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Bring On The Best Of Times In The Bay of Quinte

 The fish are biting and pristine golf courses are daring you to give them a try!  Treat yourself to a live musical performance or theatre production. Then hit the National Air Force Museum of Canada where countless volunteer hours spent restoring a WWII aircraft are on display keeping history alive for future generations. Raise your glass to your new favourite flavor of craft beer and see why people love to live, work and play here.

  • 2 hrs from
    Toronto
  • 3 hrs from
    Ottawa
  • 3.5 hrs from
    Montreal
Gone Fishin’
Gone Fishin’
Discover Beautiful Things
Discover Beautiful Things
'Slip' Into Summer
'Slip' Into Summer
Explore A Church Like No Other
Explore A Church Like No Other
Get Out On The Greens
Get Out On The Greens

Gone Fishin’

Walleye or pickerel fishing is serious business on the Bay of Quinte. This area is known as the walleye capital of the world, meaning this is the spot for some amazing trophy fishing. Professional guides know where the fish are biting and can teach you the basics, while boat charters offer group excursions to favourite spots. Be sure to visit one of the local bait and tackle shops to get fully kitted out with a reel, live bait and maybe even a few helpful hints for your pickerel fishing tour. This is also cottage country and rentals can be found throughout the area’s bays and rivers. Imagine waking up to an early morning of walleye fishing followed by a lazy afternoon nap in a hammock by the water.

Discover Beautiful Things  

If you don’t feel relaxed from your frosty beer and round of golf, take a gander through the Quinte Botanical Gardens to find your inner zen. With roughly six acres of garden displays, including romantic rose and bird and butterfly gardens, and the largest colour wheel garden in the world, you can become one with nature and learn about the beauty of horticulture.

Be enchanted by the stunningly beautiful flowers at Dahlia May Flower Farm in the rolling Murray Hills. This small, family operation cultivates romantic, fragrant flower of all varieties to offer at their farm stand, as well as at specialty shops and farmers’ markets in the Quinte area. Dahlia May is known for its rustic and elegant design. See for yourself – these blooms are captivating!


 

‘Slip’ Into Summer

Trent Port Marina is a boater’s dream: we’re talking 374 fully-serviced slips for both seasonal and visiting boaters, close to downtown Trenton, easy access to the Trent-Severn Waterway, the Rideau Canal, Bay of Quinte and Murray Canal which leads to Lake Ontario. Trent Port Marina will be part of a superb experience of sightseeing, shopping, restaurants, and entertainment.

Meyers Pier offers an abundance of amenities for visiting boaters, from gas to security, walking trails, on-site laundry and showers, and even Wifi. With 160 seasonal and transient boat slips, located at 1 South Front Street in Belleville, visitors to Meyers Pier have shopping, groceries, trendy restaurants, and more within walking distance. Perhaps the coolest part? Free bikes on site for use by visiting boaters!

There is never a dull moment for seasonal boaters who call Victoria Park home with inner green space and off-shore fishing on the west side. It’s also known for being the home of the Bay of Quinte Yacht Club – the second oldest such club in Ontario. Watch dragon boat racing here as the clubhouse for the Belleville Dragon Boat Club is also located here. Lace up to walk or bike on the close-by Riverfront Trail which accesses Belleville’s extensive waterfront trails.

 

Explore A Church Like No Other

Rooted in history and a pillar in the community, the Christ Church is a stunning place to discover.  Located west of downtown Deseronto, overlooking the Bay of Quinte in Tyendinaga, Christ Church, Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal of the Mohawk, is one of just six designated royal chapels in the world – and one of only two located in Canada.

A place of great significance to the Mohawk people, and the history of Canada, this Gothic-style building was built in 1843 of local limestone and features stained glass windows, as well as a square bell tower and spire. It has also been deemed a national historic site of Canada. This is one church you don’t want to miss!

Get Out On The Greens

(Black Bear, Trillium Wood & Bay of Quinte):

If you ask the locals, they will tell you the same – there is nowhere like the Bay to play a game of golf. From Black Bear Ridge to Trillium Wood, to the Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club, you’ll want to play a few extra holes after spending some time in the picturesque Bay of Quinte.

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