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Trans Canada Trail has set a goal to complete the trail from coast to coast to coast by 2017 - Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation - becoming the longest recreational trail in the world (23,000 km) and connecting Canadians with some of the country’s most awe-inspiring places.

Within The City of Kawartha Lakes, City and County of Peterborough and Northumberland County, the Trans Canada Trail connects as many as 15 communities along a 120 km route, providing a scenic recreational trail through the regions.

To find out what there is to see and do along the trail year-round, browse our interactive map. By clicking on the map and the icons you will be able to plan your trip by locating points of interest, attractions and amenities.

In case of emergency on the trail or to report unauthorized use,
please call 1-888-310-1122

Interested in getting regular updates on The Great Trail, or Trans Canada Trail Ontario? Both have launched new websites that provide regular news updates and information about the trails.

For information from The Great Trail go to www.thegreattrail.ca, or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

For information from Trans Canada Trail Ontario, visit https://tcto.ca/.


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Hope Mill Conservation Area Restored to its original charm and character, the Hope Mill offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the working of a water-powered sawmill, with operating lumber finishing equipment and an impressive collection of 19th Century woodworking tools. The Hope Mill is located on the picturesque Indian River, just north of Lang Pioneer Village.

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Peterborough Lift Lock One of only two hydraulic lift locks on the Waterway, Lock 21 is the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world. Opened on July 9, 1904, it leaves a visible and lasting impact on Peterborough's landscape. Quiet overnight mooring is located at the upper level. There are plenty of services within a 10-minute walk to the East City area of Peterborough. The Peterborough Lift Lock Visitor Centre is located next to the lock.

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Ranney Gorge Bridge As you walk across this great expanse your heart pounds as you feel it sway slightly below your feet. Looking down you can see the water rushing by but to the north you see one of natures gifts, the Ranney Falls in all its glory. To the south you can see the Trent River and the boats as they enter the locks to come into Campbellford.

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