Bay of Quinte Tourism

BEST OF THE BAY 2022 WINNERS – REGION SCAPE

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BEST TRAIL - TIED!

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This 2.75 km lighted and paved multi-purpose trail is part of the Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail and borders the north shore of the Bay of Quinte with washrooms and a canteen.

KIWANIS BAYSHORE TRAIL

BEST TRAIL - TIED!

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And easy to find in the Loyalist Loop trail in Potter's Creek Conservation Area. It contains approximately 7 km of trails that exist throughout a diverse terrain of orchards, meadows, and forests.

POTTER'S CREEK

BEST ACCESSIBLE TRAIL

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A paved waterfront trail that runs through the park and links to the Quinte West Pop-Ups with special events and seasonal activities in this park throughout the year, from fireworks to festivals. 

TRENTON CENTENNIAL PARK

BEST CORN MAZE

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Cricklewood Farm became an orchard sometime in the early 1940s. Since then, it has become a bucket list spot with a corn maze, pumpkins and farm-grown produce.

CRICKLEWOOD FARM

BEST PUMPKIN PATCH

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Crew's Country Market is a third-generation, family-operated, market vegetable farm and roadside market. Stop by for fresh produce in the summer and pumpkins in the fall.

CREW'S COUNTRY MARKET

BEST ORCHARD

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Grills Orchards is a country market offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, ice cream and most importantly, apples. But, we should mention the homemade fudge!

GRILLS ORCHARDS

BEST GEOCACHING SITE

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And easy to find in the Loyalist Loop trail in Potter's Creek Conservation Area. It contains approximately 7 km of trails that exist throughout a diverse terrain of orchards, meadows, and forests.

POTTERS CREEK

BEST BIRDWATCHING

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Presqu’ile Provincial Park is home to 16 km of trails and paths and a 1-km marsh boardwalk trail. As migration hotspot for 338 recorded bird species, we're pretty sure that bird is the word.

PRESQU'ILE PROVINCIAL PARK

BEST VIEW

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Mount Pelion, also known as Trenton’s Mountain, is great for walking, hiking and biking. It also has an observation deck that offers a panoramic view of Quinte West.

MOUNT PELION

BEST PICNIC SPOT

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Zwick’s Centennial Park boasts scenic picnic spaces. A close bike ride or walk from Belleville’s downtown makes enjoying a take-out picnic in the park even easier.

ZWICK'S CENTENNIAL PARK

BEST POOL

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The Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre is a multi-use recreation centre home to many facilities including a main, therapy and preschool pool.

QUINTE SPORTS AND WELLNESS CENTRE

BEST SPLASH PAD

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One of the best ways to cool off on a hot summer's day is at the Wilf Wilkinson Rotary Splash Pad in Trenton's Centennial Park —the kids will thank you later!

WILF WILKINSON ROTARY SPLASH PAD

BEST PARK

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Zwick's Park, on the water in Belleville, is the perfect place to go for a stroll, picnic or experience nature in the city year-round. 

ZWICK'S CENTENNIAL PARK

BEST DOG PARK

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Zwick's Dog Park is a 3-acre, fenced-in dog park with a double-gated entrance for safety and separate spaces for small and large dogs.

QUINTE DOG PARK (ZWICK'S)

BEST GOLF COURSE

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Featuring almost 900 acres of secluded wilderness, including 2km of frontage on the Moira River, Black Bear Ridge offers a unique hospitality experience.

BLACK BEAR RIDGE

BEST ACCESSIBLE BEACH

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North Beach has a nonslip, roll-up access mat to help those with walkers, wheelchairs, and strollers avoid a trek through the sand and get to the water’s edge quickly and safely.

NORTH BEACH PROVINCIAL PARK

BEST BEACH

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Presqu'ile Provincial Park is the perfect place to soak up the sun! Enjoy the tranquil and scenic lakeside picnic and camping areas with 3 km of sandy beach.

PRESQ'UILE PROVINCIAL PARK

BEST NEIGHBOURHOOD

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Belleville's Old East Hill neighborhood boasts gorgeous preserved homes that date back to the 1800s, making it a local heritage area rich in history.

OLD EAST HILL BELLEVILLE


BEST FARM STAND

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Willow Creek Farms first started with a home garden in 1990 and turned into a passion for agriculture, exhibited through their abundant farm stand.

WILLOW CREEK FARMS

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Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.