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Just east of Toronto, Northumberland County is surrounded by waterways (Lake Ontario, Rice Lake, Trent-Severn Waterway and Ganaraska River) with picturesque towns and villages dotting the colourful rolling hills.  


  • The Cycling Adventure Map Guide offers signed cycling routes through fall colours, forested trails for some great twists and turns on your mountain bike, and a chance to cycle national and provincial trails.
  • Top 5 Road Trips takes you on themed tours through fall colours. One of the tours, Timeless Cobourg and Rice Lake Views, allows for a looped journey from the sandy shores of Lake Ontario all the way north to Rice Lake where you can eat at Golden Beach Resort's Boathouse Café, or picnic under the lakefront gazebo at Gore's Landing. 
  • The Outdoor Adventures Map lists over 25 hiking trails, golf courses, boat launches and prime birding areas. Hike to Lookout Mountain in the Northumberland County Forest just north of Cobourg for a colourful view. This particular trail is part of the Woodland Trail looped routes. 
  • The Farm Fresh Destinations will direct you through our healthy, deeply-rooted agricultural food sector as we celebrate the harvest.
  • The Family Fun Adventure Map Guide brings you to some of the world’s biggest and finest attractions like The Big Apple, or the World’s Finest Chocolate Outlet. The massive animal and transformer sculptures made of recycled materials at Primitive Designs north of Port Hope are always a hit.
  • The Unique Experiences Map Guide will have you marvelling at what we have to offer, from shmurgling (hugging) farm animals at Haute Goat, to the opportunity to walk or cycle over the Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge as part of the Trans Canada Trail (The Great Trail). The fall colours next to the blue water and rocky cliffs are stunning.

Transformer made of recycled materials at Primitive Designs

Unique Experiences Map Guide

Attractions, special eateries and destinations like Primitive Designs are only a few of the 80 unique experiences offered throughout our region.  

Glover's Market (lady holding pies)

Our Top 5 Road Trips Map Guide

Themed tours lead to specialty shopping outlets, attractions, scenic views, and eateries.