Spring in Northumberland County


As winter slowly fades away, Spring brings in fresh air and renewed energy. 

Northumberland County (NOCO) is one the best places to enjoy this Spring! All across the county, there are some great activities that people of all ages can participate in! Put your winter coat in the back of your closet and get ready to indulge in fun and exciting activities that help you make the most of the season.

Here are some great activities you can try out in NOCO this Spring.


NOCO is home to over 45 km of hiking trails. The trails explore the rolling terrain and visit the forest, wetland, sand barren, woodland, savannah, and tall grass prairie.

We can all agree that Spring is a great time to explore the outdoors! You can enjoy scenic trails and the beauty of blooming flowers, lush greenery, and chirping birds. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced hiker, there are numerous trails to choose from, depending on your skill level and preferences.


Spring is the perfect time to get your hands dirty and start gardening. Plant colorful flowers, vegetables, or herbs in your backyard or balcony, and watch them grow into beautiful plants. Gardening is a great way to connect with nature, relieve stress and get some exercise. I find that the Farmers Almanac give the best guidance when it comes to planting! Check out their guide for Cobourg here


As the weather gets warmer, it’s time to pack a picnic basket and head to your local park or beach. Bring snacks, games, and a blanket, and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with friends or family. You can also organize a potluck picnic and try different cuisines while enjoying the outdoors. NOCO is home to so many beaches and park lands and plenty of hidden gems! The waters may be a bit too chilly to swim, the land around them make for a perfect picnic. 


Spring is a great time to bike and explore the city or countryside. Cycling is a fun and eco-friendly way to exercise, explore new places, and enjoy the scenery. You can also join a cycling club or organize a group ride with friends. Northumberland County is the perfect cycling destination with its Rolling hills, lush forests and crystal clear waters. There’s so much  space to explore.  


Mark your calendars for May! It’s outdoor Market Season across the county! From Port Hope to Hastings, there is plenty of small business you can go out to support and enjoy their good! Market season is one of my favourites in NOCO! Walking around listening to live music as you peruse homemade and local goods is one of my favourite ways to start my Saturday, Sunday, or both days off! Markets are an excellent opportunity to socialize, try new things, and have fun. Take a look at a full list of markets

Enjoy these next few months as the cold winter melts into a beautiful spring season! Put your winter clothing into the back of your closet and go outside to enjoy the season in Northumberland County. 


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