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Talbot River
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Central Ontario
Physical characteristics
Main source Talbot Lake
Kawartha Lakes
262 m (860 ft)
River mouth Lake Simcoe
219 m (719 ft)
Basin features
River system Great Lakes Basin

The Talbot River is a river in the Great Lakes Basin in Central Ontario, Canada which flows from Talbot Lake to Lake Simcoe and forms the border between Ramara township to the north and the Brock township to the south from the river mouth to the edge of their border with the city of Kawartha Lakes at the east.

The lower section of the river is now part of the Trent-Severn Waterway, although a new more direct channel was cut at the end of the 19th century, bypassing the original mouth of the river. The Talbot River drains the natural Raven and Talbot Lakes, as well as the man-made Mitchell and Canal Lakes.

Even before the construction of the waterway, the river provided an important transportation corridor for native peoples and early settlers.

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