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Are you ready to trek some trails? Start with this short-list of places to take a hike in the Bay of Quinte. (Don’t worry, we’ve got PLENTY more where this came from!)

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Bleasdell Boulder Conservation Area

760 Trenton Frankford Road, Quinte West

A short hike will take you to the Bleasdell Boulder, estimated to be 2.3 billion years old and one of North America’s largest glacial “erratics” (rocks moved by glaciers from their original location). We hear there may be a geocache hidden here, too!



Well-maintained trails and boardwalks lead you across a variety of natural habitats, including a silver maple swamp and lush forest. Walk-through access available every day.

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A short 1km trail starts at the base of the hill and climbs steeply to a scenic 30ft tall lookout tower, offering spectacular panoramic views of the Trent River valley and surrounding area. There’s a total of 97 steps on the trail plus another 48 steps on the tower – a bit of a hike but the view is worth it.


Presqu’ile Provincial Park

It’s nearly impossible to write about this park without mentioning the 2.5km sandy beach. When the sun hits the water just right, the turquoise reflection off the water makes it look like a slice of the Caribbean in south east Ontario.

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Trenton Delicatessen

Stop by the Trenton Delicatessen for a packed picnic lunch and don’t forget the pickles.



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The Bay of Quinte RMB Land Acknowledgement

The Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board is committed to acknowledging, appreciating and understanding the Indigenous peoples’ historic connection to this land and to raising awareness by building relationships in collaboration with Indigenous partners and communities. 

We recognize and acknowledge that we are living and working on the traditional territory of the Wendat, Mississauga, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee which includes the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka (Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte) with whom we work in direct partnership with. 

This partnership focuses on the common goal of celebrating the region with the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka who are equal partners within the organization and at the Board of Directors table contributing to the mandate and operations.

This mandate includes listening to, learning from, and collaborating with the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka and actively incorporating their culture and heritage into the practice of responsible destination marketing and management of the region.

We understand that this land acknowledgement is only a small step towards the larger process of reparations and reconciliation.

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