An Architectural Walking Tour: This self-guided tour has 18 locations and is a sampling of the various heritage styles found in the Village of Hastings. In 1810 William Hare, the first Crown land grant holder, sold 850 acres to Scots entpreneur James Crooks who named the site “Crooks Rapids”. In 1835, the government began planning the Trent canal system and by 1844 a dam and log slide were completed at this location. In 1851, Crooks sold his holdings to fellow Scot Henry Fowlds, an ambitious lumberman that renamed the village Hastings. Download the Brochure
Discover local artists and artisans: Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the village to learn through art – from the mural at the corner of Bridge and Front depicting the heritage of the village to the canoe gardens at Lock 18 to the giant fish created by famed sculptor William Lishman. Time your visit during an event, where you will often see local artworks.
Antiques on Front – Antique and collectible lovers will enjoy this Front Sreet tour that includes Riverside Auction Hall, Lawst Collectibles, Downing Antiques and Collectibles and Rivers Edge Collection.