LINKS TO AREA ACTIVITIES
Northumberland is a world-class cycling destination with the ideal geography for road cyclists and mountain bikers alike.
We are Ontario's best cycling destination. You can experience our many well-marked routes and scenic trails with stops along the way for an unforgettable ride.
And, there's so much extra we offer to cyclists. From bike rentals, to bike tours, to bringing your own bike on the train, find out more.
You can even rent a bike. Find out more here
Roseneath Carousel: Visitors are taken back to yesteryear as the 1934 Wurlitzer Military Band Organ plays on.
HORSE BACK RIDING
What to know as an American visiting Canada
Rice Lake Information Provides a variety of information on Rice Lake
Rice Lake Fishing Information Provides information on fishing Rice Lake.
The Fishin' Guide More Rice Lake fishing information.
Video instruction on using fishing regulations.
NATIVE HISTORY AND TRADITION
Serpent Mounds Park
Similar to a provincial park, contains ancient indian burial mounds, daily guided tour and interpretive centre.
Whetungs Ojibwa Centre
A native-run enterprise at Curve Lake is the best place to see modern Native culture.
Petroglyphs Provincial Park
A Government-run provincial park north of Stoney Lake, worth visiting for the large prehistoric native rock carvings and a learning centre detailing traditional Ojibwa/Algonquian culture.
Kawartha Lakes Spirit Walks
A guided tour program. Experience the distinctive history and culture of the First Nation People of the Kawarthas.
PIONEER HISTORY AND CULTURE
Lang Pioneer Village
A re-creation of an 1800's pioneer village with costumed guides and demonstrations.
Canadian Canoe Museum
Displays relating to the Canadian canoe, 17th century French fur-traders, and their large freight canoes.
HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE, MUSEUMS AND EXPERIENCES
Port Hope Historic House Tour
A tour of 10 historic homes not usually open to the public. Held each September.
Peterborough Centennial Museum and Archives
Archives and displays related to the region’s history.
Peterborough Historical Society's Hutchison House Museum
Presentations of an historical nature in an historic house.
The Roseneath Carousel
A restored 1906 C.W.Parker carousel, open Sundays in summer months.
LOCAL TOURISM WEBSITES
Northumberland County Tourism
Covers events and attractions in the region south of Rice Lake.
Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce
Covers events and attractions in Peterborough region.
Town of Cobourg
Covers events and attractions in town of Cobourg.
Town of Port Hope
Covers events and attractions in town of Port Hope. Port Hope has Ontario’s Best-Preserved Main Street and famous Capitol Theatre.
NATURE - CONSERVATION
Conservation Areas towards the north end of Rice Lake
Warsaw Caves, Hope Mill, Miller Creek Wildlife, etc.
Located in Warsaw, north of Peterborough, caves have been carved out of the limestone by water.
Conservation Areas south of Rice Lake
Lower Trent Conservation Authority.
Emily, Ferris, Presqu'ile, Petrolgyphs, etc.
Riverview Park and Zoo, Peterborough
A small zoo with animals from around the world.
Indian River Reptile Zoo
Located at Indian River, north of Rice Lake, featuring snakes and other reptiles.
ART AND THEATRE
4th Line Theatre
An outdoor theatre performing original, historical plays at Winslow Farm.
Peterborough Theatre Guild
Presents plays during the summer months.
A theatre group in Cobourg.
A restored classic theatre in Port Hope. Canada’s only intact “Atmospheric” theatre. Regular performances of touring shows and theatre.
Cobourg Canada Day Waterfront Festival
Held in the days around July 1, located on the Cobourg waterfront on Lake Ontario.
Peterborough Festival of Lights
Outdoor performances in summer on the banks of the Otonabee River in Peterborough.
Havelock Country Jamboree
A major annual event for country music in Havelock every August.
Westben Arts Festival
Broadway and classical music in a restored barn at various times throughout the summer months.
Cobourg Highland Games
A celebration of Scottish Highland Heritage each June.
Port Hope All Canadian Jazz Festival
A 3-day event held each September.
Buckhorn Wildlife Art Festival
Held in Buckhorn the 2nd weekend of August annually, featuring 100 professional artists working in wildlife, nature, and native arts.
On farms located south of Rice Lake in July. A two-day self-guided trek to participating farms.
Warkworth Rodeo (Warkworth Western Weekend)
A rodeo held in the town of Warkworth located southeast of Rice Lake. Every July.
NATIVE POW-WOWS & HAPPENINGS
First Nation pow-wow held in July.
Curve Lake First Nation
(see also next website for information on the pow-wow)
Whetungs Ojibwa Centre
Holds a “happenings” storytelling festival, native music festival, native art festival, etc.