Lakefield, Ontario is a village of approximately 2400 people, formerly a separate village, Lakefield is now the capital of Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield township. Lakefield enjoys a pristine location, at Lock 26, on the west side of the world famous Trent-Severn Waterway. With the brand new Village Inn and a completely refurbished marina Lakefield Ontario is well on it's way again for a prominent role as a tourism destination in the Kawartha's.
Accentuating the village's great location is the many varied cultural events and attractions, starting in May each year. Events such as the Lakefield Literary Festival which has featured great writers such as June Callwood, and Robert Harris.
Perhaps Lakefield's most famous claim is the long time presence and successful operation of the Lakefield College School. The Lakefield College School's best known student is probably Prince Andrew of the British Royal family. Lakefield College is host every year to many young people from all over the world, seeking a world class education coupled with the enjoyment of the great outdoors."
About the Kawarthas
Life is good in the Kawarthas. Come summer, The Festival of Lights concert series, on Little Lake in the center of Peterborough, is a highlight and focal point of the area with music, lights and fireworks twice weekly.
Just 90 minutes outside of Toronto, Peterborough and the Kawarthas offers the calm of small town life and a gateway to some of Canada's most coveted cottage country. With a natural wealth of clean, sparkling lakes and rivers and varied landscapes, it's easy to see why the First Nations people called this area Kawartha (Land of Shining Waters). Today, hundreds of years later, the same waterways and open spaces continue to enchant nature-lovers, inspire artists and provide a habitat for countless species of wildlife. Interwoven with this natural beauty you'll find a host of other pleasant surprises.
Nestled along the banks of the Otonabee River, the City of Peterborough offers many venues for arts, culture and recreational activities. Step outside the vibrant downtown core and the surrounding picturesque towns and villages such as Lakefield, welcome you with still more unique possibilities: indoor and outdoor galleries and theatres, historic parks, ideal places to picnic, swim or sail, cottages, fishing ... and the list goes on.
Peterborough is home to Trent University, Canada's Outstanding Small University, set along the wooded banks of the Otonabee River, and Sir Sandford Fleming College.
Since the days of pioneer writers Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill, the Kawarthas have provided inspiration for some of Canada's most creative minds. Indeed, few places so close to nature can also boast such a vibrant arts community. Many musicians, actors, playwrights, painters, writers and craftspeople call the Kawarthas home.
Whether you're looking for adventure, entertainment or just a place to relax and let go, the Kawarthas has it all.
For more information on tourism in the Kawarthas, please visit Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism at www.thekawarthas.net