Nature’s Edge straddles the line between nature and city giving homeowners access to the best of both worlds. The Gateway to the Kawarthas offers a vibrant experience of the Nature’s Edge lifestyle—cross country skiing, OHL hockey and intimate nights at the theater, city-wide festivals, lacrosse games, beach volleyball, and everything in between. A lake, river, trail, or park is never far away from your home at Nature’s Edge, providing a long list of recreational activities for family fun and adventures. When the vibrancy of downtown life calls you, Peterborough is rich in community, sports, arts, culture and so much more—and only a short drive away from your home. Learn more about some of the locales you can enjoy when living on the edge of nature and city.
Nature’s Edge is brought to you by Bromont Homes and Pristine Homes, two renowned builders with many years of experience developing quality communities for families. This is the group’s second project together, the first being the highly successful master-planned Highlands of Millbrook community in nearby Millbrook.
Bromont Homes has been a family owned and operated builder for more than 35 years. They take pride in providing homeowners with a well-crafted, well-designed home that will last a lifetime. At Bromont Homes, communities are master-planned to offer the conveniences and comforts that suit your lifestyle.
With over 25 years of experience in the home building industry, Pristine Homes represents the finest of traditions in quality home building. Homeowners have come to appreciate the quality and craftsmanship that is evident in each and every home built.
Living at Nature’s Edge allows for you to develop a closer connection to nature by giving you the opportunity to live immersed in some of Ontario’s most beautiful natural landscapes.
You’re sure to have an educational and fun experience visiting Peterborough’s own Riverview Park and Zoo. A proud conservation-based zoo, you can create many fantastic memories every time you visit. Take the kids to the Rotary Education Centre to attend fun and informative classes or cool off at the splash pad before taking a trip over the river by train. With many animals to see as well as disc golf, a playground, and a beautiful view of the river, you’ll need more than a day to enjoy everything the Riverview Zoo has to offer.
Located on charming Little Lake, Beavermead Park is more than just a splashpad, beach and campsite. Enjoy some of Peterborough’s finest sports fields, volleyball courts, and views when you visit. Visitors get the chance to explore the many different outdoor recreation and environmental education opportunities offered by the dedicated conservationists at Beavermead Park.
Step into this oasis in the city and bask in the beauty of the valley, trees and meandering greenspace Jackson Park is known for. Nature’s Edge residents are a short walk away from Jackson Park by way of the Jackson Creek/Trans Canada Trail. You’ll quickly forget how close you are to downtown Peterborough when you’re standing on the historical Pagoda Bridge. Enjoy quiet moments of reflection as you enjoy the cool rush of Jackson Creek; truly reconnect with nature before exploring the rest of the downtown core.
Downtown Peterborough is a world all on its own. From fashion boutiques, specialty shops and country markets, to fine dining, trendy cafes, pubs and nightclubs, live music, theatre and much more—there’s something for every member of the family.
Peterborough has many different museums and galleries you and your family can explore to discover the history of Canada and your new hometown. The Art Gallery of Peterborough houses art created by artists from all over the globe. From paintings to drawings to sculptures and linocut, the gallery hosts a collection over 1,400 pieces strong so you’re sure to notice something new every time you visit. See art from local international artist David Bierk as well as the Group of Seven and a significant collection of work by First Nations artists like Rebecca Belmore and Michael Robinson.
Since opening in 1956, the Peterborough Memorial Centre has seen more than 500 concerts, 60 seasons of OHL hockey, and over 15 seasons of MSL lacrosse. In its almost 70-year history its hosted legends like Gordon Lightfoot, The Arkells, Elton John and Willie Nelson, as well as legendary events like the 1996 Memorial Cup and multiple Mann Cup Championships. If you’re looking for some fun and entertainment in town, the Peterborough Memorial Centre has something for you.
The iconic Peterborough Lift Lock is located on the Trent Canal and is known as Lock 21 on the Trent Severn Waterway. Built in 1904 and named a National Historic Site in 1979, the Lift Lock raises boats a whopping 65 ft, a considerable accomplishment that distinguished the system globally for many years. This stop on the Trent-Severn Waterway gives residents access to the many fabulous towns, lakes and more along the 386 km path. Live Canada’s history when you visit these two Peterborough landmarks—or should we say watermarks?