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The Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour features the work of over 30 artists from Peterborough and County.

The Art Gallery of Peterborough joins forces with local artists, inviting you to explore the visual arts and crafts including visiting where the artists live and work.

Studios and galleries will be open Saturday September 22 and Sunday September 23, from 10 am to 5 pm to display a wide range of arts and crafts, including fine art, ceramics, glass, jewellery, sculpture, wood, fibre, metal and printmaking. This is a self-drive tour and admission is free to all locations.

The tour is broken into 3 geographical areas including the City of Peterborough, the County of Peterborough and Lakefield.

There are too many artists to outline individually here – and getting to see all of them may also be challenging – but no matter who you choose to see, you will not be disappointed.

Here are just a few highlights:

Christy Haldane combines glass with other common building materials, such as stone, concrete and steel enhancing the fragility and strength of the glass components. She melts and fuses reclaimed window glass to create simple forms that highlight the fundamental qualities of the glass.

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Source: https://agp.on.ca/artists/christy-haldane/ 

David Hickey is best known for his metal work depicting the landscape of the Kawarthas. He manipulates rigid hardened metal into a fluid form, similar to how nature transforms the harshness of landscapes.

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Source: https://agp.on.ca/artists/david-hickey/ 

Stephanie Ford Forrester works in silks, batiks and hand dyed or painted textiles. Her travels in Europe, Afghanistan, and India, combined with unusual living experiences have all contributed to her artistic practice.

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Source: https://agp.on.ca/artists/stephanie-ford-forrester/

You can view all of the artists and see a sample of their work at https://agp.on.ca/events/kawartha-autumn-studio-tour/.

A map of all of the locations can be found at https://agp.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/47744_AGP_KAST-2018_maps_prf1.pdf.

A number of locations are wheelchair accessible including:

  • Studio 3 featuring Bill Reddick
  • Studio 10, Leanne Baird
  • Studio 17a, Gail West
  • Studio 17b, Frank DiDomizio
  • Studio 19, Peter Rotter
  • Studio 23, David Hickey
  • Studio 29, Lucy Manley

For more information contact the Art Gallery of Peterborough:

Phone: 705 743 9179
Toll Free: 1 855 738 3755

 

 

 

 

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Two of the area’s biggest fall fairs – the Lindsay Central Exhibition and Bobcaygeon Fair will be here before you know it.

The 164 th Lindsay Central Exhibition runs from September 19th to the 23rd. This year’s highlights include The Canadian Forces Parachute Team, the Skyhawks. They defy physics, and weather permitting, you will be able to see what I mean for yourself. The Skyhawks will perform each day from Thursday to Sunday at 3:00 pm. In addition to witnessing their show, there will be an opportunity to meet the members of the team after the show and get autographs.

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Source: http://www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/en/skyhawks/index.page

In addition to the Skyhawks you can enjoy all of the traditional events at the fair including the truck and tractor pulls; midway; lamb, sheep, poultry, canine, horse and cattle competitions; clowns; and concerts including Hank Williams, The Lonesome Tour.

Find all the details at https://www.lindsayex.com/ and at https://www.facebook.com/LindsayExhibition.

 Note that advance ticket pricing and passes are only available until 4:00pm on September 18th. Guaranteed Grandstand Advance Passes are only available while quantities last.

 The Bobcaygeon Fall Fair, in it’s 160th year, runs September 27th to the 29th. This year’s events include crafts, horse shows and competitions, midway, parade, talent show and a truck and tractor pull.

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Source: http://www.bobcaygeonfair.com/new-page-carx

The entertainment lineup includes Kelly Burrows, Marc Ekins, Kawartha Country Cloggers, and Circus Jonathan. The Saturday Night Dance will feature Live on the Line, a band for all ages.

For more information, visit the website at http://www.bobcaygeonfair.com/

Or https://www.facebook.com/Bobcaygeon-Fall-Fair-738758332822767/?ref=settings

 

 

 

 

 

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Fall is in the air. Kids are going back to school soon. But there is still lots of time for golf in the area. Black Diamond, Baxter Creek, and Wolf Run Golf Club are all within 10 km of Bethany.

Black Diamond Golf Course has been referred to as the “Best Kept Secret”. It’s no wonder, when you consider the course’s features outlined by GolfNow.com…

“Set on rolling terrain and cut through dense forest for the most part, Black Diamond is set amidst tree-lined rolling fairways, fescue, sculptured mounds, multiple elevation changes, spring-fed ponds, 70 bunkers and a double-green. Black Diamond features five doglegs to the left and five more to the right, twisting and turning brilliantly. It will reward shot makers who can control their ball flight, but there’s ample room on generous fairways for players of all skill levels. Four ponds come into play on holes No. 6, 8, 11, 14 and 17, but with no forced carries over creeks or wetlands it has a high degree of playablity for the average golfer. Golfers are faced with a dramatic finish requiring varying degrees of uphill shots to the greens on holes No. 15, 16 and 18.”

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Source: http://www.blackdiamondgolfclub.ca/

The course is located at 705 Pontypool Road, Kawartha Lakes L0A 1K0; Phone (705) 932-4653.

Baxter Creek Golf Course

According to Canadian Golf Magazine, Baxter Creek is “One of the best values in all of Canada.” The course provides high quality at affordable rates. The land was originally the Larmer family farm. The character of the farm was retained while creating the exciting features of the property.  Rolling fairways, greens and bunkers reflect a “Highland” or “Big Sky” flavour interspersed with holes meandering through an established woodlot, naturalized areas and along the picturesque Baxter Creek. And the 19th hole completes the picture with a full practice and training facility, a unique 19th island green bonus hole and full service club house.

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Source: https://www.baxtercreekgolf.com/ 

The course is located at 1702 Cedar Valley Rd., Fraserville, On K0L 1V0; Phone 705-932-8888.

Wolf Run Golf Club

The Club has been in operation since 1991 and includes the 18 hole golf course, driving range, restaurant and banquet facility. The course provides 6,716 yards from the longest tee for a par 72. And everyone can play! Wolf Run includes 5 sets of tee positions on every hole. If you like to use your long irons, no problem – there are five par 4’s in a row on the back nine.

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Source: https://www.wolfrungolfcourse.com/about-us-gallery/

The course is located at 51 Golf Course Rd., RR #1, Janetville, ON
L0B 1K0; Phone 705-328-3949.

Enjoy the rest of the golf season!

 

 

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The Victoria County Historical Society (VCHS) is a non-profit organization designed to increase community awareness and appreciation of the local heritage. And the area has so much history to share!

Victoria County was formed in 1854 as The United Counties of Peterborough and Victoria. It was separated from Peterborough in 1863. In 2001 the county was dissolved and reformed as the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Today the VCHS celebrates and shares local stories focusing on the area’s connection to Canada’s history.

There are a number of upcoming events to highlight the area’s rich history.

Consider the Victoria County Historical Creative Writing Competition. You have to be 18 years old or older and submit an unpublished story of any genre, to a maximum of 2500 words. Deadline for submissions is midnight on September 9th, 2018. Visit the Olde  Gaol Museum website for all of the details.

Trunks to Treasure: Bringing history to life from Souvenir to Artifact is open for public viewing from August 9th to the 31st.

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/OldeGaolMuseum.VCHS/photos/a.430679293753585.1073741835.430622200425961/1083926851762156/?type=3&theater

And for something different – and exciting – why not visit the Olde Gaol Museum on Sunday August 19th and meet with Jennifer  – The Medium. Jennifer has a regular monthly spot on the “Morning Den” radio show on 105.5 Hits FM with Dan Pollard. She has been connecting with spirit from the age of three. Her talents include spiritual healing, teaching and inspirational speaking. Her services include one on one readings, reading parties, past life regression parties, meditation, and mediumship development classes.

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Source: https://twitter.com/jenthemedium

On August 19th the VCHS will be hosting three one-hour group readings with Jennifer  at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Each group is limited to 25 guests and tickets are $30 each.

For more information contact the Olde Gaol Museum at 705 – 324 – 3404 email info@oldegaolmuseum.ca.

 

 

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It will be a summer you will never forget when you sign up for Ontario’s original zip line aerial park experience. A breath taking experience, exploring the trees on zip lines, swinging bridges, monkey cables, Tarzan swings and much more during a 3-hour tour.

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Source: https://thekawarthas.ca/what-to-do/treetop-trekking-ganaraska/

Treetop Trekking is the perfect adventure for families, groups of friends and couples… and everyone can learn – from beginner to expert. And the fun is just not for the adults!

How about Discovery Kids Courses? You must be at least 5 years old and 45 inches tall. Kids can make their way through the courses filled with wood bridges, balance logs, net walkways, zip lines and more… all while wearing a climbing harness and helmet.

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Source: https://treetoptrekking.com/parks/barrie/

Of course there are options for adults too. The local Treetop Trekking park is located at the Ganaraska Forest Centre between  Port Hope and Peterborough, Ontario. Along with a number of easier courses, the Ganaraska park is home to Timberwolf, the most challenging aerial course in Ontario.

The Ganaraska Forest Centre is the perfect location for tree top trekking. The Park boasts over 12,000 acres – making it one of the largest blocks of forested land in southern Ontario.

There are a number of Treetop Trekking locations throughout the province, and activities vary among the parks. Ganaraska offers Zip Line and Aerial Game Treks, plus a team building program.

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Source: https://treetoptrekking.com/parks/barrie/

Treetop Trekking will make this a summer to remember!

Contact them for more information:

ganaraska@treetoptrekking.com

Toll-Free: 1-855-280-0900

Phone: 1-905-797-2000

 

 

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Known to many as a recreation paradise, the Trent-Severn Waterway spans 386 kilometers of rivers, channels and lakes. The waterway travels through Central Ontario, joining the Bay of Quinte wth Georgian Bay. It is divided into 5 regions: Trent, Otonabee, Kawartha, Talbot and Severn.

Rich with history, the Trent-Severn Waterway now bustles with boating and other tourist activity year round.

An easy way to take a tour is with Liftlock and River Boat Cruises.

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Source:

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Liftlock and The Riverboat Cruises offer a variety of different cruise options. You can choose to go sightseeing with your tour group over the world’s highest hydraulic liftlock, or spend an afternoon on a luncheon cruise, or have dinner featuring live entertainment in the evening. Get all the details at https://www.liftlockcruises.com/yacht-charter.

And if  you miss the summer season, don’t miss out on the Triple Crown Fall Colours Cruise . Starting on September 24rth until the end of the cruising season, you can enjoy a unique water experience. The cruise departs from Little Lake,  travels Northbound up the Trent Severn Waterway to Lock 20, then cruises over the famous, world’s largest hydraulic Liftlock, a 65 foot lift.

There are five Trent-Severn Waterway Locks in Kawartha Lakes:

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Source: https://www.explorekawarthalakes.com/en/explore/trent-severn-waterway.aspx

  • Bobcaygeon Lock 32
  • Lindsay Lock 33
  • Fenelon Falls Lock 34
  • Rosedale Lock 35
  • Kirkfield Lock 36

Each one offers boat services ranging from  mooring to boater camping, picnic areas and access to groceries. Check  to see what each Lock offers before you head out.

And in case you didn’t know, Kawartha Lakes is the Houseboat Capital of Ontario! Discover all of the details including how each houseboat operator will train and license you for your family’s trip at http://www.houseboatcapital.com/

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Source: http://www.rrhouseboats.com/

For more information contact Kawartha Lakes Tourism:

Kawartha Lakes Tourism
180 Kent Street West
Lindsay, Ontario, Canada K9V 2Y6
Telephone: 1-866-397-6673

 

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The Kawartha Lakes Arts and Heritage Trail is a new cultural tourism attraction in Kawartha Lakes, opened in February 2017.  The ‘trail’ is virtual, allowing visitors to choose from a wide range of destinations on the Trail Map. The result: your own custom tour, focused on your arts and heritage interests.

Trail members are identified by the official “Arts and Heritage Trail” sign.

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Source: https://kawarthanow.com/2017/02/20/arts-heritage-trail-kawartha-lakes/

The Trail has grown significantly over the past year and now includes over 40 destinations for the 2018 season.

Local artists, museums and cultural destinations that would like to increase awareness about their work can fill out an application to become a part of the Trail.

Participants include:

  • Artists or artisans working in any medium
  • Galleries or museums that are open for public viewing with hours of operation posted
  • Heritage sites that are managed or cared for by local organizations and are publicly accessible for visitors
  • Historic buildings
  • Walking trails

 

The trail will help you discover the area’s rich heritage and artistic talent. Use the interactive map to discover lesser-known places and local legends, visit galleries, artisan studios and craft shops, or take in a concert or festival. The Arts and Heritage Trail website and interactive map provide s information about each Trail destination so that you can create your own weekend tour.

Example:

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Source: http://kawartha.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=92177e060b8b4cdda0e6ce53093f387c

Members include Kinmount Artisans Marketplace, Ballyduff Trails, Your Dreams in Wood, Doube’s Trestle Bridge, the Olde Gaol Museum, Kawartha Settlers’ Village, the Austin Sawmill, and  Miskwaa Studio & Outdoor Art Gallery…and many more.

Two new destinations include bird and wildlife photography in the Carden Alvar and Wall Together Now, a restoration project for the historic Balsam Lake Dry-stone Wall.

Plan your trip today!

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Source: http://kawartha.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=92177e060b8b4cdda0e6ce53093f387c 

For more information contact Debra Soule, economic development officer of Arts, Culture and Heritage at dsoule@kawarthalakes.ca or 705 324 9411, ext. 1498.

 

 

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