The Municipality of Trent Hills takes its name from the Trent River that runs through the undulating hills which make up the northeast corner of Northumberland County.
Its combination of urban and rural amenities, plus recreation and sporting opportunities, makes the municipality a top spot for the perfect getaway, rightly earning it's unofficial title as the "Getaway Country Capital". The area is a rolling stretch of field, forest and waterways, just the thing for urban lifestyle escapees. Sixty per cent of the residents live in a rural setting.
Trent Hills caters to recreation with its four premium golf courses, all located within a 40-minute radius. The community is rich with locations for swimming and boating.
Trent Hills is also home to Ferris Provincial Park, with the Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge, opened in 2003. It links the park to the Trans Canada Trail, providing spectacular hiking experiences.
You can cross country ski or snowshoe in its conservation areas, parklands and along its designated trails. Frozen ponds throughout the municipality provide space for skating and games of shinny, but there are also local hockey league associations offering schedules and tournaments within municipal facilities.
For thos seeking more leisurely pursuits, Trent Hills has a growin arts community with a variety of arts exhibitions and festivals. There are also well-stocked public libraries.
On the banks of the Trent River is Campbellford, the business, commercial and industrial centre of Trent Hills. Campbellford is home to the municipality's largest urban population. It has an industrial base and vibrant commercial and retail core. The retail trade employs 13 per cent of the labour force. Manufacturing employs another 22 per cent.
There are unserviced industrial sites available.
Seymour, Percy and Hastings are growing communities surrounding Campbellfore with successful local market economies. Residential grown and new business development are bringing urban amenities to the municipaltiy.
In the village of nearby Warkworth, there has been an arts boom in recent years. Live theatre, art galleries and exhibits, artistry and events like the annual Long Lunch (where everyone sits down to eat at tables stretching along the entire main street), in addition to the annual, highly-acclaimed Warkworth Pie Contest, attract annual visitors and celebrities.
The residential community of Trent Hills has plenty of room to grow. There are many locations for new home construction. Developed lots with beautiful views and easy access to urban amenities are also widely available. The area's real estate market is booming.
In addition to being accessible from Highway 401, Trent Hills can also be reached via well-maintained country roads.
There are three municipal areans with a wide range of hockey and year-round events and activities. The annual Campbellford Fall Fair and Warkworth Rodeo are must-sees on anyone's calendar.
The Campbellford Memorial Hospital offers comprehensive medical care, 24-hour emergency services and an associated community living facility for seniors located next door.
The Trent-Severn Waterway is historically the main entranceway to the area. The picturesque Village of Hastings, on its most westerly boundary has a new waterfront park and marina facility. With links to Lake Ontario, Kawartha Lakes and Georgian Bay, the waterway continues to be popular for boaters.
Trent Hill's leisurely lifestyle makes it the perfect location to escape from the grind of urban life. Offering access to both beautiful waterfronts and sprawling landscapes, the area entices many of its visitors to put down roots and become permanent residents.