Lakefield
    

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Lakefield, ON (Nearby: Youngs Point, Douro, Curve Lake, Bridgenorth, Woodview)

53 Queen
Lakefield, Ontario
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Ontario Tourism Region : Kawartha and Northumberland

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 2,456. In Douro T., Peterborough C., on the Otonabee R. just below Katchewanooka L. and Hwy 28 and C. Rds. 18 & 32, 13 km. N of Peterborough.
  • One of the fIrst settlers, in 1831, was half-pay British army officer Col. Samuel Strickland who directed the laying out of a road along the Otonabee R.
  • (Half-pay officers received half pay as pensions because they had been wounded or because they remained available for recall to active service).
  • Strickland was joined by two sisters, Catherine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie, each of whom had married half-pay officers.
  • Strickland wrote a book titled Twenty-seven Years in Canada; his sister, Catherine, wrote Backwoods of Canada, and their sister Susanna wrote Roughing it in The Bush.
  • The three books are considered to be important Canadian literature. The place was fIrst called Nelson's Falls after John Nelson who had settled in the area in 1819, and later Thompson's Rapids, Herriot's Falls, North Douro, and Selby.
  • In 1875 the post office opened as LakefIeld, reflective of the area's topography. Lakefield Preparatory School is a private school for boys whose pupils have included HRH Prince Andrew.
  • Novelist and children's book author Margaret Laurence (1926-1987) did much of her work here.


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Off the beaten track:
 
  • Selwyn, 5km
  • Youngs Point, 7km
  • South Beach, 7km
  • Five Corners, 8km
  • Woodland Acres, 8km
  • Nassau, 9km
  • Galesburg, 7km
  • Village Meadows, 9km
  • Terra View Heights, 9km
  • Connaught Shore, 8km
  • Donwood, 11km
  • Edmison Heights, 11km
  • Chemong Heights, 9km
  • Deer Bay, 13km
  • Auburn Mills, 13km
  • Chemong Park, 11km
  • Victoria Springs, 14km
 
  • Woodview, Peterborough area, 14km
  • Ashburnham, 14km
  • Jackson Heights, 14km
  • Fairbairn Meadows, 13km
  • Guerin, 12km
  • Youngstown, 11km
  • Warsaw, 11km
  • Kimberley Park, 11km
  • Cooper's Trailer Park, 14km
  • Downers Corners, 16km
  • Claraday, 16km
  • Coldsprings, 16km
  • Westmount, Peterborough area, 16km
  • Jermyn, 15km
  • Collison Heights, 17km
  • Greenhill, 16km
  • Young's Cove, 13km
 
  • Kawartha Hideaway, 14km
  • Assumption, 18km
  • Byersville, 17km
  • Hall Glen, 15km
  • Crawford's Grove, 18km
  • McCrackens Landing, Buckhorn area, 16km
  • Yankee Bonnet, 18km
  • Oak Orchard, 14km
  • Fife's Bay, 15km
  • Braund Port, 19km
  • Gannon Beach, 14km
  • Kawartha Heights, 18km
  • Big Cedar, 18km
  • Drummond, 20km
  • Gannon Village, 15km
  • Stewart Heights, 16km

Nearby Lakes:
 
  • Katchewanooka Lake, 4km
  • Buckley Lake, 4km
  • Moore Lake, 7km
  • Upper Chemong Lake, 8km
  • Long Lake, 9km
  • Clear Lake, 11km
  • Maloney's Lake, 10km
  • Chemong Lake, 11km
  • Lower Buckhorn Lake, 14km
  • Lovesick Lake, 15km
  • Buckhorn Lake, 11km
  • Little Lake, 15km
  • Quarry Lake, 12km
  • Lily Lake, 15km
  • Fairy Lake, 16km
  • Sandy Lake, 17km
  • Big Bald Lake, 19km
 
  • Egg Lake, 21km
  • Coon Lake, 21km
  • Kawartha Lakes, 16km
  • Little Bald Lake, 20km
  • White Lake, 18km
  • Big Cedar Lake, 21km
  • Julian Lake, 21km
  • Stony Lake, 20km
  • Shark Lake, 24km
  • Big Duck Pond, 20km
  • Church Lake, 23km
  • Nogen Pond, 23km
  • Turtle Lake, 25km
  • Duck Pond, 21km
  • Stoplog Lake, 25km
  • Crane Lake, 25km
  • Pigeon Lake, 19km
 
  • Vixen Lake, 25km
  • Cherry Lake, 26km
  • McGee Lake, 25km
  • Triangle Lake, 27km
  • Compass Lake, 27km
  • Agate Lake, 28km
  • Tamarack Lake, 28km
  • Buzzard Lake, 27km
  • Sparkler Lake, 28km
  • Cloudy Lake, 28km
  • Elm Lake, 27km
  • Cox Lake, 28km
  • Loucks Lake, 28km
  • Hansa Lake, 29km
  • Rotten Lake, 21km
  • Best's Pond, 25km