The Bay of Quinte area is as diverse as it is large. Stretching from Trenton in the west to Napanee in the east and going from the southern most tip of Prince Edward County up as far as Madoc in the north the Quinte region has something for everyone. Situated between Toronto and Kingston, the Quinte region benefits from the proximity of both Cities while being slightly more laid back and rustic. A booming economy comprised of hundreds of small locally owned shops as well as franchises, chains, and factories of national and multinational corporations, the Bay of Quinte area not only has superb shopping, dining, sporting and recreational options, it is also filled with career and job opportunities.
Belleville is the beating heart of the Quinte region; being the largest city in the region it also has the biggest and most diverse list of facilities and attractions. Belleville has the largest shopping facilities in the form of the Quinte mall, and the downtown core, a large industrial park home to many large factories which employ hundreds of workers, a beautiful waterfront with marinas and riverside parks, and dozens of different sporting venues including skating rinks, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, a race track, and Mary Anne Sills park, the areas only track and field facility. For more information about the City of Belleville, click on the link: https://www.belleville.ca/
Quinte West, or Trenton as it is formerly known, is a town slightly smaller than Belleville but just as successful and industrious. Home of Canadian Forces Base Trenton, one of the busiest Canadian Forces bases in the country, base personnel form an integral part of the community, living both in Trenton and the surrounding areas. Trenton is situated on the Trent River, a part of the Trent-Severn waterway which is made up 44 locks which take boaters hundreds of kilometres up to Port Severn on Georgia Bay. Just north of Trenton lies the areas premier Alpine and cross-country ski facility, Batawa Ski hill.
Prince Edward County, commonly know as just “The County,” is an area rich in history and tradition. Picton is the epicentre of The County being the local hub of shopping, dining and tourism. The county is home to one of Canada’s most beautiful Natural environment parks, Sandbanks Provincial Park. With over 10 kilometres of white sand beaches and towering sand dunes sandbanks offers one of the most beautiful settings in the Quinte area. The County also supports a booming wine industry. With several world class wineries flourishing throughout the area it is no wonder vintages from The County rival even those of the more established Niagara region.
Located in Northumberland County, Brighton is a charming and vibrant harbour town known for its scenic location along the shores of Lake Ontario. Victorian-inspired homes line Brighton’s tranquil streets, leading to a quaint and historic downtown center. Situated in the heart of ‘apple country’, Brighton is home to numerous apple orchards and hosts the yearly event Applefest. Presqu’ile Provincial Park is one of Brighton’s most popular attractions, boasting 2.5 km of pristine beaches, 16 km of nature trails, and world-renowned bird watching. From stunning views of Lake Ontario to picturesque apple orchards, Brighton encompasses true small-town living at its finest.
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