Kawartha Lakes Community

The vast farmland of the former Eldon Township is home to two idyllic villages in Kirkfield and Woodville.

Kirkfield, shich has one of the largest lift locks in the country is situated with Mitchell Lake to the east and Canal Lake to the west.

Lock 36 features a gift shop run by the Friends of the Trent-Servern Waterway.

Like the lock itself, Centennial Park is located on a causeway in the middle of Canal Lake, and attracts hundreds of visitors every summer.

Lock 37 sits beyound one of two swing bridges in the Kawartha Lakes, near Bolsover to the west.

The historic Sir William Mackenzie Inn also calls Kirkfield home. It offers guest and wedding accomodations, not to mention rumours of ghosts of the cofounder of the Canadian Northern Railway, who once lived there.

Southwest of Kirkfield sits Woodville, a farming village that offers a true taste of small town Ontario.

Woodville proudly celebrates its traditions and rich heritage with a variety of events, including the annual Community Festival and Santa Claus Parade.

The economic heart of this part of the city is farming. The nothern pasture supports dairy and beef cattle as well as hog farming. The area also features several smaller communities with very rich histories.

Generations of families have lived throughout the Bolsover, Argle, Lorneville and Hartley communities.

Also located here are 2,200 acres of community pasture in the Lorneville Road area. Cattle are weighed at the beginning and end of the season and participating farmers are charged rental according to the poundage gained by their stock.

Courtesy of the Lindsay Post