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Outdoor & Recreation

Port Hope has a variety of year-round outdoor activities that everyone can enjoy.  Celebrate in the outdoors at the annual Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny, a 10km river race along the mighty Ganaraska River or attend the All Canadian Jazz Festival, a 3-day music festival showcasing the top Canadian jazz performers. The historic Port Hope Fall Fair, Canada Day celebrations and Christmas festivities offer outdoor entertainment for the entire family.  Use the calendar of events to plan your next adventure!

Enjoy the outdoors at a 18 hole golf course, lawn bowling greens, hiking trails and on interesting cycling routes. The Ganaraska Forest is southern Ontario’s largest forest offering kilometres of trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and is home to Tree Top Trekking.  If you’d like to experience the rolling hills by horseback, Trickle Creek Farms & Maple Crescent Farm offers trail rides adjacent to the forest.

Port Hope is renowned for its fishing and fish migrations. The annual spring trout and fall salmon migration is a must-see natural event and the Ganaraska River is a popular spot for fly fishing for trout. If you’re not experienced at fishing, you can rent a charter boat to take you out onto Lake Ontario for a chance to launch that big one.

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