Experiences – Things To Do Around Cobourg
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HERITAGE WALKING TOURS

Interact with Cobourg’s built heritage using the Heritage Walking Tour mobile-friendly website. Walk through our heritage conservation districts and imagine you were back in 19th century Cobourg as you explore Cobourg’s carefully preserved heritage properties. Just click the link below to view the four different heritage walking tours around Cobourg.

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EXPERIENCE COBOURG WALKING TOURS

Experience Ambassadors will conduct the free Experience Cobourg Walking Tours every Wednesday to Sunday during the months of July and August. The tours will begin at 1 p.m. in the Victoria Hall lobby and will include a historical overview of the development and restoration of this remarkable Town Hall, often referenced as ‘the centrepiece of history and architecture in Cobourg’, followed by tours of the Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre and Marie Dressler Museum where groups will be met by knowledgeable staff and volunteers.

  • FREE Tours meet in front of Victoria Hall at 1 p.m.
  • For more information on the Experience Cobourg Walking Tours call the Cobourg Tourism hotline at 1-888-262-6874 (1-888-Cobourg).
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PICK YOUR OWN FRUIT

Say hello to a farmer! Berries in spring and summer, and apples, field tomatoes and pumpkins in the fall. Check out Moore Orchards and Lovshin Family Fresh Produce Farm. In the holiday season, you can cut your own Christmas tree at Barrett’s Tree Farm.

Buttertarts

EAT BUTTER TARTS

What’s not to love about a sugar high this good? Cobourg’s Dutch Oven and Burnham Family Farm Market are two of the popular stops along the Kawarthas Northumberland Butter Tart Tour, Ontario’s biggest self-guided, year-round butter tart tour.

Cobourg Ecology Garden

LOOK FOR BUGS AND BUTTERFLIES

Cobourg Ecology Garden at the end of Hibernia Street is the perfect spot for bird-watching and crouching down to look for bugs. Native plants and flowers are tended by passionate organic gardeners.

Cobourg Marina

COME SEE THE BOATS

On the waterfront trail, you can walk along the boardwalk from the beach to the Cobourg Marina, considered one of the best on Lake Ontario. Cobourg has always been a popular spot for boaters from Montreal along the St. Lawrence, and Rochester, New York across the lake. A car ferry connected Rochester to Cobourg from 1905 to 1950, and American tourists came in droves for summer sun, yacht races and pavilion dances in Victoria Park. Now the Cobourg Yacht Clubhosts boating events and offers sailing lessons.

Best Catch: Salmon top the scales, with some reaching well over 30 pounds. Ask about guides and fishing charters.

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Still Wondering What To Do?

WHAT TO DO

Stroll, shop, then get to the spa! Admire the lovely gardens and tree-lined streets of Cobourg, an Ontario Communities in Bloom 2016 award-winner. Shop for vintage and reclaimed treasures at Legacy Vintage Building Materials & Antiques. Owner Sven Kraumanis “picks the bones” of buildings slated for demolition. A favourite stop for film and TV props. Have a facial or mani-pedi at Mystic Roots or City Streaks, both Aveda concept salons in town, for a little indulgence.

NAMASTE AWAY

You’ll have a view of the lake and your own private beach at Breakers on the Lake. Or enjoy the century-home charm of Twin Maples by the Lake bed and breakfast. Cinnamon French Toast Bake with Walnuts, anyone?

WHAT TO EAT

Sample the tapas plates, perfect for sharing, at El Camino, or go full gourmand with Chef Andrew Stewart’s enticing three-course tasting menu at Oasis.

WHERE TO STAY

Say hello to a farmer! Berries in spring and summer, and apples, field tomatoes and pumpkins in the fall. Check out Moore Orchards and Lovshin Family Fresh Produce Farm. In the holiday season, you can cut your own Christmas tree at Barrett’s Tree Farm.

Walk Cobourg Map

Take a walking tour through Downtown Cobourg. There’s lots to see and do along the way and we can all use a bit of fresh air.

Tour signs are located at:

  • Peace Park (Forth/Clyde Streets)
  • Ecology Garden (bottom of Hibernia St.)
    (More on Ecology Garden here)
  • West Entrance to the Victoria Park Boardwalk (bottom of Division St.)
  • East Entrance to Victoria Park (bottom of Church St)
  • The Marina Building (bottom of Third St.)
  • Victoria Hall (King St.)
  • Bus Stop (on Albert at Rotary park)
  • Beach Concession Building
  • Donegan Park (bottom of D’Arcy St.)

The four routes listed are:

  • Beach – A tour along the waterfront – 1.7km
  • Central  – Victoria Hall via harbourfront and boardwalk to Peace Park then loops back to Victoria Hall via King St. – 2.9km
  • Beach – Through Victoria Park, along the beach boardwalk and back to Victoria Hall via Rotary Park 1.7km
  • East – Starting at East Entrance to Victoria Park at the bottom of Church St, loops via King St, to Donegan Park – 1.5 km

Parking is available at Peace Park, the Waterfront (Esplanade), on street at the bottom of Church Street and at Donegan Park, just look for the signs.

In case of emergencies, there are three locations of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and are indicated at the Library, Victoria Hall and what looks like the YMCA Pool office.

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Cobourg Weather
23°
few clouds
humidity: 47%
wind: 2m/s S
H 22 • L 21
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