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Bring On The Best Of Times In The Bay of Quinte

You might know the Bay of Quinte as a midway stop on road trips between Toronto and Montreal, as a sports tournament destination, as the home of Canada’s largest air base, or as a top spot for walleye fishing. The revival of interest away from big cities and into smaller communities is stronger than it has ever been and the Bay of Quinte is well-positioned to lead this rural renaissance; affordable and attractive, allowing for an attainable vacation. Come for a visit to see why people love to live, work and play here.

  • 2 hrs from
    Toronto
  • 3 hrs from
    Ottawa
  • 3.5 hrs from
    Montreal
Bird Is The Word
Bird Is The Word
Give Spring A High Five
Give Spring A High Five
Gone Fishin’
Gone Fishin’
Craft A Delicious One
Craft A Delicious One
Explore Sager Conservation Area
Explore Sager Conservation Area

Bird Is The Word

Get a pair of binoculars and do something to chirp about! Birding in the Bay of Quinte is an exciting hobby that is growing by leaps and bounds during the pandemic. Bay of Quinte is a dream spot for ornithologists as it has so many natural spots – more than 10 conservation areas! Take the 5th anniversary Bay of Quinte Discovery Guide outside and try spotting some birds in the wild.

 

Give Spring A High Five

Now that you’re outside, Bay of Quinte style, look here for inspiration to take that spring date a step further including maple sugaring and Quintelicious. Who doesn’t love a region that celebrates food?

Gone Fishin’

Walleye and 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.

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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