Boating in Lake Ontario 




Surrounded by water, Northumberland is a recreational boater's paradise in Ontario. With Lake Ontario in the south, Rice Lake to the north and the historic Trent -Severn Waterway (TSW) at Northumberland's north east boundary, there are countless opportunities for those who love to live life on the water.

The Trent-Severn Waterway which includes beautiful Rice Lake is open for navigation from late May to mid-October and is a wonderful way to view the picturesque landscapes and be part of this internationally known waterway. You'll find spacious camping and convenient washroom facilities, and canoe landings are at some of the busier locks in the Kawarthas region. You can take your pleasure craft, rent a boat, canoe, or kayak through the locks, with many marinas, campsites, and public and private boat launches easily accessed.

Sailing on Lake Ontario offers an experience like no other. With transient slips available in Cobourg, Brighton and Port Hope marinas, sailors and land lovers can enjoy the best of both worlds with nearby boutiques, cafes and fine dining. These towns also offer excellent festival and events such as the Cobourg Waterfront Festival on the Canada Day weekend, Cobourg Sandcastle Festival, Concerts in the Park in Brighton and performances at the Capitol Theatre Port Hope.

Don't have a boat of your own? Many of Northumberland's marinas offer boat rentals as does Green Canoe Outfitters in Cobourg.