Bay of Quinte Tourism

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Must Do in BoQ: Fall Harvest

Through living and working in the Bay of Quinte region, we’ve learned a thing or two about all the things to do, see, eat and explore around here. Join us each week as we share safer, must-do activities in the BoQ, and check out the rest of our must-dos HERE.


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Dunnett Orchards

143 Dundas Street, Brighton

A two-minute drive from downtown, this pick-your-own apple orchard has been around for more than 50 years, wowza! The Dunnetts grow many varieties you know and love, but we’ve got our eyes on lesser-known ones like Snow and Tolman Sweet.

Photo: Garrett Harvey

Hill Top Orchard + Fruit Stand

202 Johnstown Road, Quinte West

How’s this for some delicious math? The Van Gilst family planted the orchard 30+ years ago, and they grow 15 varieties of apples (plus pears and plums!), 12 acres of corn and two acres of five varieties of tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic and squash. It all adds up to a delicious harvest, available at their farm stand.

Hilltop Orchards

Grills Orchards

886 Grills Road, Quinte West

What does 100+ years of history taste like? We can pretty much guarantee that this Quinte West staple, started by the Grills family back in 1916, will satisfy your sweet tooth. Apples, homemade pies, baked goods and fudge, fresh apple cider — we want it all! Plus, you’ll find locally-grown in-season fruits and vegetables, condiments, cheeses, frozen meals and preserves.

A person at a bakery.
Photo: Garrett Harvey

Taste of Country

16 Roblin Road, Quinte West

Welcome to the country! Yes, it’s just on the edge of town but this country store is packed with baked goods, specialty foods and a taste of the local harvest from nearby growers.

Taste of Country

The Lark

199 Front Street, downtown Belleville

Tonight, we’re leaving the cooking to the pros and diving into this vegetable pot pie that screams harvest. Or maybe it’s the cheddar biscuit on top shouting, “Eat me!!” We’ll be enjoying this one on a chilly evening this fall.

Montrose Inn

1725 Old Highway 2, Quinte West

A night at the Montrose is a great jumping-off point for your harvest adventure. Besides, staying at a local boutique inn will really make it feel like a staycation.


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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.