Bay of Quinte Tourism

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ITINERARIES – CULINARY

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HAVE YOURSELF A PICNIC IN THE PARK BY THE POP-UPS

DAY 1

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READY, SET GO! THE GRIND AND VINE

Serving premium coffee (and dabbling in wine), this coffee house and wine bar is the perfect spot to start your day or finish it off. Offering a curated social environment that prides itself on inclusion and accessibility in the heart of Downtown Trenton.

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FRONT STREET FARMERS' MARKET

Now that coffee is in hand, step outside (literally) and find local products straight from the region's producers. Open 8 am - 1 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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QUINTE WEST POP-UPS

There are six new reasons to get excited for the summer in Quinte West. The Quinte West Pop-ups are open in Centennial Park with unique vendors for the community to enjoy. PLUS rotating mini pop-ups! Over the summer a number of different businesses will rotate through one of the pop-ups locations, so there will always be something new for visitors to experience.

NOTE: The QW Pop-Ups are now closed for the 2021 season. Keep an eye out in Spring 2022!

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BOOK A QUINTE PICNIC

Quinte Picnics specializes in glamorous picnic events in the Bay of Quinte and the surrounding area. They provide everything you need for your picturesque picnic including design, setup, and takedown. Their goal is to create an unforgettable experience while connecting guests to the breathtaking nature and scenery of the Bay of Quinte. 

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TAKE A WATERFRONT STROLL

Located in Centennial Park, Couch Crescent in Trenton. Enjoy the calming effects of the Bay of Quinte and the stunning view as you travel this scenic route through the park, which links to downtown Trenton, through Fraser Park to the Trent Port Marina.

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TAKE-AWAY FROM JERKEBAGO

You get good food and good vibes at this takeaway spot that specializes in Caribbean x Indo-Kenyan Fusion Eats like charcoal grilled jerk chicken, jerk ribs, BBQ, savoury patties and other homemade goodness. Open on Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm. Call ahead to order!

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PICNIC BY THE MURRAY CANAL

The Murray Canal is an 8-kilometre canal that cuts through the narrow strip of land that links Lake Ontario with the Bay of Quinte. Sit on the banks and enjoy the boats passing by at the Carrying Place Swing Bridge.

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ENJOY AN OUTDOOR CONCERT

Sing along this summer with free music in the park! Bring your blanket or lawn chair and come out to enjoy various local artists through August and September.

Wednesdays: 6 - 8 pm @ Frankford Tourist Park
Fridays + Sundays: 6 - 8 pm @ Fraser Park

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TIME TO REST UP FOR MORE TO COME

Traveling with kids? Escaping chores at home? Want to bring your four-legged family member? There are accommodation styles to suit every staycationer.

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DAY 2

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 L'AUBERGE DE FRANCE CROISSANTS

Like a tiny slice of Paris in downtown Belleville, L’Auberge de France offers an authentic French culinary experience without the need for a passport. Experience an authentic French atmosphere on Saturday for fresh croissants and bread made by hand for the last 14 years. Explore one-stop gourmet shopping in the Fine Gourmet Shop, featuring imported cheese, charcuterie, epicerie, Bistro meals, Parisian pastries, Wine Shop and more.

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FINE FOODS IN THE DOWNTOWN DISTRICT

Looking for a sweet, salty or savoury souvenir of your trip to the BoQ? Stop by any (or all!) of the speciality food shops in the Downtown District. Check out the amazing hot sauce collection at Obi's Kitchen, Indian spices and cooking pastes at Indra Grocery and beautiful kitchen tools at Kate's Kitchen.

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PICK YOUR PLEASURE 

Food, adventure and fun—it's yours for the taking at West Zwick's Park this summer! Walk along the waterfront trail, check out the murals (painted by local artists) and enjoy a wide variety of snacks and activities from businesses located in the park.

NOTE: Pop-Ups on the Bay are closed for the season after Sept. 19. Keep an eye out for Spring 2022!

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CHOOSE A COCKTAIL

Park yourself on the patio at The Lark and choose from a menu of award-winning cocktails, wine by the glass, local beer + cider and tasty meals (like their well-loved gnocchi!).

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PICNIC IN THE CORBY ROSE GARDEN

Order ahead then swing by the Smokin' 116 Bistro food truck for a BBQ platter (ribs, pulled pork, brisket, the works!!) on your way to the park. Remember to keep our green spaces looking their best by packing up any waste and taking it with you.

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WANT TO SPEND MORE TIME IN THE REGION?

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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.

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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.