Font Size

Services & Departments



Hastings Highlands has a great variety of options when it comes to recreation.  Within the municipality there are five community centers: Hastings Highlands Centre, Maynooth, Lake St. Peter, Bangor and Herschel. The centers each are available to rent for events and programs. Hastings Highlands Centre has adult recreation programs offering soccer, floor hockey, square dancing, boot camp and adult fitness.  For rentals and program information for the Hastings Highlands Centre contact Facilities Coordinator Kim Helkaa at 613-338-2811 ext 200 or at

For all other community center contacts please call the municipal office. 

Throughout the municipality there are baseball diamonds, soccer fields, a playground, picnic areas, Ministry of Natural Resources boat launches, hiking trails, ATV trails and Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs groomed snowmobile trails.  There are three outdoor rinks located in Maynooth, Lake St. Peter and Birds Creek.

The Hastings Heritage Trail

The Hastings Heritage Trail is a four-season, multi-use recreational trail that follows an old railway line linking Hastings County. The Trail is open year-round and boasts a number of parking lots and access points along the route.

It welcomes hikers, cyclists, horseback riders, and recreational vehicle operators. Trails in Hastings County consist of a 156-km ribbon of land stretching from Glen Ross to Lake St. Peter, connecting them to the waterways of the Trent Canal System in the south and the edge of Algonquin Park in the north.

Lake St. Peter Provincial Park

Hastings Highlands is home to Lake St. Peter Provincial Park.  The park maintains two hiking trails located adjacent to the park entrance.

The Lookout Trail is 2.5 km (1.5 hours) and rated as strenuous for the avid hiker. This trail crosses rugged terrain, passes close to a kettle lake and leads to a spectacular lookout over the lake.

The Cabin Trail is 4km (2 hours) and also rated strenuous. Named after an abandoned log cabin; this trail branches off the Lookout Trail after the lookout.

Hastings Highlands-Beautiful by Nature