New Arts and Heritage Trail launched in Kawartha Lakes

Trail highlights museums, historic sites, and artist's studios and galleries

Each stop on the Kawartha Lakes Arts and Heritage Trail is marked with a roadside sign (photo: City of Kawartha Lakes)
Each stop on the Kawartha Lakes Arts and Heritage Trail is marked with a roadside sign (photo: City of Kawartha Lakes)

The new Kawartha Lakes Arts and Heritage Trail will be officially launched tomorrow night (February 21) at the Academy Theatre in Lindsay.

Funded by the City of Kawartha Lakes Economic Development Department in partnership with the Province of Ontario through Kawarthas Northumberland, the Kawartha Lakes Arts and Heritage Trail has been created to increase tourism and highlight Kawartha Lakes’ rich cultural heritage and diverse artistic talent.

“The Kawartha Lakes Arts and Heritage Trail has the potential to attract visitors and increase opportunities for artisans,” explains Debra Soule, Economic Development Officer for the City of Kawartha Lakes. “The trail showcases the importance of the unique culture and heritage of Kawartha Lakes.”

Olde Gaol Museum in Lindsay (photo: artsandheritagetrail.com)
Olde Gaol Museum in Lindsay (photo: artsandheritagetrail.com)
The Kinmount Railway Station  (photo: artsandheritagetrail.com)
The Kinmount Railway Station (photo: artsandheritagetrail.com)

The trail is made up of 24 stops including museums, historic sites, and artist studios and galleries located throughout Kawartha Lakes. Each stop on the trail is clearly marked with a roadside Arts and Heritage Trail sign.

Some highlights of the Kawartha Lakes Arts and Heritage Trail include Doube’s Trestle Bridge, the Olde Gaol Museum, Kawartha Settlers’ Village, and the Austin Sawmill.

Visitors can travel the entire trail in one day or pick and choose the destinations they are most interested in.

The Kirkfield Lift Lock (photo: artsandheritagetrail.com)
The Kirkfield Lift Lock (photo: artsandheritagetrail.com)
The Austin Sawmill in Kinmount  (photo: artsandheritagetrail.com)
The Austin Sawmill in Kinmount (photo: artsandheritagetrail.com)

More information about the Arts and Heritage Trail and maps are available from the Economic Development Office at 180 Kent Street West in Lindsay. You can also view an interactive map of the trail by visiting artsandheritagetrail.com.

An official launch of the Arts and Heritage Trail is being held at the Academy Theatre (2 Lindsay St. S., Lindsay) on Tuesday, February 21st at 7:30 p.m. The launch will follow the “Copyright 101” workshop being presented at 6 p.m. by the Kawartha Lakes Arts Council and will be followed by a wine and cheese social at 8 p.m.

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