Kawartha Lakes is a small municipality of Ontario, Canada characterized by a chain of 250 small lakes, just 86 miles (139 km) northeast of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. While there are no designated stargazing areas, the lakes are accessible by the public year-round as well as a variety of beautiful communities, each with their own unique charm. You can enjoy a day on the town’s hiking trails, an evening at the theater, or some of Canada’s best locally grown food. Please note that while camping is allowed, overnight stays at the various lakes differ in their individual rules and regulations. For more information, please visit online or call 866-397-6673.
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