Cobourg Beach - Winter

A Taste of Winter in Northumberland

Get out and enjoy nature, take a romantic weekend away, or visit one of many local eateries that will warm your taste buds. Ask for a free copy of our Outdoor Adventure Map or the 75 Unique Experiences Map Guide and discover Northumberland County this winter.

Savoury Selections

Take a food adventure and dine on prix fixe menus at a popular winter food event. From January 19 - 24, Cobourg's Savoury Celebration offers a chance to dine at some fantastic eateries. In Port Hope, food lovers will enjoy Delicious Dates from January 23 - February 5.

Couple dining at Black Beans Steakhouse in Port Hope

Outdoor Skating

Family skating on the Cobourg Town RinkOutdoor skating rinks are the perfect opportunity to get outside and enjoy the winter months. Hit the ice and skate with family and friends at the Rotary Harbourfront Outdoor Skating Rink in Cobourg a few steps away from the harbour.  Rest your legs afterwards and warm-up with a tasty treat at the Millstone Bakery.  

In Port Hope, the outdoor rink at 32 Caroline Street is free and operates daily (weather permitting) from sunrise to 10 pm. Grab a dozen crazy cookies and a hot chocolate from Dreamer's Café to get a boost of energy before hitting the ice.


Snowshoeing is a great way to trick your body (and the kids) into being more active than you realize. Explore interesting trails where winter nature is far more untouched than most ski trails. Snowshoe signed trails at the Ganaraska Forest and Northumberland County Forest or use one of the many conservation areas and enjoy the tranquility of winter.  

Fat Biking

Person riding a bike on snow covered trailsPedal through winter and go where no mountain bike has gone before!  A fat bike is simply a mountain bike with extra-wide tires. Fat biking on snow or ice has become popular with hardcore cyclists as a way to stay in shape during the winter and as a fun activity for those who enjoy a cycling challenge.  

Head out to the Northumberland County Forest and ride the Woodland Trails for a 3, 7 or 9km looped trek.

Romantic Getaways

Cuddle in front of a warm fire, dine on local food and enjoy the winter beauty of Northumberland's Hills. View a complete list of Northumberland's B&B's and Inns or start planning with these romantic accommodations:

  • Ste. Anne's Spa Winter Retreat - views of Lake Ontario, food, accommodation, and use of spa facilities
  • Woodland Garden's B&B - country setting, cozy fireplace, games room, sauna and delicious Finnish breakfast
  • Hillview Haven - breathtaking views of Rice Lake, private country setting, and multi-course meals
  • Brighton Inn - small town setting, excellent breakfast menu, walking distance to shops
  • Mackechnie House - restored 1800s home, full breakfast, and walking distance to shops 
  • The Waddell - historic hotel, balconies overlooking Ganaraska River and right on Port Hope's main street for shopping