Northumberland is a centre for wellness and an ideal destination for those who want to get away from it all to recharge their batteries, de-stress their frazzled nerves and enjoy some luxurious pampering in a setting of peace and tranquility.
Voted #1 Spa in Canada by Spa Finder magazine, the 19th Century fieldstone Inn of Ste. Anne's Spa gazes down on 500 acres of forested rolling hills. Rest, peace and tranquility are found in a luxurious but unpretentious ambiance with spa-goers spending the day lounging in a robe and enjoying luxurious signature spa treatments and exquisite cuisine from a milk-and-sesame stone wrap to a Shiatsu massage. Guests may choose to stay in a beautifully appointed room at the main Inn, or one of Ste. Anne's unique heritage spa cottages
Harmony Dawn Retreat is nestled amid 50 acres near Rice Lake and is totally off-grid, producing its own electricity through wind and solar power. It offers meditation, Tai Chi, Qigong, yoga, painting, and many other healing therapies.
As the Wellness Capital of Ontario, the friendly lakeside town of Cobourg is home to many alternative health and wellness practitioners, from naturopaths to energy workers.
Check into an inn or B&B and indulge in everything from a reflexology treatment to a fragrant, stress-relieving aromatherapy massage or herbal hydrotherapy bath.