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Kawartha Lakes

Event information

Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For 2019, Doors Open Kawartha Lakes features a selection of places that have been instrumental in helping citizens communicate with each other – ranging from newspaper and post offices to locks and railway telegraph poles. Visitors will also have the opportunity at some sites to try their hand at some interactive activities with a distinct communications theme!

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Community information

Surrounded by placid lakes and fertile farmland, Kawartha Lakes is home to Lindsay, Fenelon Falls, Bobcaygeon, Omemee and other picturesque towns, villages and hamlets. Each of these "communities within a community" offers a unique selection of shops, restaurants, museums and art studios – not to mention an amazing trail system that attracts thousands each year.

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Become a volunteer

To inquire about volunteering for Doors Open Kawartha Lakes, please contact:

Email: kawarthaheritagenetwork@gmail.com
Telephone: 705-324-3404

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Lindsay Daily Post Building Doors Open Kawartha Lakes

Lindsay Daily Post Building
The tradition of written communications comes full circle in this building, once home to the Lindsay Daily Post and currently home to the Kent Bookstore and a number of other businesses. Featuring original wooden floors and magnificent tin ceilings, this historical facility is reputed to be haunted.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Communication

Contact info

15 William Street North
Lindsay, Ontario
Telephone: 705-328-1600

Architecture

Year built: 1905
Architectural style: Edwardian
Building type: Commercial, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 8, 2019
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Manilla Church Guest House and B&B Doors Open Kawartha Lakes

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Manilla Church Guest House and B&B

Originally a Bible Christian Church, this charming place of worship has been lovingly renovated into an inviting bed and breakfast. Marking its 150th anniversary during Doors Open, the Manilla Church recalls a time when small churches played an important role in rural communications – with births, marriages, deaths and various social functions all being announced from the pulpit on Sunday mornings.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Communication

Contact info

8 Church Street
Manilla, Ontario
Telephone: 416-452-8534
Email: themanillachurch@gmail.com
www.bbcanada.com/14304.html

Architecture

Year built: 1869
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Commercial, Place of worship, Private residence

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 8, 2019
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rotary Trail Telegraph Poles Doors Open Kawartha Lakes

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Rotary Trail Telegraph Poles

During Doors Open, explore one of Lindsay’s most well-travelled trails (sponsored by the Rotary Club). Hike, bike or stroll along this old rail trail (there is plenty of interpretive text on panels at either end). Although the tracks were removed in 1988, 10 rustic-looking telegraph poles survive along this stretch of the route. Great for wheelchairs, strollers and scooters.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Self-guided tours available
  • Communication

Contact info

Enter the trail at 29 King Street
Lindsay, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1904
Landscape: Natural heritage, Trail

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 8, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.