Northumberland County | Ontario Culinary
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Northumberland County
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Just east of Toronto, Northumberland County is surrounded by waterways including Lake Ontario, Rice Lake, the Trent-Severn Waterway, and the Ganaraska River. You’ll find picturesque towns & villages dotting the rolling hills. From bakeries to markets, and take-out to dine-in, there is a lot of delicious food in Northumberland County.

Northumberland is also home to award-winning food! Canada’s favorite doughnuts can be found at Dooher’s Bakery in Campbellford, while our nation’s favorite burger, as voted by Canadian Living, is grilled in Port Hope at Olympus Burger. The region also plays host to Cultivate Festival every September which brings together musicians, art and farm experiences and, of course, the amazing local food of Northumberland County.

Looking for lasting memories to savour? Discover delicious ways to eat and drink your way through Northumberland County.


Animal lovers will swoon over the alpacas and dwarf goats at Haute Goat near Port Hope. From Goat Shmurgles (aka goat cuddle sessions) and alpaca walks to an 18-hole disc golf course and a boutique full of handmade goat milk products the entertainment options are endless. Feast On® certified Screaming Goat Café features locally sourced, ethically grown ingredients in its farm-to-fork breakfasts and lunches which can be enjoyed with local wine & craft beer.

The Whistling Duck is one of the region’s oldest and most popular restaurants. Locals flock here for the sprawling lakeside patio with picturesque views of Presqu’ile Bay.

Looking to relax and unwind? Northumberland is home to one of Ontario’s best spa experiences. Feast On® certified Ste. Anne’s Spa offers hot pools, forest bathing, a sprawling aromatic garden, a gluten-free bakery and so much more. You can get a day-visit pass or stay the night in their luxurious accommodations.

Golfers can celebrate a round well played with a meal at The Mill Restaurant & Golf. After playing 9-holes on the walkable course along Cobourg Creek, refuel on classic food with a twist. You could even enjoy a weekly “Pint and Putt” or “Sip and Chip” session that includes golf training and a drink of your choice. Play on! 

Northumberland is home to Ontario’s quintessential road trip stop: The Big Apple! Stop in for a freshly baked pie or a multitude of treats celebrating all things apple. Visit the petting zoo or take in a game of mini-golf through the warmer months. Canine companions can stretch their legs in the dog park. Pulled pork sandwiches and brisket meals from the on-site smokers can be enjoyed on the patio year-round for those who prefer their snacks on the savoury side. Be sure to take a tour inside the big apple where spectacular views of the area await at the top.

Exploring the Region?

Here are a few great places to start.