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The Gut Conservation Area

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I love this area --it is amazing scenery with the rock cuts and the powerful raging water. A lot... read more

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Reviewed 30 April 2018
Linda T
Peterborough, Canada
Harrowing drive up but nice hike

This is a really lovely hike in the woods by Coe Hill. The Gut is a fantastic river cut in the... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
Toronto, Canada
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South Lake Road, Apsley, North Kawartha, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

I love this area --it is amazing scenery with the rock cuts and the powerful raging water. A lot of photo opportunities. The road in is narrow but absolutely passable in a car ...just drive slow .

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1  Thank Linda T
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The gut is neat to see, but it was not what I expected. I was actually really disappointed. There is not much of walking, it's like a 5 min walk in from the parking lot. Witch I might add you can't drive right up to...More

3  Thank Danny S
Reviewed 26 August 2017

This is a really lovely hike in the woods by Coe Hill. The Gut is a fantastic river cut in the rocks. The hike was manageable and very pretty. We took a picnic but the bugs were too much to stop and enjoy it. The...More

4  Thank Robiners
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This is a very interesting place to visit. We've been many times over the years. The water volume being squeezed through this narrow opening in the rock (The Gut) is quite impressive in the early spring. If the driveway off the road is rough (early...More

2  Thank xray380
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Got taken here on a whim... I could spend days here, most of the interest lies around the number of small falls/rapids and the deep cut gorge. I'me heading back with a small group of photography friends this year

2  Thank dhissem69
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nice to see they have put in new stairs! A group of us got stung by ground wasps That were under parts of the rotten steps a few years ago. It is truly a beautiful spot.

1  Thank WANDA C
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We had a great day at the GUT. It is not the easiest place to find the first time. There is a road that leads up to a parking area. The parking area is about 1 km after the entrance sign. It is rough. It...More

1  Thank Tavman80
Reviewed 26 September 2016

While the Gut is a conservation area, not many people outside of those with a cottage in the area know about the place. If you are in the Kawarthas between Apsley and Havelock, it is definitely worth the trip. The last part of the road...More

1  Thank travelingfoody88
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had a family road trip to the Gut on Thanksgiving 2015, never knew this place existed, was amazed, very calming atmosphere, the leaves changed color it was definitely worth the trip ( not too far from home) there is a steep walk down the...More

1  Thank Stacey G
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

My friend and I (both 16, girls) went for a hike here last summer, not far from my family's cottage on Chandos Lake. The weather was beautiful, so after walking through the woods we came to the picturesque waterfalls. Traveling upstream, the water was shallow,...More

1  Thank onaclaireday
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Brittany G
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Response from xray380 | Reviewed this property |
Not suited for stroller, in my estimation. Rough trail.