Cozy Tiny Home Guidebook

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Bancroft is a town that can be enjoyed all year round. Whether you prefer to spend a summer day relaxing or kayaking on the York River, or a winter day riding on the many groomed trails around town, Bancroft has something for everyone regardless of the season.
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Bancroft
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Bancroft is a town that can be enjoyed all year round. Whether you prefer to spend a summer day relaxing or kayaking on the York River, or a winter day riding on the many groomed trails around town, Bancroft has something for everyone regardless of the season.

Food scene

Enjoy a meal or a beverage on the patio at The Granite. From here you will have picturesque view, overlooking the town and the York River.
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The Granite
45 Bridge St W
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Enjoy a meal or a beverage on the patio at The Granite. From here you will have picturesque view, overlooking the town and the York River.
Looking for a nice meal with a locally brewed beer in town? The Bancroft Brew Pub is a great choice, just get there a little early because this local favourite can get quite busy around meal time.
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Bancroft Brew Pub
4 Bridge St W
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Looking for a nice meal with a locally brewed beer in town? The Bancroft Brew Pub is a great choice, just get there a little early because this local favourite can get quite busy around meal time.
Pizza lover? There are many options in town for you to choose from, however, our favourite is definitely Vito's.
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Vito's Pizzeria
143 Hastings St N
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Pizza lover? There are many options in town for you to choose from, however, our favourite is definitely Vito's.
Looking to enjoy some locally produced ice-cream? With over 80 unique flavours, Kawartha Dairy will keep you coming back for more.
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Kawartha Dairy Bancroft
29572 28 Highway
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Looking to enjoy some locally produced ice-cream? With over 80 unique flavours, Kawartha Dairy will keep you coming back for more.
Adjacent to the Bancroft Brew Pub, this brew house has everything you need if you are looking to enjoy a local drink. Feeling hungry? You can also order food from next door if the pub is too busy to seat you during the busy tourist season.
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Bancroft Brewing
2 Hastings St N
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Adjacent to the Bancroft Brew Pub, this brew house has everything you need if you are looking to enjoy a local drink. Feeling hungry? You can also order food from next door if the pub is too busy to seat you during the busy tourist season.

Sightseeing

Beautiful beach on a nice lake. Water is shallow and usually warm near the beach.
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Chandos Lake Public Beach
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Beautiful beach on a nice lake. Water is shallow and usually warm near the beach.
Climb atop the Eagle’s Nest Bancroft for a great view of the York River Valley
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Eagle's Nest Lookout
79 Eagles Nest Park Rd
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Climb atop the Eagle’s Nest Bancroft for a great view of the York River Valley
There is a 10-20 minute walk to get to the falls, but the scenery once you get there will be worth it (no swimming allowed). Please use caution as there are no guard rails and the wet rocks can be slippery
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Egan Chutes Provincial Park
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There is a 10-20 minute walk to get to the falls, but the scenery once you get there will be worth it (no swimming allowed). Please use caution as there are no guard rails and the wet rocks can be slippery
If you are looking for a large lake to spend your day on then look no further that Paudash Lake. With it's countless inlets and adjoining lakes, Paudash Lake has everything you need to enjoy your day on the water
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Paudash Lake
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If you are looking for a large lake to spend your day on then look no further that Paudash Lake. With it's countless inlets and adjoining lakes, Paudash Lake has everything you need to enjoy your day on the water
Baptiste Lake is a part of a large connected waterway. You could spend all day cruising around or fishing on this lake.
Baptiste Lake
Baptiste Lake is a part of a large connected waterway. You could spend all day cruising around or fishing on this lake.
Located in the fully-restored heritage train station, the Bancroft Mineral and Mining Museum is a must see for mineral enthusiast! There are over 400 local specimens on display in this 1200 square-foot showroom.
THE BANCROFT MINERAL MUSEUM
8 Hastings Heritage Way
Located in the fully-restored heritage train station, the Bancroft Mineral and Mining Museum is a must see for mineral enthusiast! There are over 400 local specimens on display in this 1200 square-foot showroom.
While it may not be the biggest beach, Papineau Beach is clean with great sand and lots of shallow areas. It's about a 35 minute drive from Bancroft.
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Papineau Public Beach
123 Dog Point Road
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While it may not be the biggest beach, Papineau Beach is clean with great sand and lots of shallow areas. It's about a 35 minute drive from Bancroft.

Shopping

Here you will find a good selection of gifts and clothing
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West Wind Gallery & Gifts
7 Bridge St W
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Here you will find a good selection of gifts and clothing
Looking for some unique souvenirs? The Old Tin Shed has a little something for everyone. From hand crafted signs or keepsakes to locally produced jams or jellies, this place has it all. They are open 363 days per year which means you'll have lots of opportunities to check them out.
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The Old Tin Shed
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Looking for some unique souvenirs? The Old Tin Shed has a little something for everyone. From hand crafted signs or keepsakes to locally produced jams or jellies, this place has it all. They are open 363 days per year which means you'll have lots of opportunities to check them out.

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Restaurants can get quite busy in the summer

Make a reservation or show up before the rush if you don't want to find yourself waiting in line at one of the local restaurants
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Summertime? Bring some bug deterrent!

Summertime in a town such as Bancroft can be great if you are prepared, but there are times when mosquitos can be quite annoying, come prepared!
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Bancroft Recreational Trails

1. Central Ontario Loop Trail This 450km multi-use trail is open 12 months a year 2. Eastern Ontario Trail Alliance This network of trails stretch from the Bay of Quinte to Algonquin Park. 3. Hastings Heritage Trail The is a 350 km multi-use trail, open 12 months a year. It follows an old abandoned railway line and is used for everything from ATV'ing and skiing, to walking and biking.