Kawartha Lakes Community

The remains of lime kilns stand as a testament to the booming lumber industry and railway that employed many people in the villages of Norland, Coboconk and Rosedale in the past.

Linked by Highway 35, the area sits on the edge of the rocky outcroppings of the Canadian Shield and the Haliburton Highlands in the north and Kawartha Lakes to the south.

Norland, known as "The Land Between" sits on the pristine Gull River, which flows south to Coboconk, Shadow Lake and Balsam Lake, the latter having the highest elevation on the Trent-Severn Waterway.

Monck Road, an early colonization route which passes through the village, takes travelers to Orillia to the west and Kinmount to the east.

A wealth of accomodation and good places to eat are available as the area is a destination for snowmobilers using Ontario's vast and well-kept recreational trail network.

Coboconk to the south, where Portage Road meets Highway 35, is home to Canada's smallest jail, the Coboconk Jail-house.

The resilient and majestic Osprey can also be seen atop various nesting places in the area, a nod to the healthy fish population in area lakes, a destination for anglers from abroad.

Just a bit further osuth sits Rosedale where the Trent-Severn Waterway connects Cameron Lake in the east to Balsam Lake in the west, passing directly beneath Highway 35.

Courtesy of the Lindsay Post