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Gore’s Landing Hayward Pagoda

Plank Road
Gore’s Landing

Take a little drive to the bottom of Plank Road and walk along the dock to the Hayward Pagoda, where you and a loved one can take in the tranquility of Rice Lake. This seldom-visited spot is close to Gore’s Landing Marina and offers a great vista of the water and nearby islands. We recommend making the trip after dinner, when you’ll have a front row seat to the sunset.


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Northumberland Heights Wellness Retreat and Spa

795 Northumberland Heights Rd.
Cobourg, Ont.
905-372-7500

For the ultimate in luxury, book an escape at the Northumberland Heights spa. This retreat offers couples the chance to relax and reconnect. Rooms come with a view of the gardens and a private patio, and guests can book in-room massages before taking a stroll through the sprawling forests around the hotel. Best of all, you can finish the day with a spectacular dinner, as the on-site restaurant offers an exquisite fine dining experience.


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Villa Conti Oak Heights Estate Winery

337 Covert Hill Rd., RR #1
Warkworth, Ont.
705-924-1829

You don’t have to go all the way to Italy to experience the romance of a traditional Italian winery—we have one right here in Northumberland! At the restaurant, couples can enjoy rustic Italian food in a candlelit setting, accompanied by delicious wine and live music. We recommend going on a summer evening so you can enjoy your meal on the balcony with a view of the estate. Hot tip: They also do weddings!


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Port Hope Drive-in

2141 Theatre Rd. S.
Cobourg, Ont.
905-434-8233

Indulge in a retro ’50s date night by catching a flick at one of the few remaining drive-ins in Ontario. During the summer, the drive-in has showings every night of the week, with special triple features booked some weekends. Expect drive-in fare at the concession stand, including the Port Hope Drive-in signature offering—“Prings,” which are onion rings dressed up with gravy and cheese curds, just like poutine!


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Presqu’ile Point

328 Presqu’ile Pkwy.
Brighton, Ont.
613-475-4324

Presqu’ile Provincial Park is one of the best places to hike to really appreciate Northumberland County’s natural beauty. Soaring trees, lush greenery and vibrant bird life make for a nature-lover’s wonderland. We suggest you pack a picnic and head straight to Presqu’ile Point at the tip of the park, which offers an incredible view of Lake Ontario (you’ll know you’re there when you see the lighthouse!). For couples who are early risers, this spot is a great place to watch the sun come up; make a weekend of it and book a stay at one of the local cottages.