"The best place to live in the whole darn world" is the truth told by our locally owned TV cable system, and those of us who live here agree whole heartedly. Situated in the heart of Hastings County, Centre Hastings (the amalgamated communities of Madoc Village and Huntingdon Township) and Madoc Township are representative of the special way of life enjoyed by the residents of "Comfort Country".
Settled in the early 1800's by United Empire Loyalists and immigrants from the British Isles and the United States, agriculture, mining and forestry were the economic mainstays of the community. Today, tourism and technology based industries have been added to round out the mix. The arrival of high speed internet access has brought the world to Centre Hastings.
This area offers many attractions, from fishing and other water sports to ATV and snowmobile trails. We have golf and tennis courts and an excellent lawn bowling facility. There are many parks and conservation areas to explore and enjoy the quietness of rural life in. A recently completed renovation the to Madoc Public Library has added a tourist information centre and up-to-date conference rooms that complement the variety of meeting facilities available here. Public internet access is also available at the Library.
There are many fine restaurants, services and retail businesses in Centre Hastings as well as public schools and the regional high school. A proactive municipalcouncil is building a new village market square to help keep the downtown core lively and is a key partner in aiding a committee of local youth construct a competition class skate board park. Whether you are young or old, Centre Hastings and Madoc Township has something for everyone.
- Check out our website: www.centrehastings.com and take the virtual tour. See for yourself what Centre Hastings has to offer.