Bay of Quinte Tourism

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Must Do in BoQ: Fall Trails

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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Bata Island

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.

People walking in the woods.
Bata Island

Old Bank Cafe

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.

Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area

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.

Photo by Shannon Steele

Lola’s Cafe

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.

A coffee cup and a small plate with dessert on a wooden table.
Lolas Cafe

Park Provisioners

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.

Park Provisioners

Fairfield Inn & Suites

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.


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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.