Traveling by boat? You can head the other direction through Campbellford.
Cycling or hiking? The Trans Canada Trail gives you two great options to explore from Hastings.
- West of Hastings you can explore along the Lang-Hastings Trail, which is one of the newest sections of the Trans Canada Trail. This flat, crushed limestone trail takes you along the beautiful northern edge of Rice Lake and up north through picturesque farmlands, a beaver dam, and Lang Pioneer Village in Keene. (Get Keene travel tips here.)
- East out of Hastings, you can follow the Trans Canada Trail beside Water Street from Banjo’s Café, turn left along Cedar Drive, and continue into the wooded shores of the Trent Severn Waterway. After a short while the trail curves right, heading south and taking you past Highway 35 near the curiously named village of Godolphin. As the trail crosses Highway 35, take a short detour half a mile east to Twoloom Alpacas. Visit some alpacas and enjoy a unique shopping experience. Get a pair of alpaca socks or insoles to keep your feet happy as you continue hiking! If you keep following the Trans Canada Trail for roughly 6km, you’ll end up at West Corners (highway 35 meets Highway 30), near the Westben Arts Festival Theatre! Another two kilometers along the trail and you’ll meet back up with the Trent Severn Waterway in Campbellford! That route from Hastings to Campbellford along the Trans Canada Trail is roughly 16km, so be ready for a long round-trip of cycling or, if hiking, partner up with some family or friends in a second car for a one-way shuttle trip. Of course, you can also plan your trip with an overnight stay in Hastings or Campbellford! Whatever your plan, get travel tips for Campbellford here.