Visitors may know Quinte West because of Trenton’s RCAF history and its position as the beginning of the Highway of Heroes. It’s also famous for waterfront activities, with a new marina and adrenaline-filled wake park. Golf, dine and explore in this bustling area–choose your own adventure below!
Riverbrake Cafe. This modern coffee shop in downtown Trenton boasts sleek features and a breakfast menu with the familiar classics. Make sure to grab a sweet treat from their dessert case (like a nanaimo bar, peanut butter cookie or butter tart) for a mid-day snack.
(613) 392-0168, 11 Front St, Trenton
Momma’s Diner. You’ll feel right at home in this friendly diner, which boasts a broad menu with home-style meals just like Momma used to make!
(613) 965-1701, 425 Sidney St, Trenton
National Air Force Museum of Canada. Get up close and personal with the largest number of aircraft on static display in the country. The outdoor air park is open spring to fall, but there’s plenty of aircraft and military memorabilia to gawk at inside this museum year-round.
@nafmcanada, (613) 965-7223, 220 RCAF Rd, Trenton
Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial. Take a moment to honour our fallen Canadian soldiers in a serene setting at Bain Park. Benches are scattered around the site for those who would like to sit and reflect.
(613) 392-2841, Bain Park, 327 Dundas St. E, Trenton
Trenton Delicatessen. Enjoy an authentic European delicatessen in Trenton’s downtown core. Choose from dozens of meats and cheeses to build your own sandwich for lunch and take a freshly baked dessert or imported European candy or snack for the road. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, the friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you decide!
@TrentonDelicatessen, (613) 392-7906, 93 Dundas St. W, Trenton
Play a round at Roundel Glen Golf Course. Throw on your most fashionable golfing attire and hit the links! Both seasoned players and beginners will enjoy tackling this exciting 18-hole course, located on the base at CFB Trenton (keep your eyes peeled for the Hercules!). If you’re not feeling very PGA-worthy, opt for some practice at the driving range instead.
@Roundelglengolf, (613) 392-1544, 50 Golf Club Rd, Astra
Trent Port Marina. Newly opened, the marina has quickly become a hot spot among boaters and locals alike. Take a stroll along the shores of the scenic Bay of Quinte and grab an ice cream to savour while watching boats sail by.
@trentportmarina, (613) 392-2841 ext. 4421, 15 Creswell Dr., Trenton
Boutique Hopping. Trenton’s downtown core is lined with stylish clothing boutiques. Have your own mini fashion show at The Red Shark, Studio B, Vivacious and Sox it to Me, and pick up a new outfit while you’re at it. If you’re interested in giving your home a makeover as well, it’s worth checking out the decor items from Wish Etc.
Tomasso’s Italian Grille. Experience superior Italian dining along the Trent River, where you’ll find some of the best pizza in the BoQ and pasta made with authentic homemade sauces. Summer means lounging on their patio and indulging in daily special drink specials.
(613) 392-4333, 35 Front St, Trenton
Summer: Outdoor Concerts at RiverFront Square. Between Front Street and the Trent River, you’ll happen upon yet another waterfront venue where live musical performances are the norm on Saturdays during the summer months. Bring your own chair, or enjoy from the patios of Tomasso’s and The Port Bistro as you savour your dessert!
(613) 394-2561, Riverfront Square
Winter: Movie Night at Centre Theatre. If it’s a bit too chilly to end your day with an outdoor activity, cozy up at Trenton’s intimate Centre Theatre and catch the latest blockbuster with a big bag of buttery popcorn.
(613) 392-6100 or centretheatre.ca, 120 Dundas St. W, Trenton