Bay of Quinte Tourism

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Take A Hike in the Bay of Quinte

Illustrated map of where to take a hike in the bay of quinte.

We have a bunch of places to explore the outdoors here in the BoQ, so when we tell you to take a hike, we mean it!

Are you ready to take on the great outdoors? Start with this short-list of places to take a hike in the Bay of Quinte.

Edit January 2021: If you’re hitting the trails to get some fresh air, please be sure to adhere to physical distancing guidelines and use caution on the trails. For the latest COVID updates, please visit the Hastings-Prince Edward Public Health website.

Bleasdell Boulder Conservation Area
760 Trenton Frankford Road, Trenton

A short hike will take you to the Bleasdell Boulder, estimated to be 2.3 billion years old and one of North America’s largest glacial “erratics” (rocks moved by glaciers from their original location).

View from the top of Sager Tower.
View from the top of Sager Tower.

Sager Conservation Area
30 Golf Course Road, Quinte West

The drumlin in this conservation area is one of the highest points of land in the area and provides an excellent view to the surrounding countryside.

Glen Miller Conservation Area
443 Glen Miller Road, Quinte West

Situated along the Trent River just north of Trenton, this area provides an ideal location to launch a boat and fish for walleye. A great place to relax and watch the traffic along the Trent-Severn Waterway.

Trenton Greenbelt Conservation Area
441 Front Street, Trenton

A perfect setting for picnic lunches, the Jack Lange Memorial Walkway offers something for everyone: walking, hiking, cycling or viewing wildlife. The boat launch gives access to both the Trent River and the Bay of Quinte. The restoration of a rare oak savannah habitat is underway.

Potter’s Creek Conservation Area
2061 & 2056 Old Highway 2, Quinte West

Wetland boardwalk at the HR Frink Centre.
Wetland boardwalk at the HR Frink Centre.

Quinte Conservation’s home base, this area offers an abundance of recreational opportunities. Trails wind through this former farm and past fragrant orchards, open meadows and verdant woodlands.

HR Frink Conservation Area & Outdoor Recreation Centre
384 & 381 Thrasher Road, Plainfield

A 500-metre wetland ecology boardwalk crosses this serene, provincially significant wetland. This conservation area is an excellent destination for local photographers and hikers alike.

Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area
1331 Pinewood School Road, off Loomis Road, Brighton

There’s no shortage of space here, with 17 km of trails winding through 179 hectares (that’s 441 acres!). There are a few different loops to choose from, making it a great choice for beginners and families to more advanced hikers.


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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.