Lakefield, Ontario is a beautiful little town nestled in the Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario. Just a short two hour drive from Toronto (and a mere ten minutes from Peterborough), Lakefield is best know as a community that typifies small town Ontario. It’s a historic little town and the business section is lined with quaint shops, perfect for a weekend of antique hunting.
The town features waterfront parks, restaurants and the streets boast many charming original homes and churches dating back to the 1800’s. Right on the border of cottage country, visitors to Lakefield can soak in the feeling of both the historic aspects of farm town life and you are only a few steps from the scenic Otonabee River as it meanders through town. The best of both worlds!
When you come to Lakefield take the time to wander the boardwalk along the Otonabee River. You can also hike or bike along miles of rail trail. And because the town is situated in the Trent Canal Waterway system you can even arrive by boat! There are many area attractions including shopping, spa, golf, museums and galleries. It is also interesting for winter sports lovers to note that Lakefield will be the new home of the Ontario Speed Skating Oval expected to be open for the winter of 2006.