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Hastings County

Hastings County is the second largest county in Ontario, stretching almost 160 kms from the Bay of Quinte to Algonquin Park.  It is comprised of 14 member municipalities.  In the northern portion you will find the ancient rock formations and dense boreal forests of the Canadian Shield, where clear lakes and recreational opportunities abound every season of the year.  The southern portion is part of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Lowlands, home to two cieties and many small towns surrounded by rich farmland.

Hastings County is abundant in historical and natural wonders.  The rural lifestyle remains strong here and you will find unique artisan and antique shops which make for a wonderful day of shopping and exploring.

There are 14 municipalities within Hastings County: 

Northumberland County

A thriving, south-eastern Ontario community strategically positioned along Highway 401 to access both Toronto and Kingston within a 1 to 1.5 hours drive. Northumberland County offers a range of living experiences from historic towns to scenic rolling rural areas to spectacular water settings on Rice Lake, the Trent River and Lake Ontario. The County of Northumberland is the upper tier level of municipal government that weaves together seven diverse, yet complementary municipalities.

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY

Prince Edward County is located in Southern Ontario on a large irregular headland or littoral at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, just west of the head of the St. Lawrence River. This headland (officially named Prince Edward County in 1792[3]) is surrounded on the north and east by the Bay of Quinte. As the Murray Canal now connects the bay to Lake Ontario across the only land connection, the county is technically an island. Prince Edward County is an island community encompassing approximately 1,000 square kilometres (390 sq mi), with over 500 kilometres (310 mi) of shoreline with beaches and limestone rich soil.

Prince Edward County is proud of their United Empire Loyalist roots and their distinctive towns and villages. They share their spectacular natural beauty with over 100,000 visitors each year.  Traditional agriculture is their backbone enhanced by a growing wine industry. A growing and multifaceted arts community contributes to their unique ‘County’ culture. Their entrepreneurial spirit has helped create a thriving and diverse environment for small business, with a population of approximately 25,000, Prince Edward County has 10 municipalities:

 Ameliasburgh (http://www.pec.on.ca/ameliasburg/index.html)

Athol (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athol,_Prince_Edward_County,_Ontario)

Hallowell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallowell,_Ontario)

Bloomfield (http://www.bloomfieldontario.ca/)

Picton (http://prince-edward-county.com/picton/)

Hillier (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillier,_Ontario)

Wellington (http://www.discoverwellington.ca/)

North Marysburgh (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marysburgh_Township,_Ontario)

Sophiasburg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophiasburgh_Township,_Ontario)

South Marysburgh (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marysburgh_Township,_Ontario)

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