About Fenelon Falls
Fenelon Falls is a village in Ontario, Canada and is part of the city of Kawartha Lakes. Coined the “Jewel of the Kawarthas,” its modest population of 1,800 increases dramatically during the summer with tourism and vacationers. Incorporated in 1874, the village was originally named Cameron’s Falls. This changed when the railway reached this area and construction of the village’s future began.
The 23-foot waterfalls are hidden from plain view, as the main road crosses over the river just upstream; however, the falls are easily viewed from a nearby restaurant or from a path on the north bank of the Fenelon River. The falls powers a hydro-electric dam, which diverts the flow of water along the river. Fenelon falls is beautifully located between the Cameron and Sturgeon lakes. With the history of the area dating back to the early 1800s, so much has transpired here to create one of Ontario’s most quaint towns. Antique shopping is a popular activity in the area. Strolling the streets, looking at the period homes and architecture, browsing the many vintage items that line the shelves are activities that come into your mind when you visit here. It is a bustling town in the summer months with all the cottagers enjoying the many services it has to offer. There are a mix of cafes, shops, gift & clothing stores, health and wellness businesses, bed and breakfasts and fine dining restaurants. The Fenelon Falls Museum is a great place to feel the history for yourself, open from May through October.