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The Village of Hastings Real Estate

The Village of Hastings Real Estate

village of HastingsThe village of Hastings is the home of lock # 18 on the Trent Severn waterway. It's about 30 minutes north of Cobourg in Northumberland County and boasts one of the best full service marinas on the entire waterway. This little town of about 1200 people is a fisherman's dream and calls itself the Hub of the Trent, a well deserved title. Hastings is a Trent Hills community and a very beautiful little town. One would think perhaps that the village of Hastings would be in Hastings County, but no, this isn't the case, it's in Northumberland County.

Hastings was at one time a very important commercial hub, as the lumber from the Peterborough area passed through the lock at Hastings on its way down to Lake Ontario. This commercial activity was largely responsible for the growth of the town.  At one time there were lumber mills in this town, but as with the rest of the area, those days are now long past.

Hastings is one of those charming "cottage country" towns today, just situated on the eastern boundary of the region known as the Kawarthas. The Kawarthas have thousands of fresh water lakes and have been a recreational centre in Ontario for generations. Hastings in particular is quite popular with boaters because there are over 60 kms of lock free boating between locks # 18 and 19, so the fun can stretch on for miles and miles. Many people from Toronto and Ottawa come to this area to spend their summer weekends at the cottage. Cottages are very reasonably priced here compared to other recreational areas in the province.

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The village of HastingsBecause the town is such a draw for boaters it has a busier downtown core than similarly sized towns with more shops and restaurants than one would expect. It certainly has that small town Ontario feel to it, and it's fun to take a stroll through town and check out the cenotaph, the legion, the old churches and the other buildings that make towns like this memorable on a warm summer's day.

If you would like more information about the Village of Hastings and may be interested in buying a recreational property in the area, just pick up the phone and give me a call.

I am a member of the Quinte Real Estate board, working out of the Trenton Century 21 office. Feel free to call me and discuss your Trenton real estate, or any other real estate concerns.

 

 

Contact Information

Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate. Ltd.
441 Front Street
Trenton ON K8V 6C1
Office: 613.392.2511
Cell: 613.242.8160
Fax: 613.392.9385