Warkworth is a small, rural town nestled in the rolling hills of Northumberland, approximately 90 miles east of Toronto, Ontario. Although Main Street is less than a mile long, it features a vibrant community of unique stores, boutiques, studios, and a stylish coffee shop. Over the past few decades, it has grown from a simple farming community into a thriving artistic and social location that showcases many seasonal events.
Despite the fact that it’s a tiny village, it contains a large community with big hearts and contagious enthusiasm, promoting many seasonal events from the Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival, Lilac Festival, Spirit of the Hills annual Juried show, Warkworth Long Lunch, Warkworth Western Weekend Rodeo, The Perfect Pie Contest, Fall Fair and the Lantern Walk and many more. Although it's not a very long stretch of a street, it features heartwarming stores with down to earth people displaying delightful products from local artists, photographers, potters, and glass blowers. There are several fashion boutiques, specialty shops and studios, a darling flower store, and a stylish coffee house. We are a vibrant community with a large spirit that regularly hosts professional actors and musicians from all over.
There are nearly 100 organizations and service clubs working hard to make this community the great place it is for families, youth, and seniors.
The Warkworth Business Association, local groups and various organizations all contribute to finding new ways to improve the town, mostly through fundraising events that are held throughout the year. Not only are they upgrading local landmarks, preserving heritage buildings, and proving accessible stores and services, they are also enhancing and beautifying the town to increase tourism and provide a vibrant community to live, shop and relax in.
This area offers the best in country living with fresh, clean air, clear waters, and some of the most picturesque rural landscapes in Ontario.