About Hastings

Hastings is one of three communities within the Municipality of Trent Hills (Northumberland County). We add approximately 1300 people to the total Trent Hills population of approximately 13,000 people. Because of our central location we offer the comforts of country living as well as easy access to a number of large urban centres.

Trent Hills, ON, Canada

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The Hub

Nicknamed “The Hub”, Hastings was once a “hub of activity” as its prime location made an excellent place to do business. Since we are situated at the mouth of Rice Lake, and the beginning of the Trent River, we can provide numerous opportunities to enjoy the water and the natural beauty that surrounds the Village of Hastings. Parks Canada employees can be found at the historic Lock 18, on the Trent Severn Waterway system https://www.trentsevern.com/ and our municipally managed village marina offers boaters a great place to stay for the season or just spend the night.

The Trans Canada Trail

The Trans Canada Trail www.tctrail.ca works its way through the community and offers breathtaking views for those who choose to cycle, walk, or horseback ride the groomed trail to or from Peterborough OR travel the rough trail to Campbellford via mountain bike or ATV. Snowmobiling, on the trails, is a great way to travel and the roads of Trent Hills are open and welcoming to ATV users who respect the environment and the rules of the road.

The Ultimate Fishing Town

Known for fishing, Hastings won the title of Ultimate Fishing Town Canada in June of 2012 and has the only bridge, in Ontario, where fishing is permitted. We are home to a spectacular spawning bed that runs under the bridge and you can watch the pickerel and perch navigate the waters in early spring.


Come Join Us

Hastings offers a number of ways to be social, a variety of dining choices, and unique shops to browse. We welcome you and encourage you to visit often or stay forever.

Night Time in Hastings, Ontario