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Bring On The Best Of Times In The Bay of Quinte

The region is known as the Walleye Capital of the World and boasts some of the best Walleye fishing around. If you’re not an angler, there’s still tons to do; raise your glass and find your favourite flavour of craft beer or cider, take in a play or enjoy one of the winter festivals.

  • 2 hrs from
    Toronto
  • 3 hrs from
    Ottawa
  • 3.5 hrs from
    Montreal
Bring Out Your Inner Ski Bunny
Bring Out Your Inner Ski Bunny
Gone Fishin’
Gone Fishin’
Discover The Art & History Of The Tyendinga Mohawk Territory
Discover The Art & History Of The Tyendinga Mohawk Territory
Craft A Delicious One
Craft A Delicious One
Explore Sager Conservation Area
Explore Sager Conservation Area

Bring Out Your Inner Ski Bunny

The Bay of Quinte has some great options to get you out on the slopes and on the trails this winter. 

Downhill Skiing

Head to the Batawa Ski Hill for skiing or snowboarding fun. This outdoor winter gem boasts nine runs; that suit everyone from the novice to the experienced, including a terrain park with assorted rails, boxes, jibs and jumps. After a few hours zooming down the hills, head to the rustic chalet and warm up in front of the the fireplace. Don’t have your own gear? No worries, they’ve got your covered with a full range of ski and snowboard gear. 

Cross-country Skiing

There are lots of trails to explore this snow-filled season. 

  • Quinte Conservation Area
  • Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail
  • Hanna Park
  • Trenton Greenblet Conservation Area
  • Lower Trent Trail
  • Centennial Park Trail
  • Hollinger Park
  • Sidney Conservation Area

READ ALSO: Conservation Areas in the Bay of Quinte Region

 

Gone Fishin’

Anglers come from around the globe to fish in the Bay of Quinte. The eastern tip is more than 50 km long and is plentiful with pike, bass, and walleye. Ice fishing starts when the hard water season begins – usually in early January when safe ice forms in some locations. But the ice fishing season really “heats” up in February and is extremely popular right up until March 1st, when walleye season closes. 

READ ALSO: A Guide to Ice Fishing in the Bay of Quinte

Discover The Art & History Of The Tyendinga Mohawk Territory

In the spring of 1784, a handful of Mohawk families arrived by canoe on the Bay of Quinte to what is now know as the Tyendinga Mohawk Territory. They had been displaced from their original home, the Mohawk Valley (New York State), due to the conflict between British and American armies. Since that fateful spring day amid the American Revolutions, Mohawks have built a proud community, one that holds onto and history and is united by its culture and traditions.

Today, the Tyendinga Mohawk Territory is Ontario’s third largest First Nations community in Ontario. Read on for a list of things to do!

Discover creations from local⁣ First Nations makers at places like Native Renaissance 2Martin’s Beads & Craft Supplies, and Millside Ceramics. These stores sell art and gifts that pay homage to First Nations culture.

History buffs looking for a slice of Native history should visit Carrying Place National Historic Site, where Sir John Johnson and the Chiefs of Mississauga negotiated a treaty in 1787. Rooted in history and a pillar in the community, the Christ Church is a stunning place to discover. 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. This ‘Gothic-style building was built in 1843 of local limestone and stained glass windows, as well as a square bell tower and spire. It has also been deemed a national historic site of Canada.

Craft A Delicious One

The Bay of Quinte region is a haven for craft brewing. Witness the passion that goes into brewing and meet the makers before finding your favourite flavour at places like Signal Brewery or Wildcard Brewing.

READ ALSO: 20 Breweries & Distilleries In South Eastern Ontario

Explore Sager Conservation Area

This is the perfect day-time activity to do if you’re looking for a bit of an adventure. Sager Conservation Area offers an incredible view of the countryside. Get ready to stair climb, though! After a quick 5-minute walk up a large hill, you will meet a 30-foot tall tower to the viewing platform. With a 360 degree view, get creative and play iSpy, or have a special moment overlooking the landscape.

 

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