Kawarthas Northumberland

Northumberland County

Endless discoveries abound in one of Ontario’s most inspiring regions.

Northumberland County is your four-season tourism destination that offers unique experiences, all just an hour east of Toronto. Whether you’re looking to spend time on the trails, browse boutiques and specialty shops, feast on culinary delights, or catch up on some R&R, Northumberland County is the place for you.

Quaint small towns and villages are just a short drive from one another and from the larger urban sites of Cobourg and Port Hope in Northumberland County. Located on the Highway of Heroes (Hwy 401) and surrounded by lakes and rivers, Northumberland is easy to reach by car, bus, rail and boat. Boaters can choose from many access points along Lake Ontario, while VIA Rail runs parallel to the shoreline.

Escape to a world of 19th-century architecture, intriguing museums, country churches and early settlements. Take part in a fascinating array of heritage events or explore our timeless charm on a self-guided heritage walking tour. Just south of Rice Lake, experience an important part of Canadian heritage — the proud Ojibway culture at Alderville First Nation reserve.

Get out and play. Discover a place where you can stretch your legs and expand your horizons. You’ll be amazed by our incredible hiking trails and cycling routes. There’s so much to do. Try birding, camping, swimming, or golfing. Head to the Ganaraska Forest to touch the treetops in a zipline experience like no other.

Northumberland is one of Ontario’s finest fishing destinations. When it comes to Ontario beaches with silky soft sand, Northumberland has some of the very best. Winter is also a wonderful time to get outside. Try ice fishing on Rice Lake (Golden Beach Resort can help you with that!), or cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing or snowmobiling around its shores.

Be stirred by something truly unique. In Northumberland, creativity flourishes and you’ll find delightful places to take a front row seat, view works of art, or purchase a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Whether experiencing live music or live theatre in a timberframe barn, lovingly restored playhouse, or heritage firehall, or touring art galleries, studios or boutiques, our arts and entertainment scene will be sure to impress.

Vibrant performances, unlimited hospitality and beautiful rolling hills – come to Northumberland County for your next Unique Experience!