Photo from Northumberland Tourism

I am sure you showed up on this page to help plan your next trip to Northu. This is an excellent place for a day trip, weekend getaway, or even a full-on 1-week vacation. I must warn you, to be careful because you might love it so much that you will want to buy a house and call Northumberland your forever home. We did in 2016! 

Northumberland County is located just east of Toronto. It is a beautiful and historical region in Ontario, Canada. With a population of just over 74,000, Northumberland County is a peaceful and picturesque area that offers a variety of things to see and do. Here are the top ten things to check out in Northumberland County:

Presqu’ile Provincial Park

Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, Presqu’ile Provincial Park is a natural paradise home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. The park offers several hiking and biking trails, as well as a beautiful beach that is perfect for swimming and sunbathing.

Cobourg Beach 

Located in the town of Cobourg, this beautiful beach is a popular destination for locals and tourists. The sandy beach is excellent for swimming and sunbathing, and there is a playground and picnic area for children.

Downtown Port Hope
Down Town Port Hope – Photo from Northumberland Tourism

Port Hope 

This charming town is home to many historic buildings and landmarks, and boasts a well perserved Historical Downtown which filled with quaint shops and restaurants and also home to the Capitol Theatre. This perfect place to spend an afternoon and take it all in. 

Rice Lake 

Located just north of the county, Rice Lake is a popular destination for fishing and boating. The lake is home to various fish species, including bass, pike, and walleye.

Northumberland Hills 

This beautiful area is home to many hiking and biking trails and several picturesque vistas. The Northumberland Hills are a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy some peace and quiet.

Cobourg Farmers’ Market 

Cobourg Farmers Market, Photo from Cobourg Farmers Market Website

Held every Saturday from May to October, the Cobourg Farmers’ Market is a great place to shop for locally-grown produce and homemade goods.


Is also home to a number of historic buildings and landmarks, including the Warkworth Town Hall, the Warkworth Baptist Church, and the Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival. This popular event takes place every April and celebrates the start of maple syrup season in Ontario.

Worlds Largest Toonie in Campbellford, Ontario Photo from


This small town is home to several exciting attractions, including the “The Two Dollar Coin” This beautiful riverside community is nestled along the banks of the Trent Severn Waterway, which gives everyone the perfect view to enjoy a walk by the waterway after spending time browsing the quaint businesses in its picturesque downtown.

The Ganaraska Forest

This beautiful forest is home to many hiking and biking trails and several campsites. The Ganaraska Forest is great for returning to nature and enjoying the great outdoors.

Trent-Severn Waterway

This beautiful waterway is a popular destination for boaters. It offers many lock stations, marinas, and parks along its route. The Trent-Severn Waterway is outstanding for exploring Northumberland County and seeing some beautiful countryside.


This barely scratches the surface of all that Northumberland County offers! Whether you are interested in hiking and biking, swimming and sunbathing, or just relaxing in a charming small town, there is something for everyone in Northumberland County.