Bancroft and northern Hastings County offer fresh air, clean cool waters and an all-encompassing natural beauty. Just pull up a chair and enjoy. The pace is a little slower, the smiles a little wider and the silences are never uncomfortable. The region is a four-season destination offering outdoor adventure as well as rest and relaxation. Take the time to reflect and connect with nature during your stay, or experience something exciting and awe inspiring. Whatever your taste, whatever your mood, our natural surroundings are sure to deliver. There are countless opportunities for activities such as fishing, boating, golfing, hiking, ATVing, snowmobiling and cross country skiing. In addition, you’ll encounter artists, artisans, live theatre and rare shopping opportunities that will delight and entertain. We also have scenic drives, mineral collecting sites and field trips, and numerous community events to keep you busy. However, if it is quiet solitude you seek, feel free to visit one of our gorgeous parks. Meander down an unspoiled trail or visit one of our lookout points and let the view take your breath away. We welcome thousands of visitors from every corner of the world each year. For many it is an annual pilgrimage; a precious opportunity to escape to the country, slow the tempo and rejuvenate the soul. We invite you to come and visit us soon. A warm, friendly welcome awaits you.