Community Guide

City of Peterborough 

Nestled in the heart of the Kawartha Lakes region, Peterborough boasts a small town vibe, with big city amenities! Home to the iconic lift locks, this bustling community has something for everyone whether you prefer the great outdoors or the comfort of homey interiors. From endless trails for hiking, atving and snowmobiling, to great sports and entertainment with the Peterborough Petes and Lakers and the Little Lake music fest. Plus, great restaurants and cafes, enriching museums and galleries, and so much more. There’s something for everyone here in Peterborough! 

Nestled in the township of Selwyn on beautiful Chemong Lake, Bridgenorth is the place to be to escape the hustle and bustle of city life! Serene & beautiful this quaint little town is brimming with charm featuring local shops, and restaurants. Enjoy the local community and embrace the natural surroundings with a stroll along the Bridgenorth Trail, and a visit to the Miller Creek Wildlife area. Just don’t forget your rubber boots! Come, and see what life has in store, in Bridgenorth.


Located approximately 2 hours North East of Toronto, Buckhorn is quickly becoming a favourite spot both cottagers and young professionals looking to become homeowners. The area of Buckhorn is rich in culture with many art galleries, antique stores cultural events and attractions. Paired with natural beauty and year-round activities that include, boating, water sports, hiking, snowshoeing and camping. Truly a wonderful place to call home for both full and part time residents


Bordered by Chemong Lake, Buckhorn Lake and Pigeon Lake, the Hamlet of Ennismore is a peaceful and beautiful place to call home whether year round or for cottage season. Picturesque with a historical feel having the post office, general store and community church centrally located as in the days of old. Ennismore is a mainly rural area, though it provides a focal point for community recreational and social events. Featuring hard and softball diamonds, soccer pitches, tennis and basketball courts, ice and curling rinks and reception facilities. 


90 minutes east of Toronto and centrally located between Belleville and Peterborough, lies the charming rural community of Havelock. Most famously known for its Havelock Country Jamboree, this charming spot is home to both permanent and seasonal residents. A great place to live and do business with an abundance of lakes and rivers that provide recreational opportunities in all four seasons.You can work here, too! With key employment industries including aggregate and mining, tourism, agriculture and retail and service. 


With scenic views of Rice Lake it’s no wonder that Keene was once voted the “Prettiest town in Ontario.” Keene is a wonderful rural community located along the Trent Severn Waterway, a national historical site that was once an important route for fur traders and timber. Today, Keene is home to blossoming artists and farmers, bustling local businesses, growing families and empty nesters. And if you’re feeling a little “spooky”... it’s also close to the Hiawatha First Nation's Serpent Mount Park and sacred burial ground!. 


Lively & vibrant, the village of Lakefield ranks highly on the “quality of life” scale. Lakefield is a small urban residential focused community of approximately 2,500 people located on the Otonabee River, part of the historic Trent Severn Waterway system.This lovely community features historic homes and heritage sites carefully combined with modern residential areas. Though Lakefield offers many of the amenities you’d expect living in the “big city,” it’s known for its quaint, small town setting.


Did you know that downtown Lindsay is known for having one of the widest downtown streets in Ontario? It was designed as such to be wide enough to accommodate the turning radius of a four-horse hitch. Though you won’t see them parading down the streets today! Lindsay is a budding community that features small town charm with big city amenities. Offering many delights including the theater, weekend farmers market,, historic sites, museums, artisan studios as well as streets lined with locally-owned shops, galleries, and restaurants. Also home to the annual Lindsay Ex!


Located in the township of Cavan, Millbrook is a small village with a big heart. Rich with culture and heritage, a lovely place to enjoy a slower paced kind of lifestyle. There are more than 45 designated historic buildings in Millbrook, more per capita than any other Ontario town, with the entire downtown having changed very little since it was rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1875. Whether you’re interests are taking in the local artists & artisans,or embracing the natural surroundings and wildlife, or soaking up the historical charm, you’ll love it here in Millbrook Village!


Ice sport enthusiasts will love the vibe and culture of Norwood, Ontario! Nestled just south of Peterborough County, Asphodel-Norwood is a growing community that provides the perfect blend of rural, village and cottage living. Home to approximately 4,000 residents, Norwood is a charming and historic village that boasts a good selection of schools, an NHL size ice surface with an enthusiastic hockey and figure skating community. Plus, picturesque parks, a new splash pad as well as many popular resorts along the Trent river. Home of the Norwood Fall Fair!