TAKE A HIKE
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!)
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!
H.R. FRINK CENTRE
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.
SAGER CONSERVATION AREA
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.
Stop by the Trenton Delicatessen for a packed picnic lunch and don’t forget the pickles.