Northumberland is just an hour’s drive east of Toronto and on the Highway of Heroes (Highway 401). We are within a day’s drive of most major cities in the northeastern U.S., and only hours from major border crossings at Buffalo and the 1000 Islands.
The municipalities of Northumberland Ontario have a combined population of 81,000. We border the north shore of Lake Ontario and have major highway and rail corridors that transverse our area. Located approximately half way between Toronto and Kingston, we’re close to virtually every major market in North America.
Northumberland County consists of seven municipalities (in population order):
- Town of Cobourg
- Municipality of Port Hope – originally part of Durham County
- Municipality (town) of Trent Hills
- Municipality (town) of Brighton
- Township of Hamilton
- Township of Alnwick/Haldimand
- Township of Cramahe
The Alderville First Nation is within the Northumberland census division but is independent of county administration.
FOOD AND DRINK
In Northumberland’s Unique Experiences Map Guide, you’ll discover places where you can eat and drink your way across Northumberland.
Our craft beer outlets have been mapped for you so you can drive through farmland to visit Church-Key Brewing (housed in a former Methodist church), or into town to dine on a patio with local beer being served up.
ARTS & CULTURE
Add to your bucket list our “Brighton, Beaches and Big Apple” self-directed route that’s featured in our Top 5 Road Trips Map Guide.
Our Unique Experiences Map Guide will take you back in time to the 1860s Victoria Hall in Cobourg featuring a concert hall, an Old Bailey Courtroom and the Art Gallery of Northumberland.