Bay of Quinte Tourism

Day Trip – Off The Beaten Path

The Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, as part of the Mohawk Nation, is a healthy, sustainable Kanyen’kehà:ka community, built on and united by their language, culture, traditions, knowledge and history.

Christ Church, Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal of the Mohawk Built in 1843 by the Mohawks, this National Historic Site is one of only six Royal Chapels outside of the United Kingdom, and only one of two in Canada. Fully restored (and home to royal gifts on display) this is a stunning and unique place of worship and exploration.

Christ Church Cemetery – Look for the plaque near Dr. Oronhyatekha’s (Burning Sky) grave; among other incredible feats, he was one of the first accredited Indigenous doctors in Canada and the first-known Aboriginal Oxford scholar.

52, S Church Ln., Deseronto

Mohawk Landing Site – On what is now the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, this site marks the spot where, on May 22nd, 1784, a group of 20 Mohawk families (around 125 individuals) arrived after being displaced from their traditional homelands.

53 Bayshore Rd., Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

Pet Cemetery – Follow the path to the right behind the Christ Church Chapel and continue past the clearing. When you see the foundation of the old rectory, keep going roughly 80ft. Here lie the beloved pets of Reverend Herbert Pringle, who served this congregation from the 1920’s to the 1940’s. Scottie, Toby, Sultan and Chippie are remembered with personalized and professionally commissioned headstones.

52, S Church Ln., Deseronto

Deb’s Gas Bar & Restaurant for down home diner eats.


5475 Old Highway 2, Shannonville

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