Northern Farm Country
As with many northern Ontario towns, the Town of New Liskeard was shaped by geography and geology. In the wake of the glaciation era, some 10 000 years ago, rich deposits of clay and top soil settled on the north shore of Lake Temiskaming in what has become known as the Little Clay Belt. The geography of this agricultural landscape forms a large inverted triangle with its apex at the town of New Liskeard.
Despite its northern locale, the Little Clay Belt is a rich agricultural area producing excellent yields of grains and other crops, and supporting a large dairy and beef cattle industry. Thus, New Liskeard is ideally situated as the commercial and industrial hub for farming areas north of Lake Temiskaming. Haileybury, its neighbour to the south is the administrative centre for the region with a court house, jail and government offices, and nearby Cobalt has become a mining town since silver was discovered there in 1903.