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16 Ways to Uncover the Past this Fall and Winter in the Bay of Quinte, Prince Edward County and Lennox & Addington

Take a trip through the past in the Bay of Quinte, Prince Edward County and Lennox and Addington. From a charming night’s stay at an historic inn to one-of-a-kind finds at hole-in-the-wall thrift stores, you’re bound to uncover a piece of history in South Eastern Ontario. Start your timewarp at one of these 16 destinations.

With on-going developments regarding the global pandemic, please visit each location’s website, or connect with their staff via email and telephone, for updates on COVID-19 procedures such as guest capacity, sanitization methods and mask requirements.

Funk and Gruven A-Z

Address: 52 Bridge Street, Belleville
Highlights: Vintage Finds | Good Prices  | One of A Kind Finds

Take a trip to Funk and Gruven A-Z and discover an antique and vintage shop in beautiful downtown Belleville. Funk and Gruven has everything vintage—art, smalls, mid century modern and antiques—making it the perfect stop for those love exploring the past. 

Got an antique you’re looking to sell or have appraised? Don’t forget to bring it along for your trip; Funk and Gruven A-Z buys and sells vintage furniture, art and all sorts of antique items.

Mary’s Place

Address: 22556 Loyalist Parkway, Trenton
Highlights: Thrift & consignment  | Vintage Finds  | Big Selection

Mary’s Place delivers “New, Old, Odd and Otherwise Treasures.” Considered a hidden gem to locals, there’s a little bit of everything for everyone at Mary’s, and there’s always something new to see. 

From knick-knacks and home decor to antique furniture and vintage tools, there’s no shortage of surprises at Mary’s Place—a must-stop when you need to take a break from the road as you cruise through South Eastern Ontario.

Junk in the Box

Address: 38 Dundas Street West, Trenton
Highlights: Vintage Advertising | Games | Fun Memories

Junk in the Box is considered the original “yard sale store.” New merchandise arrives daily, so you never know what you’ll find—from new to used, antique to unique and blast-from the-past collectables. 

Get ready for a flood of great childhood memories during your stop at Junk in the Box!

Attic Revival

Address: 444 Dundas Street East, Belleville
Highlights: Upcycled Furniture | Vintage Charm | DIY 

Giving antiques a new lease on life, Attic Revival takes vintage furniture and gives it a shabby chic look using VOC-free, mineral-based paint. Aside from selling and repurposing old furniture, Attic Revival’s helpful staff offers expert advice on how you can refresh your vintage pieces yourself.

Gallery 121

Address: 48 Bridge Street East, Belleville
Highlights: Fine Art | Local Makers | Jewellery

Founded in 1991 by Quinte-area visual artis, Gallery 121 is a beloved non-profit cooperative art gallery offering members exhibition space for their work. As a co-operative, the shows here are as varied as the artists themselves, featuring fibres, jewellery, sculptures and installations. 

Beyond showcasing art pieces, bold contemporary shows are staged at Gallery 121 as well. Be sure to check the website for upcoming exhibitions (physically distanced, of course).

John M. Parrott Art Gallery

Address: 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville
Highlights: Local Art  | Unique Mix | Exhibitions

Located within the Belleville Public Library, the John M. Parrott Gallery is a community meeting place that supports creativity, art, personal growth and the lifelong journey of learning. 

Along with a shop that sells the beautiful works of local artists, the gallery hosts exhibitions, workshops, art talks and concerts.

Hawk Vale Antiques

Address: 1408 County Road 1, Napanee
Highlights: Unique Setting  | Fresh Flowers | Garden Good

Hawk-Vale is an experience of the senses. Combining items from the past with a garden house and shed with fresh-cut flowers and bouquets, Hawk-Vale provides guests with an antique adventure unlike most shops in South Eastern Ontario. 

Explore the charming and unique setting while you discover the fun and unusual, hard-to find-pieces of the past.

Tamworth Bookshop

Address: Corner of Peel Street and Bridge Street, Tamworth
Highlights: Rare Books | Charming Coach House | Popular with Authors

Tucked away in Tamworth is a delightful book shop that provides hand-picked, well-organized used books and ephemera. 

If you’re a bookworm who loves to lose yourself in a great story, be sure to stop and browse the Tamworth Bookshop. You’re guaranteed to find a book to add to your personal collection. 

The Piggery Gallery

Address: 53 Wartman Road, Newburgh
Highlights: Open Year Round | Artisan Rugs and Decor | Fine Art

The Piggery Gallery is an inspiring artisan gallery located along a winding country road in beautiful Stone Mills Township, Newburgh. The Piggery offers high-quality, artisan-made items—original art, handcrafted and hand painted furniture, rag rugs, quilts, pottery, home decor and so much more.

Dead People’s Stuff

Address: 388 Bloomfield Main Street, Bloomfield
Highlights: Eclectic Mix  | Fun & Casual | Great Gifts

Dead People’s Stuff Antiques is an eclectic antique and vintage goods shop located in the village of Bloomfield at the center of Prince Edward County. The store offers a mix of country pine furniture—both painted and refinished—cottage décor, vintage tools, treasures for the garden, kitchen benches, bedroom pieces, trunks, boxes, chairs, linens, lighting and an ever-changing assortment of desirables, oddities and eclectics.

Carbon Art & Design

Address: 281B Main Street, Picton
Highlights: Local Finds  | Curated Collection | Vintage modern

A Carbon Art & Design, you’ll find a curated market of local goods from some of the County’s favourite producers and pickers. Search through new and used vinyl records, vintage and custom clothing, and a wonderful range of personal care products. 

Carbon Art & Design also features affordable pop art pieces and mid-century modern, organic hot sauces and other delicious culinary treats along with cookware. There’s a lot to look through, so be sure to set aside some time during your visit.

Maccool’s Reuse

Address: 1149 County Road 12, West Lake Road Picton
Highlights: One of a Kind | Smalls | Salvaged Finds

Part antique shop, part sculpture gallery, Maccool’s Reuse is completely unique and memorable. The Maccool’s have a respect for the history and quality of an object and give new life to previously used furniture.  

The store features a large variety of antiques, collectibles, vintage, mid-century modern and 20th-century design furniture, as well as hundreds of smalls such as West German pottery, art glass, hardware and funky retro glass sets. 

And husband Colm is a sculptor and designer who creates one of a kind pieces from salvaged materials—how cool is that?

The Local Store

Address: 768 Country Road 12, Bloomfield
Highlights: Local Producers | Unique Setting  | Art & Artisans

The Local Store showcases and promotes authentic Prince Edward County products all under one roof. This includes the work of more than 120 of the County’s artists and artisans and more than 30 local food producers. The Local Store is also home to The Loft Fine Art Gallery, Hayloft Antiques and Silks Vintage Accessories. 

The Hatch Gallery

Address: 9 Stanley Street, Bloomfield
Highlights: Fine Art | Collectors  | Personalized Service

Hatch Gallery is home to an impressive inventory of significant Canadian artworks including exceptional emerging, mid-career and senior artists who have received significant recognition for their work.

David Hatch and the experienced staff at Hatch Gallery have been advising clients on fine art and sculpture since 2016.

Historic Inns

Compose Rose Suites

Address: 575 Crowes Road, Milford
Highlights: Rural Charm | Set in Nature  |  Modern Farmhouse 

At the foundation of Compass Rose is 100 acres that host a variety of ecotones. Centred along bird migration baths and tucked away from the real world, the fauna here includes rare avians and a healthy collection of Ontario wildlife. 

The inn features 4 km of walking and snowshoeing trails through deciduous forest and regenerating meadows. 

The Mance Inn

Address: 10 Chapel Street, Picton
Highlights: Beautiful Grounds | Unique Rooms |  Hot Tub

Quaint and steeped in history, this landmark limestone building (circa 1906) welcomes you with boutique elegance and homespun warmth. Each unique and sun-filled room provides modern and comforting amenities for guests’ enjoyment—such as a queen-size bed with a contemporary, upholstered headboard, luxury linens, a charming gas fireplace and a private spa-inspired ensuite.

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