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Get ready for playtime at the beach, biking trails, ziplining through the Ganaraska Forest or storytime and crafts at the local library

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Downtown Port Hope looking up Walton Street

Downtown Port Hope

This historic downtown is filled to the brim with 19th century architecture and incredible stories, not to mention the perfect one-stop shop for unique finds to take home.

Group of people watching salmon jump up the fish ladder in Port Hope

Fish Ladder

Part of the magic of the Ganaraska River is the fish that can jump! This is the best spot to see the trout and salmon jump up the ladder during the fish migration

A hiker making his way through the trails

Ganaraska Millennium Conservation Area

These trails welcome you to explore the rugged landscape and natural features of Port Hope. Keep an eye out for the flora and fauna that call this their home.

Aerial view of the Ganaraska River in Port Hope

Ganaraska River

The river that flows through town is a blissful spot to listen to the sounds of the water, take some Instagram-worthy photos or grab a bite to eat at a lakeside patio.

Couple enjoying the sandy Port Hope beach

East Beach

This gorgeous sand beach is perfect for a quiet getaway. Bring a blanket, some snacks, kick back and listen to the soothing sounds of Lake Ontario.

Family walking along the Waterfront Trail in Port Hope

Waterfront Trail

This beautiful trail travels along Lake Ontario with for the perfect lakeside hike. This trail is a hot spot for wildlife and protected species.

Woman on the beach during sunset

West Beach

This rock beach with an organic feel overlooks Lake Ontario and gives the best view for the most beautiful sunsets. You can find perfectly smooth pebbles and sea glass to take home a piece of Port Hope.

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Extraordinary is closer
than you think

Getting to Port Hope is an easy drive along Highway 401. You might want to take the more scenic route along County Road 2 that follows the Lake Ontario shoreline.

Ontario's favourite small town

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