Birch Bend is a Pet Friendly Family Cottage Resort in the beautiful Kawartha Lakes on the Trent Severn Waterway located on picturesque Upper Chemong Lake. Lush foliage is dotted by nine uniquely individual cottages overlooking the clean shorelines of Upper Chemong Lake just south of the village of Buckhorn, Ontario.
From dawn until dusk, natural beauty abounds, and western exposure gives you front row seats for the most spectacular sunsets in the Kawartha Lakes Region.
Chemong Lake is famous for its Walleye, Small and Large Mouth Bass and trophy Muskie fishing. As well, boating, swimming, canoeing, adventuring, and leisurely strolls are just some of the activities that Birch Bend offers for adults and kids alike.
We have excellent docking facilities, a safe sandy beach, 6 fishing boats with reliable motors, a ten person pontoon boat, kayaks, paddle boat and canoes. The Buckhorn area is famous for its Wildlife Art Galleries, Craft Shows, Antique Stores, Petroglyph Provincial Park, Warsaw Caves and Kawartha Race Track offering horse racing, car racing and slots.
In Spring and Summer, Mother Nature offers up abundant assortments of roses, peonies, lillies, a myriad of colourful perennials as well as trilliums, dog-toothed violets and flowering shrubs. The gardens scattered throughout the property invite our guests to enjoy them during a casual stroll. A pleasant two-hour drive from Toronto, Birch Bend is located just north of Peterborough, in the heart of the Kawartha Lakes Region.
At Birch Bend you can't run out of things to do, or ways to do nothing.
"Hello. We wanted to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves. We are the new owners of Birch Bend Cottage Resort. Kent, Dianne, and our 2 sons Nigel and Nik. Even though we took over the resort on August the 1st , this is our first post. Taking over has been a huge learning curve for all of us and needless to say time consuming, thus forgive our tardiness.
My husband Kent is looking forward to adding some personal touches to the property. Nigel our eldest son will be handling most of the office work and Dianne is currently under contract as Executive Director for the food banks in North Hastings County. Our youngest son Nik is blasting up in Sudbury, but you will see him here most weekends.
Most importantly we wish to express to Erica and Randy Banting our sincerest gratitude for the kindness and the professionally, thorough manner in which they assisted us with the transition. They spent endless hours facilitating the transfer of the multitude of details required for us to be successfully and we cannot thank them enough. We wish them nothing but the best in their new endeavour in Nova Scotia.
We have already met so many wonderful clients in the past 3 weeks and wish for you to know that we are committed to the continued improvement of Birch Bend Resort. We have already purchased the cupboards for remodelling the kitchens in the Upper Chemong and the Beach House and have plans for new docking in the spring. We will try to keep you all up to date on what is happening and look forward to hearing from you.
Kent, Dianne, Nigel and Nik