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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 rolling hills. 


  • Have our Unique Experience Map Guide in hand so you can visit attractions like the Ranney Gorge Suspension bridge to take pictures of icicles hanging from the cliffs and boast that you’ve walked a portion of the Trans Canada Trail. We’re all about chocolate, so a visit to World’s Finest Chocolate in Campbellford, Mercury Chocolates in Port Hope, or the brand new Centre and Main Chocolate in Warkworth will satisfy your cravings.
  • Our Top 5 Road Trips Map Guide is still very doable in the winter months; in particular, the “Timeless Cobourg and Rice Lake Views” 60km looped route will take you by the Cobourg harbour where a walk to the end of the pier gives you a grand view of the town (beautiful at night especially with the Christmas light display shining until the beginning of January), and Lake Ontario.  Visit  PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary where not only are the donkeys amusing, but the cats, horses and goats will provide entertainment, too.
  • Family Day in February brings a weekend full of events taking place around skating rinks and ponds in Cobourg, Port Hope and Rice Lake at Golden Beach Resort.
  • If you’re looking for a special spot to make a marriage proposal or celebrate Valentine’s Day, we’ve created a brand new Romantic Spots page just for the occasion.  From the warmth of Ste. Annes Spa fieldstone grotto to the grand view from Lookout Mountain, we’ve got special spots in which you can hold the hand of someone special.
  • Ontario Family Fishing on the Family Day Weekend in February brings the opportunity for the family to experience the Canadian tradition of ice fishing, license free.
  • Our Outdoor Adventures Map Guide features over 20 trails to hike, fat bike, snowshoe or ski.  A favourite location is the Northumberland County Forest 15km north of Cobourg at the Woodland Trailhead, with the newly-signed trail to Lookout Mountain being a must-see destination.
Enjoying the outdoor pool any of time of year at Ste. Annes Spa.

Unique Experiences Map Guide

Attractions, special eateries and destinations like Ste. Anne’s Spa are only a few of the 80 unique experiences offered throughout our region.  

Girl holding Doohers brand doughnuts.

Our Top 5 Road Trips Map Guide

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