Bird Watchers and Apple Lovers Unite in Brighton

By: Paul Vallis

Bird Watchers and Apple Lovers Unite in Brighton

Tags: Brighton, Country Living, Northumberland County, Moving East

East of Toronto there are a number of small towns dotting the coast of Lake Ontario within Northumberland County. Head east on the 401 about 150 kilometres from the city and you will reach the town of Brighton, situated on the Bay of Quinte.

Brighton is a popular destination for retired or semi-retired couples looking to move away from the busy city. The slower pace, quaint feel and lower cost of housing are key attractions. Not to mention the amenities and lifestyle.

Brighton is home to beautiful Presqu’ile Provincial Park, a popular camping spot with 2.5 kilometres of sandy beach. And bird watchers will never be bored with the over 300 species of birds that can be found here. Brighton is on a key migration route and every Spring thousands of migrating ducks and other waterfowl pass through here on their way north. 

Living in Brighton, you can be as busy or as relaxed as you want with parks, trails, gardens and marinas for the outdoors enthusiast, as well as boutiques, historical buildings, a museum, theatre, great dining options and more to suit any palette.

Brighton is surrounded by numerous apple orchards and roadside farmer stalls so you’ll never want for fresh fruit and produce. Every fall, Brighton celebrates Applefest at the height of the apple harvesting season, with many events and activities to enjoy…plus of course, lots of apples.

Plan a visit to beautiful Brighton to see it for yourself. Make it a day trip or stay at one of the local bed & breakfasts to get to know the locals and the area.

And if you’re thinking about a move to the country, give me a call and I can help you make this your best move...ever.