Northumberland has scenic rolling hills, picturesque communities, and an unlimited variety of distinctive shops, cultural attractions, and fabulous places to eat and sleep. There is a whole world of amazing experiences for you to enjoy.
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The village of Grafton is the centre of some beautiful driving tours. There are several excellent antique shops in Grafton. South of Grafton is the Nawautin Nature Sanctuary where a trail winds its way through restored wetland habitat and over wooden foot-bridges to the shores of Lake Ontario.
There is always something to do in the picturesque, historic town of Port Hope. Many annual events, live theatre, antique and specialty shops draw thousands of tourists each year. Settled in 1793, Port Hope is well-known for fine early residences and the architecture of its commercial Heritage Conservation District. In July 2002, the mainstreet was judged as Ontario's Best Preserved Mainstreet, by experts for TVOntario.
Capitol Performing Arts Centre
Newly enlarged, has a beautifully restored 1930 "atmospheric" medieval-styled courtyard main auditorium and stage. Professional live entertainment is on two stages year-round, including music, comedy, touring headliners, concerts, plays and play readings, plus a live professional summer season and the special Capitol Christmas.
Presqu'ile Provincial Park
Splendid bird-watching and Monarch butterfly migrations during the fall, beach, trails, lighthouse and museum.
The Barnum House Museum, Grafton
Restored and fully-furnished United Empire Loyalist home; costumed staff provide guided tours; summer afternoon tea room.
Offers cross-country skiing, hiking and cycling.
Hills day drives north to Lang Pioneer Village and Rice Lake (Spring to Fall).