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Ride by the shores of the City of Kawartha Lakes Region, from Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Mosport) along roads and highways through Lindsay, Bobcaygeon, Port Perry and more in about 3.5 hours or 115 mi (185 km) of great easy riding.
The entire route may not be as twisty as some other great rides, but it makes up for its straight-a-ways with good scenery.
From Mosport to the Kawartha Lakes region
Take Durham Regional Road 20 (Boundary Road) East, then turn left on Highway 35 heading North for 18.5 mi (29.8 km) to reach Lindsay. Lindsay is a small summer town of 20,000 people located about 2 hours Northeast of Toronto on the Scugog River. It's the central location of the City of Kawartha Lakes and the hub for business and commerce in the region. For more information on what to see, where to eat and sleep in Kawartha Lakes see: www.explorekawarthalakes.com
Lindsay to Bobcaygeon
From Lindsay go Northeast on Highway 36 for 10 mi (16 km) along the beautiful Sturgeon Lake. Then ride Northeast on Highway 24 passing through or enjoying the small beach towns of Ancona Point, and Kenstone Beach to reach Bobcaygeon.
Bobcaygeon is a town of 3,000 people located on the Trent Severn Waterway between Sturgeon Lake and Pigeon Lake. The town is known as the "Hub of the Kawarthas"; the first lock in the Trent-Severn Waterway was built in here in 1833. The official name ‟bob-ca-je-wan-unk” is somewhat of a mystery, with several possible connections including the Ojibwa word ‟baabaagwaajiwanaang” meaning at the very shallow currents or the French word ‟beau bocage” meaning beautiful hedged farmland. A good place to stop for a bite of some good fish and chips is __Just for the Halibut __(17 King St. East, 705-738-4545) next to the Beer Store. You can also relax before continuing onto Fenelon Falls at Bobcaygeon Beach Park.
From Bobcaygeon to Fenelon Falls
From Bobcaygeon go North on Main Street and Joseph Street. When you reach County Road 8 head West for 9.5 mi (15 km). Ride Southwest for 1 mi (1.6 km) on County Road 121 to reach Fenelon Falls. Driving along Sturgeon Lake and Cameron Lake, see some good scenic views.
Fenelon Falls is a small village between Cameron and Sturgeon Lake. Years ago, Fenelon Falls hosted the annual Ride for Sight motorcycle event. Great views of the Falls are available with several walkways in the area. There are also great beaches in the Fenelon Falls area called Alpine Village and Point Pleasant. For more information on what to see, where to eat and sleep in Fenelon Falls see: http://www.visitfenelonfalls.com/
From Fenelon Falls to Lindsay
Leave Fenelon Falls on Country Road 121 riding South for 4.2 mi (6.8 km) to Highway 35 for 10 mi (16 km) where you'll loop back to Lindsay again.
From Lindsay to Port Perry
go South towards Little Britain Street (County Road 4) for 7.1 mi (11.5 km) until you reach Simcoe Street (Regional Road 2) through Little Britain. Head South on Simcoe Street along Lake Scugog for 28.6 mi (46 km) to reach Port Perry.
Port Perry is a small community of 9,500 people on the Southwestern shore of Lake Scugog. Just 7.5 mi (12 km) Northeast of Port Perry is the Great Blue Heron Charity Casino which is owned by Mississaugas of Scugog First Nation. Traffic around here is always a mess so stay alert.
Port Perry is a vintage town. It was used as a stand-in for a small New Hampshire town during the sixth season of 'The West Wing', as Mooseport in 'Welcome to Mooseport' and was the primary production location for the 1996 film, 'Fly Away Home', based on local inventor Bill Lishman's experiments in the 1980s and 1990s imprinting geese in order to alter and preserve migration routes. For more information on what to see, where to eat and sleep in Port Perry see: http://www.discoverportperry.ca/
Port Perry back to Mosport
Go East on Highway 7A East for 6.2 mi (10 km), then head South on Regional Road 57 for 6.8 mi (11 km). Then it's a final straight-a-way of 5 mi (8 km) on Regional Road 20 and Concession Road 10, before arriving back at Mosport.
This is a great demo ride route to take on a motorcycle from Mosport aka: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and is easily doable in 3 Â½ hours or 115 mi (185 km) of good scenic riding. Enjoy the ride! EatSleepRIDE.
Here are two more great motorcycle rides in the Kawartha Lakes region: