Kawartha Lakes Community

Those seeking quiet countryside life or easy access to the amenities of the water make Dunsford home.

Although it is small, it remains an active and spirited village in many ways.

Nestled in the rolling pastures and lush forests of the central Kawartha Lakes, the waterfront of Sturgeon Lake is not far away.

Dunsford District Elementary School in the west part of the village provides growth opportunity for children from junior kindergarten to Grade 8.

The Dunsford Community Centre in the east part of the village is also a hub of cultural and social opportunities for all ages.

The centre is operated primarily through community support and specifically, the three-day Dunsford Winter Carnival. The community also boasts one of the very few natural ice rink arenas in Canada.

The 2.5 km Dunsford Nature Trail also extends along a converted rail line from Dunsford to Verulam Concession Road 2.

Dunsford was once known as both Sherriff's Corners and Willock's Settlement before being named to honour the Dunsford family.

To the north of the village beyond Kawartha Lakes Road 36. sits the hamlet of Thurstonia, primarily a cottage community that has also seen many more permanent residents calling it home.

The area is a popular destination for those seeking the beauty of waterfront living and solitude of rural life.

Sitting on the southern shore of Sturgeon Lake, there is also plenty of recreational opportunities on Thurstonia's water. Take some fishing or explore the Trent-Severn waterway, followed by canoeing or swimming.

Thurstonia also sits about halfway between Lindsay and Bobcaygeon, meaning access to many services is only a short drive away.

Courtesy of the Lindsay Post