Community Profile


The Township of Tyendinaga is located in the most southeasterly corner of Hastings County and approximately 10 km east of the City of Belleville. Tyendinaga Township is a growing community with a population of approximately 4,538 and an area of 73,000 acres. With a rich history and impressive community spirit Tyendinaga Township truly embodies their motto “Rural Living At Its Best”.

Along with the Salmon River, several parallel streams with their tributaries run the whole width of the Township. Also, the Moira River crosses the northwest corner of the Township. Nestled throughout the picturesque countryside and hamlets such as Lonsdale, Marysville, Roslin, Blessington, Read, Milltown and Shannonville, which portray the quiet rural-residential atmosphere that the Township offers. Also located throughout the Township, visitors will find numerous antiques, crafts, and pottery shops.

Although primarily agricultural in nature, the Township, with its many rivers and streams and abundance of forest lands, is a most attractive location for sport fishermen and outdoors people.

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