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Peterborough County is located in central-eastern Ontario, approximately 125 kms. north-east of the Greater Toronto Area.

Peterborough County is located on the traditional territory of the Mississauga Anishinaabeg and is home to Curve Lake & Hiawatha First Nations communities.

Peterborough County is an upper tier municipality representing eight local municipalities and serving a population of approximately 58,000 residents plus a large seasonal population distributed over an area of 4,000 square kilometres.  The County builds, operates, repairs, and maintains a transportation network in excess of 700 kms of roads and over 150 bridges and culvert structures. We are a diverse area and it’s this diversity that makes us unique and adaptable, and truly authentic.

Bridge In Youngs PointThe northern part of the County consists of lakes, rivers, and varied landscape. While the south part also has it’s share of lakes, rivers, trials, it offers rich agricultural land. Made up of a various size of towns, villages, and hamlets that all compliment one another and work together, our primary industries in our rural community are agriculture, tourism, light to medium duty manufacturing, service business, creative entrepreneurs, and innovation.

Peterborough County in the Fall

The mandate of Peterborough County is to provide regional public services which includes promoting regional economic development and tourism opportunities, land use planning and development, transportation systems, solid waste management, public health, social services and emergency medical services (land ambulance).    Our cultural and historical roots are very important to our community, therefore, preserving and maintaining archival records to ensure our history will not be lost, and the stories of our past can be easily accessed is vital.

County Courthouse

Peterborough County is the proud owner and operator of Lang Pioneer Village Museum, which is a local, provincial award winning dynamic, cultural, heritage site. Lang Pioneer Village is situated in the Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan in the Village of Lang along the banks of the picturesque Indian River. Lang Pioneer Village is a “living history” Museum where costumed interpreters demonstrate the skills and activities associated with daily living and working in 19th Century rural Ontario.  The museum attracts over 20,000 visitors annually and more than 6,000 children participate in the spring and fall educational programs.  Lang Pioneer Village Museum is one of the most beautiful and respected sites in the Kawarthas region.


Lang Grist Mill