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Trent Hills

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Digital Doors Open Trent Hills

Discover local heritage, cultural societies, committees and places in the Municipality of Trent Hills.

During Digital Doors Open, take a walking or driving tour – or even a virtual one, using our PDF brochures – in Hastings, Campbellford, Warkworth and Seymour to see some wonderful examples of local architecture.

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Campbellford Walking Tour Doors Open Trent Hills

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Campbellford Walking Tour

Settlement began in the Township of Seymour on the Trent River in the early 1830s. At that time, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Campbell and his brother, Major David Campbell, received Crown grants and purchased a total of approximately 1,100 hectares of land (2,800 acres) in the area. This land became the nucleus of settlement on both sides of the Trent River at a shallow area know as Campbell’s Ford. By 1876, the settlement had grown so that the Village of Campbellford became a separate municipality and, in 1906, it was incorporated as a town. Take this walking tour and learn more about the town, its early inhabitants and its rich past.

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

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Start at 17 Queen Street
Campbellford, Ontario
www.trenthills.ca

Architecture

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 Doors Open Trent Hills

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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

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Start at 60 Bridge Street South
Hastings, Ontario
www.trenthills.ca

Architecture

Year built: Various
Architect: Various

Dates/hours open

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

Seymour Driving Tour Doors Open Trent Hills

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Seymour Driving Tour

In the 1850s, Seymour Township became the home of Scottish stone masons and other Scottish settlers. Limestone was a common local building material. These settlers replicated the homes they had left in Scotland and created a legacy of new stone homes in Seymour Township. Take this driving tour around the township and see some of these remarkable structures for yourself – from stone cottages to two-storey homesteads.

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

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Start at 1147 County Road 8
Seymour, Ontario
www.trenthills.ca

Architecture

Year built: Various
Architect: Various

Dates/hours open

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

Warkworth Walking Tour Doors Open Trent Hills

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Warkworth Walking Tour

Warkworth is a parcel of land originally purchased from the Mississauga First Nation in 1774 to provide land for United Empire Loyalist settlers. Surrounded by rich farmland and rolling hills, Warkworth’s location attracts the surrounding communities as well as a large tourist trade. A thriving arts community, heritage homes, friendly shopkeepers and its array of activities have made Warkworth a worthwhile destination. Take this walking tour and discover the town for yourself – from Italianate and Queen Anne to arts and crafts to classical revival, there is something for every architecture enthusiast.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

Start at 35 Church Street
Warkworth, Ontario
www.trenthills.ca

Architecture

Year built: Various
Architect: Various

Dates/hours open

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