communities of Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Lindsay, Omemee and Woodville.HistoryThe city's name comes from the name of the Kawartha lakes. The term Kawartha is an anglicization of the word Ka-wa-tha (from Ka-wa-tae-gum-maug or Gaa-waategamaag, meaning), a word coined in 1895 by aboriginal Martha Whetung of the Curve Lake First Nations. The word meant "land of reflections" in the Anishinaabe language, according to Whetung. The word was later changed by tourism promoters to Kawartha, meaning "bright waters and happy lands."Prior to its restructuring as a city, the area was known as Victoria County. The city was created in 2001, during the ruling provincial Progressive Conservative party's "Common Sense Revolution". Through provincial legislation, the former Victoria County and its constituent municipalities were amalgamated into one entity named the City of Kawartha Lakes.
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Hidden gems in Kawartha Lakes

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Kay's Place Coboconk
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Fenelon Falls Museum Fenelon Falls
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Landmark
Lindsay Gallery Lindsay
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Grr8 Finds Markets Fenelon Falls
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Kawartha Lakes

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Specialty Museum
Olde Gaol Museum Lindsay
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
The Kinmount Heritage Model Railroad & Museum Kinmount
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Boyd Heritage Museum Bobcaygeon
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Art Gallery
Art on Kent Lindsay
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Kawartha Lakes

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Gift & Specialty Shop
The Kawartha Store Fenelon Falls
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Farmers Market
Bobcaygeon Farmers' Market Bobcaygeon
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Shopping Mall
Lindsay Square Mall Lindsay
2.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Farmers Market
La Mantia's Lindsay
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes

Golf in Kawartha Lakes

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Golf Course
Lindsay Golf and Country Club Lindsay
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Golf Course
Black Diamond Golf Club
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
Golf Course
Byrnell Golf Club Fenelon Falls
2.7
Duration: 2 hours
Golf Course
Sheffield Greens Golf Club Bobcaygeon
2.0
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Kawartha Lakes

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Emily Provincial Park
3.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Park
Lindsay Memorial Park Lindsay
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Balsam Lake Provincial Park Kirkfield
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Horseless Carriage Museum Fenelon Falls
4.9
Duration: 1 hour
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Theater
Globus Theatre Bobcaygeon
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Ken Reid Conservation Area Lindsay
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Landmark
Lock 32 Bobcaygeon
3.8
Duration: 2 hours

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