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Hastings Walking Tour Doors Open Trent Hills


Hastings Walking Tour

The village of Hastings straddles the Trent River near the border of Northumberland and Peterborough counties. In 1810, William Hare – the first Crown land grant holder – sold approximately 340 hectares (850 acres) to Scots entrepreneur James Crooks, who named the site “Crooks Rapids.” In 1835, the government began planning the Trent Canal system and, by 1844, a dam and log slide were completed at Hastings. Hastings industry included grist, woollen and lumber mills. Take a fascinating walking tour of the village and learn more about its early settlers, its history and some of its enduring architecture.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Activities and games
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

Start at 60 Bridge Street South
Hastings, Ontario


Year built: Various
Architect: Various

Dates/hours open

Friday January 1 – Friday December 31, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open Trent Hills

Hastings Walking Tour Start at 60 Bridge Street South