Taste of the TSW
A celebration of food and community along the historic Trent-Severn Waterway
Join Parks Canada in commemorating 101 years of navigation along the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site
Visit Trail Town communities and sample food inspired by their connection to this special place. Local bakeries, breweries and restaurants have stepped up with special culinary creations designed to celebrate the milestone occasion.
With eighty percent of the historic waterway within Kawarthas Northumberland, communities from across the region, including designated Trent-Severn Trail Towns, are commemorating the Trent-Severn Centennial+1 by showcasing their local flavour through desserts, drinks and dishes offered up by local businesses to visitors who come by boat, bike or car.
Make it a part of your trip plan this season. See a list of participating businesses below, or look for the ‘Taste of the TSW’ sign in the window and take the opportunity to try new and much-loved creations from some of the best food and beverage purveyors along the Waterway.
Taste of the TSW Creations
Food and beverage providers are busy working on new recipes to celebrate the Taste of the TSW. Here’s what they’ve cooked up so far…
13 Bridge St N, Hastings
5 Main St, Buckhorn
18 Bridge St. West, Campbellford
18 Bridge St. West, Campbellford
1837 Lansdowne St W, Unit 9A, Peterborough
373 Queen St, Peterborough
Spanish cuisine restaurant Fresh Dreams has always made the most of local ingredients, and the spring mix salad with wild forest berries is a prime example. A fine addition to an ever-evolving, creative menu.
641 George St North, Peterborough
If you’re passionate about plant-based diets or simply curious about inventive vegan recipes, Revelstoke is a must-visit. Their new Liftlock Burger is made from double beyond meat patties on freshly baked brioche bread with vegan mature cheddar, piled high with all the toppings including specialty sauce and homemade aioli.
2281 McCracken’s Landing Rd, Lakefield
Hobart’s Lighthouse offers a unique location on the shores of beautiful Stony Lake. Their Harbour Town Chowder is impressive too: a hearty sauté of shrimp, white fish, mussels & spicy sausage with red onions, peppers & potatoes in a rich Cajun cream, served with a garlic parmesan stick.
16 Bridge St. N., Hastings
Butter tarts abound in Kawarthas Northumberland, and Bridgewater’s stand out. As you pass through Hastings on a Trail Town adventure, make time to stop in and try the Lock 18 Butter Tart.
130 King Street, Peterborough
It’s easy to see why The Silver Bean calls itself “Your waterfront cottage in the city.” For the Taste of the TSW, this welcoming destination has partnered with Peterborough’s Rapids End Coffee Roastery to create a custom espresso roast: the Otonabean Espresso. Also available for purchase as beans to take home.
54 Fire Road 17, Havelock
Belmont Brewery, specialists in English-style beers, claims they worked eight days a week to produce an amber ale in honour of the Waterway. The effort has paid off – try this latest addition to their already impressive roster of beers.
6923 ON-35, Coboconk
Traditional British afternoon tea in a box! This offering comes complete with Yorkshire gold teabag, sugar, honey, a wedge of lemon, Carnation milk, crustless sandwiches, petit four cake, chocolate dipped strawberry, French macaroon, creamed horn, cream puff, scone, clotted cream, and mini jam jar. Order based on the number of guests and you’re set.
Post your pics!
Celebrate with us on social media. Show your support for local businesses along the Waterway by posting a picture of you enjoying a Taste of the TSW creation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and tagging your experience using:
Other Trent-Severn Centennial+1 Celebrations
2020 marked the 100-year anniversary of the completion of the Trent-Severn Waterway. Unfortunately, COVID-19 disrupted Parks Canada’s plans to celebrate the milestone with a series of live events and gatherings. In 2021, Parks Canada is commemorating the centennial with a series of virtual events and activities designed to connect visitors with the special history of the Waterway in exciting new ways. Visit the Trent-Severn 101 website to learn more about the Google Earth Project, Live at the Locks video series on Facebook, and the Cross-Canada Virtual Road Trip to the Peterborough Lift Lock.
Explore. Experience. Enjoy.