Emily Provincial Park, Kawartha Lakes

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  • Have been to a lot of parks and this one has to be one of the best! The park is always clean and staff very nice. Keep up the good work!  more »
  • This park feels a bit nostalgic, you can almost sense the prosperity of Ontario in the 1950's and 60's in the park's design. We stayed in the circle campground, which is divided into smaller sub-campg...  more »
  • A pleasant place for a family picnic, including a covered shelter which can be reserved (for a price). We had lots of room for the family to throw a frisbee and a football, but the setting was a bit o...  more »
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  • Decent park. The facilities are well maintained and the staff are pleasant. Apart from that, nothing special about this place. Just easy access to the water, and the lake can be quite nice. Hiking is limited (you're better off exiting the park and going somewhere else nearby). Campsites are spacious and generally well laid out for good privacy. Not too crowded here!
  • I may be biased as my brother got married here... but it a gorgeous park with spaces you can rent for events or trails just to enjoy... we have alot of parks in canada but this one stands out in my mind
  • Emily was a nice surprise. The park is not that big but well kept. Our site was very private and backed onto the beach. The beach was groomed and is great for kids. The boat launch was well taken care of. It had a simple but adequate park. The water was brown but that is to be expected due to it being a river. And it is a good park to go to early in the season because the water gets warm sooner.
  • This place is nice but has really changed quite a bit in the last few years. The popular boardwalk nature trail was closed and the second beach was closed. It's a nice place to canoe if you but on the weekends motorboats regularly drive dangerously close almost tipping you over. If your looking for a quiet place to camp, look elsewhere.
  • Place is only for kids and family's. Park rangers will nonstop harass you otherwise. They even told us they were following us on our 30 min nature walk just because. There was no pretense of suspicion. Unfortunately it wasn't busy that night so it kept them busy. If you want a camping or nature or good experience. Go somewhere else.

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Where to stay in Peterborough

Peterborough tourism relies heavily on the surrounding nature, so most of its accommodations sit outside the city center itself. Your best bet is to look for one of the mid-range inns lining either bank of the Otonabee River, where you'll have easy access to the city's pleasant parks. If you want something with a bit more character, look for private vacation rentals offering river views.
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