A Trail Town Along the Trent-Severn Waterway
National Historic Site of Canada
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Festivals and Events around Bobcaygeon to watch for...
May – September
Saturday mornings 8-1, local growers, farmers and artisans.
US/Canada Walleye Tournament
Ontario’s largest live release walleye fishing tournament.
Old-fashioned country fair with games, prizes, food and entertainment.
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.
Downtown street party, sales, music and games.
Craft Beer & Food Festival
Music, sampling, beer garden, and fab food
“Daddy of ‘em All” a tradition for over 160 years, parade, agriculture, crafts, horse pulls, car derby and dance.
Classic and custom cars on display, vendors.
“Spooky” family fun evening, haunted house, games, dress up encouraged.
Mingle and Jingle
Sips & Bites tour, shopping, giveaways, classes, tree lighting.
Festival of Trees
Over 100 beautifully decorated trees, live music, games, café, boutique.
Family Day outdoor fun!
Explore. Experience. Enjoy.