Northumberland County

Northumberland County is located on the north shore of Lake Ontario, east of Toronto, and consists of seven municipalities. It is known for its natural areas, forests, waterfront areas, and recreation opportunities.

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Cobourg is a town located halfway between Toronto and Kingston. It is the largest town in Northumberland County and is located along Highway 401. To the south, Cobourg borders Lake Ontario. Founded in 1798, the waterfront boardwalk and beach are main attractions.

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Port Hope

Port Hope is a town located close to half way between Toronto and Kingston. It sits at the mouth of the Ganaraska River (affectionately known as "The Ganny") on the north shore of Lake Ontario, in the west end of Northumberland County.

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Trent Hills

Trent Hills is a township in Northumberland County. It is on the Trent River and was created in 2001 through the amalgamation of the municipalities of Campbellford/Seymour, Percy Township and Hastings.

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Brighton is a town in Northumberland County, and is traversed by both Highway 401 and the former Highway 2. The west end of the Murray Canal that leads east to the Bay of Quinte is at the east end of the town. Presqu'ile Provincial Park, just south of the town centre, is one of Brighton's most popular attractions.

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Hamilton Township

Hamilton Township is a rural township located in Northumberland County. It surrounds the town of Cobourg. The township was named after Henry Hamilton, Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec from 1782 to 1785.

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