Welcome to Buckhorn, a Trent-Severn Trail Town located along the 386 km Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada connecting Lake Ontario and Lake Huron. Boat, paddle, cycle, hike or drive along this renowned inland passageway through historic lock stations and into quaint communities with unique offerings for every visitor.
One of the busiest locks on the Trent-Severn Waterway is in the heart of Buckhorn. Anglers are drawn to the area for superior fishing year round.
With most accommodations lakeside or a short stroll to the water’s edge, surrender to tranquility after an exhilarating day of adventure. Several cottage resorts have welcomed the same families for generations. Go for a hike, ride your bike, or paddle a canoe. Nature lovers flock here to take in the many trails and routes.
Encounter The Land Between – a unique ecotone smack dab between the Canadian Shield and the St. Lawrence Lowlands. Explore a diverse hotspot in this area of transition. Exposed granite and limestone stepping stones; small, connected lakes; open ridges and cool shaded forests; all await your discovery.
Kawartha Highlands Signature Site is Ontario’s largest park south of Algonquin – an access point to this ruggedly beautiful park is a short drive north of Buckhorn.
The Community Centre has an immensely active volunteer base assisting with over a dozen festivals and events each year. With their Buckhorn Festival of the Arts being named one of the top 100 festivals in Ontario, it’s not surprising that thousands flock to this event each August.
Canada’s largest retail gallery is a short drive from the hamlet of Buckhorn. A local winery can be found just minutes north. Just to the west is Sandy Lake and a popular public beach. Take a walk down the main street, which follows along Buckhorn Lake. Enjoy an ice cream cone by the waters edge, or have lunch on a nearby patio.
Ode’naang Park “Heart of the Community” located next to the Buckhorn waterfront offers shaded areas and picnic tables just steps from Lock 31.
For more information about our community contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 705-652-6963
The Trent-Severn Trail Town Program is an initiative of Kawarthas Northumberland in partnership with Parks Canada, Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough & the Kawarthas and Northumberland County. www.kawarthasnorthumberland.ca