Become a BioBlitzer this summer and earn your Citizen Scientist credentials at the 2nd Annual Northumberland BioBlitz in the Ganaraska Forest. Experts from across the scientific spectrum will be on hand to help Citizen Scientists explore the forest, survey and assist with species counts and species identification.
Ganaraska Forest Centre
Sat. June 23rd – Sun. June 24th
MUST TIME TRAVEL
Take a tour of the restored Italianate architecture – a preferred design from this period – of Proctor House Mansion in Brighton. Climb to the belvedere and imagine bearing witness to the returning schooners that built the family fortune. Discover more about the Proctor family history and local legends this summer.
Tours Daily 1 - 4 pm, Tues. to Sun., July and Aug.
Victorian Tea Aug. 18th, 2 - 4 pm.
Information call 613-475-2144 or visit us on Facebook
This summer, our local Hospital Foundations are hosting a variety of inspired fundraisers that are not only fun but help pay for life-saving equipment vital to our medical communities. The events are as unique as the volunteers who work so diligently on our behalf.
Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation
Wine & Ale in the Park
Thurs. June 28th, 6 - 9pm
Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 4th Annual Incredible Doctor’s Cook Off
Fri. July 13th, 5:30 - 9pm
Under the marquee next to the Trent River in Campbellford
Belleville General Hospital Foundation Annual Gala
Sat. Sept. 22nd
Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation
Sat. June 23rd, 3 - 6pm
The Crystal Palace, 375 Main St., Picton
613-476-1008 ext. 4503
Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation
Golf Classic at the Oak Hills Golf Club
Fri., Aug. 17th, 11am Registration
613-392-2540, ext. 5401
MUST GO STAR GAZING
Pick a clear night this summer, grab some lawn chairs, blankets, a compass and binoculars and gaze skyward for a glimpse at the symphony of stars. For best results, chart the constellations, planets and stars away from the harsh glare of glowing urban areas. The Watershed region is home to clear, glow-free viewing locations in our own backyards, campsites, parks and on the water.
The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
SkyNews: The Canadian Magazine of Astronomy & Stargazing
MUST BUY THE T-SHIRT
Give a shout out to your favourite postal code and let others know you’ve been there and bought the t-shirt. A number of local entrepreneurs have branded their hometown with fashion-forward t-shirts cool enough to wear anywhere.
Jeff + Luke
Discerning Port Hope t-shirts
Find them on Facebook @jeffnluke
The General T-shirts
Warkworth, Campbellford and Hastings
At the General on Main Street, Warkworth
Warkworth t-shirts with a twist
The PEC T-shirt Company
County proud t-shirts
MUST DISCOVER THE SEVEN WONDERS
Explore the Seven Natural Wonders along the Trent River Valley. Lower Trent Conservation has compiled a geographic list of their version of the seven wonders replete with natural features, unspoiled landscapes and historic discoveries. Trek the untouched forests of Peter’s Woods, marvel at Ranney Falls gorge, discover the hydrological jewel at Douglas Springs, locate the drumlins at King’s Mill Conservation area, traverse the wetlands of the Murray Marsh, and circumnavigate the Bleasdell Boulder before finding quiet solitude at the Red Cloud Pioneer Cemetery.
|Writer, performer and speaker David Newland is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society with a lifelong passion…|