The Hamlet of Bridgenorth is a small residential community situated on the shores of Chemong Lake amid a largely rural landscape. Bridgenorth offers a centralized destination for shopping and services, and meets the daily needs of residents and tourists. Local favourites include a two-level women’s clothing boutique and a restaurant that has been run by the same family for over 50 years. Jones Beach is ideal for families and small children. Bridgenorth is located in the Township of Selwyn.
Located on the unopened road allowance between Brumwell St. and the 5th Line of Smith, the Bridgenorth Trail is 2.3 km long, lined with native trees, and boasts a peaceful and tranquil setting amidst the Miller Creek Wetlands. There are benches situated along the Trail to provide scenic and comfortable resting spots as needed. Trail heads located at Brumwell Street and the 5th Line feature parking, and a large trail map identifies local points of interest. Users are expected to police their dogs and the Peterborough Humane Society enforces municipal by-laws regulating Dogs Running at Large and Stoop & Scoop; appropriate phone numbers will be posted along the trail.
Emily Provincial Park offers car camping in four campgrounds. The Lookout, Hill, and Circle Campgrounds offer many large, private and grassy sites that can accommodate various types of equipment ranging from tents to large trailers. Many of the sites offer electrical hookups.
Cedars Campground offers private tent only sites. Sites in the Cedars Campground are non-electrical.