Northumberland Tourism

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Let adventure inspire you in Northumberland County, just off Highway 401 between Lake Ontario and Rice Lake. Experience country life with small town contemporary flair in 2000 square kilometres (772 square miles) of natural beauty, only one hour east of Toronto.

Discover the best of spring

  • Spring is prime trout-fishing season in Cobourg and Port Hope.
  • Take the boat out on Rice Lake or on the Trent-Severn Waterway in Hastings and Campbellford.
  • Get on the trails for a hike in the Northumberland County Forest, Ganaraska Forest and other nearby trails.
  • Northumberland County Forest and Ganaraska Forest also have some great trails perfect for mountain-biking.
  • Presqu'ile Provincial Park is open all year and is a wonderful spot for birdwatching.
  • Challenge yourself to cross the Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge on foot.
  • Take in a nearby, family-friendly farm visit, hug friendly goats, trek with alpacas, get up close with pigs or taste award-winning 100% raw honey.
  • Try something new or show off your skills at Haute Goat Disc Golf.
  • Relax at a spa or wellness retreat.
  • Explore great restaurants – from popular family bakeries to creative restaurants and local craft breweries, our small towns and villages offer a fresh take on rural hospitality.
  • Get warm in our local shops filled with carefully curated items and friendly, welcoming staff.

The best part of Northumberland is that there’s no rush here. A slow vacation or relaxed day is the way things roll. Plan your  winter adventure, at your own pace. Visit Northumberland Tourism to discover exciting things to see and do. Search the business directory to find exactly what you're looking for.

Getting here

Visit us by car just off Highway 401, by VIA Rail to Cobourg or Port Hope, or by boat with waterway access.

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