Belmont is a new neighbourhood in the town of Newcastle. It’s located beside its namesake, the historic Belmont House, home to the 19th century politician, surveyor and renaissance man, Samuel Wilmot.
Being on the western edge of town, it’s surrounded by the expansive natural beauty of the region and moments from the charming offerings of Newcastle.
Newcastle has earned accolades for being one of the best small towns in Ontario.
Located in the municipality of Clarington, Newcastle’s downtown is home to dozens of historical buildings and the major thoroughfare, King Street, is lined with all-brick shops and cozy eateries. To the north and south, quaint homesteads are flanked by mature trees.
Local trivia: The Jasco Factory in Newcastle was built in 1848 by Daniel Massey. It was the beginning of what is today the largest agricultural equipment business in Canada. The factory’s purpose has shifted with time. During the First World War, it manufactured wooden munitions cases. Afterwards, silver jewelry.
The simpler pleasures of life by the lake.
The Newcastle Marina is just 10 minutes southeast of Belmont, with accessible moorings, boat launches and kilometres of waterfront trails.
The Port of Newcastle Park sits atop a bluff, with seating areas and walking paths, and the Samuel Wilmot Nature Area to the west boasts 77-hectares of lakeside trails and outlooks.
Local trivia: In addition to his other achievements, Samuel Wilmot established one of North America’s first fish hatcheries on his farm in Newcastle. Wilmot Creek, which his property overlooked, became an important location for breeding salmon and his methods made him a pioneer of pisciculture.
Small town life, no sacrifices.
Life in Newcastle isn’t like life in the city. You’ll enjoy modern conveniences as well as the rustic pleasures of the Ontario countryside. On the western edge of Newcastle and with the amenities of Bowmanville less than 10 minutes away, Belmont is a modern enclave in a warm community.
Get where you’re going faster from Belmont.
Belmont is nestled near the interchange of Highway 35/115 and King Street, which travels east-west, just north of Highway 401 between Port Hope and Oshawa, and Highway 35/115 which begins at the 401 and travels north through the Kawarthas to Peterborough. Amid spaced out concession roads, immediate access to these two major thoroughfares are convenient perks of life when you live at Belmont.
In 2019, Clarington was named municipality of the year by Festivals and Events Ontario.
In the winter, there’s Brimacombe, one of the top ski hills in the area, where you can enjoy live music and delicious food during its annual festival in February. In the summer, check out Food Truck Alley, famous for delicious down-home dishes from local vendors. In July, the Clarington Motorsport Park is the only Canadian stop on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, where exotic GT sports car prototypes roar around the track. Cap off the summer with the Orono Fair, a 165-year tradition, and in the fall, explore the local farms and the unique shopping experiences along A Country Path.
This is to say nothing of the golf courses, fishing, and dozens of other attractions that are yours to enjoy, moments from Belmont.
Source: Treasure Hill