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A historic community
Keene's an agricultural community that boasts a bustling farmers market from May to October, and a pumpkin festival in late October.
The town is also home to Lang Pioneer Village, which features more than 25 restored buildings originally constructed between 1825-1899. Interpreters wearing authentic 19th-century costumes tell you all about historical life in the area.
Local access to the Trans Canada Trail, which joins the towns of Peterborough and Hastings, offers year-round recreation opportunities such as cycling, walking, snowmobiling and horseback riding.
Where to eat and what to see
If you're feeling peckish after your day on the trail, stop by Muddy's Pit for barbecue that's smoked onsite. It's a popular stop for motorcycle riders, who rave about the pulled pork and baked beans.
Visitors staying at the Elmhirst Resort can take a sightseeing flight in a floatplane to soar over the Kawartha Lakes and view the defining drumlins and eskers of Peterborough County.
We're proud of our country roots, our culture and our surrounding natural beauty. You could say we're all very keen on Keene!
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