Parks & Trails



In July 2017 a group of residents came together to discuss concerns and find ways to protect and improve green spaces in and around the village of Hastings.  A survey showed sufficient community interest, and the first public meeting of Hastings Parks & Trails (P&T) Group was held September 12, 2017


Healthy, attractive parks, trails and green spaces in Hastings and surrounding area, which are developed and protected for use by future generations.


By partnering with Hastings and other Trent Hills communities, our mission is to advocate for sustainable parks, trails (land & water) and urban forests that preserve our natural natural heritage and support an active, outdoor lifestyle.

Core Values & Beliefs

  • Connectivity – through a network of trails in the Trent Hills community
  • Alliance – with neighbours, trail partners, municipalities and government
  • Responsible – and safe development of parks and trails (land & water) in Hastings
  • Enhancement – of natural environments for the health of our village and community


Advisory & Advocacy ~~ Action & Adventure


The P&T Group consists of trail and outdoor enthusiasts, community volunteers and residents.  There are no restrictions on membership, and no charge for membership.

Structure & Accountability

The P&T Group collaborates with Hastings Revitalization Association (HRA), Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance (EOTA), Peterborough-Hastings Trans Canada Trail Association, Municipalities of Trent Hills and Asphodel-Norwood, The Great Trail (TGT) national organization and its provincial affiliates, Parks Canada, Trent Severn Waterway (TSW), Lower Trent Conservation Authority (LTCA), Otonabee Regional Conservation Authority (ORCA), Parks Canada, as well as various government tourism organizations, recreational user group, and others.

The P&T Group assumes an advocacy and advisory role to support its mission.  Members plan and engage in projects that benefit outdoor recreation and tourism, preserve natural environments, and ensure usability and connectivity of parks and trails in the area.  Monthly meetings and social media help provide a shared learning experience for all members.

P&T is non-incorporated, and not registered as a non-profit  society at this time.  Information is posted to Facebook at ‘Hastings Parks & Trails Group‘. Contact email is

Goals & Objectives

  1. Improve The Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail) through Hastings, inclusive of peripheral trails, pathways, and connected parklands where applicable.
  2. Participate in Kawartha-Northumberland’s Regional Tourism Organization (RTO8) WaterWay Trail Town Program and promote improvements in Hastings.
  3. Promote use and awareness of our natural, historic environment.

‘Promoting a good green attitude’

Click on this link to take a video tour of part of the Trans Canada Trail out of Hastings, courtesy of Jim Victor 


Trans Canada Trail – Hastings to Lang Section

Hastings Field House