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.
Yes, another COVID reminder! Keep washing those hands, physically distancing and wearing your mask while you travel around the region. For the latest updates, please visit the Hastings-Prince Edward Public Health website.
266 North Trent Street, Frankford
Head north along the Trent River and you’ll discover a small bridge to the island just opposite Huffman Road on the east side of the road. (There’s no signage, so keep your eyes peeled!) There’s plenty of room to roam, and you’ll feel like you’re on your own private island.
1 Mill Street, Frankford
Pop in for a nibble (we’ve got our eye on the Nanaimo bars) or a full-on meal before or after your hiking adventure. And how can we resist hot drinks for cold days: it’s a toss-up between the eggnog latte (it’s never too early!) or the peppermint hot chocolate.
1331 Pinewood School Road, Brighton
A quick pass of the Junior Loop (1.2 km) is a good choice for families, but there are 12 km of trails to explore if you’re in it for the long haul! Pack your camera and some binoculars for some wildlife exploring.
74 Main Street, Brighton
Hungry again? Us too. A quick drive south brings you to downtown Brighton for a quick re-fuel at Lola’s. Any of the baked goods will knock your socks off, but the date squares will make you forget you were wearing them in the first place.
273 Front Street, downtown Belleville
Gear up before you go out with some new plaid and a slick pair of boots. Depending on the time of day, you can grab a stool at the bar for a cup of joe or a signature cocktail, like the Moscow Mule.
407 North Front Street, Belleville
The Fairfield is at the north end of the city, close to the highway so you can get to your next hiking destination lickety-split. With options for mobile check-in and room keys, they’ve reduced in-person contact to increase your comfort on your staycation.