This thriving community, which sits on the north shore of Lake Ontario is weaved together by 7 municipalities. In Northumberland County, you will find rolling hills, lush forests, exceptional waterfront and endless amounts of opportunities for water-related activities. With a combined population of 81,000, its ideal location between Toronto and Kingston is a great area for families, retired couples and individuals. Brighton, Cobourg, Colborne, Grafton, Port Hope, Rice Lake and Trent Hills all offer peaceful living with historic flavour.
Northumberland County is well-known for its beautiful rolling hills and space for cycling, hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and horseback riding. Rice Lake is another desirable feature of Northumberland County. Its sparkling waters are a hot spot for fisherman in the summer and winter. Even on the coldest days you will find occupied fishing huts.
Peppered throughout Northumberland County are cool water holes to play in. Locals love taking day trips to these holes to have picnics and enjoy the summer weather. There are many community festivals and events, such has the Cobourg Highland Games, the Cobourg Waterfront Festival and the license-free family fishing weekend.
Northumberland County has so much to offer to its residents, yet remains one of Ontario’s best kept secrets. Offering trails that run through forests, picturesque waterways and abandoned rail lines for exploring, it’s a beautiful place in Ontario for a seasonal home or an area to put down your roots. Many Torontonians are doing precisely that. Leaving the hustle and bustle of the city for the more peaceful, charming life at the county.