About The Community
Trent Hills is a Municipality of 12,600 located 2 hours east of Toronto and 3 hours west of Ottawa. We have three communities – Warkworth, Hastings and Campbellford – that offer diverse and unique opportunities for visitors, businesses and residents. Situated along the Trent-Severn Waterway, amongst the rolling hills of Northumberland County, Trent Hills is a tourist destination perfect for day trips, getaways, family vacations and extended cottage stays. A thriving business community with an ideal mix of retail, service-based, light manufacturing, tourism operators and niche industries.
The Town of Campbellford is the largest commercial area situated between Belleville and Peterborough with the Trent River uniquely creating an East & West side to the downtown. Historical commercial buildings give character to the town and the main bridge is a strong, visual focal point. There is a diverse retail community with clothing boutiques, gift shops, antiques, specialty food shops, groceries, personal needs, furniture and home décor shops, all enhanced by great one-of-a-kind eateries. Located at Lock 11/12 on the Trent-Severn Waterway with accommodations that include cottage resorts, inns and B & B’s.
The Village of Hastings is located on Highway 45, just 30 minutes north of the 401 at Cobourg or east on Highway 7 from Peterborough and 90 minutes from Toronto to the west or Kingston to the east. The Village has a population of just over 1,200 and offers a quaint downtown with all the necessary shops and services. The Village of Hastings is situated on the Trent River, nestled in a valley half way between Lake Seymour and Rice Lake at Lock 18 on the Trent-Severn Waterway.
The shimmering waters of the Trent River and Rice Lake are sure to please anglers and pleasure boaters alike. From Lock 18 in Hastings to Lock 19 in Peterborough, boaters have 60 km’s of uninterrupted scenic water to explore and enjoy. Pleasure boating, sailing, water skiing, wakeboarding, wave running, swimming and fishing are perfect ways to pass the warm summer days on the waters around Hastings. A pleasant combination of hometown atmosphere, with all the amenities, on a world class waterway.
The Village of Warkworth holds a treasure trove of discoveries for you, whether your passion is hiking, gardening, art, shopping, music, theatre or simply enjoying fresh, country air. The Millennium Trail meanders beside a gurgling brook; several studios showcase local and regional art and sculpture; specialty shops delight you with unique accessories for your home and garden; our historic town hall newly named the Warkworth Town Hall Centre for the Arts regularly hosts professional actors and musicians. Cosseted by seven picturesque hills, Warkworth is both a farming community and a centre for the arts. Stay overnight in either a B & B in the village or out in the country. Hearty fare is available in our local restaurants and lighter repasts are offered in a stylish coffee house.