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...Read More

Warkworth: Where Country Meets Style

By: Paul Vallis

Warkworth: Where Country Meets Style

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Warkworth, Country Living, Country Home, Northumberland County, Trent Hills

Head about 90 minutes east of Toronto and you’ll hit the Village of Warkworth in the heart of Northumberland County. One of three communities within the Municipality of Trent Hills, Warkworth is full of small town charm with a touch of urban style. If you love fresh air -- and fresh coffee -- head over to Our Lucky Stars Cafe and fuel up on some fair trade organic coffee, roasted on site, b...Read More

Going for a Drive in the Country...Every Day

By: Paul Vallis

Going for a Drive in the Country...Every Day

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Country Living, Northumberland County, Trent River, Moving East

Growing up in Ontario back in the 60s and 70s, a favourite Sunday pastime for my parents was to go for a drive in the country. In fact, this was a favourite pastime for many families when the cars were bigger, the roads were less busy and getting out of the city was a lot easier. Back then, the “country” wasn’t that far away. There was something magical about those drives. ...Read More

Lakefield: The Beauty of Small Town Ontario

By: Paul Vallis

Lakefield: The Beauty of Small Town Ontario

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Lakefield, Country Living, Country Home, Peterborough County

Lakefield is a beautiful little town just north of Peterborough in the Kawartha Lakes region and less than 2 hours east of Toronto. Located on the Otonabee River, part of the Trent-Severn Waterway, the Village of Lakefield is a community of about 2,500 people. Whether you are thinking of retiring or just semi-retiring away from the big city, Lakefield is an ideal setting. On the edge of cottage c...Read More