Top Tips for Things to Do in & Around Campbellford

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Search for “Campbellford” on our Trip Planner and you’ll see why this small town is an undiscovered gem. There’s plenty to see & do here!

Where to Stay

Campbellford is full of cozy places that are worth coming back to experience! Contact Northumberland Tourism for recommendations, or use their Accommodations Map by clicking here. Here are some highlights:

Move yourself

  • Campbellford is a great town for walking. It’s small & there is plenty to see & do right around the aptly named Bridge Street bridge.
  • Rediscover the canal city experience by boating into Campbellford from near or far. You’ll feel like you’ve found the perfect combination of small-town Ontario and quaint European canal city.
  • Be one with nature at Ferris Provincial Park, just south of town (near locks 11-12). This is a great place for a hike or bike adventure!

Looking for rental options for paddling? Campbellford Paddle is just north of downtown. This is your taste of the Caribbean in Campbellford, and your source for canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards! Say “Hi!” to Mark & Heather. They operate Campbellford Paddle out of their home & they are certified to offer lessons too!

If you’re interested in paddling day-trips out of Campbellford, we’ve got some insider info from local experts – watch this video and click here to read the story & route details for a fantastic family day trip (with option to overnight also) paddling through Cambpellford to Ferris Provincial Park.

Waterfalls Picnics, Haunted Islands, Wildlife Areas & More

Check out additional paddling routes through or near Campbellford by clicking here.


Must-see & Must-do

  • You’ve got to see the world’s largest Toonie. It’s in Old Mill Park just south of Bridge Street by the Emilyville Inn.
  • Known as “Ontario’s most scenic suspension bridge“, you can walk or bike across the impressive Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge to Ferris Provincial Park!
  • Enrich your appreciation for music & performance arts at WestBen. Just east of downtown Campbellford, this gorgeous rural venue offers innovative theatrical and musical performances, and you are missing out if you have not heard of their one of a kind workshops & experiences.
  • Fishing is great around Campbellford. Rumour has it that the Trent River east of Meyers Island is a nice spot, but the entire area is worth testing.

Eats & Treats

Get your sweet tooth ready! Campbellford has two Butter Tart Tour stops:

  • Dooher’s Bakery was voted as the Sweetest Bakery in Canada in 2018. They bake delicious butter tarts, but that’s not all! They are particularly renowned for their donuts, and a stunning variety of other baked goods. Get there early if you want your pick of the day’s bounty as they usually sell-out quickly.
  • Antonia’s Bistro is not only a Butter Tart Tour location, but also a great place to enjoy breakfast and lunch. Note that they are only open for dinner Wednesdays and Saturdays. Check their website for any updates to their hours.
  • Experience the award-winning cheeses at the headquarters of Empire Cheese in Campbellford!
  • Capers Restaurant has a great variety of dishes and offers a casual dining experience in a 1890’s heritage home with a patio.
  • The only microbrewery in Northumberland County, Church Key Brewing Company offers award-winning ales and is open daily from 10am to dark. Six-packs and growlers are available in their gift shop, as are Church Key apparel and other local honey and bison products.

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