Cobourg

Overview

Come and enjoy the splendid town of Cobourg.

Cobourg offers a variety of spectacular views and recreational activities. It is impossible to go a day without discovering something new and fun to do in this town.

Victoria Hall, a building that serves as town hall and is found at the heart of downtown and is home to Northumberland’s Art Gallery. This landmark is popular for its impressive stone work.

Recreation

The town is full of breathtaking and highly maintained parks that give the feel of nature and peace. The form of relaxation obtained from the park surpasses human understanding.

On Canada Day there is usually the Cobourg Waterfront Festival that is held at Victoria Park and the close harbor and beach. The festival is a yearly event of arts and crafts.

Cobourg Highland Games is the town’s oldest annual event and it is meant to celebrate Scottish culture in the area. Cobourg’s largest industry is food processing with companies like Weetabix and SABIC Innovative Plastics.

Tourists and residents will love Cobourg’s beach known as Victoria Park Beach. The beach hosts volleyball tournaments, beach days, events, family picnics among more. The beach is well equipped with playground set, Splash Park, local restaurants, pier and a park area for eating. There is also ample security at the beach for there are lifeguards who are on duty on some days making it safe to play and swim in. The dining restaurants in the area offer delicious meals ensuring visitors will never go hungry.

History

In 1978, United Empire Loyalists founded the settlements that have made up today’s Cobourg. Amherst and Hardscrabble are some of the villages which the town originally grew from and was later named Hamilton. By the year 1830, the town was a regional center because its fine harbor on Lake Ontario. On 1st July 1837, Cobourg was officiated as a town with Upper Canada Academy changing its name to Victoria College in 1841 and the college was able to confer degrees as from 1842. In the 19th and 20th century high end Americans built summer homes in Cobourg. It was on December 20th 1951 when Cobourg was filled with media people after Curtiss C-46 Commando crash landed in Charles Wilson’s field who was a local farmer.

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