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Welcome from the Mayor

We welcome you to the Township of North Kawartha, "our little piece of heaven". We are situated about 2 hours north east of Toronto, along Highway 28 between Peterborough and Bancroft.

The Township is a year-round vacation paradise, especially for those who enjoy the outdoors. We have numerous lakes, which support a large number of permanent and seasonal residents. Many of our lakes have public access including a number of public beaches. As one might expect, water sports are very popular within our Township. We encourage you to visit two of our beautiful Provincial Parks, the Petroglyphs with heritage status and the Kawartha Highlands, a Natural Environment Park and the largest park in Ontario south of Algonquin.

There are excellent resorts, golf courses and many businesses scattered through the Township such as grocery stores, hardware, pharmacy, LCBOs, restaurants and unique shops located in the villages of Apsley, Glen Alda, Woodview and Big Cedar. We offer a Medical Centre, libraries, Community Centres and arena in Apsley which is hosting the Knights, Junior C Hockey team.  

With its wide variety of recreational activities, one might argue that there is never a bad time of year to visit North Kawartha, but the autumn is exceptionally beautiful when the leaves begin to change colour. Picturesque is often an understatement! To see a deer, moose and beaver is commonplace.

North Kawartha is a "business friendly" community where we encourage anyone looking for a new location, to consider setting up or re-locating in a Township which offers endless opportunities for growth and success. The population of North Kawartha is roughly 1/3 permanent and 2/3 seasonal residents, but the number of people calling North Kawartha their permanent or perhaps retirement home is ever-increasing as they continue to discover the beauty and tranquility of our lakes and forests.

The people, resorts and lodges along with many businesses of the Township of North Kawartha invite you to visit, stay, and share our glorious landscapes of lakes, streams, forests, and rocky barrens and, above all, experience our warm hospitality.

We all welcome you to spend some time with us.

Rick Woodcock

Mayor, North Kawartha