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DESTINATIONS GUIDEBOOK | 2015/16

From Bernice Jenkins, Mayor

Town of Bancroft

It is my great pleasure to welcome

you to our wonderful town.

Bancroft is located in the heart

of Ontario, tucked away from the

bustle of the big city but close

enough to visit. Our town offers

the tranquility of the Canadian

Shield with all the amenities of a

modern community and welcomes

visitors every year from all over

Canada and the world. It is no

wonder why Bancroft has become

the hometown of choice for many

people who choose to leave the

busy city-life behind.

The Bancroft region offers

residents and visitors access to

lakes, forests, parks, golf courses,

theatres and museums, cultural

and sporting events, recreation

trails, well-established municipal

services, K-12 and post-secondary

education, modern health care

facilities, and a thriving downtown

core that offers ample opportunity

for further economic development.

With a regional population of more

than 40 000, Bancroft is anything

but a typical small town.

I encourage you to visit

our unique shops, restaurants,

businesses and natural wonders. I

hope you are able to take a break

from your busy life, enjoy the

slower pace of our town, and allow

us to make you feel welcome.

Enjoy your stay, and we hope to

see you again soon.

Bernice Jenkins, Mayor

Town of Bancroft

From Bonnie Adams, Reeve

Township of Carlow/Mayo

Welcome to Carlow/Mayo!

On behalf of the residents and

council members of the Township

of Carlow/Mayo, I invite you to

visit with us to discover and

enjoy the many natural resources

of the unspoiled habitat of our

municipality. With year round

recreational opportunities your

visit here will be a memorable one.

Our municipality is known as

a vacation destination. Served

by Highway 28, Carlow/Mayo

is just an hour and a half drive

from Belleville, Peterborough,

Pembroke, Renfrew or Napanee.

Set on rolling hills in the

northern portion of Hastings

County, the municipality is a

four-season tourist destination

that has many pristine lakes for

boating, water sports, canoeing,

kayaking, swimming and fishing.

The municipality also hosts an

abundance of hiking, snowmobile,

walking, dirt bike or ATV trails,

camping and cottage sites.

The Township geography

consists of approximately 45%

of Crown land and is home to

wildlife such as whitetail deer,

elk, moose, black bears and

migratory birds. Our natural

water reservoirs are teeming

with pickerel, northern pike,

speckled trout, rainbow trout,

lake trout, small and large mouth

bass, splake and perch.

From Vivian Bloom, Mayor

Municipality of Hastings

Highlands

I extend to all, a warm welcome

from the Municipality of Hastings

Highlands. We are a large muni-

cipality covering almost 980

square kilometres at the top

of Hastings County, including

five townships which recently

amalgamated, bringing us full

circle as this is how we began

here over 150 years ago. We

have a rich heritage in logging

and mining. Early settlers in our

area came following the big

logging companies for work,

or to settle and find free land

simply by homesteading thus

most of the first settlers here

were heavily Irish, with some

Scottish and later German

immigrants. A vibrant little

hamlet, Maynooth is where our

municipal building is located.

www.hastingshighlands.ca

Our logo of “Beautiful by

Nature” says it all. We are an

area of lakes, hills, rivers and

some of the most beautiful

beaches and rural rambles,

located just forty kilometres

from the East Gate of Algonquin

Park. Our rugged beauty attracts

many artists here. A. Y. Jackson

came here, painting local

buildings and scenery. Visitors

can readily access not only

Algonquin, but the Heritage Trail

system which offers walking,

biking and horseback riding

opportunities. Winter lets you

snowmobile, snowshoe, go ice

fishing or dogsledding. Access to

hundreds of miles of trail systems

allows sledders to do a day trip

or several days with stays and

circle back. We offer miles of

beaches, boat launches and

some unique accommodations

from nature retreats in a “yurt”

to a rental cabin, motel or

campground. Come for fishing,

hunting, world class kayaking or

just relax and enjoy our pristine

environment, nature and wildlife

sighting as you wish.

We offer you a year round

nature playground or a unique

rural lifestyle and welcome

you to make our area your new

home. High speed internet

makes us able to offer a work

from home business opportunity.

We are well positioned in an

area ripe for future growth with

some of the lowest taxation rates

in Hastings County. Hastings

Highlands is rich in culture, with

many local artisans, some world

renowned, local theatre, farmers

markets, and festivals. Live in a

small local subdivision or build

your own paradise on two or

two hundred acres overlooking

awesome vistas of nature or on

a local lake. Opportunity here

is endless. I invite you to view

the forty second video featuring

Hastings County newcomers

to hear from people who have

made the move here.

http://www.ileftthecity.ca

I extend to you an invitation

to visit Hastings Highlands, make

us your future home or favourite

holiday destination.

Vivian Bloom, Mayor

Municipality of Hastings Highlands

WELCOME