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What’s New in Northumberland

One hour east of Toronto

We want to spread the word!

There’s so much going on in Northumberland County that we just have to share it. Here are the latest details on the unique attractions, travel packages, and seasonal festivals and activities our picturesque county has to offer. Begin your visit right now and ask us for a free driving tours booklet which includes 8 themed tours and a brand new car rally component.

Northumberland has inspiring getaway ideas sure to cure those winter blues. In fact, it doesn’t matter what time of year you visit, there’s always lots to see and do.

Winter’s at its Best in Northumberland

Whether you’re planning a romantic weekend for two, or a March break vacation for the whole family, there’s plenty of scope for fun and relaxation:

• Enjoy cross-country skiing or snowmobiling in the Northumberland or Ganaraska Forests, or take in a dog-sledding package courtesy of The Victoria Inn in Gore’s Landing

The Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival runs March 14, 15. Come and see how a little artisan village opens its doors with this sweet celebration.

• A popular spring event is the Waterfowl Festival at Presqu’ile Provincial Park in Brighton – it happens March 14, 15, 21 and 22 and gives you a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see thousands of migrating ducks, geese and swans. Or take in the crazy craft at the Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny river race in Port Hope on April 4

To stay at a B&B that is a member of the Port Hope B & B Association, click here

Breathtaking scenery and fresh air provide a rejuvenating backdrop for a wide range of outdoor activities which we’ve bundled together in our free Outdoor Adventure Map featuring five cycling tours, fishing and boating opportunities, geocaching, prime birdwatching areas, golf courses, over 21 trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, horseback riding and mountain biking. Take a look at what people are saying about our trails.

Shopping outlets are a rather fun way to spend your time daytripping: World’s Finest Chocolate, Empire Cheese (we’re crazy about the salsa cheese), Church-Key Brewing (try their prize-winning Holy Smoke Scotch Ale), Hoselton Aluminum Sculptures, Kokimo Candles, and Oak and Pine furniture – all made right here in Northumberland.

Don’t leave without trying some of Northumberland’s unique cultural and culinary experiences like our new Oak Heights Estate Winery where you can sit high up in the dining room overlooking our snow-covered rolling hills. Another unique experience is eating in the former Cobourg Jail (Capone’s Restaurant) which is part and parcel of The King George Inn. Sleeping in a converted jail cell will give the kids something to talk about!

That said, there are even more comfy accommodations to make your visit even more special. Look at some enticing and unique BBCanada member packages:

Secret Serenades in the Countryside
at Windswept, Campbellford

- 2 Westben Tickets
- 1 Night Accommodation at one of Windswept's Bed and Breakfasts
- Dinner for 2 Voucher at Capers Restaurant, Campbellford
- Secret Gift

Price: From $258 per couple, taxes included

Partner Yoga Spa Package
at Victoria View, Cobourg

- 60 minute private partner yoga class
- 2 one hour on-site massage treatments
- 2 nights accommodation
- 2 full breakfasts

Price: $460 - $520 per couple plus taxes

Romantic Getaway Package
at Pine Breeze Bed and Breakfast, Brighton

- One night accommodation in the Aurora Borealis Room
- A bottle of sparkling wine, candles and flowers in your room
- Four course candlelight dinner and full breakfast.

Price: $250.00 per couple

Agriculture Weekend Package
at Adam Farm Bed and Breakfast, Hastings

- Feed, water and brush horses, wagon ride, hiking, picnic lunch in the woods, marshmallows and live accordion music by the fire, and more!

Price: Group of 4 minimum $500. Friday night to Sunday 1pm

Can accommodate maximum of 8 at $125 per person

BBCanada Properties with Indoor Pools

Indoor pools are most certainly something that should spark your interest and we’ve got a couple of BBCanada members that invite you to dive in:

Kids are most welcome at Shangri-La Rice Lake Bed and Breakfast where an 8000 square foot mansion awaits (April – Oct.)

If you’re looking for something a little smaller, consider Inn By The Mill Bed and Breakfast in Cobourg. Here, under your private living room, you can walk a few steps down to your very own heated pool.

Sit Back and Relax!

• The music of the Irish Descendants and Pink Floyd will be heard at the Capitol Theatre in Port Hope March 13 and April 4 respectively.

• Looking for something ultra-relaxing? Visit Cobourg, Ontario’s Wellness Capital, and take your pick from a list of treatments at a day spa.

To learn more, contact Northumberland Tourism
at 1-866-401-EAST (3278).

Other unique B & B accommodations in Northumberland County listed on BBCanada:

Rice Lake

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