Municipality of Alnwick/Haldimand
The municipality of Alnwick/Haldimand stretches from Rice Lake across the Oak Ridges Moraine to Lake Ontario. With rolling hills and stunning views in every direction — including the beautiful Northumberland Forest — the villages nestled throughout this rural landscape offer lifestyles ranging from peaceful to active. The decision is yours to make!
Within Alnwick/Haldimand, the historically significant village of Grafton is an excellent example of the type of villages that flourished in the 19th century. This cozy corner of the world currently has a population of under one thousand people, and features well-known attractions like Peter's Woods Provincial Nature Reserve, the Grafton Village Inn, the Lawless Art Gallery and Ste. Anne's Inn & Spa.
Oak Ridges Moraine
The Oak Ridges Moraine is a protected geological/ecological area of about 1900 square kilometres. One of the most significant landforms in southern Ontario, the moraine gets its name from the rolling hills and river valleys extending 160km from the Niagara Escarpment east to Rice Lake. It was formed 12,000 years ago by advancing and retreating glaciers. In Northumberland County, the Oak Ridges Moraine runs from Port Hope through to Brighton, and is commonly known as “the rolling hills of Northumberland.”