High-Steppin’ History

If you’re going to kick up your heels in Bobcaygeon, there’s no better place to put some swing in your step than Bigley Shoes and Clothing. A family-run business since 1911, Bigley is the place to find “Big City Fashion in a Cottage Country Atmosphere,” and the largest selection of shoes in Eastern Ontario.

After shopping, test-walk your new shoes with a stroll to the original Kawartha Dairy on Prince Street. This famous treat maker is now celebrating its 75th anniversary. With a delicious assortment of ice cream (including no sugar added flavours), sherbets and frozen yogurt, a scoop or two will keep you cool as you wander the waterfront and beach.

Did you know that Bobcaygeon has the oldest locks on the Trent-Severn system? The wooden swing bridge was built more than 160 years ago, and was the first constructed on the Waterway. Its prime location makes it the best place to watch the boats cross between Pidgeon and Sturgeon Lakes.

It’s also the site of the Boyd Heritage Museum, filled with facts and memorabilia about the early days of Bobcaygeon … even before the Tragically Hip checked out the big night-sky for constellations and Kawartha Dairy invented Moose Tracks® ice cream.

Whether your weekend includes a two-step or a step back in time, come to the land of 1000 perfect getaways – Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland. After only one visit, we’re sure that “Our Favourite Place” will become your favourite place.