Quinte West Discovery Guide 2021

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Quinte West

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W H E R E TO E A T, S T A Y A N D P L AY I N Q W Photo by Ash Murrell

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­­­W ELCOME/ BIENVENUE! On behalf of the Council and residents of Quinte West, we welcome you to our beautiful community located in the heart of the Bay of Quinte at the mouth of the worldfamous Trent-Severn Waterway. Although it has now been over a year of uncertainty with the pandemic, we are ready to safely invite you back to our community.

Au nom du conseil et des résidents de Quinte West, nous vous souhaitons la bienvenue dans notre belle communauté située au cœur de la baie de Quinte, à l’embouchure de la voie navigable Trent-Severn, de renommée mondiale. Bien que cela fasse maintenant plus d’un an d’incertitude avec la pandémie, nous sommes prêts à vous inviter en toute sécurité à revenir dans notre communauté. Bien que notre calendrier d’événements ne soit pas abondant cette année, vous pouvez quand même rester à Quinte West et profiter de certains des meilleurs endroits pour la pêche, la plaisance, le golf, les sentiers et les parcs au bord de l’eau, ainsi que de superbes plages, de vignobles et d’autres attractions à proximité.

Although our events calendar is not abundant this year, you can still stay in Quinte West and enjoy some of the best fishing, boating, golfing, Nous espérons que vous utiliserez ce guide trails, and waterfront parks as well as amazing comme une référence pratique aux nombreuses beaches, wineries and other attractions close by. aventures que vous pouvez vivre à Quinte West We hope you use this guide as a handy reference et dans la région environnante et que vous to the many adventures you can have in Quinte reviendrez encore et encore pour découvrir West and the surrounding region and return pourquoi Quinte West est une attraction again and again to discover why Quinte West is naturelle. a natural attraction. Sincèrement, Sincerely,

Jim Harrison

Jim Harrison Maire

Mayor

Photo by Tim Morris

The City of Quinte West is situated on the shores of the beautiful Bay of Quinte. It is located directly along the Highway 401 corridor approximately 1.5 hours east of Toronto and 2.5 hours west of Ottawa. Over 43,000 people make Quinte West their home. Quinte West’s natural setting, with its attractive scenic backdrop of rolling hills, rich farmland and clean waterways, creates a healthy environment for working, living, and raising a family. Safe, well-planned neighbourhoods and plenty of recreational activities make Quinte West the ideal place to visit or call “home”. 2

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VISITOR INFORMATION VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES Quinte West Chamber of Commerce 97 Front Street, Trenton 613-392-7635 or 800-930-3255

YEAR-ROUND INFORMATION CENTRES (BUSINESS HOURS)

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

City of Quinte West Municipal Offices 7 Creswell Drive, Trenton 22 North Trent Street, Frankford 613-392-2841 or 866-485-2841

City of Quinte West @quintewest @cityofquintewest

Highway Distances from Quinte West 300 km

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Peterborough Kingston Toronto Ottawa Niagara Falls Montreal

85 93 166 285 296 375

52 57 103 177 183 233

1 hr 10 mins 1 hr 1 hr 40 mins 2 hrs 48 mins 2 hrs 54 mins 3 hrs 45 mins

THINKING OF CALLING QUINTE WEST YOUR HOME? Our region is made up of numerous communities, from rural to urban and everything in between, each with their own unique offering. It’s easy to find the perfect place to call home and all within easy driving distance to city amenities. A variety of employment opportunities will help you find your perfect career. Visit quintejobs.ca. Our communities are rich with doctors, clinics, hospitals and specialty care as well as excellent educational institutions. Sports complexes, theatres, creative arts, museums, fine dining, beautiful waterfront trails, athletic groups, dog parks, conservation areas, nightlife activities and special events will be more than enough to keep you entertained. Quinte United Immigrant Services 613-968-7723 www.immigration.bayofquinte.ca or www.quinteimmigration.ca

Get your adventure started – visit: quintewest.ca • trentportmarina.ca bayofquinte.ca • southeasternontario.ca harvesthastings.ca • loyalistparkway.org

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WHERE TO STAY HOTELS AND MOTELS Bayside Motel

554 Old Hwy. 2 E

613-392-9281

baysidemotel.ca

Comfort Inn

51 Monogram Pl.

613-965-6660

choicehotels.ca/cn313

Guest Inn

265 Dundas St. E

613-392-2566

guestinntrenton.com

Motel 6

10 Trenton St.

613-392-9291

motel6.com

Park Motel

276 Dundas St. E

613-392-1251

Ramada Inn

99 Glen Miller Rd.

613-394-4855

ramada.com

Travelodge Trenton

598 Old Hwy. 2 E

613-965-6789

travelodge.ca/hotel/ travelodge-trenton

INNS AND BED & BREAKFASTS Kings Inn B&B

81 Henry St.

613-955-8881

kingsinntrenton.com

Montrose Inn Boutique Bed & Breakfast & Tea Room

1725 Old Hwy. 2 E

613-966-1028

montroseinn.ca

Stone Garden Inn

126 McLellan Ave.

613-848-7737

stonegardeninn.com

CAMPGROUNDS Camp Barcovan Tent & RV Park

613-475-1355

barcovan.com

Cedardale Family Campground & Cottage Resort

613-475-1105

killamleisureliving.com/cedardale

Cedar Cove Campground

613-475-1620

cedarcovecampground.com

Colasante RV Park & Marina

613-475-4561

colasantesrvpark-marina.com

Cottages on Oak Lake

613-395-0343

oaklakecottages.ca

Frankford Tourist Park

613-392-2841

quintewesttourism.ca

Mills Cottages

613-475-5150 or 250-893-4212

Facebook: millscottages

North Shore R.V. Park Ltd

613-475-2036

northshorepark.com

Stoneburg Cove Resort

613-475-0765

stoneburgcove.com

(seasonal & extended season park models)

Trent River Estates

613-398-6725

trentriverestates.com

Weller’s Bay Campground

613-475-3113

wellersbaycampground.my-free.website

MISCELLANEOUS Cottages on Wheels

613-475-9486

cottagesonwheels.ca

H2O Getaways – Boutique Houseboat Rentals

613-661-9143

h2ogetaways.ca

AIR B&B’S (search for these great Quinte West accommodations on Airbnb.ca) Stonehill Cottage • Hilltop Paradise 4

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Where to Eat

WHERE TO EAT This list was correct at the time of publishing, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been modifications in terms of opening hours and dining options so it is best to call ahead and confirm. Many of the casual dining, diners and pub locations have opened or expanded their patios. * signifies establishment is located in Frankford

CAFES, DINERS AND BAKERIES *Artizen Cafe 67 Mill St. • 613-438-8939

Tab’s Diner 944 Old Wooler Rd. • 613-965-5858

Captain George’s Fish & Chips 25 Dundas St. W • 613-394-2888

Trenton Delicatessen 469A Dundas St. W • 613-392-7906

Dapp’s Restaurant 282 Dundas St. E • 613-965-6414

Wannamaker’s Home Sweet Home 391 Dundas St. W • 613-392-3485

Dougie’s Diner 12 Carrying Place Rd. • 613-965-4377 The Grind & Vine 45 Front St. • 887-360-0704 Hoss’s Diner 2544 County Rd. 64 • 613-392-7257

Canton Gardens 17477 Hwy. 2 W • 613-394-2919

Momma’s Diner 425 Sidney St. • 613-965-1701

Decent Asian Cuisine 79 Davis St. • 613-800-0373

*The New Oasis Café 328 Riverside Pkwy. • 343-751-0505

Gogi Korean Grill 178 Dundas St. E • 613-394-0388

*Old Bank Cafe 1 Mill St. • 613-398-9052

Golden Wok 241 Dundas St. E • 613-392-8688

Parsons Café and Catering 17 Frankford Cres. • 613-392-1602 Red’s Pancakes to Cupcakes 2223 Hamilton Rd. • 613 392-1733

ASIAN

*Riverside Restaurant 137 South Trent St. • 613-398-8818 Taishan Gardens 214 Front St. • 613-392-1566

Riverbrake Café 11 Front St. • 613-392-0168

Thai Sushi 22 Front St. • 613-965-6688

Starbucks 34 Monogram Pl. • 613-583-3693

Trenton Sushi 263 Dundas St. E • 613-392-7066

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CASUAL DINING Boston Pizza 227 Dundas St. E • 613-392-7194

Subway 17477 Hwy. 2, RR 4 • 613-392-2120

*Dimitri’s Pizzeria and Restaurant 22 South Trent St. • 613-398-1888

*Subway 3 South Trent St. • 613-398-9102

Golden Valley Restaurant 499 Dundas St. W • 613-392-1414

Tim Hortons 110 Hwy. 33 • 613-394-4983

Nineteen Restaurant 1849 Old Hwy. 2 • 613-968-7404 Tiger Chicken & Ribs 68 Front St. • 613-392-3202 Tomasso’s Italian Grille 35 Front St. • 613-392-4333

PIZZA

Subway 33 Monogram Pl. • 613 394-4343 Tim Hortons 11 Monogram Pl. • 613-394-2000 Tim Hortons 75 Division St. • 613-394-2400 Tim Hortons 17518 Old Hwy. 2 • 613-394-4996 Tim Hortons 235 Dundas St. E • 613-392-4542 Tim Hortons 221 RCAF Rd. • 613-965-0555

241 Pizza 8 Dundas St. W • 613-965-4241 *Denny’s Special Pizza 16 Mill St. • 613-398-7111 Domino’s 257 Dundas St. E • 613-394-5888 Goody’s Pizzeria 748 Old Hwy. 2 E • 613-392-6664 Jim’s Pizzeria 35 Front St. • 613-392-1266

Xtreme Tacos & More 367 Dundas St. W • 613-242-8904

PUBS AND SPORTS BARS The Celtic Pub 58 King St. • 613-392-2788 Cheerz Pub & Grill 159 Dundas St. E • 613-394-4407

Little Caesars 47 Dundas St. E • 613-394-3430

Jack Tucker’s Bar and Grill 1601 Wallbridge Loyalist Rd. • 613-969-9900

Papa John’s Pizza 107 Dundas St. E • 613-392-7007

Stix and Stones 164 Front St. • 613-392-3337

Pizza Pizza 35 Dundas St. W • 613-965-1111

Tiger’s Den 66 Front St. • 613-392-3202 Wahoo Bar & Grill 39 Dundas St. E • 613-392-5557

ON THE GO EATERIES A&W 281 Dundas St. E • 613-392-4668

SEASONAL Available at time of print

Burger King 33 Monogram Pl. • 613-392-2033

Butler’s Fries 1125 Wooler Rd.

Burger Revolution 34 Monogram Pl. • 613-392-2288

Centre Scoops 120 Dundas St. W

Dairy Queen 290 Dundas St. E • 613-392-4549

The Forge Wood Fired Pizza Centennial Park Pop-ups

Extreme Pita 22 Monogram Pl. • 613-955-8787

*Frankford Tourist Park Canteen Tourist Park Rd.

Farmer’s Daughter Sub Shoppe 1-1325 Old Hwy. 2 • 613-779-5720

Gator’s Desserts Centennial Park Pop-ups

Golden Chicken & Ribs 210 Front St. • 613 392-4600

George’s Fish & Chips 4 Old Portage Rd. • 613 392-2000 Herbert’s Fries Centennial Park Pop-ups

Harvey’s Serving Swiss Chalet 283 Dundas St. E • 613-394-5780

JERKebago 22178 Loyalist Pkwy. • 613-392-2090

KFC 86 Dundas St. E • 613-208-0580

Mike’s Fries 49 Byron St.

Kick Canteen 391 Dundas St. W

Nacho Average Taco 1305 Glen Ross Rd.

Little Masters 65 Ontario St. • 613-394-2933

Nan’s Place Centennial Park Pop-ups

McDonald’s 266 Dundas St. E • 613-392-7400

Nick’s Chips 55 Hwy. 33

McDonald’s Walmart 471 2nd Dug Hill Rd. & Hwy. 2 • 613-394-1414

Papa Spudz Shack 350 Glen Miller Rd.

McDonald’s 18 Monogram Pl. • 613-394-4533

Sister Scoops 2544 County Rd. 64

Mucho Burrito 33 Monogram Pl. • 613 394-4545

TJ’s Frize 30 Ontario St.

Nova Deli 210 Front St. • 613-965-1600

Trent Port Marina Canteen 15 Creswell Dr.

Subway 258 Dundas St. E • 613-394-6001

*What’s Your Scoop 2290 Frankford Rd.

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Redly’s On Oak Lake Oak Lake Rd. • 613-395-0343

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DOWNTOWN

Photo by Sean Scally

DOWNTOWN TRENTON Find everything you need and lots of things you want in Trenton’s vibrant Downtown. Shop for all your essentials, browse a selection of eclectic shops and boutiques as well as enjoy a range of dining options and riverside patios. downtowntrenton.ca

DOWNTOWN FRANKFORD With a grocery store, hardware store and pharmacy and some great little eateries, Frankford’s downtown has the necessary amenities for the camper or the visitor just driving through and taking the time to stop in this quiet village community. Both downtowns are beautifully situated along the Trent-Severn Waterway.

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Old Bank Café

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Photo by Sean Scally

GOOD THINGS GROW IN QUINTE WEST

DOWNTOWN TRENTON The Front Street Farmers’ Market is located on Front Street along the Trent River waterfront in downtown Trenton. The Farmers’ Market is open from the first week of May from 8am to 1pm every Wednesday and Saturday until the end of October. Throughout the season, the market showcases a variety of locally grown produce, flowers, baked goods, crafts, maple syrup, honey, craft beer and more. In addition to visiting our Farmers’ Market, we invite you to make your way through the scenic byways of Quinte West, a rich agricultural region, with many roadside fruit and vegetable stands and a number of country stores boasting unique local products.

QUINTE WEST POP-UPS From now until Labour Day, 11am – 7pm, pop by Centennial Park and take in the chill waterfront vibe. Shop for unique items and savour the flavours of wood fired pizza and food truck fare at the Quinte West Pop-ups. You will find something to suit every palate making it the perfect spot for date night, a family outing, a treat for the grandkids or catching up with your bestie.

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COME HAVE SOME FUN! Photo by Jade Arsenault

COOL THINGS TO DO IN QW Whether you’re here for a visit or have planned a staycation this year, there are plenty of things to do in Quinte West. While still in various stages of re-opening, please call or advise social mediums before heading out to confirm operating hours and any safety protocols where appropriate. May we suggest... - Cool off at one of the City’s two splash parks and playgrounds in Trenton and Frankford. - Throw a strike at Club Medd bowling. clubmeddbowl.com - Go to one of Quinte West’s seven locks on the Trent-Severn Waterway. Talk to the lockmaster and learn how a lock works. pc.gc.ca - Rent a kayak, canoe or SUP from the Trenton Rowing and Paddling Club. trentonrowingandpaddling.ca - Get an ice cream cone at many stops throughout the city. - Show off at one of two skateboard parks. - Visit the Pop-ups in Centennial Park while savouring great eats and shopping for cool finds. - Take a dip at Frankford Tourist Park Beach or Oak Lake Beach. - Play a round of mini golf at NINE golf. - Go geocaching. geocaching.com - Unearth a Tyrannosaurus Rex and adventure at the Batawa Dino Dig or visit the Batawa Lions Natural Playground. - Ride the Pump track (Batawa Ski Hill). - Learn about geology on a walk to discover the Bleasdell Boulder. ltc.on.ca

- Challenge yourself to find the clues, solve the puzzles and ESCAPE in an hour or less at Hourglass Mysteries. hourglassmysteries.com - Enjoy family fun time at Pieces Board Game Café. - Go fishing on the banks of the Trent River. - Get some great take out and have a picnic on the waterfront. - Learn about the history of the Royal Canadian Air Force at the National Air Force Museum of Canada and check out the really cool airpark as planes fly overhead. airforcemuseum.ca - Take in a movie at Centre Theatre or treat yourself to their concession items. - Climb up Sager Tower and take in the view just like Samuel de Champlain may have. routechamplain.ca / ltc.on.ca - Go berry picking at Brambleberry Farm. - Ride your bike on the Lower Trent Trail. - Hike up to the peak of Mount Pelion and then climb the observation tower. Take in the panoramic 360 view. - Learn to ski or snowboard at Batawa Ski Hill. batawaskihill.com - Find the most exquisite flowers at Dahlia May Flower Farm. dahliamayflowerfarm.com

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FINA VISTA FARM In the rolling Oak Hills of Quinte West you’ll find a special farm offering a one-stop shop for adventure. Fina Vista Farm offers Horseback Riding, on their unique herd of Paso Fino horses, in beautiful wooded trails. They also provide a window to the area with guided tours on their gorgeous retro E-Bikes. Guests are also able to book overnight night glamping stays in vintage campers. Combine a stay with a hike, a horseback or an e-bike ride for a next level outdoor experience. Website: finavistafarm.ca | Facebook: @FinaVistaFarm | Instagram: finavistafarm

RUSSIAN BANYA EXPERIENCE Experience the millenium old Russian tradition in Quinte West without boarding a plane at Notwaste! This Russian steam banya, an outdoor sauna with a twist, is for health and pleasure. The benefits are wellknown but you have to experience it for yourself. The banya operates year-round and is available in three packages. Notwaste is an interesting site where multiple experiences are offered. Forest Therapy sessions and a private clay tennis court built to USTA standards are also features of this site. Website: notwaste.ca | Facebook: @notwaste.ca | Instagram: notwaste64

RENT A HOUSEBOAT H2O Getaways is a Canadian owned & operated boutique houseboat rental company, the first of its kind, operating along the historic Trent-Severn Waterway, between Trenton Lock 1 and Peterborough Lock 21. Their boutique houseboats are designed with modern amenities and creature comforts for a safe, stress-free rejuvenating experience. H2O Getaways has something for everyone! There are two pontoon style houseboats for those looking to travel the Trent Severn Lock system or for those who want to be on the water but aren’t looking to travel the waterways, why not try the Bed & Boat option? It’s like renting a cottage, but better. Each Lock is a National Park and beautifully maintained by Parks Canada and the TrentSevern Waterway Lock Masters. From there, you are free to explore the area or stay on your boat and bring the area to you. Walk or bike the local trails, plan a fun day trip to a nearby town, or live it up with a personal wine tasting experience or charcuterie board filled with local goods delivered right to your boat. Website: h2ogetaways.ca | Facebook: @h2ogetaways | Instagram: h2ogetaways

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TRENTON ROWING & PADDLING CLUB The Trenton Rowing and Paddling Club offers rentals of stand up paddle boards (SUPS’s), kayaks and canoes during July and August. You can drop in during operating hours or if you prefer to reserve equipment in advance to guarantee it is available when you want, please visit their website. There is a $20 booking fee applied to each piece of equipment reserved which includes the first hour of rental. If you’re a local, consider becoming a member and join in on the fun with their regular group paddles. Wed. & Fri. 1pm - 7pm – Thur., Sat. & Sun. 10am - 4pm – closed Mon. and Tues. Website: trentonrowingandpaddling.ca | Facebook: @Trentonrowingandpaddlingclub Instagram: trentonrowingandpaddlingclub

OLD CHURCH THEATRE Here you’ll experience fantastic music and alternative theatre in an intimate space. This licensed establishment, serving Ontario Craft beers and County wines, is a beautifully renovated, rural church built in 1876. It’s an unmatched acoustic experience for top notch live music and theatre, home of the Roy Bonisteel Studio, and provides barrier free access. Website: oldchurch.ca | Facebook: @RoyBonisteelStudio | Instagram: oldchurchtheatre

WILD CARD BREWING COMPANY Wild Card Brewing Company was started in late 2015 in Quinte West by two beer nerds who happened to be brothers. Driven by inspiration from each coast of the US, but while staying true to their Canadian roots, Zack and Nate Card pride themselves on their experimentation creating new flavours and styles that appeal to the craft beer market. Though not a traditional “destination” brewery, as there isn’t a kitchen on site and the seating is limited, the tap room and bottle shop located at 38 Gotha St. has an eclectic, experimental vibe that exudes the brand in every corner. Website: wildcardbrewco.com | Facebook: @wildcardbrewco | Instagram: wildcardbrewco

GRILLS ORCHARD Open year-round, Grills Orchards Country Market store located on Grills Rd, just off Highway 401 in the west part of Quinte West. It’s easy to get to, a pleasure to browse around, and a great place to stock up on locally grown in-season fruits and vegetables, condiments, cheese’s, frozen meats, and preserves. You’ll experience excellent customer service, as well as find the area’s best selection of apples, homemade pies, and baked goods, fresh apple cider, ice cream, and so much more! And remember, if Grills orchards didn’t grow it, one of their neighbours did. Website: grillsorchards.com | Facebook: @grillsorchards | Instagram: grillsorchards

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Call or go online to book your slip 1.866.485.2841 x7100 | trentportmarina.ca 44°05’53N, 077°34’23W | VHF Channel: 68 The first class 375-slip Trent Port Marina is the ideal home port and stop point for boaters navigating the Bay of Quinte and Trent-Severn Waterway. It offers the ultimate gateway to an abundance of Quinte West and Bay of Quinte Region amusements, sights and attractions. Not just for boaters, stop by and enjoy a Kawartha Dairy ice cream cone or another treat from the canteen and simply sit and take in the nautical ambiance in the garden setting or walk the new waterfront trail. Visit the Trent Port Marina website for a detailed list of amenities, rates and a virtual tour of the facility.

VISIT A TRENT-SEVERN LOCK You don’t have to have a boat to enjoy the Parks Canada Lock system. Visit one of the seven lock stations in Quinte West for a unique experience. Talk to a Lock Master, learn about the Trent-Severn Waterway and find out how a lock works. Enjoy the nautical traffic, fishing from the banks or a picnic lunch canal side. A low dock can be found at lock one to launch your canoe, kayak or SUP.

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GOLFING IN QUINTE WEST Quinte West is home to a number of golf courses with a range that accommodates all skill levels and budgets. Spend a morning, an afternoon, or a whole weekend playing the many great courses in our area. Work on your drive, spend time with friends and enjoy the great scenery that our area has to offer. Photo courtesy of Oak Hills Golf Club

Barcovan Golf Club 1412 Cty. Rd. 64, Carrying Place 613-475-2155 barcovangolf.com

Quinte Hills Golf Course 63 Holland Rd., Stockdale 613-847-9900 quintehillsgolfcourse.com

Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club 1830 Old Hwy #2, Belleville 613-968-7404 bayofquintegolf.com

Roundel Glen Golf Course 50 Golf Club Rd., Astra 613-392-1544 roundelglen.com

NINE Golf 1915 Old Hwy. #2, Trenton 613-962-1254 facebook.com/N-I-N-E-Golf

Trenton Golf Club 292 King St., Trenton 613-392-9568 trentongolf.ca

Frankford Golf Course 9 Wallace St., Frankford 613-398-7836 frankfordgolf.com Murray Hills Golf Course 1595 Cty. Rd. 28, Wooler 613-397-3037 murrayhillsgolfcourse.com Oak Hills Golf Club 1538 Frankford-Stirling Rd., Stirling 613-707-7174 oakhills.ca Whether it’s date night or a day out with the kids, check out the 18 hole mini golf at NINE Golf.

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MUSEUMS & MONUMENTS

The National Air Force Museum of Canada airforcemuseum.ca 613-965-7223 220 RCAF Rd., Trenton The NAFMC is a must-see attraction while in the Quinte area. With over 75,000 square feet of display space attached to a sprawling, 16 acre airpark, plan to set aside a few hours to truly enjoy this aviation gem. Established in 1984, the NAFMC is dedicated to preserving and telling the history of Canadian military aviation. From the RCAF’s first flight on a frozen lake in Nova Scotia, through to today’s humanitarian relief missions, the Museum captures the spirit, the daring and the courage of the men and women of the RCAF. Featured exhibits and static aircraft displays await visitors in an informal and family-friendly atmosphere.

YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY AFGHANISTAN REPATRIATION MEMORIAL Bain Park, Trenton The Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial is a beautiful, permanent monument honouring our Canadian soldiers – who have sacrificed their lives in the war in Afghanistan. Bain Park, located on the beautiful Bay of Quinte, provides a serene setting for this fitting tribute at the beginning of our fallen soldiers’ journey along the Highway of Heroes from Quinte West to Toronto. A Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV III) Monument is also feature at this site.

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ANGLER’S PARADISE

Quinte West and the Bay of Quinte are known to have some of the best fishing for trophy walleye in North America as well as Northern Pike and Perch. The best part about it is that you can drop your line year round where the Trent-Severn and Murray Canal meets the Bay of Quinte.There are plenty of boat launches throughout the city which has become a favourite of tournament anglers. You don’t need a boat, however, to enjoy fishing. Cast your line anywhere in public spaces along the Trent River to reel in a big one!

Although the ice fishing season can be extremely short, it is an activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family and an opportunity to get out and enjoy the winter months. If you are already in the know about ice fishing grab your auger and pick a spot. If you don’t have a clue where to start but would like to try it either on the ice or open water, contact an expert, like Dave at Fish Finder Charters who will set you up with a fishing charter or ice hut and gear depending on the season. fishfindercharters.com.

CRAZY CREEK FISHING PRESERVE Owned and hosted by Crazy Larry Cyr, Crazy Creek Fishing Preserve and Bait Minnows located north of Frankford has been in operation for 25 years and offers public fishing as well as gathering space for BBQs, birthday parties and company get-togethers. With 17 ponds set amidst a cedar forest, Crazy Creek is home to a plentiful number of speckled and rainbow trout. Crazy Creek operates by appointment only. For more information about Crazy Creek and for directions, visit crazycreekfishing.com or call Crazy Larry at 613-398-6995. No fishing license required.

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Discover the newly groomed and developed Batawa Trails network. In addition to skiing, Batawa Ski Hill is now a fourseason destination offering mountain biking, hiking, snowshoeing and winter biking trails that are open to the public free of charge. The Quinte Mountain Bike Club has an agreement with Batawa to maintain the current trails and build new trails. The Batawa South trails offer an experience for riders of any ability from new to experienced. If you’re looking for true mountain bike single track you can find more advanced technical riding over on the North Side trails that were officially opened in June 2021. Quinte MTB is an incorporated non-profit club, all donations and membership fees go back into maintaining the current trails and future trail development. You can learn more about how to donate, volunteer, club events, links to their socials and access to digital maps of the trails at www.quintemtb.ca

LOWER TRENT TRAIL Also known as a the Railbed Trail, this 17 km nonmotorized trail connecting Trenton to Glen Ross, runs through both city and country-side and links to the Bleasdell Boulder Conservation Area.

BATAWA’S PUMP TRACK

Come test your skills on Batawa’s unique pump track - a training ground for all ages!

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RIDE YOUR BIKE

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TAKE A HIKE Enjoy one of Quinte West’s many natural attractions on a nature hike! Climb Mount Pelion, Sager Conservation Tower, or Batawa Ski Hill to enjoy the scenic vistas. If an easier hike is more your style, the Bleasdell Boulder Conservation Area provides a short, level hike to one of the largest known glacial erritics in North America, estimated to be 2.3 billion years old and almost three stories tall.

HANNA PARK In addition to the beautiful scenery on the trails, there is also a tennis court and children’s play area. It is also home to the Kinsmen Community Dog Park, a fully enclosed, off-leash dog park.

LOWER TRENT CONSERVATION Lower Trent Conservation has 4 conservation areas located in the City of Quinte West including Sager, Bleasdell Boulder, Glen Miller and Trenton Greenbelt Conservation Areas. Hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, fishing, and canoeing are among the many recreational opportunities available to visitors. For more information visit LTC.on.ca/conservation

QUINTE CONSERVATION Quinte Conservation owns over 20 public conservation areas throughout the Moira River Region, Napanee Region, and Prince Edward Region. The two conservation areas located in Quinte West are: Sidney Conservation Area and Potter’s Creek. For more information visit quinteconservation.ca

Photo: Sager Conservation Area

GEOCACHING

Quinte West has many parks and trails that lend themselves to this activity. If you are a tourist and unfamiliar with the area, GPS units are offered free of charge (with credit card deposit) from the Quinte West Chamber Of Commerce (613-392-7635). They also have a list of some caches in the Quinte West area to get you started. You can also check out the website geocaching.com.

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