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Walking/Driving Tours in Port Hope

Hit the road and explore Port Hope and the beautiful surrounding countryside of Northumberland County! For even more trails, visit our hiking page or cycling page.

Urban Port Hope

A driving or walking tour of urban Port Hope will take you past Canada House (Port Hope’s oldest building circa 1800), the Canadian Firefighters Museum and many beautifully restored and architecturally significant century homes, churches and buildings. And, of course, Port Hope possesses the Province’s best-preserved 19th century downtown streetscape!

Come to the Visitors Centre at 20 Queen Street (in the same building as the restored Capitol Theatre) for a free Walking Tour map or access our Google Map right from your smartphone. 

For a limited time, free guided tours will be available on Saturday mornings and afternoons, for more information please check our calendar of events and look for "Heart of Town History Walks". 

Rural Port Hope

Taking a drive through our beautiful surrounding countryside, you will spot century-old churches and historic cemeteries, quaint villages with one-room school houses now made into residences, charming mills and even an old tobacco kiln. Our spectacular rolling farmland and scenic hilltop views are second to none, especially in the fall when the leaves paint the rolling Northumberland hills, which also makes for beautiful photo opportunities! And, don’t forget to stop and enjoy the incredible panoramic view at Richardson’s Lookout, just south of the village of Garden Hill.

Come to the Visitors Centre at 20 Queen Street (in the same building as the restored Capitol Theatre) for a free Driving Tour map or access our Google Map right from your smartphone. Additionally pick up one of Northumberland Tourism's popular brochures "Top 5 Driving Routes."  

The Barn Quilt Project is a scenic trail of 23 heritage barns throughout urban and rural Port Hope. Many of the barns have been selected for both their architectural significance as well as their ongoing economic contribution to the community. Stop by our Visitors Centre for a map book or visit the Barn Quilt Trail website for more information.

Barn Quilt Tour

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