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Road Trip – Flora & Fauna



Surrounded by nature and rooted in agriculture, the Bay of Quinte is home to all sorts of plants and animals and when it comes to gardens, home-grown flowers and friendly farmers the BoQ’s got game there too.

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Dahlia May Flower Farm

 Each weekend the farm stand is chock full of seasonal blooms with buckets of gorgeous and locally grown flowers to choose from. Leaving empty handed is probably impossible.


Palliser Downs

Have you heard? The haskap berries will be the next big thing, if you ask James and Audrey Potts. The couple, whose farm sits at the intersection of Frankford Road and Highway 62, started growing this lesser-known berry a few years back. A trip to the farm finds haskaps, strawberries, tart cherries, currants and Saskatoon berries they tend so carefully.

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The Birdhouse Nature Store

A store that’s in a house that helps you bring nature home. While it isn’t a birdhouse itself it does have everything you need to be the Ornithologist you’ve always aspired to be. Located just outside the gates of Presqu’ile Provincial Park which just happens to be a hot spot for bird watching.


Corby Park Rose Garden

 In the middle of the Old East Village in Belleville, this historic garden is a great place to relax. Be sure to find its namesake fountain, shaped like a giant rose.


Quinte Botanical Gardens

Connect with nature and meander through six acres and the world’s largest colour wheel garden. Open daily 9am-5pm, except Wednesdays, May to October.

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Rosemary & Thyme

Rosemary & Thyme puts the special in specials with their delicious home cooked meals to go.


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Let’s see what we got!

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The Bay of Quinte RMB Land Acknowledgement

The Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board is committed to acknowledging, appreciating and understanding the Indigenous peoples’ historic connection to this land and to raising awareness by building relationships in collaboration with Indigenous partners and communities. 

We recognize and acknowledge that we are living and working on the traditional territory of the Wendat, Mississauga, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee which includes the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka (Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte) with whom we work in direct partnership with. 

This partnership focuses on the common goal of celebrating the region with the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka who are equal partners within the organization and at the Board of Directors table contributing to the mandate and operations.

This mandate includes listening to, learning from, and collaborating with the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka and actively incorporating their culture and heritage into the practice of responsible destination marketing and management of the region.

We understand that this land acknowledgement is only a small step towards the larger process of reparations and reconciliation.

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