"Bobcaygeon is one of our favourite villages in the Kawartha Lakes area."

edgewater condominiums in bobcaygeon on bobs channel in the kawartha lakes
Edgewater Condominiums on Little Bob's channel

The property at the Edgewater Condominiums
in Bobcaygeon is landscaped and maintained
by The Lifestyle Group for the past 9 years.

The town of Bobcaygeon is a soft spot in our hearts. Starting in the month of May till the end of August, this picturesque village is bursting at the seams with up to 10,000 residents, summer time cottagers, vacationers and tourists.

After the Labour Day weekend in September, the town slows down to a turtle pace leaving approximately 3,000 year-round residents to enjoy the remaining colourful fall leaves till the end of October.

By the time a blanket of snow covers this quaint village, many retired snowbirds migrate to the sunny sunshine, leaving the streets of Bobcaygeon lonely and desolate. It is not until the springtime when the warm weather arrives that the town emerges and returns to it's beautifully scenic charm.

Bigley store in Bobcaygeon located in the Kawartha Lakes area
The Bigley store by the locks
The beauty of Bobcaygeon starts with the breathtaking view at the top of the hillside on highway 36. As we'd decent to the hidden valley below, we'd feel our stress level slowly diminish to a relaxing pace.

With a total of seven bridges crossing over Sturgeon Lake and Pigeon Lake, Big Bob and Little Bob channel, it makes the drive over this three-island village most pleasant and unique.

During the summer months we'd love to take our visitors and family to the downtown Trent-Severn Waterway locks and watch the boats line up to cross from Pigeon Lake to Sturgeon Lake and vice versa. Sometime we'd see an enormous boat maneuvering its way past Canada's oldest swing bridge and snuggle in just to fit into the ten-foot drop lock.

Occasionally, when we've had enough of the boat expeditions, we'd walk over the wooden antique swing bridge and stroll down the main street of Bolton. Our brother- in-law from Holland once said - "It looks like Disney Land".

The streets of Bobcaygeon are lined with many restaurants that are mostly owned by local families. These petite exclusive restaurants keep the variety and flare to this small town quaint and unique. We are always amazed how every year "The Horticultural Society" creates and maintains the many beautiful hanging baskets and window boxes that decorate the downtown main area to help promote the beauty and the business of this charming town.

Shopping on Bolton Street is becoming more popular with the out of town tourists and locals because of the transitions to the modern trends and styles. There are many unique collections of museums that keep the streets attractive with an ever-growing number of local art groups and artisans.

Bobcaygeon farmers market in the Kawartha Lakes area
First year for Tthe Farmers Market
The big attractions to this out of the way place is tourism, hiking, fishing, skating, ice hockey, curling, snowmobiling, boating, historic walks, skateboard park and bingo nights.

With Bobcaygeon being so small, a lawn bowling club, tennis courts, bowling alley, basketball courts, baseball diamonds and beaches are few of the activities that keep many locals entertained.

This little town also holds many charming events for the locals and surrounding tourists. One of Ontario's oldest and most popular Fall Fair goes far back as 1858. This little town is also known for hosting Canada's premier "Open Fiddle and Step Dance Contest". Bobcaygeon has also been the host for many years to the Annual Canada/US Walleye Fishing Tournament. Up to 150 teams from all over North America set out to Sturgeon and Pigeon Lakes to catch "the big one" on the last weekend in May.

Click here read the history about this delightful town.

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