BEST OF THE BAY: RESOLUTION ROUNDUP
New Year’s. Upon hearing those two fabled words your mind likely darts to memories of champagne, parties with friends and family, overindulging in hors d’oeuvres and the cliché New Year’s Resolutions. The easy-to-make, hard-to-stick-to and often abandoned habits we promise ourselves we’ll keep for the next calendar year. Personally, I’ve always had a soft spot for New Year’s and making resolutions.
A holiday where staying up late, signing up for gym memberships, intense snacking and watching a 1,100 lb ball covered in 9,576 LED lights dropping in Times Square on live TV intersect. There’s nothing quite like it.
Our region is ripe with resources for you to tackle many of the most popular resolutions around. Using our Best of the Bay 2023 Winners, I was able to come up with four resolutions that I’ll personally try to start in 2024. Visit our Instagram and TikTok throughout the month of January for weekly check-ins on these resolutions.
Written by Jack McAvoy
An all-time classic resolution meets its match with the Best Gym in the BoQ. F45 Training Belleville’s bread and butter is innovative, high-intensity functional group workouts that are fast, fun and results-driven. Their goal is to help you become your fittest, strongest and healthiest self.
Spend more time outdoors
As our winner for Best Birdwatching in the BoQ, Presqu’ile Provincial Park is a shoo-in for this resolution. This time of year in particular, it’s easy to catch myself spending more and more time inside and I want to change that. With 16 km of beautiful year-round trails, 338 recorded bird species to gaze at and a charming shoreline, Presqu’ile is the perfect place to catch up with Mother Nature.
Take Care of Yourself
As the winner of Best Specialty Grocer, I’d be hard-pressed to find a better example of self-care than Fawn Over Market’s prepared take-home meals. I’m progressively getting shorter on time and taller on busyness so having a lovely, family-sized dinner taken care of once a week is a great self-care method for me.
Try Something New
The Napanee River took the top spot for geocaching in the BoQ this year. For those of you (like me) who aren’t familiar with geocaching, it’s essentially treasure hunting while exploring your own backyard or someplace new. A real-world, outdoor adventure that is happening all the time, all around the globe. To play, I’ll be using a Geocaching app to find hidden containers called geocaches in Greater Napanee. I’ve never geocached before but as an avid outdoor enthusiast, it seems like a great fit for a new 2024 hobby.
BEST OF THE BAY
Best of the Bay is an annual campaign where the Bay of Quinte community votes for their favourite businesses and top spots in over 60 categories under the umbrellas of Food + Drink, Art + Culture, Shop or Service and Regionscape.