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Bobcaygeon is a popular tourist destination town in the Kawartha Lakes, offering a vibrant mix of boutique shopping, casual dining and cultural experiences. Home to the world renowned Kawartha Dairy Ice Cream, Buckeye Surf & Snow, Buckeye Marine, Kawartha Lifestyles Clothing boutique and Bigley’s, a visit to Bobcaygeon is a must when in Kawartha Lakes.
Restaurants offer year round seasonal menus supplied from the many local farms surrounding the area. The Bobcaygeon Inn, Graz, Just for the Halibut, The Italian Hot Table, Eggsmart, Lakeside Chinese Food and Donnatella are open for business year round. Arriving by boat? Enjoy Bobcaygeon Waterfront in your favorite way, pick up a bike from the Bike Share program at Lock 32 and explore the town or stroll to the Beach Park to enjoy a sunset over Sturgeon Lake.
Bobcaygeon is a trail town along the Trent Severn Waterway and home to Lock 32, the first lock to be constructed and most visited lock on the historic waterway. Enjoy free WiFi at the locks courtesy of Cable Cable another locally owned and operated business in the Kawarthas.
The towns of Dunsford and Downeyville on Sturgeon Lake surround Bobcaygeon and are home to camping and cottage rentals as well as opportunities to buy local food from members of our Kawartha Choice Farm Fresh program.
Bobcaygeon boasts numerous water front communities such as Port 32, Victoria Place, Lakeview Estates, Pirates Glen and Alpine Village along with cottages, in-town homes and land. We have property, homes and amenities to satisfy budgets large and small. The Kawartha Lakes: home of over 250 lakes is renowned for its many parks, trails, lakes and rivers. Add Bobcaygeon to your short list of destinations to consider when hunting for a retirement or vacation property.
Incorporated as the Village of Bobcaygeon in 1876, and known as the “Hub of the Kawarthas”, Bobcaygeon has become a tourist and retirement destination for those looking to escape the GTA. The recorded name bob-ca-je-wan-unk comes either from the Mississauga Ojibwa word baabaagwaajiwanaang ”at the very shallow currents”, giishkaabikojiwanaang ”at the cliffed cascades” or obaabikojiwanaang ”at currented rocky narrows”, or from the French beau bocage ”beautiful hedged farmland”. Bobcaygeon has historically been a popular destination for tourists and cottagers, the first lock constructed (Lock 32) on the Trent Severn Waterway is the centre of the village which connects boaters with Sturgeon Lake and Pigeon Lake.
Three Islands one Heart
Bobcaygeon rests on three islands in-between Sturgeon and Pigeon Lakes, and is connected by seven bridges. The Kawartha Lakes and Trent Severn Waterway are a focal point of recreational activities in Bobcaygeon. From sailing, fishing, swimming and canoeing to cruising the Trent Severn Waterway. With a rich history in farming and timber, Bobcaygeon Settlers Village offers visitors the opportunity to see many pioneer buildings and homes and offers many community events including the Festival of Trees. The Bobcaygeon Fair, a century old event presents animal competitions, a midway, contests, a parade and a demolition derby.
Village Activities and Clubs
Bobcaygeon offers year round attractions and activities such as hiking, fishing, skating, ice hockey, curling, snowmobiling, boating, historic walks, skateboard park, bingo nights, a lawn bowling club and beaches to name a few. One of Ontario’s oldest Fall Fairs’ goes far back as 1858. This little town is also known for hosting Canada’s premier “Open Fiddle and Step Dance”and has been the host for many years to the Annual Canada/US Walleye Fishing Tournament. Up to 150 teams from all over North America set out to Sturgeon and Pigeon Lakes to catch “the big one” on the last weekend in May.
Accredited Buyer Representative
Kelli Lovell ~ Broker 705.738.2110