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North Hastings is naturally... adventurous!
Closer than Algonquin Park, but with everything it has to offer and more, North Hastings has the perfect combination of things to do and see for visitors of all ages.
Enjoy a wilderness hike, an equestrian tour, a guided mineral collecting expedition. Try kayaking or canoeing or maybe even rock climbing. Maybe taking part in a mud bog event or dog sledding is something you’ve always wanted to try! If “fast” is more your speed, North Hastings offers some of the finest trails in Ontario for ATVing and snowmobiling.
The hills of North Hastings are home to hundreds of talented individuals: visual artists, storytellers, musicians, photographers, potters, actors and more. Enjoy the many studios and galleries located throughout North Hastings or attend one of our unique arts and cultural festivals that take place throughout the year... Come be inspired in North Hastings!
Our small communities, Bancroft, Maynooth and Coe Hill, invite you to discover their downtowns! Bancroft, the main commercial hub for the region, can provide most of the goods and services you will need to make your stay an enjoyable one. The Rockhound Gemboree on the Civic Holiday Weekend is the region’s signature tourism event. It attracts thousands of visitors from across Canada and internationally to Bancroft, “The Mineral Capital of Canada”.
Maynooth is fast becoming a destination for arts and cultural studios. Come stroll through the shops of Maynooth and don’t forget to visit the bustling farmers’ market Saturday mornings from late spring until fall.
Coe Hill is a charming pastoral community with some unique dining experiences and the annual Coe Hill Agricultural Fair, on for the 129th time this year on August 26 and 27, 2011. The Hamlet of Coe Hill offers fine dining on an outdoor patio, a simple North Hastings diner and a unique culinary café experience in a converted old-fashioned hardware store, Coe Hill has attracted regional attention for its culinary opportunities. Just east of Coe Hill at Ormsby, the Schoolhouse Tea Room offers tasty delights and ambiance in a restored one room school house and a great shopping opportunity next door at the Old Hastings Gallery.
The Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) is one of 13 Regional Tourism Organizations created by the Ontario government to increase tourism to the province. The OHTO covers a large region in eastern Ontario which includes the counties of Haliburton, Lanark, and Renfrew and portions of Frontenac, Hastings, and Lennox and Addington.