Lakes, Rivers and Cafes 45
This is a classic Peterborough area ride.
Although locals use this route as a quick before or after work ride, it makes a great day trip for visitors who wish to soak in more of what the Kawarthas has to offer. Leaving town on bike paths and cycling lanes, the route gets riders into the quiet of the county surprisingly quickly. Taking in the lakeside community of Bridgenorth, bustling Lakefield and the beautiful River Road on the way back into town, this route gives riders a great taste of what is to come as they explore more cycling in the area.
Why We Love This Route:
Quick access to quiet roads.
Varied scenery of lakes, rivers and country living.
A short ride that makes riders feel as though they are miles from home.
Highlights & Photo Ops:
Rolling slowly along the unique causeway in Bridgenorth. Approx. KM16-KM17
Riding past the locks on River Road. – Approx. KM31-KM38
Riding through Millennium Park – Approx. KM0 and Km61
Riding past Trent University along the Otonabee River. Approx. KM51
Worth Stopping For Along the Route:
The Nutty Bean Café in Lakefield. Enjoy coffee and a snack or a full lunch on the patio in the heart of Lakefield. – Approx. KM43
Buns & Sweets in Bridgenorth – a great place to recharge with some tasty treats
Ashburnham Ale House – located in Peterborough’s “East City” this craft beer cafe is a must, located right beside the Rotary Greenway Trail.
Wrap up your ride at Silver Bean Café in Peterborough. – Approx. KM0 and KM61
Places to Eat
Smitty’s Family Restaurant – 139 George Street North, Peterborough
Reggie’s Hot Grill – 89 Hunter Street East, Peterborough
Cassis Bistro – 27 Queen St. Lakefield
Canoe & Paddle – 18 Bridge Street, Lakefield
Lakefield Restaurant – 107 Queen St, Lakefield
Jack’s Family Restaurant – 1 Strickland St, Lakefield
Kettle Drums Restaurant & Bar – 224 Hunter St W, Peterborough
Black Honey Desserts & Coffee House – 217 Hunter St W, Peterborough
La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant – 190 Hunter St W, Peterborough
Sam’s Place – 188 Hunter St W, Peterborough
St. Veronus Cafe and Tap Room – 129 Hunter St W, Peterborough