Marvel at feats of 19th century Canadian engineering, preserved today for visitors and boaters along the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site. The historic waterway opens cruising access to boaters along a scenic 386-km route of interconnected rivers, lakes, locks and canals. Dock in the jewel-like villages of Kawartha Lakes to dine on the waterfront, swim on a sandbar, water ski or spend a dreamy day fishing on the lakes. Meander by car along the waterway into the heart of Ontario’s cottage country, stopping to shop and sightsee at Trent River timber towns and agricultural villages. Picnic on the beautifully cultivated parklands surrounding many of the heritage locks, a destination in themselves. Pack a camera to record the natural beauty along the route. Then wave at the boats drifting by on canals steeped in more than 175 years of Canadian navigational history.