Top Summer Activities in Northumberland County

Top Summer Activities in Northumberland County


Situated close to the GTA and offering a wide variety of summer activities the Northumberland east region is renowned for both its natural beauty and accessibility. With such great attributes Northumberland is one of Ontario’s most popular summer destinations for cottagers and tourists.


Treetop Trekking Ganaraska

Explore new heights in the Ganaraska Forest with Treetop Trekking an adrenaline-pumping playground consisting of nine ziplines. There are a total of 42 games or obstacles including wooden bridges, balance logs, hammock nets, Tarzan swings and tightropes, some as high as 70 feet above the ground. For the outdoor enthusiast Treetop Trekking offers Seasons Passes which can be used at any one of their seven locations throughout Ontario.

Treetrop Trekking Ganaraska is in Cambellcroft, ON, a rural hamlet between Port Hope and Peterborough, 15 kilometres north of Lake Ontario to the west of Rice Lake at 10585 Cold Spring Camp Rd, Campbellcroft, ON

Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge

The Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge offers a safe yet exhilarating experience with scenic views from the 300-foot-long bridge hovering 30’ above the ground. The only pedestrian bridge of its kind in Ontario the Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge is part of The Great Trail (formally known as the Trans Canada Trail). An engineering marvel built with 55,000 pounds of steel; the bridge can hold up to 75,000 pounds in weight.

Located within Ferris Provincial Park along the Trent River in Campbellford the Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge is a great spring, summer and fall excursion. In winter months it can be accessed via the second access point adjacent to Locks 11/12.

Campbellford is a small Ontario town located midway between Toronto and Ottawa. The Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge can be found at 30 County Road 30, Campbellford ON.

Victoria Beach Cobourg

A mix of pebbles and white sand with a naturalized grass area and a boardwalk that runs from Hibernia Street to Ontario Street make Victoria Beach in Cobourg Ontario a popular summer destination for outdoor enthusiasts and beach goers alike. The expanse of the waterfront here is ideal for those seeking a private and quiet spot to soak up the sun or set up a game of beach volleyball.

After some time spent swimming in the clear waters of Lake Ontario tourists and locals spend time at Victoria Park. The park offers play equipment for children and hosts festivals such as Sandcastle Festival and Canada Day festivities.

Victoria Beach is located along the shores of Northumberland County at 138 Division St, Cobourg, ON.

Ganaraska Brewing Company

This brewery in the historic town of Port Hope, Ontario is a destination unto itself offering unique craft beer. Patrons can tour the brewery, enjoy a bite at the gastropub and sample new eclectic and classic small town brew favorites from the rooftop patio overlooking Port Hope, the river, and great lake. More an experience than a pub or restaurant the kitchen’s wide selection of salads, sandwiches and sharables make perfect pairings to whatever is on tap. Trending pours include the Marquee, Raging Rapids, and a Pretty Bad Sunburn. Ganaraska Brewing Company within Northumberland County is situated alongside the Ganaraska River, just a stone’s throw away from Lake Ontario at 33 Mill St. South, Port Hope, ON


Northumberland County offers residents, cottagers, and tourists a unique blend of natural beauty and laid-back lake life. Experience summer fun ranging from heart-pumping adventures in the trees to strolling along bridges and trails to tantalizing your tastebuds. No matter what attraction your are drawn to discover the natural beauty, diverse scenery, and epicurean delights across Northumberland region.  


The Janssen Group trusted local real estate agent Rebecca Quinn possesses a wealth of expertise in the rural and waterfront markets of Northumberland. Rebecca’s deep understanding of the local real estate landscape and her commitment to personalized service in Cobourg, Port Hope, Campbellford and surrounding areas will ensure you find your dream property whether an idyllic rural retreat or lakefront cottage or home.

Reach out to The Janssen Group’s trusted local Realtor Rebecca Quinn today and let her make your cottage or home real estate dreams a reality.  Rebecca’s dedication and expertise can expertly guide you through every step of the real estate transaction from finding your dream to negotiating in your best interest.

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