Buckhorn & Area Attractions
Shady Point Resort is located right in the town of Buckhorn where you will find all the conveniences including a full service Foodland grocery store, an LCBO, a pharmacy, restaurants, antique shops, art galleries, bait and tackle shops, variety stores, hairdressing salon and the scenic locks separating the Buckhorn lakes.
The city of Peterborough is located only 20 minutes away and offers shopping, modern theaters, concerts, farmers market, festival of lights, art gallery, nightly entertainment, Riverview Zoo, Kawartha Racetrack slots and the Peterborough Liftlocks.
The Whetung Art Gallery showcases Canadian Indian crafts from across Canada while Six Foot Bay Golf Course and Katchiwano Golf & Country Club are within easy driving distance (15 minutes)
The Kawarthas offers an extensive variety of eco-recreational interests such as walking, hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, boating and water sports, and nature trails. The Warsaw Caves, Petroglyphs Park and Buckhorn Observatory should not be missed!
Within a half hour drive the following attractions await your visit:
Fishing Buckhorn Ontario Canada
The chain of lakes on which Shady Point Resort is located comprises Upper Buckhorn Lake, Upper Chemong Lake, Pigeon Lake, Big & Little Bald Lakes. We have over 1700 feet of shoreline at Shady Point Resort.
Buckhorn Lake is well known for its excellent fishing whether it is crappie, carp, perch. blue gill, large and small mouth bass, walleye or the king of them all the fighting muskie you will find them here. And for our European friends we have some very large and abundant Common Carp which average 25lbs with some wieghing in at around 40lbs.
Over the last many years the fishing on Buckhorn Lake and the Tri-Lakes has been getting better and better. 2014 was no exception and was the best year for us with Bass , Walleye and Muskie. In 2014 we had many successes in our fishing tournaments with 3 first place finishes, 1 second place and 2 thirds, with our best winning the Bridgenorth Bassmasters Classic with a weight of 20.54/lbs (5 bass).
The walleye seen many fish in the 3-6/lbs class throughout the year, it is evidence that the slot limit on walleye is certainly doing its job and increasing the walleye population in the lake. As for the muskie, we seen many catches between 36” – 48” with two 48 inch fish finishing out the year in early November caught while fishing for smallmouth bass on 8/lbs test drop shoting, both fish were between 18-20/lbs. Our largest fish in 2014 seen a smallmouth bass hitting the scales at 6.03/lbs, largemouth bass at 5.46/lbs, walleye at 6.10/lbs and 2 muskie that hit 18-20/lbs.