Quinte West offers many opportunities for experiencing the Bay of Quinte from the water side, including sailing, kayaking, personal watercraft, yachting, and speed boating. There are races and regattas held in the area throughout the summer and there are a number of boating clubs and associations. Boat rentals and charters are also widely available. The Bay of Quinte and Trent-Severn Waterway are also popular destinations in summer for boaters who travel The Great Loop.
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The Trent Port Marina is a premium-class municipal marina unlike any of its kind. Located in Quinte West, Ontario, Canada, it is uniquely positioned to enable boaters' easy access to renowned waterways such as the, Trent-Severn, Bay of Quinte and Murray Canal which leads to Lake Ontario.
The Trent-Severn Waterway, which originates in Quinte West, is a popular summer boating attraction connecting Lake Ontario through inland waterways to Lake Huron. The mouth of the waterway at Trenton is known as the gateway to the Trent-Severn Waterway. Travelling northwest through Frankford, Sidney, and Murray Wards, boaters can stop at any of the seven Parks Canada locks operated in Quinte West. The entire length of the waterway is 386 kilometres, including 44 locks, two of which are hydraulic and unique to North America.
Quinte West offers a wide range of trails for walking, biking, rollerblading, dog walking and hiking.
Try GEOCACHING! GPS units are offered free of charge (with credit card deposit) from the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce 97 Front Street, Trenton. Call 613-392-7635 for more information.
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Well known for the excellent boating in the summer months, the waters of the Bay of Quinte, Trent River, and Lake Ontario are also favourite fishing grounds for local residents and visitors to the area year-round. Fishing is a year-round sport in Quinte West, attracting enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. The Bay of Quinte is considered the best place to catch walleye and is also home to the elusive garpike. There are also ample stocks of large and small mouth bass, northern pike, muskellunge, yellow perch, crappie, salmon, brown trout, and rainbow trout.
If you enjoy fishing, don't miss our annual Walleye World Live Release Fishing Derby held on the first weekend in May. Now in its 34th year, this annual charity fishing derby is arguably one of the province's most anticipated angling events.
Please consult the Fishing Regulations summary for more information on fishing in this area.
You can do it in your backyard on a weekend or make it a whole vacation, but nothing says summer like camping does and in Quinte West where there's camping, there's also a whole lot more.
The Frankford Tourist Park and Campground is situated in the Heart of the Trent Valley on the Trent River.
Click here to view a list of campgrounds and rental cottages in the Quinte West area .
Quinte West is home to a number of first class golf courses suitable for all skill levels, with a range of green fees to suit everyone's budget. Spend a morning, an afternoon, or a whole weekend playing the many great courses in our area. Work on your drive and spend time with friends, while enjoying the great scenery.
In the Village of Frankford, the Frankford Municipal Golf Course is a scenic 9-hole course open daily from late April to November. Located close to the Frankford Tourist Park and Campground and Lock 6 of the Trent-Severn Waterway, the golf course welcomes visitors to Quinte West.
Click here to view a list of golf courses in the Quinte West area.
There are also a variety of hunting opportunities in the Quinte West area. These include wild turkey, deer, black bear, pheasant, ruffled grouse and spruce grouse, Hungarian partridge, sharp-tailed grouse, raccoon, foxes, rabbits, and squirrel, among others. Please consult the Hunting Regulations summary for more information on hunting opportunities in this area.
Located just minutes north of Highway 401, the Batawa Ski Hill provides a great way to experience winter in Quinte West. Batawa Ski Hill is an excellent place for families to ski and snowboard together. Located in the heart of Quinte West, the Batawa Ski Hill has so much to offer families throughout southeastern Ontario, from skiing and snowboarding lessons, to terrain park events, and New Years Eve parties.
The Batawa Ski Hill was established in 1959 by a dedicated group of Bata Shoe factory employees. They obtained permission from the factory owner, Mr. Thomas Bata, to clear some trees and install a homemade rope tow on one of the hills close to the shoe factory. These employees had a keen interest in skiing and strong community spirit. Fifty years later, the ski hill has evolved to four lifts, seven runs, and a terrain park, with state-of-the-art snowmaking and grooming.
There is no better place to learn how to ski or snowboard in the area. The snow school and its certified instructors offer lessons for everyone from novice skiers/snowboarders to experts. The Batawa Ski Racing Club also boasts a strong race program for children ranging in age from 5 to 19.
For more information, call (613) 398-6568 or visit the Batawa Ski Hill website.
Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are also popular activities in Quinte West, with a number of park trails and conservation areas offering a wide range of terrains and challenge levels.