For more than a century, Ontario's famous Algonquin Park has protected a great wild expanse of forest and lakes, of ragged cliffs and quiet ponds, of lovely rivers and sparkling rapids, of delicate orchids and giant moose. It has inspired writers and artists, scientists and photographers, canoeists and campers. The park has helped our Canadian identity, and has left cherished memories with millions of individual visitors from all over the world. more...
Art Gallery of Bancroft
The Art Gallery of Bancroft is located at 10 Flint Ave, Bancroft, Ontario. Each year there are approximately 11- 12 exhibits presented, and it is completely run by dedicated volunteers. There is a gallery gift shop which features crafts and paintings for sale. Submissions by artists are always welcome! For more information, please visit the Art Gallery of Bancroft's website or by phone at 613-332-1542. more...
Bancroft Mineral Museum
The museum is housed in the former Bancroft railway station. The interior was renovated to resemble the inside of a mine. Currently the museum displays over 350 locally collected mineral specimens. more...
Bancroft Bowling Centre
The Bancroft Bowling Centre is located 5 minutes South on Hwy 62. It is an eight lane facility with Cosmic Bowling every Saturday night, league bowling, shuffle board, darts, and more. For more information and lane reservations, please call 332-1323. more...
Coe Hill Gold
In less than 2 seconds on May 5th, 2005, Coe Hill Gold had produced 250 tons of new collecting material for the rock and mineral collectors to enjoy and sort through. With over 29 different minerals found at this location, collectors need go no further. more...
Crooked Slide Park
Log chutes were used in the 1800's to transport the larger timber down river. Crooked Slide Park is a restored chute on Rockingham Creek, and is an interesting example of how one used to work. Located in Combermere, Ontario, on Old Barry's Bay Road. more...
Dimples Mini Golf
Located on Highway 28, just South of Bancroft - Beside Kawartha Dairy. Open from 11am - 9pm. All proceeds support Community Living in North Hastings. Enjoy a game today!
Climb atop the Eagles Nest for a breath-taking view of the York River Valley. Located above downtown Bancroft, off Hastings Street North, it's not something you'll want to miss. more...
This beautiful waterfall is located at the end of an old forest access road, east of the town of Bancroft. There is a 10-20 minute walk to get to the falls, but the scenery once you get there will be worth it. Please note that there is no swimming allowed, and one should use caution as there are no guard rails. Driving Directions: Hwy 28 East - approx. 15 minutes from Bancroft. Watch for Egan Chute Provincial Park Signs.
The Gut Conservation Area
Located on South Lake Road, in Apsley Ontario. The "Gut" is a gorge around 30 meters high, through which Crowe River flows for approximately 230 meters. The water levels vary, but in any season it is a beautiful site. The conservation area has walking trails, a lookout, and a stairway down to the gorge. more...
Hastings Heritage Trail
The Heritage Trail is a 350 km multi-use trail, which follows an old abandoned railway line. It is a four season trail commonly used for walking, skiing, biking, horseback riding and recreational vehicle riders. The trail starts in Glen Ross and heads north to Lake St. Peter. There are many stops along the way which are sure to catch your interest. For more information on the Hastings Heritage Trail, visit the Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance website.
High Falls in Bancroft is located on the York River at Birds Creek, and has a dam built on it's crest to control the level of Baptiste Lake. more...
Founded in 1947 by Catherine de Hueck Doherty, Madonna House is located on County Road 512 in Combermere. This Roman Catholic community of approximately 20 members operates several unique attractions including a gift shop, a pioneer museum and an art gallery. The Madonna House Gift Shop opened in 1964 and carries all sorts of antiques, collectibles and unique hand-crafted items such as pottery, jewelry, candles, and woven and knitted items. The Madonna House Pioneer Museum houses a collection of artifacts that are a testament to the lives of early settlers to the area. The Art Gallery, the most recent addition to Madonna House, displays the work of resident artists. Located at 2887 Dafoe Road, Combermere. Highway 517, just off Highway 62
McGeachie Conservation Area
Located on the north shore of Steenburg Lake, the McGeachie Conservation Area is operated by the Crowe Valley Conservation Authority. The original 358 acres that made up the conservation area were donated by Jack and Ethel McGeachie, and in 2000 the park expanded to over 500 acres. One can enjoy walking trails, wetlands, beaver ponds, old growth forest, and more.
North Hastings Heritage Museum
Located on Station Street Bancroft, the North Hastings Heritage Museum is a place of history for you to enjoy while visiting Bancroft. Open July 1st to Labour Day. 10am - 5pm, 7 days a week. more...
The Princess Sodalite Mine
The Princess Sodalite Mine and Rock Shop is located 4 Km East on Highway 28. Here you'll final local and worldwide mineral and fossil specimens, Canadian soapstone carvings, silver and gemstone jewelry, rock crafts, gifts, and a rock farm to collect your own specimens! Open daily at 10am. more...
The Rockhound Gemboree held annually in Bancroft is Canada's largest Gem and mineral show. It consists of four days and 100+/- dealers and exhibitors bringing with them excellent examples of gems, minerals, crafts, and jewelry. more...
North Hastings offers 13 different scenic routes, marked by highway signs to keep you on track. Please see the Scenic Routes website for more information and maps.
The Studio Tours are held once a year in the fall, and are an event in which local artists display their creations. You not only get to see the talent that lies in the people of Bancroft, but while driving to their various locations, you experience the beautiful fall colours. Most works of art are for sale, so be sure to bring your wallet! more...
The Village Play House
The former town hall now stands as the Village Play House. Renovations in 1995 took place to turn the building into a modern day, 200 seat theater. For shows and ticket information, please call 613-332-5918.
York River Millennium Band Shell
The York River Millennium Band shell opened in the spring of 2001, just north of the heart of downtown. This traditional log structure is home to various events throughout the spring, summer, and fall, bringing music, theater, festivals, and much more to all of Bancroft's residents and visitors. more...
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