Logo with town silhouette against flowing water that reads "Bobcaygeon: A Trent-Severn Trail Town"

A Trail Town Along the Trent-Severn Waterway

National Historic Site of Canada

Bobcaygeon

Welcome to Bobcaygeon

Your Trail Town adventure begins here.

Steeped in history, and century-old buildings, side-by-side with modern updates and an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants, Bobcaygeon welcomes you. Enjoy the largest outdoor and waterside patios in the Kawarthas, weekly concerts and yoga at the locks, our two-acre Beach Park, and streets lined with flowers, art and friendly people.

Bobcaygeon is located in a unique ecosystem known for its serenity and beauty and hosts many species of wildlife. Surrounded by nature, six lakes, trails, legendary fishing and sandbars, the Bobcaygeon experience provides the diversity of nature and culture not found elsewhere.

Discover Bobcaygeon

Quality Time on the Water

Explore the TSW in style with a houseboat rental, find the best fishing spots, and take advantage of amenities like free Wi-Fi at Lock 32.

Downtown Bobcaygeon seen at twilight

Restaurants, Cafés, and More

Indoor and outdoor dining options abound in this bustling small town - see here for a list of recommendations, from high cuisine to classic comfort food.

The main thoroughfare in Kawartha Settlers' Village at midday, with a general store on the left and a cabin on the right

Experience Bobcaygeon History

Get a captivating look at the region's past by exploring the Boyd Museum or Kawartha Settlers' Village and its fascinating collection of over twenty historic buildings.

A silhouette of a jogger is seen along a verdant, shady trail

Immerse Yourself in Nature

No boat? No problem. Check out the many rental options or opt for one of the hiking trails in the Bobcaygeon region, like the ones at Wilderness Park or Gamiing Nature Centre.

Seen from above, two canoeists paddle through a marshy area

Visit Big Boyd Island

The largest undeveloped island in the Kawarthas is also an ideal picnic spot with three new public docks and 8 km of hiking trails. Read more about our recommended canoe routes.

A man fly fishes in waist-deep water

Explore Further

Bobcaygeon’s Bike share is a great way to relax and tour the village. Check out VisitBobcaygeon.com for even more events, attractions, and recommendations.

Bobcaygeon Community History

Built on traditional Anishinaabe lands, Bobcaygeon is nestled at the narrows between Sturgeon and Pigeon Lakes. The village boasts the first lock built on the Trent-Severn Waterway in 1833, and has had a working swing bridge since 1921. Experience pioneer life at the Kawartha Settlers’ Village with more than 20 historical buildings to stir your imagination. Uncover the village’s roots as a lumber empire at the Boyd Museum, and explore the village through walking tours and the local bike share. Paddle or boat to the 1,200-acre Big (Boyd/ Chiminis) Island Kawartha Land Trust property, visit Wilderness Park at the edge of town or explore the local Arts and Heritage Trail. Kawartha Dairy and their famous ice cream have called Bobcaygeon home for over 80 years. Come find out for yourself why Bobcaygeon is known as the Hub of the Kawarthas. Memories are made here!

Trail Town Friendly Business Directory

Address: Pigeon Lake, Bobcaygeon
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905-315-0557
Address: 3396 County Rd 36, Bobcaygeon, ON, K0M 1A0
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705-738-5151
Address: 36 Fire Route 101, Trent Lakes, ON K0M 1A0
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(705) 738-2333
Address: 29 King Street East, Bobcaygeon, ON, K0M 1A0
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(705) 738-1053

Festivals and Events around Bobcaygeon to watch for...

May – September

Farmers’ Market

Saturday mornings 8-1, local growers, farmers and artisans.

Spring

US/Canada Walleye Tournament

Ontario’s largest live release walleye fishing tournament.

Settlers’ Days

Old-fashioned country fair with games, prizes, food and entertainment.

Summer

BikeFest

Multiple vendors, concert, 15,000 riders display their motor bikes.

Annual Garden Tour

Horticulture Society’s tea and tour, private gardens open to the public.

Midnight Madness

Downtown street party, sales, music and games.

Craft Beer & Food Festival

Music, sampling, beer garden, and fab food

Fall

Fall Fair

“Daddy of ‘em All” a tradition for over 160 years, parade, agriculture, crafts, horse pulls, car derby and dance.

Cruise Fest

Classic and custom cars on display, vendors.

Haunted Village

“Spooky” family fun evening, haunted house, games, dress up encouraged.

Winter

Mingle and Jingle

Sips & Bites tour, shopping, giveaways, classes, tree lighting.

Festival of Trees

Over 100 beautifully decorated trees, live music, games, café, boutique.

FrostFest

Family Day outdoor fun!

For more information visit

www.VisitBobcaygeon.com

 
Boats line up at the lock in Bobcaygeon, with one named "Never a Dull Moment" seen prominently on the left
A snowmobiler takes a curve with a fine spray of snow flying out behind him
A campfire lights up a small clearing, as seen from across the water
A pair of snowshoes is propped up in the snow while a snowshoer stands with their arms spread to the sunset over an icy lake

Explore. Experience. Enjoy.

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