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Kirkfield Lift Lock

Kirkfield Road, Kirkfield, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada
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On a beautiful summer day trip

After a fantastic lunch at the Riverside Inn at Norland we drove to Kirkfield Lift Locks to take a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Elizabeth W
Active lock - fascinating to watch

We stopped here as a picnic stop on our way home to Toronto from Haliburton. There are many picnic... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
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Kirkfield Road, Kirkfield, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

After a fantastic lunch at the Riverside Inn at Norland we drove to Kirkfield Lift Locks to take a view at the many boats on the Trent-Severn river locks.

Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here as a picnic stop on our way home to Toronto from Haliburton. There are many picnic tables and it is a great place to take a break from driving. It is just a few minutes off the main highway that drives through...More

Thank Mimicoians
Reviewed March 16, 2017

it is a nice place to visit on a nice day. There is a lot of history there and make sure to read about the history of the locks. There is information in several areas around the locks. Make sure you look for them all.

Thank Leanne R
Reviewed December 1, 2016

in general it is a nice place to visit ... I have lived here for a while . It seems to me that the gov just keeps taking the history away form these magnificent locks ..the view from above is beautiful not sure if you...More

Thank phyllis4646
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Visited with friends and were able to ride in their boat through the lock. Good mooring with washroom facilities. No showers. Close by restaurant, bit limited hours. No gas or shops within walking distance. Drove friends to a restaurant in kirkfield for a meal and...More

Thank onajourneyToronto
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Great piece of 19th century engineering. Ingeneous design and still operates every day in the summer season, lifting quite large boats from one level of the Trent Severn Waterway to another. If you are in the area, make sure you go to see this.

Thank Steve E
Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Had a great time visiting the LiftLock. Unfortunately they had a slight technical issues that prevented us seeing it in operation. The lock staff that were there were fantastic in explaining how the LiftLock works. Hope to get operating within 2 hours. Amazing technology approximately...More

Thank Glen B
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Kirkfield Lift Lock, also known as Lock 36, is a boat lift on the Trent-Severn Waterway near the village of Kirkfield. It is the second highest hydraulic lift lock in the world (only the lift lock in Peterborough is higher)! Hydraulic lift locks are apparently...More

Thank burr6013
Reviewed July 27, 2016

We watched two boats go up the lift lock. It was great, but since we live in Peterborough (which has the tallest lift lock in the world) it wasn't as "wow" as it could be for those who have never seen it. We also went...More

1  Thank Melissa P
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Took my nieces and nephew and they loved it, very informative, they have plaques all over that give u all the information u need, the kids loved being raised that high in the boat too!

1  Thank IMSHER
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