Bay of Quinte and Belleville

Bay of Quinte and Belleville

The historic town of Belleville in the Bay of Quinte offers entertaining attractions, unique shopping, great dining and unending views of the water.

Explore the scenic hiking trails and boardwalk at H.R. Frink Conservation Area or the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre in Belleville for indoor family activities.

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Where is Bay of Quinte and Belleville?

Belleville is situated on the eastern end of Lake Ontario, located at the mouth of the Moira River and on the Bay of Quinte.

It is conveniently located between Ottawa and Toronto. Belleville is an hour’s drive west from Kingston, the closest major city, and about a three-hour drive from Ottawa.

From Toronto, Belleville is about a 2.5 hour drive east via Highway 2 or 401, with train service available from VIA Rail.

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Things to do in the Bay of Quinte and Belleville

Where to go for a drink

The Lark, a bustling cultural hub, and Signal Brewery, with its scenic outdoor patio, are must-visit spots to enjoy award-winning cocktails and local brews.

Enjoy the outdoors

Go for a hike, run or mountain bike ride on the Batawa Trails featuring 22 kilometres of non-motorized, forested trails.

Enjoy scenic sunsets

In late spring, the cherry blossoms blooming in Riverside Park make a beautiful backdrop for sunset photos. Zwick’s Centennial Park and Rotary Fitness Park are great alternatives.

Experience art and culture

The vintage Empire Theatre from the late 1930s is an excellent venue for live shows and entertainment. Depending on their schedule, you can catch comedy, music and even indie films.

Tee off with a view

Black Bear Ridge Golf Course is a beloved course with an excellent reputation for its expertly designed layout. It is the perfect place for beginners and experts alike to tee off.

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Last updated: April 11, 2024

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