Living in Cobourg

Connect to What Matters Most

Get outside!  Living in Cobourg you will come to appreciate why it is called “Ontario’s feel good town”.

There is a feeling here and a sense of place that is hard to describe.
It has a bit of a beach town vibe while being steeped in a rich history of arts and culture, with an added dose of adventure undiscovered…

And it’s all mixed in with the friendliness that only comes from small town living.

Visitors often come and experience the lifestyle here and never look back.

Life in the Village is all about staying connected to what matters most to you. Looking for a slower pace and a chance to unwind? You can enjoy a community designed to enhance the connection with nature, with every home within a short walk to parks and walking trails. Get outside! Fresh air and exercise is good for the soul.

Yearning for a sense of community and belonging? Glorious front porches keep you connected to your neighbours and the latest news in the neighbourhood.

Living in New Amherst Village you are so close to all that Cobourg and Northumberland County have to offer.

Plus you can feel good about environmentally conscious design, sustainable in its building practices and land use.

The one thing that most residents have in common is a sense of belonging to somewhere special.

Living in New Amherst Village


Cobourg itself is known for its prime location on the lakeshore between Toronto and Kingston. It’s a short drive from major urban centres where, in a spacious, small-town setting, you can enjoy unique architectural landmarks and great shopping, dining, galleries and theatre, along with a spectacular waterfront with its white sand beach, marina and boardwalk.

Enjoy a thriving historic downtown featuring boutique retail shops, restaurants, pubs, coffee houses and inspirational gathering places. The Crown of the Downtown is the historic and majestic Victoria Hall featuring an Art Gallery and Concert Hall. Plus as the hub of Northumberland, Cobourg is home to many important regional amenities such as the Northumberland Hills Hospital, the Regional Sports Complex as well as Northumberland Mall and Shopping.

Farther afield adventures await with scenic drives and limitless outdoor recreation.
But in the summer, most people choose to laze away the days at the beach, strolling the boardwalk or watching boats at the marina.

Cobourg Urban Centres Map
Cobourg is in Northumberland County

Northumberland County

Cobourg is set in Northumberland County known for its picturesque rolling hills. This area has always been treasured for its scenic beauty, and each year more than a million visitors attend a wide variety of festivals and cultural events, such as the Waterfront Festival, the Highland Games, Port Hope’s Jazz Festival, Cultivate and the International Sandcastle Festival.

A 15 minute drive north is Rice Lake, one of Canada’s richest fishing spots, as well as two managed forests with groomed trails where you may hike, bike, cross-country ski, or ride horses. There are places to enjoy motorized sports, too, all within 20 minutes. Local treasures to see and experience include 4th Line Theatre, Herma’s Fine Foods, Haute Goat Farms, Headwaters Farm, Primitive Designs, and a riot of antiques stores scattered throughout the rolling Northumberland Hills. There’s also the Butter Tart tour (a sellout last year), and plenty of driving, cycling tours and studio tours. Down the road a piece is Colborne’s Big Apple—though it is nothing like New York.