Lock 20 - Ashburnham
Lock 20 is located at the northeastern corner of Little Lake in Peterborough. Located away from busy roads, this lock station makes for a quiet stop within the city limits. Boaters can walk or bike on the Trans Canada Trail, which cuts through the site. A beautiful location for overnight mooring, especially on Wednesday and Saturday evenings in the summer, where the Little Lake fireworks can be enjoyed from the lower tie up walls.
- Address: 175 Maria St, Peterborough, Ontario
- Nautical chart: #2022 (more on Nautical charts)
- Kilometer marker: 144.5 km (mile 89.5)
- GPS: 44°17'59.0"N 78°18'15.9"W
Facilities and services
Located on the shore of Little Lake and the Trans-Canada Trail, the lock provided access to the artificial canal cut leading to the Peterborough Lift Lock. Originally the site of private homes, the property was converted to workshops, a maintenance yard and docking area for the canal work crew. Today the original Lockmaster’s Watch House from Lock 20 is being used as a mini-museum at Lock 32.