Things To Do

Unleash your inner adventurer with our carefully curated selection of activities on our Things To Do page.

Embrace Nature’s Beauty

Northumberland County is blessed with stunning natural landscapes, providing ample opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to explore and connect with nature. Discover the countless hiking and biking trails of Northumberland Forest, immersing yourself in the serene beauty of the surrounding woodlands. Capture breathtaking views at Nawautin Nature Sanctuary, spot local wildlife, and enjoy the peaceful ambiance that only nature can offer.

Unwind at the Beaches

Just a short distance from Grafton, you’ll find some of Ontario’s most beautiful beaches. Spend a relaxing day on the sandy shores, basking in the sun and taking refreshing dips in the clear waters. Whether you prefer swimming, picnicking, or simply lounging with a good book, the beaches near Grafton offer the perfect setting for relaxation and leisure. Some recommendations are Nawautin Nature Sanctuary, Wicklow Beach, and Cobourg Beach (especially if you’re looking for a vast sandy beach with occasional volleyball games).

Explore Cobourg’s Downtown

Venture a mere 15 minutes away to the vibrant town of Cobourg, where you can explore the charming downtown area. Take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront, admiring the picturesque views of Lake Ontario. Discover unique boutiques, indulge in delicious local cuisine at cozy cafes and restaurants, and soak up the cultural ambiance of this historic town. On a windy day you may even catch people surfing off the pier on Lake Ontario!

Experience Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat

Indulge in a unique glamping experience at Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat, located in close proximity to Grafton. Immerse yourself in 200 acres of rolling hills, luxurious accommodations, and a range of activities. From hiking and biking trails to peaceful meditation spots, Whispering Springs offers a serene retreat for those seeking to reconnect with nature.

Visit Ste. Anne’s Spa

For those seeking ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation, a visit to Ste. Anne’s Spa is a must. Located just minutes from Grafton, this world-class spa retreat offers a sanctuary of tranquility. Immerse yourself in a variety of spa treatments, therapeutic pools, and holistic therapies, ensuring a blissful and pampering experience.

Discover Prince Edward County

Embark on a journey to the nearby Prince Edward County, a renowned wine region known for its vineyards and wineries. Take part in limo wine tours, where you can sample exquisite wines and savor the picturesque countryside views. Explore charming towns, visit art galleries, and indulge in farm-to-table dining experiences in this vibrant region. Another excellent activity in the county is to rent a couple of bikes and bike along the beautiful Millennium Trail!

Take a Scenic Drive

Enjoy the beauty of the countryside by taking a scenic drive through the rolling hills and picturesque landscapes surrounding Grafton. Capture breathtaking views and make stops along the way to explore charming towns and roadside attractions.

Explore Presqu’ile Provincial Park

Located just a short drive from Grafton, Presqu’ile Provincial Park offers stunning natural landscapes and wildlife viewing opportunities. Hike along the beachside and forested trails, relax on the beach, or participate in bird-watching activities.