Hastings County


Whether you’re walking from location to location on a lively downtown street or meandering along a backroad in search of a hidden gem, each one of Hastings County’s unique Doors Open locations are filled with wonder and discovery.

Our land is known as a region rich with resources. Since time immemorial, First Nations traversed the rugged wilderness, following migratory patterns and the river systems. The communities speckled among our vast green spaces were settled by those, both brave and optimistic, who flocked to unearth its riches and carve out a home among the thick forests. Oral documentation narrates the Indigenous peoples who share valuable knowledge of how to survive and thrive in such a harsh environment.

Hastings County is a patchwork of forests mixed with pastures, glades, rocky Canadian shield and winding waterways. These powerful and connecting waterways allowed for passage and progression long before the roads you will travel were built. They fueled the making and moving of raw goods and were the foundation of our community’s growth and sustainability.

Hastings County is steeped in tradition and surrounded by Mother Nature’s bounty. Welcome to our wild.


Please view each listing for time specific events.

O’Hara Mill Homestead and Conservation Area: Live Demonstrations and Horse Drawn Wagon Rides 11:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.

Queensborough Village Guided Walking Tour: Leaves from The Thompson House & Mill at 11:00am & 1:00p.m.



Doors Open Locations





Madoc Historical Building Walking Tour

The Madoc Historical Building Walking Tour is self guided and to be taken at your leisure. Please note these are private residences to be viewed respectfully from the street. All houses are denoted by their original owners.


Contact our Tourism Coordinator Carly Wright to learn more about what to see and do in Hastings County or how you can get involved.

Marmora and Lake Inn

Come as strangers. Leave as friends.

29 Bursthall St, Marmora, ON K0K 2M0

Experience the charm of our 1906 mansion, nestled in the village of Marmora, Ontario, an historic town celebrating 200 years in 2021. The large and stately home was built by Ed Shannon for lumber baron Henry Reginald Pearce (known as “Reginald”) and his family, who purchased the lot for $200. It remained a private family dwelling for many decades and eventually was converted to a Bed and Breakfast by Chris and Lilly Boldly.

It now operates as Marmora And Lake Inn B&B and boasts beautiful, spacious bedrooms with quaint old-world craftsmanship for a luxurious stay. Onsite amenities include an exceptional indoor swimming pool, bubbler tub, infrared sauna, large screen SMART TV’s in each room, wireless internet access throughout, and generous sized gathering rooms. And being a small town, the pool is open to the community and friends for a nominal fee (pre-booking is required).

Our guests enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast including locally baked breads and pastries, yogurt and fresh fruit, an extensive beverage and tea/coffee bar featuring a wide variety of flavours and blends. Great outdoor patio area for fair-weather relaxation and large private events.

Whether planning a romantic weekend for two, a small wedding, a family reunion or a week-long visit to bask in the natural beauty of the region, the Marmora And Lake Inn B&B will help make it a time to remember. (Please note that all bedrooms are on the upper levels and we don’t yet have accessibility assist.)

gaylord hardwood flooring

228 Victoria St N, Tweed, ON K0K 3J0

Charles Frederick McGowan sold the lot in 1907 to William James Lawrence for $600.00. Shortly thereafter Mr. Lawrence erected the building which still stands there today. He conducted a furniture business until 1912, when he sold the property to the Traders’ Bank of Canada, which within the year, was taken over by the Royal Bank of Canada. It operated out of the building until 1942, when the war forced consolidations and closures due to a lack of tellers (men). The property changed hands a couple more times before local Tweed family, Gaylord Forest Products secured the property in 2003. Since then, they have evolved every inch of the interior into an experience. Each room throughout the building is a real life ‘showroom’ from top to bottom; you simply have to see it to believe it. The stairwell in particular holds a lot of history!

Quinn's of Tweed

345 Victoria St. North Tweed, Ontario K0K 3J0

Visitors often ask about the building and it’s name, Quinn’s of Tweed. In fact, tradition dictates that we keep, with honour,  the name Quinn’s of Tweed, the original name of the store and building. The Quinn’s of Tweed building is one of the town’s oldest and most beautiful historic stone structures, dating back to the 1880s. The twelve foot walls allow us to hang paintings in the traditional French salon style. You’ll marvel at the craftmanship of the ash and maple staircase, the old bookeeper’s office, and the stained glass that brings one back to an era when a handshake and promise were as good as gold – today, we still believe in those principles.


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