At the very east, where the lake begins to end and breaks off into a lovely river, are three villages, Campbellford, Hastings, and Warkworth that makeup Trent Hills. A rural and peaceful area, with beautiful views of the countryside, it is about a 90-minute drive from Toronto. Each town has something different to offer and subtle differences in how you want to vacation in cottage country. Campbellford has the main tourist attractions. One of the newest additions is the Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge, where you can get spectacular views of the river, so don't forget the camera! The bridge located at the south end near locks 11 and 12. To take advantage of the river and water, you can look at spending time paddle boating, canoeing or kayaking in the fresh waters. Campbell Paddle is a great place to rent from, but if you have your equipment, you can use the Campbellford Old Mill Park Dock by Corewall. In the summer you can always find an activity to do ranging from live shows, music, and the farmers market. If you're looking to buy fresh produce, the Campbellford Farmers Market offers baked goods, meats, and produce from May to October every Wednesday and Saturday. The best ice cream in the area is B&C Variety which you can also grab and go with their quick takeout window.
Hastings is the closest town to Rice Lake and is popular for fishing and boating. Learn more about Hastings on own page at www.scottageGroup.com
Wakeworth is a small village situated in a valley setting abounding with novel and artisanal boutiques and cafes. You can get your hands on some wonderful handmade art pieces and gifts here! The town is also known for having great pies and food all around. It is also a very bike-friendly community, so it is trendy among cyclists with new cycling trails and bike parking in the town. If you're a foodie, you can get some delicious honey, elk, bison, and cheese in Wakeworth. Check out Campbell's Honey, Century Game Park, Empire Cheese in that order. There is also a fantastic golf course, the Wakeworth Golf Club. And of course, there is no shortage of the outdoors in any of these towns. You can find the accessible entrance to the Trans Canada Trail in the region almost from anywhere, which is great for hiking, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.
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