Lindsay established in 1857 was once an important logging and railway centre and its waters were home to many a variety of steamboats. The waterways were a traffic route for steamboats carrying passengers and cargo between many of the waterway communities.
Today, Lindsay (now part of the City of Kawartha Lakes) is a beautiful town situated on the River Scugog between Sturgeon Lake and Lake Scugog. Picturesque as ever, Lindsay boasts one of the widest downtown streets in Canada, unique Victorian architecture, a 3000 foot board walk along the winding river system flowing through the town and one of the many Trent-Severn Canal resting places for boaters navigating these waterways.
Lindsay a popular vacation and recreational region with many a popular fishing hole, is best know as the gateway to the Kawarthas. "Kawatha" from the native word meaning "bright waters and happy lands" was transformed by two pioneer sisters a century and a half ago who wrote in their journals of the splendour and dramatic shinning waters, the Kawartha Lakes, extending from Georgian Bay to Lake Ontario.
If you are looking for an ideal getaway then Lindsay must be your strating point for many recreational activities including fishing, boating, canoeing, camping or just lazing around at the cottage by many of the Kawartha lakes dotting the area.
A hop skip and a jump away from Lindsay, many of the Kawartha Lakes dot the counrtyside and provide great recreational lazing around, boating and especially sport fishing in the form of pickerel (waleye), bass, muskie, trout and plenty of panfish.
If you haven't yet experienced the outdoors in the Kawarthas, here is a site for anyone contemplating fishing in the kawarthas. It covers many topics of interest to help you plan your next fishing plus trip to the kawarthas.