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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.

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

Bay Of Quinte at its Best

National Air Force Museum of Canada
National Air Force Museum of Canada
Glanmore National Historic Site
Glanmore National Historic Site
Water Play and Sport
Water Play and Sport
Gone Fish'n
Gone Fish'n
Batawa Trails
Batawa Trails

National Air Force Museum of Canada

The Natural Air Force Museum is dedicated to telling the story of Canada’s heroic air force. You will be taken back in time, where you will learn an important part of Canada’s heritage and the people who made it possible for us to have the freedoms we have today.

There is an impressive variety of displays, artifacts, and information, as well as a large number of static aircraft. Flying enthusiasts should make a point observing first-hand the on-going restoration of the worlds only MARK VII Halifax Bomber. A visit to this very popular public attraction will tell you an enlightening and enjoyable story about Canadian pride and who doesn’t love a great story?

Exploring Canada’s Military Heritage in The Bay of Quinte

Halifax Bomber at the National Airforce Museum of Canada

Glanmore National Historic Site

This designated a National Historic Site of Canada was recognized for its exceptional 2nd Empire architecture.

Glanmore was built in 1882-1883 for wealthy banker J.P.C. Phillips and his wife and is a site to behold. A visit to the museum is a glimpse into their grand life. You’ll see the beautifully hand painted ceilings and ornate woodwork, as well as period room displays containing some original furnishings as well as beautiful objects from the Couldery Collection, antique furniture, paintings, and ceramics.

The Museum is open to the public six days a week and offers a wide variety of programs and activities for schools and the general public. Guided and self-guided tours are available year-round.

 

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.

The Bay of Quinte has become affectionately known as the Walleye Capital of the World as it’s not uncommon to find double-digit walleye in this area. Despite the healthy population; it is possible for even the more experienced anglers to come up empty-handed. Frustrating indeed, for those who have traveled here to snare one of these monsters. Increase your chances by hiring the services of a guide who can steer you in the right direction, make sure you have everything you need, share techniques and keep you safe on this massive body of water.

Batawa

What’s popular as a skill hill in the winter months is also a perfect place to explore during the spring and summer! Batawa’s 22-km of non-motorized trails make visitors fall in love with all seasons. Spend quality time outdoors going for a run, hike or bike in the Bay of Quinte region, surrounded by beautiful forests at the Batawa Trails. Download a trail map, lace up and discover why it’s dubbed the small hill with a big heart. Make the most of the spring and get out for a refresh!

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