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Please note that the businesses listed may not be open or have modified time schedules or alternative offerings. Please consult websites or phone ahead. 

Looking for some safe activities this summer? Welcome warmer weather, with these great options in Quinte West!

We’ve compiled a list of fun things to do this summer. *Please note this list is not all inclusive. If there is something you think we should add, email us at tourism@quintewest.ca.    

We’ll work to keep this info up-to-date, but things change quickly so call before you go.

SUMMER FUN & CONTESTS

We want to encourage you to get outside and enjoy Summer! Here are a few ideas to help you enjoy the Natural Attractions of Quinte West. 

 

QUINTE WEST EATS AND TREATS MAP

Grab your copy of the QW Eats and Treats Map, promoting Food Trucks and Ice Cream stops throughout the city. Support local independent businesses and savor the unique flavours of each stop. It’s a good start to creating a road trip adventure. How many can you check off the list this summer? There are so many great picnic spots throughout Quinte West. Grab your food and find a great place to enjoy the sunshine! 

View Map 

 

THE CANADIAN EXPLORERS SCAVENGER HUNT - AUGMENTED REALITY

Join the Canadian Explorers on a virtual scavenger hunt. Download the FREE Snapd HUB app to participate. This app will take families through a series of stops throughout Centennial Park using augmented reality to find clues about an endangered Canadian animal. People who guess right and enter will have an opportunity to win one of 4 cash prizes of $250 each at the end of the summer. Runs until August 29, 2021.

Poster - English

Poster - French

 

Start your adventure at the Pavilion Parking Lot. 

This scavenger hunt offers safe family fun that you can do anytime at your own pace.  

Click here for HUB Instructions

 

BUBBLES PHOTO FILTER AND CONTEST

Have fun this summer in your own bubble….literally. While in Centennial Park and Frankford Tourist Park, download the FREE Snapd HUB app and open the Quinte West Bubbles Event. This filter will give the appearance of Bubbles floating in the air in photos and selfies taken. Upload your photos on Instagram using the hashtag #qwbubbles for chances to win weekly prizes all summer long until August 29, 2021.

Bubble filter image

  

FRONT STREET FARMERS' MARKET

Take a stroll down Front Street along the Trent River waterfront in downtown Trenton and visit the Quinte West Farmers' Market 

The Farmers' Market will be held every Wednesday and Saturday until the last Saturday in October. Market hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on each market day.

Find a variety of locally grown produce, flowers, baked goods, crafts, maple syrup, honey, preserves and so much more.

 

QUINTE WEST POP-UPS

There are six new reasons to take a walk in Centennial Park. Grab some lunch, do a little shopping and enjoy the view. quintewest.ca/en/visit-discover/qwpopups.asp

 

CRAZY CREEK FISHING PRESERVE

Although the preserve is closed to fishing, you can still meet Crazy Larry and feed the fish. With 17 ponds set amidst a cedar forest, Crazy Creek is home to a plentiful number of speckled and rainbow trout. Instead of fishing, residents are invited to go for a tour in the woods to feed the fish. By appointment ONLY. crazycreekfishing.com

 

GOLF COURSES

We offer a number of first class golf courses, 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, spend time with friends, and enjoy the great scenery. For a complete list visit quintewest.ca/en/your-community/golfcourses.asp

 

SPLASH PADS

Pack up the kids with a picnic and spend a hot day cooling off at one of the City's splash pads.

Wilf Wilkinson Rotary Splash Pad (Centennial Park Bay St, Trenton)

Frankford Splash Pad (Corner of River Dr (Hwy 33N) and Riverside Pkwy)

 

SKATE PARKS

Wheel your way over to the City's two locations in Frankford Tourist Park and Centennial Park

 

BATAWA

If you are looking to get outside with your kids, be sure to check out Batawa. With the Natural Playground, Pump Track, Hiking Trails and Dino Dig it can keep kids entertained for hours!  

 

GO ACTIVE

Looking for a more structured activity. Check out Go Active to hook yourself up with private Hiking experiences.

Group classes run four times a day for strength and conditioning. https://www.goactiveontario.ca/ 

Use Mind Body App to book https://www.facebook.com/goactiveontario/ 


FINA VISTA FARMS 

Try Horseback Riding at Fina Vista Farms

For more information check out their website https://finavistafarm.weebly.com/riding-options.html or go to their Facebook page for booking https://www.facebook.com/FinaVistaFarm

 

MOTORIZED TRAILS

The Hastings Heritage Trail is a four-season, multi-use recreational trail that follows an old railway line running through Hastings County. The Trail is open year-round and boasts a number of parking lots and access points along the route. The southern end of the trail is located in Glen Ross. A trail pass is required and can be purchased by visiting https://www.ofsc.on.ca/permits/ 

https://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/index.php?url=trails/view/hastings-heritage-trail-bancroft 


QUINTE WEST TRAILS -OPEN, PLEASE MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING WHILE ON THE TRAILS

If you’re looking to go for a walk, Centennial Park Trails, Kiwanis Park (Ontario Street) and the new Marina Waterfront Trail will be groomed on a regular basis, and are more safe and suitable for walking.  https://www.quintewest.ca/en/your-community/trails.asp

 

QUINTE CONSERVATION TRAILS

Quinte Conservation trails are open every day all year, unless otherwise posted. We have posted signs regarding COVID-19 protocols. Essentially, keep a distance from other users. If the trail is not wide enough, take a step to the side and let the other person pass, no large gatherings etc. Find out more information about these trails at http://quinteconservation.ca/site/ 

Watch their website for Forest Therapy Events coming soon!


LOWER TRENT CONSERVATION           

Conservation Lands are open for public use but physical distancing rules apply. All buildings, washrooms facilities, outdoor picnic sites, benches and shelters are closed at this time. Guests visiting our conservation lands do so at "Your Own Risks". Please DO NOT litter - take your trash with you. Conservation Areas within Quinte West for you to enjoy include; Sager Conservation Area, Bleasdell Boulder Conservation Area and the Trenton Greenbelt/Jack Lange Memorial Walkway.


GEOCACHING

Geocaching is an adventure in itself. What a great way to get out and get active with the family. There are tons of geocaches and earth caches in the area that families can hunt for. Not familiar with geocaching? Search it up and get started. https://www.geocaching.com/play        http://www.ltc.on.ca/conservation/geo/

GET YOUR BODY MOVIN'

 *Please check individual websites for updated information on virtual fitness opportunities.

 

YMCA - ymcaofceo.ca/membership-branches/city-of-quinte-west-branch

10 Fitness Health Club - 10fitness.ca 

Fearless Wellness Centre - fearlesswc.com

The Gym - thegym.one 

Take a class -  Jujitsu, karate - limitlessbjjtrenton.com or Quinte Judo Club facebook.com/QuinteJudoClub

Get Yoga - getyoga.ca

Refire Fitness - refirefitness.com 

Get outside - take a walk, play tag, play hide and seek, do a scavenger hunt, etc.

STAY COOL INDOORS

 

* Please consult with individual websites or call for updated information.

 

Pieces Board Game Cafe

22 Front St Unit 115, Trenton   piecescafe.com

The cafe offers food, drinks, and games to play while you're visit as well as games for sale to play at home. If you are just looking to borrow, check out their Rental Program.

 

JB Books

CARDS, COMICS, GAMING, & COLLECTABLES 97 Dundas Street W. Trenton

USED BOOKS 48 Quinte Street Trenton      jandbbooks.com

Offering curbside pick and delivery to try and help you get the things you need. Shop the Facebook store or send an email to admin@jandbbooks.com

CURBSIDE PICK UP HOURS: Monday to Saturday 11a.m. to 4 p.m. - Closed on Sunday 

Deliveries: Can be scheduled

 

Quinte West Library

Check out the July Newsletter for library news and fun activities to do with your kids. Health and safety measures are in place and the library will be continue to offer contactless pickup by appointment. Delivery options are also available.

Please call the library to make an appointment or to enquire about delivery.
613-394-3381 or visit library.quintewest.ca 

Watch the newsletter for the latest updates - Newsletter

Borrow Books, DVDs, Hotspots & Board games, Join 1000 Books before Kindergarten, Check out the Online Storytimes and Craft videos, etc.

 

National Air Force Museum of Canada - CLOSED

220 RCAF Rd, Trenton   airforcemuseum.ca 

Explore stories from the past, exhibits showcasing artwork created during the war, uniforms and aircraft at the museum. They have created an entire 'Museum From Home' section on their website which includes colouring pages, activities, diaries, hockey math problems, and even fitness guides to help everyone get some exercise! Note: interior aircraft tours are not available at this time due to physical distancing measures.

 

Centre Theatre  - Concession Stand Only.

120 Dundas St. W, Trenton  facebook.com/centretheatre/  

Weather it's a date night or an afternoon adventure with the kids in tow, the Centre Theatre is a great place to treat yourself to a movie and classic theatre style snacks. There is lots of room for social distancing.

 

Hourglass Mysteries Escape Room  - CLOSED (plans to reopen end of July)

17477 Old Hwy #2 West, Trenton  hourglassmysteries.com/#

Your adventure starts when your group finds itself locked in a room. All around you there will be locks and puzzles. Solving a puzzle will enable you to open a lock and progress through the room. While some of the puzzles will be easy to solve, others may require more thought and logic. In order to solve all the puzzles you cannot forget about your surroundings. Every detail could be important. Or not…

Communication with your team members is key. Remember: four eyes see more than two eyes and two brains think faster than one. Oh, all of this must be accomplished in less than 60 minutes, or else!

 

Bowling at Club Medd  - CLOSED

31 Dundas St. East, downtown Trenton   clubmeddbowl.com

Take in Open Bowling or Rock N’ Bowl on Fridays and Saturdays to enjoy the lights and classic rock playlists. It’s a classic nostalgic indoor activity that will have you moving and laughing the entire time. Call to book in advance and claim your lane (limited capacity). 

 TREAT YOURSELF

 

* Please consult with individual websites or call for updated information.

 

Bliss Day Spa & Bliss Medical Spa - facebook.com/Bliss-Day-Spa-1507362519515880

DeeVa Spa Esthetics & Relaxation - deevaspa.com

Fearless Wellness Centre - fearlesswc.com

It's Your Body Day Spa - itsyourbodydayspa.com

J's Glow Spa - jsglowspa.com

Kathleen Nails - facebook.com/Kathleen-Nails-101166454591626

Pure Escape - pureescapespa.ca

Pretty Like You - prettylikeyou.ca

Quinte Massage & Acupuncture Clinic - taichima.com

Songbird Reflexology - songbirdreflexology.ca

Trenton Massage and Lymphedema Clinic - trentonmassage.com

Zenergy Health and Wellness - zenergywellnessstudio.com

 VIRTUAL ENTERTAINMENT 

Belleville and Quinte Area Musicians - facebook.com/groups/161847447234603

Hello Boss Girl Podcasthellobossgirl.com/episodes

Old Church Theatre -  oldchurch.ca 

Shop Talk Quintemyosm.ca/shop-talk-quinte

Total Sports Quinte Podcast - podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/total-sports-quinte-podcast/id1503258834

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