Nature Trails near Burleigh Falls, Ontario

Welcome to Burleigh Falls!

Burleigh Falls is a community in the Township of North Kawartha.

The Township of North Kawartha is a municipal government comprised of the former municipalities of Burleigh-Anstruther and Chandos providing services to a population of approximately 2,289 year round residents and 12,000 seasonal residents for a total population of approximately 14,342 residents.
North Kawartha is located midway between the City of Peterborough and the Town of Bancroft which both offer all the amenities of larger urban centres. Within the Township are smaller urbanized areas such as Apsley and the hamlets of Big Cedar, Burleigh Falls, Glen Alda, Mount Julian, Stoneyridge and Woodview. North Kawartha offers medical facilities, an ambulance base, a pharmacy, a school, larger grocery outlets and smaller general stores, libraries, retail and commercial operations including restaurants, real estate, building supplies, legal services, a legion, three golf courses and a post office. The Township provides a full range of parks and year round recreational facilities and programs including an indoor ice surface.
North Kawartha is a very popular tourist destination. There are two Provincial Parks within our boundaries; Petroglyphs Provincial Park displaying the largest known concentration of aboriginal rock carvings in Canada and the recently designated 34,000 hectares set aside for long-term preservation as the Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Provincial Park, due to the fragile ecosystem.
Today many cottagers have become permanent residents, contributing year-round to the recreational and cultural activities that enrich community life.

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The Christie Bentham Wetland Trails consist of four named trails and they range in length from 0.7 kms to 2.0 kms. for a total of 5.2 kms. They’re actually three loops, with connecting trails between them.  Dogs must be leashed. The Juniper Point Trail (from the...

Gannon’s Narrows Conservation Authority

Gannon’s Narrows Conservation Area is located north of the town of Ennismore along the shoreline where Pigeon and Buckhorn Lakes connect. This conservation area offers hiking trails and fishing opportunities. A roadside parking area and trailhead signage can be found...

Ingleton Wells Trails

Ingleton Wells Trails property which was donated by the Ingleton and Wells families, contains evidence of different eras of settlement. These lands include open fields and an orchard as well as upland forests, swamps and open areas providing diverse habitats for...

Jeffrey-Cowan Forest Preserve

Jeffrey-Cowan Forest Preserve has some interesting Features: Highest Point surrounding Stony Lake, creating scenic views. Significant forest comprising large older growth White Pines and White Oak (rare to the area). Outstanding iconic site that typifies the treasured...


PETROGLYPHS PROVINCIAL PARK TRAILS Marsh Trail – 7 km (2.5 hours) moderate This trail winds through dense pine forest and marsh and then climbs – steeply in parts – to uplands. Nanabush Trail 5.5 km (1.5 hours) easy The trail crosses a variety of...

Selwyn Beach Conservation Area

Selwyn Beach Conservation Area is located on the northeast shore of Chemong Lake and is best known for its excellent swimming provided by a gently sloping sandy beach. The conservation area also offers a boat launch and docking facility, a large picnic shelter, group...

Stony Lake Trails

In July 2016, we officially opened the Stony Lake Trails network that would not have been possible without the support of many donors, volunteers and neighbouring landowners, who have assisted with location and maintenance of the trails. Many people have also...
The Gut Conservation Area

The Gut Conservation Area

The Gut Conservation Area is located in the northern portion of the watershed. It is a 400 acre site located just east of Apsley. This Conservation Area features walking trails, a parking lot, a look out area and a stairway down to the gorge. The “Gut” is a large...