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Buckhorn Log Home
SUPERHOST
Entire residential home · 8 guests · 6 beds · 2 baths
Buckhorn Log HomeEntire house, renovated, cozy, custom built log home.  Walk only a few steps to the town of Buckhorn in the Kawartha Lakes. Walk to Lock 31, Beach, Pizza, restaurants, groceries, LCBO.  Situated on a huge wooded lot, steps from everything including historic Adam&Eve Rocks, Buckhorn Yacht Harbor, General Store, beach, dam, fishing.  Note: at this time we not able to provide sheets or bath towels. A propane BBQ, outdoor fire pit, indoor fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, brand new appliances.
Kawartha Lakehouse - Chill Lakeside Vacation Home
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Entire cottage · 8 guests · 7 beds · 2 baths
Kawartha Lakehouse - Chill Lakeside Vacation HomeAll seasons, guests can enjoy this peaceful, four bedroom, two bathroom cottage on Buckhorn Lake. This is the perfect spot for family and friends to enjoy quality time together, inside/ out and rain/ shine. The property is east facing, directly on the lake and guests can explore the water via the canoe/ two kayaks provided. While there is a clean and shallow sandy beach area to wade into the lake, it is otherwise weedy off the dock. Equipped with central AC! Family friendly, no parties!
Room with Double Bed in Off-grid  Strawbale Home
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Private room · 4 guests · 2 beds · 2 shared baths
Room with Double Bed in Off-grid Strawbale HomeMy house is straw bale construction and off-grid. It is located in an idyllic setting in the forest just outside of Buckhorn, Ontario. Guests are encouraged to embrace the environmentally friendly lifestyle and hopefully take away some knowledge and experience of living in comfort but leaving a small footprint. Guests must be non-smokers and this is a vegetarian household. I ask that guests avoid using perfume / cologne. LGBTQ friendly.

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Your guide to Buckhorn

Welcome to Buckhorn

This small community on Buckhorn Lake is a great base for exploring eastern Ontario’s Kawarthas region. A 30-minute drive north of Peterborough, the area’s commercial hub, Buckhorn is located along the Trent-Severn Waterway — a historic canal, built between the 1830s and the 1880s, which connects Georgian Bay to Lake Ontario. With more than 40 locks, the waterway is a well-used route for recreational boaters. In Buckhorn, one of Canada’s largest retail art galleries occupies a multilevel space overlooking the lake, and the country’s largest collection of Indigenous rock carvings is also in the region. Cool off on a warm summer day at the town’s Sandy Lake Beach, or head for other nearby lakes to paddle or swim. North of Buckhorn, escape into the wilderness at southern Ontario’s second-largest provincial park, Kawartha Highlands Signature Site, which has an extensive network of canoe routes, from day-trip paddles to multi-day wilderness adventures. Wherever you venture around the lakes, stop for a butter tart, Ontario’s signature pastry.


How do I get around Buckhorn?

By car, Buckhorn is two hours from Toronto or 3.5 hours from Ottawa, which both have international airports: Toronto Pearson International (YYZ) and Ottawa International (YOW). The closest city in the vicinity of Buckhorn is Peterborough. There is bus service between Toronto’s Union Station and Peterborough, which takes about 2.5 hours, but beyond Peterborough, you need to have a car — or be comfortable with long-distance cycling — to explore the Buckhorn region. While the town of Buckhorn itself is small, there’s no public transit to or around the community.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Buckhorn?

Spring is maple syrup season around Buckhorn and across eastern Ontario, when you can see how the trees are tapped, join in maple festivals, and eat piles of pancakes topped with local syrup. March — when there’s normally still snow on the ground — is generally when the maple festivities take place. In summer and fall, it’s all about hiking, canoeing, cycling, swimming, and scouting for fresh produce at local farm markets. Leaf-peeping, pumpkin festivals, and the annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour are bonuses of a September or October visit. In winter, many of the region’s hiking routes become cross-country ski or snowshoe trails, and local outfitters can teach you to ice-fish. Expect snow and freezing temperatures from December through March.


What are the top things to do in Buckhorn?

Petroglyphs Provincial Park

Canada’s largest known collection of Indigenous petroglyphs is located in this provincial park, 35 minutes east of Buckhorn. In the visitor center at Petroglyphs Provincial Park, you can get an introduction to the site and its history, before following a short trail through the forest to “The Teaching Rocks,” where hundreds of carvings depict people, birds, snakes, and other images. The petroglyphs are a sacred site for local Indigenous communities, so follow the guidance of park interpreters to visit respectfully.

Curve Lake First Nation

In this First Nations community, about 20 minutes south of Buckhorn via Highways 23 and 22, stop into the Curve Lake First Nation Cultural Centre to learn about the history and present-day culture of this Indigenous nation. Visitors are also welcome at the annual Curve Lake First Nation Powwow, normally held in late September, and at local celebrations for National Indigenous Peoples Day in June.

Kawarthas Northumberland Butter Tart Tour

A signature sweet of this Ontario region is the butter tart, a personal-sized pie filled with an oozing mix of butter, sugar, and eggs. More than 50 bakeries, cafés, and other sweet shops throughout the Kawarthas have organized this Butter Tart Tour, a self-guided drive from tart to tart, with an online map to direct your sampling. Bring plenty of napkins.