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Whether you have a few hours, a day, a weekend or longer there are plenty of things for the whole family in Centre Hastings.

Nestled in the heart of Hastings County lies the family-friendly community of Centre Hastings, also known as the community with the big heart.  Centre Hastings offers a blend of rural and urban experiences with recreational activities and parks that both visitors and residents can enjoy.  Discover one-of-a-kind treasures and delicious treats in the downtown, or explore the many farm gates open for you to buy straight from the farmer’s fields.

For a Wildly Authentic Day in Centre Hastings, you must visit …

Centre Hastings Park!

Centre Hastings Park in our opinion is the finest family recreation facility in the province – and we say that with confidence! Centre Hastings park boasts the following:

  • A 12,700sq ft. technical skatepark and 3,500sq ft. bunny skatepark for beginners
  • A playground with megatower, long tube slides, decks and climbing features
  • A Tots choice play structure with safe climbing and sliding facilities for toddlers
  • A 4000sq ft. splash pad with wooden sun shelters and on site changing facilities
  • Shaded picnic structures
  • Accessible play structures and washrooms
  • A straw bale Arts Centre for community rentals
  • An equipment rental shack, so if you forget your scooter, bmx, board or safety equipment we have you covered!
  • A canteen selling a whole host of delicious food and drinks for the whole family
  • An ice cream shoppe situated in our Visitor Information Booth, you can check out regional attractions while enjoying local ice cream in a multitude of flavours.
  • Helpful staff to make your visit even more enjoyable.

Centre Hastings Park is truly a destination not to be missed, and make sure you give yourself plenty of time because once you arrive it will be hard to tear yourself away!

Check out our menu’s and brochures below for more information on Centre Hastings Park:

Whytock Park

Whytock park is just a stones throw away from downtown Madoc and offers an fantastic mix of tranquility and excitement. Situated in 60acres of conservation land the park has lots of space to walk, relax and enjoy some fresh air. If you have more energy to burn you can also check out the great recreation facilities available:

  • An outdoor pool that even offers lessons
  • Horse Shoe Pits
  • T.C. Barton Soccer Field
  • Beach Volleyball Courts
  • Remote Control Car Pad
  • Picnic Shelter

Download our pool brochure below for opening hours, prices, lesson schedules and more:

Please be advised our pool is closed for the 2020 season sue to the COVID-19 pandemic. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Moira Lake

The beautiful Moira Lake and Boat Launch is the perfect spot to fish, swim, canoe or do a spot of photography. Better still Moira Lake is conveniently located off of Highway 62 and has ample parking, washrooms and shaded picnic areas too. If you enjoy fishing there are Muskie, Pickerel, Bass and Walleye a plenty in Moira Lake offering a reel great day out!

Other attractions:

Downtown Madoc

Downtown Madoc offers a number of quaint stores and amenities all within 2 blocks! From tasty treats to one-of-a-kind treasures there is something for everyone in the village centre. Start your visit on Durham Street South and explore a number of eateries and stores selling a range of items from bulk foods, to books and gifts to greetings cards. Explore Elgin Street to stock up on groceries and hardware products and then head on down St. Lawrence Street and pick up a prescription, or pet product. You can also tend to all of your beauty needs at any one of our excellent salons.


Ivanhoe is home to wonderful farm gate stands, artisan baked goods and of course cheese! If shopping isn’t your thing then you can always stop in at the Ivanhoe park which has fantastic play structures for young children and a full size ball diamond for those sporting enthusiasts.

The Trail of 2 Lakes

With 22km of trails Centre Hastings is an excellent choice for ATV, Snowmobile, biking or hiking enthusiasts.
This trail is a great multi-use repurposed rail line and is well used by ATVs and snowmobiles. Bicyclists, hikers and walkers are also welcome, and the motorists will slow down and give you lots of space as they pass – it is a friendly trail where everyone can enjoy themselves.

The trail is has many gentle curves and users will come across marshlands offering a nice viewpoint out of the forest canopy. Along the way you will cross some small county roads that reveal small communities with cottages and farmers’ fields. This nature filled trail will offer up views of songbirds, butterflies and even a few turtles crossing!

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