Our top August photos remind me of the iconic symbols of the Kawarthas: sunsets, sunrises, loons, pristine camping locations, still water, canoes, and paddling.
In this pandemic year when our natural areas have not always been respected, it’s encouraging to know that many people still honour and respect them.
Most of our Instagram followers have connections to the Kawarthas. Some live here year round, some are regular camping trippers, some are cottagers and visitors, and others are far away and missing home.
Whatever your connection to the Kawarthas is, thank you for following us and celebrating the Kawarthas with us every day. Keep tagging us at #kawarthanow!
Do you want to get on our top photographers list? All you need is an Insta account and to tag us using our hashtag #kawarthanow when posting your photo.
We share photos from across our readership area, which is the five-county area surrounding Peterborough which includes Peterborough, Northumberland, City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, and Hastings (we sneak in the occasional Algonquin Park picture as well, particularly if it’s by a Kawartha photographer).
To see our daily shares of photos, follow us on Instagram @kawarthanow and check out our feed’s highlight reels for recaps of every month in 2020.
#1. The end of a long day of canoeing at Kawartha Highlands by Shine @shineturbine
Posted August 22, 2020. 17.3K impressions, 684 likes
#2. Back lake sunrise in Haliburton County by Matt Clarke @ontariomanche
Posted August 29, 2020. 17.2K impressions, 903 likes
#3. Thunderstorm over Lake Scuogog by Rachelle Richard Mack @rachelle_richard_photography
Posted August 24, 2020. 16.7K impressions, 823 likes
#4. Sunset over Lake Scugog by Evan Aube @evanaubephotography
Posted August 23, 2020. 16.2K impressions, 673 likes
#5. Paddling on Lower Buckhorn Lake by MEMTYME @memtyme
Posted August 21, 2020. 14.9K impressions, 664 likes
#6. Sunset on Balsam Lake by Russ Higgins
Posted August 25, 2020. 14.3K impressions, 719 likes
This photo has been removed at the request of the photographer.
#7. Sunrise on Lower Buckhorn Lake by MEMTYME @memtyme
Posted August 26, 2020. 13K impressions, 632 likes
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Good Wednesday morning our #kawarthapeeps from @memtyme on #lowerbuckhornlake. We have some #pinkskyinthemorning today so weather is on the way! #pinksky #happeningNOW #buckhorn #kawarthas #trentlakes #thekawarthas #summerinthekawarthas #kawarthasunrise #ptbokawartha #ptbo
#8. Picnic Island sunset on Eels Lake by Jeannine Taylor @wired_woman
Posted August 23, 2020. 12.9K impressions, 621 likes
#9. Loon on Gold Lake by Cindy Bartoli Photography @cbart03
Posted August 27, 2020. 12.9K impressions, 563 likes
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Good Thursday morning our #kawarthapeeps! A beauty from @cbart03 on #goldlake. Please watch your wake for the loons. #commonloon #loon #ontariobird #birdsofthekawarthas #ptbokawartha #northkawartha #summerinthekawarthas #kawarthas #thekawarthas #kawarthasontario #ontariolakes #ontario #august #wildandfreeinthekawarthas