As a team we have chosen to live and work in this unbelievable area. We love to explore our surrounding communities and tell visitors and potential residents about why this is such a wonderful place to live and visit. If you are thinking of relocating to the Kawartha Lakes or purchasing a vacation property here, let us tell you a little about the area.
The Kawartha Lakes are a chain of lakes in south-central Ontario, that form the upper watershed of the Trent River and are located in the City of Kawartha Lakes & Peterborough County. The Trent-Severn Waterway, a 386 kilometer-long canal route connecting Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, makes its way through the lakes in the main chain. Many homes & cottages dot the lakes’ shoreline.
Bobcaygeon, is a community on the Trent-Severn Waterway in the City of Kawartha Lakes. This community is known for it’s idyllic, picturesque downtown and beautiful waterfronts with an amazing history. It was the first lock to be built in the Trent-Severn Waterway, in 1833, the Village was incorporated in 1876 and it is known as the “Hub of the Kawarthas”. Bobcaygeon is situated on three islands along with the main land and is met by both Sturgeon Lake & Pigeon Lake. Bobcaygeon is a popular tourist town with many cottage visitors. It is also a place where many choose to retire to. Many long time residents reside here as well. It’s an easy place to live, central to major centres like Lindsay & Peterborough and only 2 hours from downtown Toronto.
A part of the Trent Severn Waterway, Pigeon Lake is 27 km long,up to 3 km wide and up to 56 ft deep. Communities along and near the lakeshore include Bobcaygeon on the North West, and Omemee on the South. The lake primarily overflows into Buckhorn Lake through Gannon Narrows. This lake is part of a tri-lake water system consisting of Pigeon Lake, Buckhorn Lake & Chemong Lake.
The most common game fish in the lake are smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, yellow perch, Muskellunge, carp, as well as, a number of Panfish.
Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island is 1085 acres in size and is the largest undeveloped island in the Kawarthas and is located in the northern part of Pigeon Lake. This property is an area of natural & scientific interest and home to wetlands, diverse forests, & a wide variety of plant & wildlife species. The property was donated to the Kawartha Land Trust in 2015 and the public is permitted to use the island for fishing, swimming, picnics, hiking, walking, cross-country skiing & other related recreation.
A part of the Trent-Severn Waterway. The lake is Y shaped and has the communities of Fenelon Falls, Lindsay,Sturgeon Point and Bobcaygeon at the north-west, south, central and north-east points of the Y respectively. The lake is approximately 25 km (16 mi) from the southern to the north-eastern extremes. The lake outflow is through the Big Bob and Little Bob channels of the Bobcaygeon River at the north-east of the lake.
Game fish species include large and smallmouth bass, muskie, and walleye.