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Ontario Trails Council

The Ontario Trails Council (OTC) is a charitable organization promoting the creation, preservation, management, and use of recreational trails throughout Ontario.

The Ontario Trails Council web site now showcases over 1,000 trails, making it the largest, most comprehensive portal of Ontario's paths to adventure!

Site visitors can search for a trail by trail name, region, or by one of 20 different activities.

Wild Rock Outfitters & Bike Werks • 169 Charlotte Street • Peterborough • Ontario

Wild Rock Outfitters is located in downtown Peterborough, in the heart of the beautiful Kawartha Lakes, a land of abundant green space filled with lakes and rivers to explore, long known as an outdoors enthusiast's paradise.

Whether you're into hiking, biking, camping, canoeing, kayaking or simply relaxing at the cottage, The Kawarthas has something to offer everyone. And the best part is that all of this is only a 90-minute drive from Toronto!

Wild Rock Outfitters can meet all your equipment and clothing needs for your next outdoor adventure. We also rent canoes, kayaks, camping gear and more! And our Bike Werks store, located right next door, specializes in serving the cycling community.

Come on in or visit our web site, and make sure you drop by the store the next time you're in Peterborough. Monday to wednesday 10am to 6pm, Thursday 10am to 8pm, Friday 10am to 9pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 11am to 4pm.

Toll free
1-888-WILDROC (945-3762)

Tours by arrangement, regular schedule
Daily rentals & tours July & August

Weekends, June & September
by appointment


Owner: Lloyd Graham

Peterborough Pedal and Paddle offers daily bicycle and kayak tours in City and County of Peterborough, Ontario. Your guide will provide you with a historical narration as well as explain the flora, fauna and geography of this area.

The tour is a leisurely seven hour round trip; beginning and ending at Millennium Park in downtown Peterborough. We will ride the bikes to and from Lakefield on the Rotary Green Way Trail, stopping for lunch at Trent University and then kayaking down the Trent Canal through the Liftlock and back to the park. Lunch, treats and many extras included.

Aboriginal Adventures
The Missing Chapters

Enjoy History, Nature and Science with a unique outdoor Aboriginal Adventure. Guided walks through winding forest trails to a traditional Anishinabek summer camp and wiigam, circa 1650. Hands on learning from an Aboriginal point of view. Located at Serpent Mounds on Rice Lake 30 k southeast of Peterborough. Daily tours, children's programs, evening programs and special events. Small groups with advanced reservations preferred.

Serpent Mounds Park is temporarily closed for upgrades and restorations. (2010)

Phone: 705 746-1553
For reservations only
866 223-3332

Each issue takes you around the world with people who are doing something different and making a difference doing it. This is the magazine resource for those wanting to volunteer, work, study or adventure overseas. Available at newstands everywhere or visit us on-line. published in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

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Hikes (weekly in summer), lectures, talks, demonstrations, restoration projects, bird watching. For more info or to become a member visit their website

Trent University - Sir Sanford Fleming College Trails

The preceeding is a link to the ten trails included in the Discover Your Routes Trail Guide. For each trail, there is information regarding the location of the trail, the trail length, a brief description of the trail and who to contact for more information.

Trent University - Sir Sanford Fleming College Cross Country Ski Trails

The preceeding is a link to commercial and not for profit cross country ski trails in the Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes region. For each trail, there is information regarding the location of the trail, the trail length, a brief description of the trail including cultural and natural significant features, cost and who to contact for more information

Privately Maintained Website with cycling trails in the Kawartha Lakes Region

Love cycling? Hate traffic? Then these trails are for you! Here are some trails that can get you around southern Ontario in the peace and quiet that can't typically be found on the roads of this province. The trails follow abandoned railway lines, with occasional minor detours around short sections where the right-of-way is in question.

So far, I've documented just over 100 km of trail and there is more to come. I am aware of some 300+ km of trail that connect to the trails I've already covered. So stay tuned. I would not recommend these trails for bikes with narrow tires as the trail surfaces are often rough and/or loose.

TriSport Promotions

The Peterborough event is being held annually at Beavermead Park. To register or for additonal race information and maps visit the Trisport website listed below.

Series Director: Mitch Fraser
1 905 562-6670

Kawartha Nordic Ski Club    PO Box 1371, Peterborough ON  K9J 7H6, Canada

The Best Cross-Country Skiing in the Kawarthas!
• Groomed trails, 30 km of classic trails; 10 km of skating trails; plus 10 km of
   wilderness trails
• Four picturesque trail-side cabins equipped with wood stoves and first-aid
• Patrolled on weekends by the Canadian Ski Patrol
• Beautiful trails in a wilderness setting
• Fantastic accommodations in the area—make a weekend of it!
• Pay-and-Display day passes available at the trails
• Yearly memberships available
• Sorry, no dogs are allowed on the trails

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