Explore the Havelock Belmont Methuen Township Area
The Township of Havelock Belmont Methuen is located 2 hours east of Toronto and 2.5 hours west of Ottawa. Being located on the southern edge of the Canadian Shield, the surrounding countryside offers fantastic scenery all year around. Remember to bring a camera and film to capture the wonders of nature and all your memories.
In the summer explore the lakes situated just a few miles north of Highway # 7. Explore the Trent River system which is just two miles south of Highway # 7.
Enjoy the autumn colours. Travel the county and township roads, especially north of Highway # 7 into the Canadian Shield. Walleye and smallmouth and largemouth bass vary in abundance in Round, Belmont, Oak, Kasshabog, and Jack Lakes. A dedicated muskie angler can anticipate catches in the 10- to 20-pound range (4.5- to 9 kg) from Round, Kasshabog, and Jack Lakes, especially in the fall.
Snowmobile the groomed trails. For trail information contact the Havelock District Snowmobile Club.
Check out the rushing springtime water runoff at the local bridges and dams which dot our countryside.
Here are some scenic locations which you may wish to spend a little time exploring:
Mathison Conservation Area
The Mathison Property is a 250 acre natural area of scenic forests and wetlands located north of the Village of Havelock. There are a number of shorter hiking and walking trails, none over 1 km. The trails have recently been restored and no longer allow atv usage. Bylaw No. 2021-022 was passed on April 6, 2021 prohibiting the use of all Off-Road Vehicles (ORVs) within the property to preserve the natural beauty of the acreage, and to avoid damage to the walking trails. This property was graciously donated to the Township by John Mathison in 2001 for conservation, education and recreation purposes.
Link to trail map:
Cordova Lake Dam
Crowe Bridge Conservation Area
Kasshabog Lake Park
West Twin Lake
Municipal Playground Park Locations
In Havelock on George Street beside the ball diamond/arena. — Swings, slides teeter-totters, climbers.
In Havelock just south of Hwy. #7 traffic lights. — Swings, slides, teeter-totters, tennis court.
Hamlet of Cordova Mines. — Various playground equipment.
Rotary Club of Havelock Park. — At the east end of Havelock, enter from Industrial Drive. The Park is adjacent to Plato Creek. Picnic tables, short walking trail south of Miniature Dam.
Soccer Fields – At the end end of Havelock, south of the railway track, turn west on to Industrial Drive. Soccer fields at the end of the street.
Trent River System
Healey Falls Lock/Dam
Hamlet of Trent River