Maryboro Lodge, the Fenelon Falls Museum, shows how settlers refashioned the Kawarthas through farming, hunting, fishing, tourism and logging over the resettlement period. This era of revolutionary landscape change is placed in the context of the Kawarthas’ environmental history over the long duree. Beginning with the glaciation of the Kawarthas, visitors are taken though the archaeology of the region to the history of local Mississaugas, who had villages on Chemong, Scugog and Rice Lakes, travelling to hunt and fish throughout the region. The exhibits detail the surveying of the region, and the challenges of turning these grids into reality. They show the local gentry that emerged around Cameron and Sturgeon Lakes, their business ventures and mills. The homes, stories and tools of early settlers are on display, as are photographs of the steamers from the early years of Kawartha Lakes tourism. Open weekends in May, June, September and October and daily from June 20 to September 5.
GPS Coordinates: 44.537655000, -78.741047000