Visit Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Fall is one of the most picturesque times of the year in Ontario, especially in famed Kawarthas cottage country. Pair that with the fact that temperatures are cooler, and the roads are less travelled and you have the perfect combination for a fall getaway.

The fall colours draw visitors from far and wide to Peterborough & the Kawarthas. The area has a number of popular scenic routes that come alive in the fall with a blaze of orange, red and yellow, which make for breathtaking driving tours. Many of the scenic routes also happen to be some of Ontario’s best motorcycle roads. Whether you’re looking for an easy day trip by car, or an adventure on two-wheels, the open road is calling in Peterborough & the Kawarthas.

Motorcyclists will love
The curves of highway 507 north of Buckhorn, one of the best known riding roads in the province and venturing along the shores of Stoney Lake along County Road 56 and Northey’s Bay Road.

Weekend Wanderers will love
The rolling drumlin hills and scenic Rice Lake vistas along County Road 2 and the winding rural route along County Road 23 from Lakefield to Buckhorn.

Cyclists will love
The nearly 300 kms of signed road cycling routes in the region called the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Classics
Got a sweet tooth?

Check out the “Tart Me Up in the Kawarthas” route on the Kawarthas Northumberland Butter Tart Tour.
For more information on fall driving tours in Peterborough & the Kawarthas, visit or call 1-800-461-6424.

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