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Keene, ON (Nearby: Hiawatha First Nation, Harwood, Indian River, Woodview, Roseneath)

1091 Main St.,
Keene, Ontario
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Ontario Tourism Region : Kawartha and Northumberland

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  • Pop. 547. In Otonabee T., Peterborough C., on Indian R. near the N shore of Rice L. and C. Rds. 2 & 34, 17 km SE of Peterborough.
  • The first settlers were Thomas and Andrew Carr who arrived in 1820, but Keene's founder was the energetic John Gilchrist. In 1819 he became the fIrst doctor in Ontario to be issued a licence to practice 'physic surgery and midwifery.'
  • In 1825 Gilchrist built a grist mill on the Indian R., followed by a distillery and homes for his workers. In 1829 he opened the settlement's first store.
  • The community was originally known as Gilchrist's Mills, and then Otanabee, later corrected to Otonabee. But when the post office was established, Gilchrist renamed the place Keene after his hometown in New Hampshire.
  • The Keene Curling Club, organized in 1861 by Thomas Miller, is one of Ontario's oldest. One of Keene's tourist attractions is the nearby Serpent Mounds Provincial Park.
  • There are nine prominent burial mounds here where the First Nations Peoples buried their generations of dead.
  • Excavations have revealed that the earth mounds were built by the Hopewellians, a tribe of First Nations Peoples who lived in the area about 2,000 years ago.
  • The mounds are in the shape of a 200-foot-Iong (60.9 m) serpent and eggs. This serpent-shaped mound is unique in Canada.

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Off the beaten track:
  • Keene Station, 3km
  • Lang, 4km
  • Mathers Corners, 4km
  • Drummond, 5km
  • Villiers, 6km
  • Hiawatha, 8km
  • Campbelltown, 6km
  • Dunnette Landing, 7km
  • Little Germany, 6km
  • Robin Landing, 6km
  • Cooper's Trailer Park, 9km
  • Blezard, 8km
  • Jermyn, 9km
  • McCracken Landing, Rice Lake area, 7km
  • Zion, Peterborough area, 7km
  • Woodview, Peterborough area, 10km
  • Cameron, 11km
  • Assumption, 9km
  • Alderville, 10km
  • Guerin, 13km
  • Birdsalls, 10km
  • Roseneath, 10km
  • Fenella, 12km
  • Bensfort Bridge, 10km
  • Westwood, Hastings area, 12km
  • Bensfort Corners, 12km
  • Hall Landing, 13km
  • Downers Corners, 12km
  • Five Corners, 15km
  • Donwood, 14km
  • Coldsprings, 12km
  • Collison Heights, 13km
  • Crystal Springs, 12km
  • Claraday, 13km
  • Ashburnham, 14km
  • Stewart Hall, 13km
  • Plainville, 17km
  • Auburn Mills, 14km
  • Yankee Bonnet, 13km
  • Braund Port, 14km
  • Nassau, 16km
  • Crawford's Grove, 14km
  • Taits Beach, 18km
  • Burnley, 16km
  • Wallace Point, 15km
  • South Dummer, 18km
  • Pengelly Landing, 17km
  • Cold Springs, Cobourg area, 20km
  • Cottesloe, 20km
  • Woodland Acres, 17km
Nearby Lakes:
  • Rice Lake, 8km
  • Little Lake, 13km
  • Maloney's Lake, 19km
  • Buckley Lake, 20km
  • O'Melia Lake, 16km
  • McCleary Lake, 16km
  • Quarry Lake, 23km
  • Lamey Lake, 17km
  • O'Reilly Lake, 17km
  • Killoran Lake, 18km
  • Long Lake, 25km
  • Lily Lake, 19km
  • Dartford Pond, 18km
  • Katchewanooka Lake, 25km
  • Barry Lake, 21km
  • Stevenson Lake, 20km
  • Rotten Lake, 27km
  • Moore Lake, 29km
  • Chemong Lake, 25km
  • Hermiston Lake, 22km
  • Clear Lake, 31km
  • White Lake, 32km
  • Norham Pond, 25km
  • Upper Chemong Lake, 31km
  • Fairy Lake, 34km
  • Lost Lake, 31km
  • Beloporine Lake, 32km
  • Big Duck Pond, 36km
  • Best's Pond, 26km
  • Lovesick Lake, 36km
  • Stony Lake, 36km
  • Duck Pond, 36km
  • Lower Buckhorn Lake, 36km
  • Buckhorn Lake, 33km
  • Julian Lake, 40km
  • Big Cedar Lake, 41km
  • Coon Lake, 41km
  • Long Lake, 39km
  • Seymour Lake, 32km
  • Church Lake, 42km
  • Round Lake, 36km
  • Egg Lake, 42km
  • Nogen Pond, 43km
  • McGinnis Lake, 42km
  • Horse Lake, 41km
  • Minnow Lake, 43km
  • Little Lake, 34km
  • Sandy Lake, 39km
  • Kawartha Lakes, 36km
  • Lake Ontario, 37km