Campbellford or The Bridges of Northumberland County

By: Paul Vallis

Campbellford or The Bridges of Northumberland County

Tags: Campbellford, Country Living, Northumberland County, Trent River, Moving East, Trent Hills

If you’ve been following my blog recently, you’ve been getting to know some of the great spots in and around Peterborough and Northumberland Counties east of Toronto. This is such a beautiful part of Ontario and an ideal spot to semi-retire or retire to.

As a Toronto “expat” now living in Campbellford, I made the move out here a few years ago to enjoy a more relaxed, less hectic lifestyle. I absolutely love it out here.

Let me tell you a little bit about my new hometown and some of the great things it has to offer its residents.
To get you oriented, Campbellford is located in Trent Hills along the Trent Severn Waterway about halfway between Toronto and Ottawa. It’s actually the largest commercial area between Bellville and Peterborough. With its many historical buildings separated into East and West by the Trent River and joined by a bridge, the downtown core has a great character. Campbellford even has its own hospital with a new Medical Centre right next door.

Campbellford is a vibrant community with a dynamic arts scene, beautiful trails for walking or cycling and many festivals and events throughout the year.

If you love to shop, there are many unique stores and eateries downtown, a Farmer’s Market every Saturday and a Flea Market for those that love antiquing.

Two of Campbellford’s more notable attractions include the world’s largest Toonie (take that Sudbury nickel!) and, for those not afraid of heights (unlike my dog), the innovatively designed Ranney Suspension Bridge, which sways 30 feet above the Trent River. It’s especially beautiful this time of year with the fall colours starting to appear.

Check out more great things to see and do in and around Campbellford. Drop by for a visit to see for yourself - it’s an easy 2 hour drive from Toronto. If you’re looking for a new home where you can relax, enjoy the outdoors and just take life a bit easier, but still have access to the amenities you need, Campbellford might be just the place.

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.