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Author name: Hastings Insider

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Explore our trails

The Eastern Ontario Trail Alliance (EOTA) offers a trail network spreading from the Bay of Quinte to Algonquin Park. The trails wander past scenic villages, historic ghost towns and clear lakes and streams. They’re ideal for ATVs, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, cycling, and birding. You can visit for the day, or stay …

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Road trips with a history lesson: Historical Sites Across Hastings

Summer is here, the weather is warmer and it’s a great time now to plan a road trip to get out and explore Hastings’ backyard.

How about turn it into a fun family outing with a history lesson for your kids! For instance, did you know the small village of Ivanhoe is connected to the Northwest Passage? Or how about Ontario’s First Gold Mine? Even Tweed and Company Theatre created a musical retelling the history of Hastings.

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Get Close to Nature by Rockhounding for Minerals

Bancroft and the northern region of Hastings is one of the most unique areas geologically in the entire world! With almost 90% of all types of minerals found on earth located in North Hastings, Bancroft is a major destination for recreational rock hounding enthusiasts and is known as the “Mineral Capital of Canada”. For over fifty years, tens of thousands of mineral enthusiasts have traveled to Bancroft to experience the annual Rockhound Gemboree.

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Meet Ro and Jo, Entrepreneurial & Creative Couple Crafting Functional Art

Meet RO and JO. Ro and Jo is Rosannah and Joseph Penner. They created their business in 2017 at their home located in Bancroft, ON. This young entrepreneurial and creative couple like to create art that is functional. Their bags are hand painted, screen printed and include genuine leather accents. Visit their website to see some …

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Meet Dionne Baker, a Digital Professional Who Left The City for a Refreshed Pace of Life

What have you been working on lately? For this period of my life it’s more like, “What haven’t you been working on lately!” In addition to being a Shopify Partner and Expert, I build websites and manage marketing campaigns for corporate clients throughout North America. I’m also helping the Business Improvement Association (BIA) in Stirling …

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New craft brewery

There’s a new business in town! A large crowd gathered at the new 7/62 Craft Brewers in Madoc on Saturday, October 19, 2019 to celebrate their grand opening! 7/62 Brewery was founded by Scott Williams and Al Shaw. Together they are making “wildly authentic” and delicious craft beer right here in Hastings! To hear their story first-hand, you …

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