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Description of the Area

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Cobourg-Beach with peopleArchitectural splendor dating back to the 1800's, campgrounds, nature trails, park attractions, festivals and a top-rated marina. The highlight of Cobourg's waterfront is a spectacular natural beach of white sand, part of 9 hectares of beautiful parkland. The park has more than a century old trees, a children's play area and a band shell with weekly band concerts.

  • Asphalt, usually on residential roads, some off-road sections
  • Highway 2 has paved shoulders
  • A new section of cycling/walking boardwalk runs from the foot of Hibernia St in the east to Ontario St. in the west. There is a short break of 45 m in the boardwalk on land belonging to a private landowner. However, Trail users can get around this gap by taking Bagot to Sydenham to Durham
  • Cyclists must dismount when on the Victoria Park boardwalk.
  • Trail is a very short walk away from Cobourg's heritage main street with its restaurants and shops.






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Margaret Bain has published a 32-page guide illustrating and describing Cobourg Harbour's wonderful natural heritage. 

Cobourg Harbour, its Headland, its Ecology Garden, and its West Beach form one of the Town's finest assets -- a restful and restorative place to walk in beautiful surroundings, enjoying the constantly changing lake and the wide sky.

But this well-loved spot also hosts exceptionally rich and diverse wildlife--the hundreds of birds, insects, and plants that live or visit here through the year. This booklet illustrates some of the surprises and delights to be found through the each of the four seasons. From the first bright wood-warblers racing north in spring, through the butterflies of summer and the scarlet leaves of fall to winter's diving ducks and white-winged gulls from the Arctic, your should find much to search for and savour in these pages. It is available on line at www.mattholderfund.com/shop or from Margaret Bain: 905-373-1202 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.






Local Map

Main Access Points (with parking) 


  • Peace Park (Forth St. Park)- Foot of Forth Street
  • Victoria Park - Foot of Division St., south of King St. East

Resources, Local Maps and Connecting Trails

Northumberland Tourism produces a series of brochures for visitors. Their new Outdoor Adventure Map covers geocaching, birding, fishing, hiking and water trails, looped cycling routes (see Trail Connections below), and boating. Available at

Trail Connections

Tourism Information

How to Get there and Public Transit Information

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VIA Rail - National Passenger Rail service.
Bike racks are available on all trains equipped with baggage cars. www.viarail.ca

Contact Information

(416) 943-8080
4195 Dundas St. West - Suite 227,
Toronto, Ontario M8X 1Y4

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