Linda's Guidebook

Linda & Scott
Linda & Scott
Linda's Guidebook

Sightseeing

Beautiful view, great hiking trails, natural wonder
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Eagle's Nest Lookout
79 Eagles Nest Park Rd
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Beautiful view, great hiking trails, natural wonder
World renowned provincial park - 1 hour drive to the East Gate
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Algonquin Park
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World renowned provincial park - 1 hour drive to the East Gate
Well-hidden local gem. Walking trails and nature right in town
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Vance Farm Park
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Well-hidden local gem. Walking trails and nature right in town
Beautiful railway bridge spans the river - also the home of the Bancroft Farmers Market during milder seasons
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Millennium Park
166 Hasting St. N
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Beautiful railway bridge spans the river - also the home of the Bancroft Farmers Market during milder seasons
Majestic waterfalls and meandering river. Not heavily populated
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Egan Chutes Provincial Park
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Majestic waterfalls and meandering river. Not heavily populated
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Bonnechere Caves
1247 Fourth Chute Rd
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Petroglyphs Provincial Park
2249 Northeys Bay Rd
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Best Boutiques

Famous shop - has something for everyone
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The Old Tin Shed
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Famous shop - has something for everyone
Market Cafe & Fudge Factory
16 Bridge St W
Best fudge ever
If you're a history buff and love to explore locally owned establishments, this is the store for you! About a 20 minute scenic drive away.
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The Old Hastings Gallery
3103 Old Hastings Rd
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If you're a history buff and love to explore locally owned establishments, this is the store for you! About a 20 minute scenic drive away.
Bancroft is the mineral capital of Canada! You will see rare sodalite here - one of the few places it is found.
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Princess Sodalite Mine
31241 Hwy 28
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Bancroft is the mineral capital of Canada! You will see rare sodalite here - one of the few places it is found.

Food Scene

Great for families or a night out
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Bancroft Brew Pub
4 Bridge St W
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Great for families or a night out
Cute with delicious homemade food
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Eagles Nest Restaurant
183 Hastings St N
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Cute with delicious homemade food
Great atmosphere, food and steps away
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The Granite
45 Bridge St W
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Great atmosphere, food and steps away
Yummy homemade food
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Café B C
29670 Ontario 62
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Yummy homemade food
Homemade food, generous portions and a decent price
The Classics Diner
1 Fairway Boulevard
Homemade food, generous portions and a decent price
Delicious!!! A must-visit if you are in the area and love tasty, authentic ice cream. You might have to line up for this one!!
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Kawartha Dairy Bancroft
29572 28 Highway
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Delicious!!! A must-visit if you are in the area and love tasty, authentic ice cream. You might have to line up for this one!!

Recreation

Local Snowmobile and ATV trail. Regularly groomed and maintained. Access to many locations province-wide.
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Hastings Heritage Trail
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Local Snowmobile and ATV trail. Regularly groomed and maintained. Access to many locations province-wide.
Kid's playground, lovely walking trail, boat rentals and skateboard park. Right beside the York River and a 10 min walk from the Century Home Cottage apartment.
Heart of the Park in Riverside Park
4-26 Hastings Heritage Way
Kid's playground, lovely walking trail, boat rentals and skateboard park. Right beside the York River and a 10 min walk from the Century Home Cottage apartment.
Road to take to get to the L'amable Dam swimming area. Sandy beach, changing area, toilets.
Old L'Amable Road
Road to take to get to the L'amable Dam swimming area. Sandy beach, changing area, toilets.
Smaller park situated around a wonderful, motor-free lake. Day passes available summer and winter. Beautiful sand beaches, canoe and kayak rentals. Winter trails are groomed for crosscountry skiing or snowshoeing. Ice fishing as well.
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Silent Lake Provincial Park
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Smaller park situated around a wonderful, motor-free lake. Day passes available summer and winter. Beautiful sand beaches, canoe and kayak rentals. Winter trails are groomed for crosscountry skiing or snowshoeing. Ice fishing as well.
Haliburton Forest Wolf Centre
1305 Redkenn Rd
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Sandy beach that is ideal for toddlers as the shallow water extends for many feet. We love the public beach and the worry-free swimming experience for young children.
Papineau Lake
Sandy beach that is ideal for toddlers as the shallow water extends for many feet. We love the public beach and the worry-free swimming experience for young children.
Fun and safe family experience. This is a well-maintained park with playground and picnic tables set up. Great swimming for kids as it's shallow
Fosters Lake
Fun and safe family experience. This is a well-maintained park with playground and picnic tables set up. Great swimming for kids as it's shallow
Crystal clear, spring-fed freezing cold deep lake. Great for those who love an amazing swim.
Holland Lake
Crystal clear, spring-fed freezing cold deep lake. Great for those who love an amazing swim.
Hosts the Rally of the Tall pines. Great outdoor skating rink during winter months
Dungannon Recreation Centre
26596 Ontario 62
Hosts the Rally of the Tall pines. Great outdoor skating rink during winter months
Access to Public sandy beach area.
Old Diamond Lake Road
Access to Public sandy beach area.

Art Scene

Coffee and local art - what could be better?
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The Muse Gallery & Café
23 Bridge St W
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Coffee and local art - what could be better?

Neighbourhoods

Cute little gem of a town 15 Minutes North on Hwy 62. Host of SOIcefest - an annual ice climbing event in February
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Maynooth
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Cute little gem of a town 15 Minutes North on Hwy 62. Host of SOIcefest - an annual ice climbing event in February

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SOIcefest

Annual February Ice Climbing event in Maynooth
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