Known as the "gem of Lake Ontario" for its prime location on the lakeshore between Toronto and Kingston, and a notable waterfront. Cobourg is rich in heritage and history, this prosperous and attractive town features many architectural gems dating to the 19th century. You'll also find a spectacular sandy beach with a picturesque boardwalk and shady park, campgrounds, nature trails, and a world-class marina. Cobourg's the beginning of the Rice Lake Ramble and the Shelter Valley signed cycling loops.
Cobourg offers a variety of shopping venues as well as a range of exciting annual festivals and events, from the popular Cobourg Waterfront Festival to garden tours, concerts and more. Visit the newly opened Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre and explore local heritage or take a self-guided walking tour of local heritage properties.
Accommodations are many and varied. Choose from a comfy inn or B&B on a shady street near Lake Ontario, or check into a convenient hotel or motel within easy reach of the VIA Rail station, the Waterfront Trail and Highway 401.
Culinary experiences run from hearty pub fare to fine dining. Patios are a wonderful way to unwind and take your time to enjoy views of the heritage streetscape and the waterfront. British pubs serve a good selection of ales and lagers, family restaurants have excellent reviews and fast-food chains are open late and early for a quick bite. The Farmers' Market is well worth a visit, and a great opportunity to treat yourself to locally produced foods.
As a patron of the arts, Cobourg supports the Art Gallery of Northumberland, which is housed in the magnificent Victoria Hall as is the Concert Hall featuring year 'round live performances.
There's lots more to see and do in Cobourg, although many find the simple pleasure of strolling the tree-lined streets reason enough to return year after year.