Coordinates: 44°27′33″N 78°22′16″W / 44.459113°N 78.371058°W
Curve Lake cultural centre
Curve Lake is the name of two Ojibwe Indian reserves 14 km north of Peterborough, Ontario. They serve as the landbase for the Curve Lake First Nation. The reserve occupies a peninsula located between Chemong Lake and Buckhorn Lake, surrounded by the township of Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield, as well as several neighbouring small islands in Buckhorn Lake.
Officially they are known as Curve Lake First Nation No. 35 and Curve Lake No. 35A. Curve Lake First Nation No. 35 has an area of 7.54 km², while Curve Lake No. 35A has an area of 2.02 km².
The Curve Lake First Nation occupies these two reserves and shares a third, the nearby Islands in the Trent Waters, with the Hiawatha First Nation and the Scugog First Nation. Curve Lake First Nation No. 35 occupies a peninsula between Buckhorn Lake, Lake Chemong, and Little Mud Lake. Curve Lake No. 35A is on Fox Island in Buckhorn Lake, and Islands in the Trent Waters is on islands in Buckhorn Lake, Pigeon Lake and Stony Lake.
Manoomin (wild rice) is an annual plant that grows in the Kawartha Lakes. The seeds ripen in September and fall in to the lake to ensure future crops.*