Beautifully located amidst sparkling lakes
by Festival Nomad, Gary McWilliams
Bobcaygeon is a beautiful community located in the City of Kawartha Lakes. It is nestled between two of the Kawartha lakes (Pidgeon Lake and Sturgeon Lake) and is on the Trent-Severn Waterway.
"One of the many interesting shops located in Downtown Bobcaygeon."
As mentioned, Bobcaygeon is located on the busy Trent-Severn Waterway.
"Boating along the Trent-Severn Waterway."
To travel from one lake to another, boaters must use Lock 32 to either go down to Pidgeon Lake or go up to Sturgeon. As I mentioned, this is a very busy lock.
"The swing bridge opens for larger boats."
Bobcaygeon, or Lock 32, as boaters refer to it, is a popular destination stop. There are great places to shop and plenty of restaurants to enjoy. On weekends you have to "tie-up" early to get a docking spot! When Judi and I were boating, Bobcaygeon was a regular stop.
"Boaters tie-up for the night."
Close to the lock is a beautiful picnic area with a sandy beach and a play area for the kids.
"Bobcaygeon park area close to Lock 32."
Each fall, Bobcaygeon holds its annual Bobcaygeon Fall Fair. To open the Fair, a colourful parade winds its way through the Bobcaygeon streets complete with horses, floats, farm animals, music and marchers!
"The Bobcaygeon Fall Fair Princess."
After watching the parade, fair visitors continue on to the fair grounds, eager to experince all that the Bobcaygeon Fair had to offer!
"Lots happening at the Bobcaygeon Fall Fair."
There's plenty to do at Ontario Fairs, and the Bobcaygeon Fall Fair is no exception! After all, it's been running for over 150 years, so people must really enjoy it!
"The horse and hitch competition is alway exciting."
Another exciting part of Bobcaygeon is the Kawartha Settlers' Village. The Village is located at the north end of the town and is filled with interesting building and displays.
"Entry to Kawartha Settlers' Village."
Inside the Village visitors can explore the over 20 historic buildings and their exhibits. Each one bring back memories of simplier times. When visiting Bobcaygeon, Kawartha Settler's Village should be on your "must see" list!
"Great fun touring the Village's grounds by a horse drawn wagon."
Kawartha Settlers' Village hold many special events throughout the year. These annual events include Settlers' Day, Haunted Village, Festival of Trees and more. It's best to visit the Village's website - click HERE to enter.
"Music fills the air during the Festival of Trees at Kawatha Settler's Village."
Bobcaygeon is one of Judi's and my favourite places to visit ~ picnics, boating, shopping, eating, history, fall fairs and and colour and, of course, RELAXING! If you'd like to find out more about Bobcaygeon and all it offers, visit the http://www.bobcaygeon.org/.
"Bobcaygeon the beautiful!"