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Bethany is an 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. Put on by the town's Bethany Athletic Society, responsible for maintaining the community park, and youth sports. Highlights of the Victory Day weekend include the Classic Car show (started in 1990), Tractor pulls (started in 2005), Fireworks, Beef BBQ and the all ages Dances.

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).

Source: Wikipedia

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