Trent Hills offers country living with working farms, friendly people, outdoor adventures and some of the most picturesque rural landscapes in Ontario. Clear waters beckon you to come out and play - cast off to fish for the catch of the day, boat the Trent-Severn Waterway, take a driving tour, see a live performance at Westben or stroll through Ferris Provincial Park and make your way across the Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge adjacent to the park.
The key communities in Trent Hills are Campbellford, Hastings, and Warkworth all offering their own unique experiences. Campbellford is the largest community in the municipality and has a number of eclectic tourist attractions, including a statue of the Canadian Toonie (the unofficial name for Canada's two-dollar coin, which was designed by local artist, Brent Townsend), Campbellford Fair and Chrome on the Canal (antique motorbike and car show). Campbellford is also known for its great shopping and eateries, including Empire Cheese, World's Finest Chocolates, Dooher's Bakery, and tasty Capers Restaurant. Church-Key Brewing is a micro-brewery located in a historic church, the award winning beer is served at many restaurants throughout Northumberland and Ontario. Crowe Bridge Park northeast of Campbellford on the Crowe River as it enters the Trent-Severn Waterway is a great area to spend time outdoors. Limestone lines the river and the water gently falls over the stones so you can wade in the cool water or have a picnic alongside the falls with the natural limestone setting.
Hastings is known as "The Hub of the Trent" as is sits directly on the Trent River and is the gateway to Rice Lake. The town recently won WFN's Ultimate Fishing Town in Canada! The Hastings Village Marina has a waterfront deck where you can ponder the great steamships that once travelled to Hastings. View the first dam ever built on the Trent in 1844, or marvel at the highest velocity of water shooting through the dam chutes as anglers compete for trophy fish from the bridge. Shopping and dining in Hastings is easily found with many local artists and farmers making their products available locally through farm stores and farmers markets. Living on the 100-mile diet is easy in Hastings and the benefits of buying locally certainly tastes sweet!
Whether your passion is gardening, hiking, or shopping in a small village then Warkworth is a good choice. Music and art lovers will enjoy the Warkworth Garden Tour which features local artists and beautiful gardens. Visit in the spring and attend the Warkworth Lilac Festival where a driving tour of Northumberland leads you to the festival. Surrounded by picturesque rolling hills and beautiful farm lands, Warkworth is a blend of a friendly country village and uptown style. A hearty festival you should be sure not to miss is the Warkworth Long Lunch, where annually in August the main street is blocked off and tables are stretched out to accommodate the hundreds who will gather so that the community can celebrate and enjoy the bounty of the region.