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Bring On The Best Of Times In The Bay of Quinte

The sandy beaches are beckoning, the fish are biting and pristine golf courses are daring you to give them a try. Treat yourself to a live musical performance or theatre production. Then hit the National Air Force Museum of Canada where countless volunteer hours spent restoring a WWII aircraft are on display keeping history alive for future generations. Raise your glass to your new favourite flavor of craft beer or cider on a Quinte Craft tour.

  • 2 hrs from
    Toronto
  • 3 hrs from
    Ottawa
  • 3.5 hrs from
    Montreal

Bay Of Quinte at its Best

Gone Fishin’
Gone Fishin’
Get Out On The Greens
Get Out On The Greens
Water Play And Sport
Water Play And Sport
Explore A Church Like No Other
Explore A Church Like No Other
An Active Summer Destination
An Active Summer Destination

Gone Fishin’

Walleye or pickerel fishing is serious business on the Bay of Quinte. This area is known as the walleye capital of the world, meaning this is the spot for some amazing trophy fishing. Professional guides know where the fish are biting and can teach you the basics, while boat charters offer group excursions to favourite spots. Be sure to visit one of the local bait and tackle shops to get fully kitted out with a reel, live bait and maybe even a few helpful hints for your pickerel fishing tour. This is also cottage country and rentals can be found throughout the area’s bays and rivers. Imagine waking up to an early morning of walleye fishing followed by a lazy afternoon nap in a hammock by the water.

Get Out On The Greens

The Bay of Quinte is home to some of the finest golf destinations in South/Eastern Ontario. Here are some of the most picturesque golf courses in this area.

Black Bear Ridge Golf Course – Belleville, ON

Sweeping vistas, all-natural water features and five sets of tees combine to make BBR a memorable championship course. One of the top 30 courses in Canada, Black Bear boasts all the facilities to keep you comfortable and your game on track.

Timber Ridge Golf & Country Club – Brighton, ON

Reminiscent of the Scottish Heather Lands, Timber Ridge’s holes meander through mature bush and wide open spaces. Large greens are peppered with 80 well-placed bunkers to keep you on your toes with each shot.

Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club – Belleville, ON

Modelled after the country clubs of Europe, BQGCC’s first 9 were designed by Howard Watson in 1921, with the second 9 dreamed up by Robbie Robinson in the 1950s. Fully renovated in 2010 with a focus on new challenges, it’s a course not to be missed.

Trillium Wood Golf Club – Belleville, ON

Fitting in seamlessly with the surrounding landscape, TWGC is dotted with mature trees on over 200 acres of scenic woodlands. Trillium Wood also boasts one of the region’s premier driving ranges and separate teaching and practice areas.

Barcovan Golf Club – Brighten, ON

Situated on 150 acres of treed woodland this manicured course features fast but true greens and a challenging design utilizing water on more than ten holes. There are 4 sets of tees to choose from, which makes Barcovan the perfect choice for players of all abilities.

 

Water Play and Sport

With its abundance of lakes and navigable waterways, as well as the Bay of Quinte in Lake Ontario, this area is a great place to experience all things ‘water’. Here are some of the things you can do in the Bay of Quinte:

Paddleboarding

Go Active – Standup Paddleboarding is one of the world’s fastest growing sports. This accessible, easy to learn, fun activity is great for older children to adults. 

Canoeing

You don’t need your own canoe to enjoy this fun activity. Cruising Canoes has adventure tours that are all-inclusive and include all the gear you need. On Friday nights you can take part in their Pint and Paddle with Signal Brewery. Your 1.5-2 hour paddle will be rewarded with a drink at Signal Brewery.  

Cable Wakeboarding

Feel the rush as you fly through the air on a wakeboard. This sport is a new take on waterskiing and is kinda like being pulled by a boat while riding a small surfboard. The short flexible board allows for jumps that gets the rider up into the air. Trenchtown WakePark – Try this amazing sport at Trenchtown Wakepark, they have lessons available for beginners or all ages.

Explore A Church Like No Other

Rooted in history and a pillar in the community, the Christ Church is a stunning place to discover.  Located west of downtown Deseronto, overlooking the Bay of Quinte in Tyendinaga, Christ Church, Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal of the Mohawk, is one of just six designated royal chapels in the world – and one of only two located in Canada.

A place of great significance to the Mohawk people, and the history of Canada, this Gothic -style building was built in 1843 of local limestone and features stained glass windows, as well as a square bell tower and spire. It has also been deemed a national historic site of Canada.

Marvel at the interior of the church, with its ornately painted ceilings, featuring 18 carat gold stars. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect is that it houses gifts given by the Royal Family over the last three centuries to honour the alliance between the Mohawk and the British Crown. Think a chalice and flagon given by Queen Anne in 1711; the bell; a triptych; the Bible gifted by Queen Victoria in 1842; two royal coats of arms and more. This is one church you don’t want to miss!

An Active Summer Destination

The small hill with a big heart makes hearts melt in the summer months as it introduces visitors to a natural playground like no other in the Bay of Quinte region. Hit the trails through forests that surround the Batawa Ski Hill – many are multi-use and ready for feet as well as tires!

Batawa is famous for its 22-km of non-motorized trails. Spend quality time outdoors going for a run, hike or bike in the Bay of Quinte region, surrounded by natural beauty at the Batawa Trails. Download a trail map, lace up and be sure to check out the new fitness trail here that turns a normal run on its head. With natural wood obstacles and even equipment along the way, it will add an extra fun element to your workout routine.

In fact, Batawa is hosting a new event throughout May and June: the Batawa Cup! It’s a series of four cross-country mountain bike races. The series will feature local amateur racers competing for points on Olympic style short race courses on the Batawa Trails.

Calling all aspiring paleontologists! This is a family-friendly space and Batawa has a one-of-a-kind experience in store this summer. Batawa’s Dino Dig let’s kids create memories while scaling the horns of a triceratops, crawling inside a giant dinosaur egg or even making fossil rubbings – but that’s only the beginning. The star of the dig is discovering the 40-foot replica T-Rex skeleton! It’s free, but bring your own digging tools.

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