The Community Profile is a snapshot of our local community and contains information on the hamlets and villages that make up Selwyn Township. It also includes information about opportunities in the area for education, healthcare, and municipal services such as parks and recreation, library services, festivals and events.

Unless otherwise stated all sources of information are Statistics Canada, 2022.

Community Profile

Our Villages, Towns, and Hamlets

Chemong Lodge Entrance in Bridgenorth


The Hamlet of Bridgenorth is a small residential community situated on beautiful 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. Bridgenorth has lands suitable for a variety of commercial development.

Post office building in EnnismoreEnnismore

The Hamlet of Ennismore is historically picturesque with the post office, general store, and community church centrally located as in the days of old. Ennismore is centered in a mainly rural area, and provides a focal point for community recreational and social events including hard and softball diamonds, soccer pitches, tennis and basketball courts, ice and curling rinks and reception facilities. Chemong Lake, Buckhorn Lake and Pigeon Lake border the Ennismore ward.

Lakefield Marina


The Village of Lakefield is a small urban community located on the Otonabee River, part of the historic Trent Severn Waterway system. Lakefield is primarily a residential community with historic homes and heritage sites carefully combined with modern residential areas. Lakefield offers many of the amenities of "big city" life in a quaint, small town setting.  

Aerial photo of Young's Point Young's Point

The Village of Young's Point is the home of Lock 27 on the Trent-Severn Waterway network. The lock has a lift of seven feet and was built in the early 1870s. To the south you can travel through Katchewanooka Lake towards Lakefield and onto Peterborough, and to the north you can travel through Clear Lake and on to Stoney Lake, Buckhorn and Pigeon Lakes and beyond. Young's Point is key destination for thousands of cottagers in search of great shopping, restaurants, and marinas. Young's Point is also a favourite spot for nearby residents to fish, swim and picnic.

Buckhorn welcome sign


The Town of Buckhorn lies on the boundary line between the Municipality of Trent Lakes and the Township of Selwyn, with the majority of the area in Trent Lakes. The area is rich in culture with its many art galleries, antique stores, cultural events and attractions. 

Buckhorn website  Municipality of Trent Lakes website

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