North Hastings offers the best of Ontario out of doors


Bancroft and District, also known as North Hastings, is a land of still unspoiled natural beauty.  The rolling, forest covered hills are home to deer, bear and newly re-introduced elk.  The valleys are dotted with lakes of all sizes and shapes.  In addition, the town of Bancroft has twice been voted Ontario’s “Most Talented Town” in recognition of the growing arts community there.

Approximately 18 miles south of the town of Bancroft is a chain of 5 lakes, with the largest being Limerick Lake.  Limerick is a water access lake with no road around it.  Surrounded by mostly Crown and logging company lands, it remains primitive in nature.  The lake is famous for its large and small mouth bass fishing, as well as natural spawning lake trout.  The 5 lake chain is navigable by motor boat for a total of some 75 miles of shoreline, and 20 miles of lakes and waterways.

The converted CN railbed forms the Hastings Heritage trail providing a link for ATVing, biking and hiking throughout the area.  Limerick Lake sits at km marker 104 of the Heritage Trail.

Contributed by Limerick Lake Lodge.

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