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Bethany is a unincorporated village in the Canadian province of Ontario, within the single-tier municipality of Kawartha Lakes. Bethany is centred on Highway 7A, which forms part of the Trans-Canada highway. It is located a few kilometers west of Peterborough, the largest city in the area.

It is a gateway community, in that it services the local winter sport ski hill areas several kilometers north of the village. Since 2000 there has been significant real-estate development, mostly in the form of individual dwellings. To the north are downhill and cross-country ski areas, mostly accessible by paved county roads.

The town has annual celebrations throughout the summer, particularly on the May 24 Victoria Day long-weekend.

The tiny, old post office was restored on the main street. Built in 1875 it is one of the oldest restored post offices in the province (along with Roseneath's).

Coordinates: 44°11′N 78°34′W / 44.183°N 78.567°W / 44.183; -78.567








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