OFF TO THE ORCHARDS
Visiting an apple orchard is an absolute can’t-miss fall experience in the Bay of Quinte region. Stock up on fresh apples, pick a pumpkin from the patch and get lost in a corn maze. Grab a candy apple or hot cider to keep you going until you reach your next destination.
TOUR THE WINERIES
If you ask us, we love visiting a winery on a fall afternoon. Why? The summer crowds have quieted down and there are still plenty of beautiful days left to enjoy a wine tasting out in the sun, cozied up in our favourite sweaters or flannels. Greater Napanee has an emerging micro-wine region with three wineries to check out:
COFFEE, SCONES & GOATS
Loyalist Trading Co. is a general store in a building dating back to the 1800s, selling gourmet food items, Canadian-made artisan items, ice cream and treats. Of course, we can’t forget the goats that live there, roaming beside the building and even climbing up on the roof. Just don’t forget to bring your quarters so you can buy food and send it up the feeding wheel to them!
We can’t hide it, this one isn’t actually on the Loyalist Parkway but it’s too good to miss! Hickory Lane Alpacas is just off the main route back to town, so if you’re planning on heading to Downtown Greater Napanee to keep your day trip going it’s worth a stop. This family-owned fibre farm lets you get up close and personal with alpacas and other farm animals like chickens, ducks, goats and pigs. They’re quite busy, so it’s best to book an appointment to avoid disappointment.
VISIT ST. ALBAN'S CENTRE
St. Alban’s Centre has seen quite a change over recent years. The centre, formerly a United Empire Loyalist Church, was constructed in 1884 and played an important role in the community for almost 130 years until its revitalization into St. Alban’s Centre in 2021. Try out their escape room and see if you can solve the Great Bath Bank Heist, available until the end of October.