A Trail Town Along the Trent-Severn Waterway
National Historic Site of Canada
So much to do in Campbellford
Welcome to Campbellford, a Trent-Severn Trail Town located along the 386 km Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada connecting Lake Ontario and Lake Huron. Boat, paddle, cycle, hike or drive along this renowned inland passageway through historic lock stations and into quaint communities with unique offerings for every visitor.
Campbellford is a Trent Hills Community, located in Northumberland County, two hours east of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Less than 30 minutes from the 401 at Brighton (exit 509), a 45-minute drive from Cobourg, Peterborough and Belleville. Trent-Severn Waterway locks 8 through 17 are located in Campbellford.
A giant toonie, a suspension bridge over Ranney Gorge, and a woodland walk along a drumlin are all within walking distance of each other in scenic Campbellford - browse the highlight here.
Why was Dooher's voted Sweetest Bakery in Canada in 2018 and 2019? You'll have to try it yourself to be sure! Breads, donuts, pies, tarts, and a variety of mouthwatering desserts await on the Flavour Trail.
Campbellford Community History
A look back in time – In the 1830s, Lt. Col. Robert Campbell and his brother, Maj. David Campbell settled both sides of the Trent River at a shallow area known as Campbell’s Ford. By 1876 the settlement had grown so that the Village of Campbellford was formed and became known as a town in 1906. A deciding factor to build the canal system on the Trent River was the potential for generating and transmitting the latest invention – hydroelectric power. On July 26, 1918 the first boat travelled through Campbellford on its journey to Orillia and in 1920 the waterway became fully navigable. Today, the waterway is used for pleasure craft. You can enjoy an overnight stay on your boat in downtown Campbellford at Old Mill Park Docking facility, close to all the amenities.
Trail Town Friendly Business Directory
Festivals and Events around Campbellford to watch for...
Westben Concerts at the Barn
End of May to first weekend in August. Classical, jazz, folk, fiddle and fun music in a 400-seat timber frame barn set in a beautiful meadow. Special events like Friday Night BBQ’s or Dare to Pair experiences designed to bring you closer to music through your five senses.
Campbellford Chrome on the Canal
First Saturday in July. Enthusiasts gather along the banks of the Trent River to view a variety of
classic cars and motorcycles.
Campbellford Incredible Edibles Festival
– Second Saturday in July. Producers serve up local, delicious and unique low-cost portions.
Campbellford Seymour Agricultural Fair
– Weekend after the August Civic holiday.
Classic country fair featuring a demolition derby, tractor pulls, agricultural exhibits, horse and cattle shows, live entertainment, minway and children’s activities.
Campbellford Farmers’ Market
Early May to mid-October each Wednesday and Saturday morning. An array of goods and local produce, including vegetables, fruits, meats, plants and flowers, crafts, preserves and baking.
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