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Attractions and Events

There is always lots to see and and do in the Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen and surrounding areas. Below is a listing of some fun and exciting area attractions and events.

CANADA DAY PARADE - this year’s Canada Day Parade and festivities are going to be fantastic! 

  • The Canada Day Parade starts at 11 am at the HBM Community Centre located at 39 George St E, Havelock.
  • Parade float prizes are $150, $100, and $50, as well as 6 x $25 for Best Kid’s floats.  All float registration and/or inquiries should be directed to lionsuet@gmail.com.
  • Parade route is HBM Community Centre east on Mathison St E, south on Park St to George St, west on George St to Victoria St, north on Victoria St to King St, east on King St to HBM Community Centre.

CANADA DAY FESTIVITIES – all Canada Day festivities are FREE including BBQ!

  • Following the parade there will be FREE Canada Day festivities from 12 – 3 pm coi-sponsored by the Havelock Lions Club and HBM Township.
  • Community BBQ including burgers, hotdogs, and refreshments.
  • Multiple Live Music acts and performers.
  • Annual Welly Boot Toss
  • Back by popular demand, giant inflatables and kids/family friendly-friendly fames:
    • Wrecking Ball
    • Skee Ball
    • Bowling Challenge Game
    • Bungee run game
  • Riffle prizes!
  • Canada Day firework show caps off the day, launched from the property north of the Havelock-Belmont Public School and by the HBM Fire Chief, Ray Haines, and HBM Firefighter volunteers.

There is so much for people to see and do!  We hope you will join us and celebrate Canada’s history, culture, and country this July 1, 2024.

CANADA DAY FUNDING

The Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen (HBM) would like to acknowledge and thank the Government of Canada for funding (in part) our Canada Day festivities. 

You can follow Canadian Heritage by subscribing to:
Twitter: @CdnHeritage or @SportCanada_EN
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CdnHeritage

For additional Canada Day activity information, please contact Shari Gottschalk at ecdev@hbmtwp.ca or 705-778-2308, ext. 123.  All parade float registration inquiries should be directed to lionsuet@gmail.com.

Event details to follow shortly.

Belmont Lake Brewery

The Belmont Lake Brewery is a small craft brewery located on the shores of the beautiful Belmont Lake. The owners moved here from England in 2011 with a brewery in their shipping container and a vision of brewing traditional English beer with a Canadian twist. Five years later their dreams are being fulfilled. Their building is sympathetic to the environment, using local timber for the board and battening. Inserted in the interior walls are a few Victorian stained glass panels which also originated from England.  Be sure to stop and sample their beer and enjoy a tour of the brewery.

Location:  54 Fire Rte 17, Havelock, ON K0L 1Z0
Website: www.belmontlakebrewery.com
Telephone:  (705) 803-3001
Email:  belmontlakebrewery@gmail.com

The Canadian Canoe Museum has large collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercrafts. They are an engaging, family-friendly museum with more than 100 canoes and kayaks on display. Visitors will enjoy interactive, hands-on galleries, a scavenger hunt, model canoe building and puppet theatre for children.  They are open seven days a week.

Location:  2077 Ashburnham Dr, Peterborough, ON

The Gut Conservation Area is located just north of our Township and is a must see.  The "Gut" is a large gorge that the Crowe River flows through for about 230 meters.  The Conservation area is approximately 400 acres that has a parking lot, walking trails, look-out area and a stairway down to the gorge.

Location:  399 The South Rd, Coe Hill, ON

The Market will run every Friday running until Thanksgiving Weekend. Start date can be found on their website. Located on Highway 7 with lots of parking. Please visit www.havelockmarket.ca for further information. 

Timing: Fridays from 1 - 7 pm located at 1 Ottawa St E, Havelock (across from the Havelock Garden Chinese Restaurant).

Indian River Reptile Zoo

Visit Canada's Dinosaur Park And Reptile Sanctuary! Explore The World Of Pre-Historic Dinosaurs And Ancient Reptiles! Over 100 hundred Dinosaurs and hundreds of reptiles such as Alligators, Crocodiles, Snakes, Turtles, and Liz`ards. You can also visit our Feathers & Fossils Museum, Famous Croc-Walk, Bone Dig, Gift Shop, Mini-Golf, and Delicious Food Truck.

Canada’s Dinosaur Park was established in 1999 as a not-for-profit registered Reptile Sanctuary charity. To support the live rescued reptiles, we added the attraction of life-sized replicated animatronic dinosaurs, allowing the extinct animals to support live reptiles. Family fun all summer long—educational too!

Canada's Dinosaur Park and Reptile Sanctuary is located at 2206 County Rd 38, Indian River between Havelock and Peterborough.

Since 1967, it has been the mission of Lang Pioneer Village to preserve and authentically recreate the history of Peterborough County and strive to provide visitors with an accurate and interactive view of the life of a 19th century settler in rural Ontario.  Costumed interpreters tell the pioneer story as they demonstrate traditional chores, trades and pastimes. Each day they bring history to life in an engaging way as they welcome you into their homes and businesses.

The Mathison Conservation Area is a 250 acre natural area of scenic forests and wetlands located north of the Village of Havelock. It has 1.6 kilometers of multiuse trails for walking, biking and ATV/Snowmobiling and 1.1 kilometers of walking only trails. This property was graciously donated to the Township by John Mathison in 2001 for conservation, education and recreation purposes.  

View map of the property.

If great fall fairs are among your favourite places, make a point to see the Norwood Fall Fair, either as a first-timer or as a regular visitor.  The fair takes place on Thanksgiving weekend each year and has operated for more than 140 years.  This is one of the largest fairs in the area and is sure to be fun for the whole family.

Location: 48 Alma St, Norwood, ON 

The Peterborough Lift Lock is one of only two hydraulic lift locks on the Trent Severn Waterway, Lock 21 is the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world. Opened on July 9, 1904, it leaves a visible and lasting impact on Peterborough's landscape.  The Peterborough Lift Lock Visitor Centre is located next to the lock. At the Visitor Centre, visitors can find public washrooms, as well as exhibits and films.

Address: 354 Hunter Street East, Peterborough, Ontario
Nautical chart: #2023 (more on Nautical charts)
Kilometer marker: 145 km (mile 90.1)
GPS: 44°18'28.4”N 78°18'02.1"W

Every year for two months during the summer, Peterborough Musicfest hosts 17 free concerts in the heart of Peterborough at Del Crary Park.  Popular bands and entertainers such as Carly Rae Jepsen, Tegan and Sara, Emerson Drive, Randy Bachman, and Chad Brownlee have graced the Fred Anderson Stage at Del Crary Park. Del Crary Park is located on the shores of picturesque Little Lake in Peterborough. Peterborough Musicfest attracts approximately 125,000 attendees each year.

The Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge is located within Ferris Provincial Park and is a great destination for an easy hike and picturesque views. This great, family-oriented natural adventure hovers 30 feet above the Ranney Gorge just south of the falls. As you make your way across the 300-foot-long bridge, you will feel it sway slightly below your feet.  This is located in Campbellford just south of the Township. 

Location:  Ferris Provincial Park

The Riverview Park and Zoo is located just north of downtown Peterborough.  The zoo features 27 exhibits, with over 48 species, including Yak, Camel, Wallaby, Emu, Macaw, Squirrel Monkey, Cougar, Plated Lizard, Meerkat and more. The park covers 55.5 acres and is the largest and most diversified playground in the city. It also features equipment for physically-challenged children. With a splash pad, frisbee golf course, walking trails, a miniature train ride and beautiful gardens, they have something for everyone.  

Location:  1300 Water St, Peterborough, ON

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