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Array  KAWARTHA is an Indian
word signifying "Bright
Waters and Happy Lands."
The Kawartha Lakes comprise
^fourteen beautiful stretches
of water—Scugog, Sturgeon, Cameron,
Balsam, Pigeon, Bald, Sandy, Buckhorn,
Chemong, Deer, Lovesick, Stony, Clear
and Katchewanookna, to which may be
added Rice Lake, twenty miles down the
Otonabee River from Peterboro.
This chain of lakes, over one hundred
and fifty miles in length, constitutes one
of the most popular of Ontario's summer
playgrounds. The lakes, six hundred feet
above Lake Ontario, enjoy climatic conditions that are both agreeable and healthy.
There are almost unlimited opportunities
for sailing, canoeing, yachting, and motor-
boating, while the district is well served
by good roads for motoring.
The Kawartha Lakes are particularly
attractive to the fisherman, especially for
small-mouth bass and maskinonge, which
are caught in the larger lakes, while there
is good fishing for speckled trout in some
of the smaller lakes.
There are two gateways to the Kawartha
Lakes—Bobcaygeon, at the central point,
and Peterboro, at the eastern end. To
these added Lindsay, which is a
convenient entry-point to the resorts on
Lake Scugog and lower Sturgeon Lake.
Bobcaygeon, at the end of a short branch line that
runs up through Lindsay, is the lilting Indian word
for "Shallow Rapids"; and before the construction
of the canal and dam, the Big Bob River and the
Little Bob River ran between Sturgeon Lake and
Pigeon Lake in a series of rocky rapids, giving their
name to the little settlement on their shores. The
white man is but following his red brother's footsteps, when he makes Bobcaygeon a happy holiday
home, for here the Indians foregathered for dance
and pow-wow where the fish were easily caught, and
where wild life was prolific.
The town itself is built on two islands, one a tiny
rocky one with two streets and a row of stores, the
other larger. There are bridges over three streams
in Bobcaygeon, over the Big and Little Bobs, and
~ Lakes - -
over the canal built to permit passage of boats without portage. With all these bridges, and the cement
embankment of the canal, the town presents somewhat the appearance of a moated medieval village.
Bobcaygeon is essentially a summer resort. It
has Pigeon Lake on one side and Sturgeon Lake on
the other, as well as the two pretty rivers that flow
through it. Besides all the aquatic sports that are
available, it has excellent roads in all directions, and
the town itself, wooded walks deeply lined with
[Printed in Canada—1930] Corrected   to   Dec.   1930 The Trent Waterways
BY WHAT is known as
the Trent Waterways
System, you can travel from
Lake Ontario to Lake Huron
entirely by water.
This route utilizes the
Kawartha Lakes and Lake
Simcoe; and you can take a
motor boat up to 13|/2 feet
beam, 56 feet length, and
4 feet draft, through the
entire system.
The route from Lake
Ontario is from Trenton up
the Trent River to Rice
Lake, thence up the Otonabee River to Katchewa-
nookna Lake, and so on
down to Lake Simcoe. From
the north end of Lake Simcoe, the Severn River runs to
Gloucester Pool, leading
into the Georgian Bay.
Motor-Bus Service
From June 23 to September 9,
1930, a motor-bus service will be in
effect daily, except Sunday, between
Peterboro, Lakefieid and McCracken's Landing.
The schedule is as follows:
Lv.   Peterboro    12 noon
Ar.   Lakefieid    12.30 p.m.
Ar.  McCracken's    1.30 p.m.
Lv.  McCracken's    1.45 p.m.
Lv. Lakefieid ........ 2.45 p.m.
Ar.   Peterboro    3.15 p.m.
At McCracken's Landing the
motor bus will connect with motor-
boat to and from Kawartha Park,
Burleigh Falls, Juniper Island,
Mount Julian, Viamede, Glenwooa
and  Crowe's  Landing.
This motor-bus service will run
from the Canadian Pacific station,
Peterboro, and will connect with
Canadian Pacific train number 36
(from Toronto), and with train
number 35 (to Toronto). Fuller
particulars o f the service can be
obtained from G. B. Burpee, District
Passenger Agent, Toronto, or any
other Canadian Pacific Agent.
cedar and pine. In the town are general stores, commercial and
summer hotels, many boarding houses, cottages, and in the Agricultural Grounds, camping space for tourists.
Pigeon Lake
To the east Pigeon Lake stretches its long length towards Buckhorn and Chemong, and on its green islands and shores are many
charming summer homes, and hotels. Motor boats may be hired
for short or long trips, and every summer vacation holds memories
of at least one long jaunt to the shores and islands invitingly visible
in Pigeon Lake. Jacob's Island is one such favorite resort, with
secluded picnic grounds, and to the east of Pigeon is another—
curious little Sandy Lake, interesting because it has no visible
outlet, and yet is as clear as crystal. It is very deep in the centre,
but at its edges are many safe and shallow bathing beaches. From
Pigeon a mile long channel known as Gannon's Narrows lead^s into
Buckhorn Lake, a favorite resort for the fisherman.
Sturgeon Lake
Sturgeon Lake, to the west of Bobcaygeon, is becoming! more
popular yearly. Sturgeon Point, on the north curve of the lake, has
a summer population of 800 people, with post office, stores;, boat
livery, and daily boat connections with Lindsay. Here an annual
regatta held in August is very popular with members of other
summer communities around the lake. On Sturgeon, too, are the
other resorts, Pleasant Point, Greenhurst and Thurstonia Park,
offering ever-in creasing facilities for summer amusement. (These
points are served by stations on the Canadian Pacific, making
transportation facilities very convenient. Fishing in Sturgeon is
very good, the lake being well stocked with bass and maskibonge.
North of Sturgeon Lake are Cameron Lake and Balsam Lake, part
of the Trent Waterway, and excellent fishing territory.
Lindsay is prettily situated on the Scugog River, from which it
has access up the river to Sturgeon Lake and the Trent Waterway
or down into Lake Scugog, one of the most isolated of the Kawartha
Lakes. It is a flourishing little town, offering tourist accommodation
in hotels and boarding houses, providing also two well-eqiiipped
tourist camping parks. It has a pretty little nine-hole golf course
much in demand by the summer visitor.
From Lindsay, too, the principal steamer excursions set out
for lake trips, and from here daily communication is maintained with
the resorts at the north of Sturgeon Lake.
Lake Scugog
Lake Scugog, a few miles south-west of Lindsay, is a circular
sheet of water, presenting somewhat the shape of a doughnut, a
large island in the centre leaving only a ring of water of varying
widths and outline. Its shore line possesses every variety of bay
and inlet, and on the island is a great Indian Reserve where the
red man may still fish and hunt as of old.
Lake Scugog is becoming increasingly popular with residents of
Toronto, the railway stations which serve the lake, Nestleton,
Scugog and Janetville, being a conveniently short journey from the
Union Station in Toronto. At Janetville is a delightful beach in a
cedar grove with summer cottages for rent, and boarding Rouses,
while at Caesarea, reached from Nestleton, there is a permanent
settlement with stores, summer hotels, and boarding houses. The
farmers around the lake, a prosperous community, are also willing
to take boarders, and to supply the cottagers with the necessities
of life. The fishing in Scugog is very good, bass and maskinonge
being caught.
Peterboro, the only city in the Kawartha Lake District, has
an enviable location in the centre of a prosperous farming country,
with increasing industrial activities and natural beauty rarely surpassed. The popularity of the canoe that bears its name has long
since made Peterboro famous to the sporting world, and to the
scientific world, the largest hydraulic lift lock in the worlcj, with
a height of lift of 65 feet, has made a visit to that city well! worth
a long journey.
Peterboro possesses a lovely residential district, and all the
amenities of civilization necessary to its population of 26,000 people,
including the diversions of aquatic sports, tennis, golf, steamer and
bus service to the surrounding country, and accommodation in
excellent hotels and boarding houses for the traveller. It also includes a most up-to-date tourist camp operated by the municipality
in the Exhibition Grounds. The Trent Waterway Development
Association   and   the   Chamber   of   Commerce   are   doing   excellent
work in protecting game, and promoting the welfare of the tourist
and vacationist, and the Secretary of either of these associations
is prepared to answer all inquiries regarding accommodation, fish
and game in the entire district.
The Peterboro Golf and Country Club, picturesquely situated
beside the Trent Waterway, just north-east of the city, has a very
interesting 9-hole course, as well as tennis. Green tickets can be
obtained  from  the Chamber of  Commerce,  Peterboro.
Chemong Lake
Six miles north of Peterboro, over an excellent highway, lies
Chemong Lake. The countryside is extremely beautiful, with magnificent rolling hills from which white country roads may be seen
crossing and re-crossing. The hills are not too high for cultivation,
and the up-tilted landscape spreads on all sides in a checkered
panorama of green field, house, barn and bush; while by the roadside in the quiet afternoon the telegraph wires are strung with
swallows, gay little fellows in white shirt and tail coat that properly
bear this name.
On the road to the lake is Chemong Park, beautifully situated in
a pine grove with picnic grounds, tourist accommodation, refreshment stand and dance hall. Chemong Lake is crossed by a singularly interesting floating bridge a mile long, with great planks
resting on the water, and at one end a portion that revolves to permit
boats to pass.   On Chemong are many cottages to rent.
Buckhorn Lake
A narrow strait joins Chemong with Buckhorn, and on its
shore is the pretty little village of Hall's Bridge.    On the Lake are
two hotels open all the year around, the district being famous for
its splendid hunting grounds as well as fishing. Where Buckhorn
and Pigeon Lakes join is a magnificent grove of oak trees, its
orchard-like regularity giving the name of Oak Orchard to the
lodge overlooking the two lakes. Excellent fishing and hunting is
to be enjoyed in this neighborhood.
Katchewanookna Lake
North-west of Peterboro lies the long, narrow stretch of Lake
Katchewanookna and here a whole day's cruise may be taken in a
comfortable steamer through Katchewanookna, Clear Lake and Stony
Lake as far as Burleigh Falls, returning again to McCracken's Landing on Stony Lake, or to Lakefieid on Katchewanookna. On the
shores of the latter are three hotels, and on Clear Lake are many
cottages and tents. On Clear Lake, too, is Kawartha Park, with
lovely bathing beaches, hotels and cottages, a popular resort.
Stony Lake
The best way to see beautiful Stony Lake from every angle is to
circle it by steamer. It is a most fascinating body of water, ten
miles from east to west, and varying in width from one to two
miles. Its shores are heavily wooded to the water's edge, and at
least eight hundred islands dot its surface, with every conceivable
irregularity of outline.
Here are innumerable camping sites, and cottages, and several
summer inns. McCracken's Landing is one of the most popular
resorts, and just opposite it Juniper Island rears its rocky head,
the centre of all life in the Stony Lake summer colonies. Here
are to be found a general store, post office, Government wharf and
Rate      Rate
Town                  Proprietor or
No. of   per        per
Town                 Proprietor or         Plan
Rate      Rate
No. of     per        per
Rooms    Day    Week
Manager                             Rooms Day    Week
OAK ORCHARD fStation and P.O., Peterboro)
, uak Orchard
Braden Villa  Mrs. E  E. Braden EBS
10 1.00         5.00 up
3 blocks
Lodge P. Alexander	
20 8.00 up	
16 mi
Kenosha Inn G. S. Fleming      AB
Lakeview House..J. M. Oliver     AS
Locust Lodge Inn Mrs. W. T. Edgar AB
30 3.00 up 20.00 up
29 2.50       14.00
38 3.00 up	
200 yards
3 miles
34 mile
PAUDASH (By Bus from Peterboro)
Six Point Lodge   A. D. Greene ABSC
35 5.00       32.00
55 miles
Red Rock Tea
Room W. J. Thomas     AC
12 2.00       12.00 up
5 miles
American M. J. Costello ....
.    A
22 2.00       10.00 up
34 mile
Rockland House..H. R. Davis     AB
40 5.00       25.00
300 yards
Empress G. N. Graham....
.    A
75 4.00 up	
M mil
Stonyhurst Inn....N. Beck       A
20 2.50       14.00
x/i mile
Grand M. J. Watters ....
.    A
28 3.00       15.00
10 min.
The Cedars C. Crowe    ACS
30 2.50       14.00
6 miles
King's D. N. King	
..    A
30 3.00       21.00
\i mile
The Whyte House C. H. Pardy  ABS
40 2.50 up 16.00 up
300 yards
j Montgomery E. H. Brown 	
.    A
30 2.50       10.00
x/i mile
BURLEIGH FALLS (Station, Peterboro;
reached by Motor Bus)
White House G. White	
.    A
35 4.00       	
600 yards
Burleigh Falls
Fishing Club  ..A.E.Wagner  ABS
35 4.00 up 28.00
20 miles
Park N. Doughty  ABC
Somerset Mrs. N. Davey....     AS
45 3.50       	
20 miles
20 miles
Inn A. L. Morgan....
35 3.00       16.50
2^ miles
10 3.00 up	
CAESAREA (Station, Nestleton)
STURGEON POINT (Station, Lindsay)
Glen Lake House Miss Chubb        AS
8    2.50       14.00
3 miles
Lake View Inn ...Mrs. F. Walkey.
.. ASB
20 2.50       15.00
10 miles
Hiawatha Mrs. T. Van Camp AS
Kenosha F. Harran     AS
Lakeview A. Harran ACS
The Maples C. Humpage     AS
20 2.50       14.00
50 3.00       15.00
20 3.00       15.00
5 2.50       14.00
3K miles
3M miles
3 miles
3 miles
THURSTONIA PARK (Station, Dunsford)
Leeborough Inn ..Mrs. H. Lee  ABS          15 2.50 up 15.00 up
Swastika  P. H. Skitch ABCS ....    25 2.50 up 12.00 up
2 miles
2 miles
CROWES LANDING (Station, Norwood;
Reach by Motor Bus—Motor
YOUNG'S POINT (Station, Peterboro; reached by Motor Bus)
Lakeview House..H. B. Simons     A             22 3.00       18.00
14 miles
Belvidere R. Lennox      AS
17 2.00       14.00
14 miles
South Beach  W. E. Brooks	
50 4.00 up 20.00 up
15 miles
Bide-A-Wee Mrs. C. W.
Waters     AS
11 2.50       15.00 up
20 miles
Burnham Lodge  F. M. Burnham... ABS
11 3.00       21.00
14 miles
ATHERLEY (Station, Orillia)
HALL'S BRIDGE (Station, Peterboro)
Aldavon Villa  G. A. Lister	
.    AS
20 3.00       16.00 up
3 miles
West Beach Mrs. J. Jones     AS
7 2.50       	
20 miles
Fern Cottage .    ..J. H. Pettapiece
..    AC
120 4.00       18.00 up
Windsor G. Fulton     AS
17 3.00       18.00
20 miles
Lakeview House..A. L. O'Connell..
60 3.50       18.00 up
3 miles
Orchard Point Inn J. A. Therrien..
90 3.00 up 20.00 up
2x/2 miles
Bradburn House..W. G. Bradburn ..    A
6 1.50 up   6.00
2 miles
Simcoe Lodge  B. Johnston	
..    AS
60 2.50 up	
3H miles
KAWARTHA PARK (Station, Peterboro;
reached by Motor Bus)
The Maple Leaf J. Cassidy     AS
15 2.50       11.00 up
20 miles
Queens W. Wilkinson	
.    A
25 2.00         8.00
1 mile
Woodside D. H. Charlton ...    A             15 2.50       15.00
LAKEFiELD (Station, Peterboro; reached by Motor Bus)
Bay View W.H.Pearson     A             26 3.00       17.50
Buckhorn House.M. A. Swinn  ACB          40 4.00       25.00
Commercial W. H. Peacock ....    A              12 3.00       18.00 ud
19 miles
20 miles
20 miles
10 miles
Victoria W. B. Wilkinson       A
Lakeview House..H. W. Sanders ABCS
Simkincoe D. Kiny  ACS
7    3.00       	
1 mile
40 miles
20 miles
73 3.50       17.50 up
30 2.50       15.00
Lakefieid Inn A. G. Lawless  ABC
30 3.00 up 18.00 up
10 miles
Big Chief Lodge W. A. Cody 	
75 4.00       22.50 up
3 miles
Benson Hyatt & Wellman    A
45 4.00 up 21.00
200 yards
| Lake Shore House J. A. Dockstader    AS
40 3.00 up 16.00 up
M mile
Central E. Fetterley        A
28 2.00         7.00 up
6 blocks
| Orillia House F. G. Morrissey..
..    A
50 3.50       20.00
}/i mile
Grand J. H. Cowan      A
The Elsmure W. J. Gallon      E
17 2.50       10.00 up
40 1.00 ud	
1 Palmer W. A. Quibell	
The Hermitage
..    A
40 3.50 up	
3 blocks
4 blocks
McCRACKEN'S LANDING (Station, Peterboro; reached by Motor Bus)
Inn W. T. Stephens
40 3.00       16.00 up
1 mile
Wantasa Inn C. E. Strickland .ABCS
36 4.50 up 25.00 up
22 miles
WASHAGO (Station, Orillia)
MOUNT JULIAN  (Station, Peterboro; reached by Motor Bus and Motor
Riverdale Hall ...J. A. LeQuyer ....
Seminole  R. A. Milne 	
..    A
15 2.75       	
12 miles
12 miles
35 3.25       18.00 up
Glenwood Mrs. H. Lowe     AS
40 4.00       25.00
25 miles
(P.O., Juniper Island)
A—American Plan.
European Plan.
Mt. Julian W. Thompson     AB
21 3.50       20.00 up
29 miles
( B—Sends its own booklet.
Cottages to Rent.
Viamede Mrs. W. L.
S—Open in Summer only.
Rates not guaranteed by Canadian
Ianson  ABS
50 4.00       20.00 up
28 miles
dance hall. North of Juniper Island, Mount Julian rises from the
shore, and in its shadow are two hotels. North of Stony Lake,
Jack's and Loon Lakes, as well as many other lakes, are out of the
way arm
ically  un-fisked.
Lovesick Lake
On Lovesick, that quaint little lake of hidden waterways and
lost water paths, are two very good hotels. The Burleigh Falls
Fishing Club, Inc., is an organization of American sportsmen. The
camp is open to the public, and not confined to men only, for it
has good accommodation for women. The "musky" and black bass
fishing in the locality is uniformly good. The camp has a capacity
of 75 guests, the equipment consisting of comfortable 2 to 8-room
modern bungalows with a central club-house for dining and recreation. Guides may be hired, and canoes, rowboats and motorboats
rented.    Beyond Lovesick Lake are Deer Lake and Buckhorn Lake.
North of Peterboro also, 3^4 hours by automobile, is Six Point
Lodge, an attractive fishing   and   recreation   centre.
Cottages to Rent
A number of furnished cottages are available for rent in Kawartha
Lake district during the summer months. The Chamber of Commerce,
Peterboro, will be  pleased to  put  enquirers in  touch  with  owners.
All the Kawartha Lakes are surrounded by good farming country,
and at prosperous farms cottagers and campers may obtain the best
farm products at reasonable rates. Furnished cottages, camp sites,
and boats can be obtained at numerous  points.
Rice Lake
South-east from Peterboro, a few hours' delightful sail down the
Otonabee, or fifteen miles by good motor road, is Rice Lake on
which are summer hotels, and cottages for rent. Besides excellent
fishing, Rice Lake is famed for its duck shooting, millions of those
wild fowl being attracted annually by the wild rice which grows along
its shores. Here, too, is the old Indian burying ground and Indian
Orillia borders two lakes. Around the curving narrows where
Lakes Couchiching and Simcoe join, the town settled itself, and
spread towards the two lakes, and up to the terraced hill behind.
Couchiching is a gem among lakes, eleven miles long and three
miles wide, and on its shores are many summer cottages, hotels, and
boarding houses. There is a delightful road around it, and on the
opposite shore of Couchiching may be seen the little villages of
Longford and Washago, and the settlement on the Indian Reserve.
The waters of Lake Simcoe sparkle in the sun towards a horizon of
blue water, and so like the sea is it that one looks expectantly for a
tide. Simcoe is 35 miles wide, and on its shores are an excellent park
and bathing beaches. In Orillia are shops, banks and hotels such
as one might expect to find suitable to its population, but its five
parks are beautiful out of all proportion to the size of the town.
Of these five, three are on the water, and in one of them, Beach
Park, stands Vernon March's striking monument to Champlain.
Here stood the Indian village of Cahiogue^ when Champlain
travelled by canoe and portage up from Lake Ontario in 1615—the
first white man to gaze on the shores of Lake Huron. He was accompanied by fifteen men, priest and traders, and under the green
trees where the red men gathered to greet him, they now sit, silently,
naturally, superbly cast in bronze, the priest with his robe and cross,
the traders in great boots and capuchon, the Indians with gaunt
faces, deep-lined in perplexed inquiry, while Champlain stands
above them forever gazing farther and farther onward in wonderment
and meditation.
Good Accommodation
To the traveller, Orillia offers every accommodation, with cottages
and space for tent or camp. The golf club, a picturesque nine-hole
course, gives privileges to accredited visitors. Excellent bathing
beaches are within walking distance of any part of the city, and,
embarked on either lake, the motor boat or sail boat has the great
Trent Waterway for a highway.
Fishing is excellent in the lakes, pickerel, small-mouthed black
bass, whitefish and maskinonge being plentiful, while in the Narrows
during the latter part of June, great shoals of herring provide amusing sport. In the northern rivers are also brook trout. In Orillia
guides may be obtained for hunting and fishing.
The Secretary of the Board of Trade, Orillia, is prepared to answer
all inquiries regarding tourist accommodation in Orillia, and around
Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching. KAWARTHA


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