Top Reasons to Stay at Hastings Resort
- The resort is a few hours’ drive from Toronto and Ottawa, tucked away among pine trees on the banks of the Beaver Creek River.
- The main lodge, where most of the guest rooms are located, has a rustic, cabin-like feel to it. There are modern amenities though, too, including flat-screen TVs.
- Use your dining credit at the onsite steak house. The menu includes hearty dishes such as orange cardamom chicken supreme and lemon oregano pork tenderloin.
- There are plenty of activities available to keep you busy. You can rent ATVs, canoes, bikes, and small boats.
- Beaver Creek River is a great place to cast out a line for largemouth bass and muskie.
- Pets are welcome at the resort.
Hastings County, Ontario: Artisan Galleries Hidden Away in Eastern Ontario
Hastings County is located in eastern Ontario, about two hours from Toronto and Ottawa. There’s a rural landscape here, full of lakes, rivers, and provincial parks.
- Artists' haven: Hastings County has one of the highest concentrations of artists in Ontario—there are twice as many artists here than the national average.
- Follow the Arts Route and you’ll see the works of the locals firsthand. Two galleries on the route are near the resort: The Old Hastings Gallery, housed in a circa-1890s general store, features elaborate themed rooms with gifts crafted by Canadian artists, such as kaleidoscopes, beeswax candles, and soaps.
- Bon Echo Provincial Park is home to Mazinaw Rock, a sheer rock face that rises more than a half-mile above the lake with more than 260 native pictographs etched into it. Canoe or kayak to the rock and you can see them up close.