“I get most of my inspiration probably within 15 kilometres of where I live here. It’s just not necessary to go much further,” says painter Jane Robertson. Visitors on the Northumberland Hills Studio Tour, which ran September 9-10 in 2023, would probably agree—the region’s expansive landscapes lend themselves to painting. “It’s really about patterns and
PLACES TO STAY
From cosy to luxurious, we’ve got you covered
Some things can’t be rushed. Take the time you need to de-stress and relax during a multi-day vacation at one of the incredible spas or resorts in Kawarthas Northumberland. Come with a group of friends, your significant other, or even by yourself. Take a retreat and revitalize your mind, body, and soul through yoga, spa treatments, fresh air, and delicious cuisine.
In Kawarthas Northumberland, the luxuriousness of spas and resorts blends seamlessly with the natural benefits of escaping into the wilderness. It’s all here – take your choice to escape and unwind. Spend your vacation at the water’s edge by renting a cabin or cottage or getting a room at an inn or resort. Explore Canadian wilderness and wildlife in the areas nearby by hiking or cycling the many trails, paddling the waters, or simply sitting on the deck and surrounding yourself with the fresh air. Many of the inns and resorts in the region offer different packages to suit your specific needs.
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR ALL TASTES
Take a romantic weekend for two or reconnect with the whole family. Treat yourself at Canada’s largest destination spa, or enjoy a smaller spa experience. Indulge in delectable dishes made from farm-to-table ingredients grown on-site. Relax in one of our beautifully furnished lake-side cottages. Explore with access to everything from fishing boats to canoes, cross-country skis to snowmobiles. (We even have pet-friendly resorts.) Hit the links for a golf weekend. Unwind by watching a remarkable sunset around the campfire or from the comfort and warmth of the hearth in your own private cottage. Whatever you’re looking for, we have it.
With busy lifestyles full of digital distractions, we often underestimate the power and benefits of relaxation and fun. The spas and resorts in Kawarthas Northumberland provide you the opportunity to escape and unwind while creating memories that will last forever.
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Go Resorting Gift Certificates
Sometimes we just need an excuse to get away–a reason to stop, take a breath and enjoy the moment. A Go Resorting gift certificate from Resorts of Ontario opens the door to over 100 resorts, inns and B&B’s across Ontario, not to mention experiences such as golfing, fishing, spas and great dining. It’s a passport to a romantic rendezvous in a charming inn tucked away in the pines, a kickstart to a family get together in a year-round resort, or just a way of saying ‘thank you’ to a cherished friend or employee.
The Kawarthas Northumberland blog is the place to go for longer stories and additional recommendations. Browse the articles below to find out more about cycling in the region.
Kelly Whyte of Rapley Fields Art Studios doesn’t have to go far to find inspiration. I live just south of Bobcaygeon,” she says, “and we own 100 acres. It’s fields and trails and woods. I ski on it, I hike on it, I snowshoe, so a lot of my scenes come from just my backyard,
There’s a moment every year when you walk out the door and realize, “spring is really here!” Temperatures climb upward, buds appear on the trees, and birdsong suddenly seems louder. Nothing drives the feeling home quite like spring flowers, though—and the avid gardeners at the Warkworth Lilac Festival have found a way to turn that sensation in a weeks-long celebration along the Millennium Lilac Trail.