Attractions in Hastings

Nicknamed ‘The Hub’, Hastings was once a hub of activity as its prime location made it an excellent place to do business. Situated at the mouth of Rice Lake and the beginning of the Trent River, there are numerous opportunities to enjoy the water and the natural beauty that surrounds the Village of Hastings. Parks Canada employees can be found at the historic Lock 18 on the Trent Severn Waterway and our municipally-managed village marina offers boaters a great place to stay for the season or just spend the night.

The Trans Canada Trail works its way through the community and offers breathtaking views for those who choose to cycle, walk, or horseback ride the groomed trail to or from Peterborough. You can travel the rough trail to Campbellford via mountain bike or ATV.

Hastings won the title of ‘Ultimate Fishing Town Canada’ in 2012 and has the only bridge in Ontario where fishing is permitted. A spectacular spawning bed runs under the bridge and you can watch pickerel and perch navigate the waters in early spring. You’ll want to get a selfie taken with ‘Pisces Pete’, our giant metal pickerel sculpture.

Don’t miss our annual fireworks display on Canada Day, the Hastings Waterfront Festival in August, and in September, the Crooks Rapids Country Music Festival and Hastings Medieval Festival!

Check out the Attractions, Festivals and Events highlighted below.

Community Partners: Trent Hills Chamber of Commerce, Hastings Revitalization Association, Municipality of Trent Hills, RTO8 – Kawarthas Northumberland, and Northumberland Tourism

Festivals & Events in Hastings

hastings fireworks
The Canada Day fireworks at the Hastings Marina are always impressive!
Hastings Waterfront Festival takes place the third weekend of August
Crooks Music Fest
End your summer with a bang at the Crooks Rapids Country Music Festival
blades of glory
The Hastings Medieval Festival happens every Labour Day weekend