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old photo of general store

Off to the Cottage, in the Past

Off to the Cottage, in the Past

Tourism has been a part of life in the Kawarthas since the 1800s. Perhaps the area’s first tourists were Royal Navy Captain Basil Hall and his wife Margaret, who visited both Cobourg and Peterborough in 1827. The lakes and woods around Peterborough quickly gained a reputation for great fishing and hunting, drawing hunters and fishermen

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The Bliss of Houseboating

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, you can hear the call of a loon in the distance – you sail the Trent Severn Waterway on a houseboat. With endless possibilities and attractions the Trent Severn offers 386 kilometers of canal, connecting Lake Ontario at Trenton to Lake Huron at Port Severn. While you travel the waterway going from lake

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Renting a Cottage Made Easy

If you have ever thought about renting a cottage but didn’t know where to begin, a visit to WRD Cottage Rental Agency (ontariocottagerental.com) can easily remove any fears or doubts you may have. This family-oriented cottage rental agency based in Haliburton Village takes all the stress out of cottage rental by providing you with professional

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Those Were The Days: “Summer Vacations”

“School days, school days, dear old golden rule days”. Elementary school was so much different back in the late 1939 and 40s when I was a student. Every kid from grades one to eight was stressed to the limits toward the end of June because that is when the final report cards were issued. Back

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Donan Castle Scotland

Scotland for Your Next Vacation

Scotland is one thirteenth the size of Ontario, full of history and filled with spectacular sites and destinations. The yearlong moderate climate with lush green landscape and wonderfully friendly and happy people, make Scotland a truly great place to add to your bucket list of adventures. With spectacular views, incredible food and magnificent wild life,

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aerial shot of The Narrows

Come Wander the Haliburton Highlands

Rich in breath-taking scenery and culture alike, there is no doubt that once you have made the visit to the Haliburton Highlands, the County will forever live in your heart. Lovingly referred to as “The Highlands”– perhaps because it is the highest body of land in Ontario, or maybe the similarity to the Highlands of

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You Get 18 Summers With Them…


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Little boy is fishing at sunset on the lake

Rest, Relax & Re-Charge: You Have to Plan for It

Discovering Cottage Country Numerous cottage country communities are preparing to usher in yet another great season for visitors here in beautiful Central Ontario. Thousands travel to Cottage Country each year for precious moments spent with family and friends, revelling in the sound of the call of the loons, fishing, hunting, hiking and camping… the crackling

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