RURAL HERITAGE AND URBAN OPPORTUNITY
Just south of Hwy 401 lies the heart of one of Ontario’s prettiest small towns with a river running through it. The municipal motto “Greater for Many Reasons” speaks well to the area’s proud rural roots while acknowledging the opportunities available here. Napanee offers small-town appeal with a rich history; our boutiques, beautiful architecture, and public spaces appear much as they did when Napanee was a prosperous trading centre in Ontario.
Greater Napanee is on the eastern end of the Bay of Quinte, and is the county seat of Lennox and Addington. A short drive west from Kingston will bring you right into Downtown Greater Napanee, where the Napanee River bisects the town.
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Museum of Lennox and Addington
The Museum of Lennox & Addington preserves our past so that we can learn more about who we are today. Join us and share in on our stories, browse exhibits, explore the archives and take part in community events and programs.
Downtown Greater Napanee
Greater Napanee’s downtown provides a welcoming atmosphere, and an excellent selection of stores, personal services dining and live music.
Menzel Centennial Provincial Park
The 627 ha nature reserve located in the headwaters of Otter Creek of the Salmon River system, protects one of the largest examples of open and treed fen in southeastern Ontario. Fens, which are rare in southern Ontario, are botanically rich wetlands found mostly in large shallow depressions in the landscape.
Springside Park/Conservation Park
Our Town is proud to be home to many beautiful parks, trails and conservation areas. Whether you are looking for an outing with the family, a walk along the river, or a long hike, we have something for everyone!
Ferrying between Prince Edward County’s Lake on the Mountain and Adolphuston on the mainland, this is a free and picturesque 15-minute ride
Allan Macpherson House
Whether you are a history buff or just enjoy a day exploring something different, you’ll enjoy visiting the beautiful Macpherson House and grounds. It’s like stepping back in time to a bygone era.
Old Hay Bay Church
Old Hay Bay Church is the oldest surviving Methodist building in Canada. It was built in 1792 by settlers, including United Empire Loyalists, who had recently arrived and established the community of Adolphustown (in modern-day Greater Napanee).
St. Alban’s Centre
St. Alban’s Centre Adolphustown is a volunteer driven United Empire Loyalist UEL landmark and historical place for community events. They also have an escape room available in the summer.
Loyalist Trading Co.
Loyalist Trading Co. is located in a historic 1800s country store selling gourmet preserves, nostalgic treats, art and decor and most importantly, goats that like to wander up on the roof.
Wynn Farms Apple Orchard was planted 35 years ago by Jim’s Grandfather and parents as a Pick-Your-Own Apple Orchard and has since expanded to offer a corn maze and a separate flower farm down the road.
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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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