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Looking to get out this winter while practicing physical distancing? Shake off the winter blues, with these great options in Quinte West!

We’ve compiled a list of things to do this winter. From indoor to outdoor and everything in between, there is sure to be something for every member of the family. Please note this list is not all inclusive. If you think we’ve missed a site or experience off the list, please feel free to contact us at tourism@quintewest.ca to tell us about it. We’ll work to maintain a high level of accuracy for this information, but things change quickly so please look things up or call before you go.

*Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be offering free public skating at the Duncan McDonald Memorial Community Gardens in Trenton and the Dr. McMullen Recreation Centre in Frankford at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

 FOR THE OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS

 

BATAWA LION'S CLUB OUTDOOR RINKS

Skate al fresco in Batawa - 6 outdoor lighted rinks. Once operational the rink hours will be daily 8 am - 8 pm  

Daily conditions of the rinks can be found at www.facebook.com/batawalionsclub   

There will be no skate & helmet rental program for 2021   

Please follow all social distancing measures and signage

Access to the washrooms will be open and masks are required (1 person at a time), however the front warming area will not be available. Washrooms will be open from 9 am - 8 pm.

The water fountain spout will be shut down, however the bottle filler will still be operational 

 

    Safety Measures

  • The rinks will be open daily from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. weather permitting. Check https://www.facebook.com/batawalionsclub for conditions
  • Maximum 20 people on a rink surface at one time
  • Masks must be worn at all times
  • Please check the live web cameras at www.batawalionsclub.com before leaving your house to ensure rinks are not busy
  • Please spread out and respect physical distancing at all times
  • Hockey sticks and pucks are allowed on rinks one and three, but no organized games or scrimmages are permitted at any time.
  • Please limit your skating time to a maximum of two hours
  • Do not move the benches or picnic tables
  • Washrooms will be open. Only one person at a time in the washroom area (parents/guardians with children allowed)
  • Volunteers and staff will be present at all times to monitor and clean facilities
  • Failure to follow protocol will result in removal from the ice surface, and if needed, OPP enforcement

      

 

Places to get your Skates Sharpened 

Canadian Tire -  https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/store-details/on/trenton-on.store.html 

Riley Awards & Embroidery - www.rileys.ca 

Gear Fix Go - https://www.gearfixgo.com/ 


BATAWA SKI HILL - www.batawaskihill.com         

Due to current shut down regulations  -Opening February 12, weather permitting.

Please note: The Batawa Ski Slopes are not safe for tobagganing or hiking. Please never tobaggan on the hill and keep to the designated trails while hiking.

For future booking/lift information please consult www.batawaskihill.com

Bookings for skiing/snowboarding times can now be made online. Season pass holders can book on their website using the "BOOK NOW" button. Lift tickets can be purchased and booked by going to the WINTER tab  PASSES and LIFT TICKETS

*Social Bubbles can ride 2 per t-bar

*Mask and social distancing required



GO ACTIVE

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

Group Classes run 4 times a day for strength & 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

 

ICE FISHING

Once the Bay of Quinte freezes over, try your hand at ice fishing.

Don’t know where to start or want tips from the experts? Contact:

https://fishfindercharters.com/

FREE Family Fishing Weekend February 13 - 15th.

http://www.ontariofamilyfishing.com/

Renew licences at https://www.huntandfishontario.com/ 

Fishing Licenses are required and can be purchased at;

Front Street Variety

442 Front Street, Trenton

 

Lucky Plus Convenience & Gas            

22530 Loyalist Parkway, Trenton

    

MOTORIZED TRAILS

While Quinte West does not have motorized trails to ride your snowmobiles or ATVs on, 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

If you’re looking to go for a walk, Centennial Park Trails, Kiwanis Park (Ontario St) and the new Marina Waterfront Trail will be groomed on a regular basis (once the snow flies), 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. Winter maintenance is not performed on the trails, but visitors are still welcome to cross country ski and snowshoe. 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'

*Due to the current shutdown order by the province, please note that all indoor recreation facilities/attractions will be closed until January 23. Please consult with individual websites for updated information. 

*Please check individual websites for virtual fitness opportunities.

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

10 Fitness Health Club - http://www.10fitness.ca/ 

The Gym - https://thegym.one/ 

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

Get Yoga - http://getyoga.ca/

Refire Fitness - https://www.refirefitness.com/ 

 STAY WARM INDOORS

*Due to the current shutdown order by the province, please note that all indoor recreation facilities/attractions will be closed until January 23. Please consult with individual websites for updated information. 

JB Books

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: Mon to Sat 11am to 4pm- Closed on Sunday’s 

Deliveries: Can be scheduled

Quinte West Library

Check out the January Newsletter for library news and fun activities to do with your kids during the stay at home order like Family Literacy Bingo and free craft kits that you can pick up from the library - contact free *Please inquire about delivery options.

Watch the newsletter for the latest updates - Newsletter

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

National Air Force Museum of Canada - 220 RCAF Rd, Trenton http://www.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 - 120 Dundas St. W, Trenton https://www.centretheatre.ca/  

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 - 17477 Old Hwy #2 West, Trenton  http://www.hourglassmysteries.com/#to book

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!!!

Axe Throwing at Axes and Allies2223 Hamilton Road, Trenton  https://axesandallies.ca/reservations/by reservation only. Leagues and youth club also available.  

Looking to let out some steam? Try something new! Challenge your targeting skills and shoulder strength. Sign up for indoor axe throwing at Axes and Allies in Quinte West! Don’t forget to bring a mask, wear close-toed shoes and book a reservation today.

Bowling at Club Medd31 Dundas St. East, downtown Trenton http://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

 *Due to the current shutdown order by the province, please note that some health/beauty businesses may be closed until January 23. Please consult with individual websites for updated information. 

Wellness/Beautification experiences (You Deserve It)

Bliss Day Spa & Bliss Medical Spa - https://www.facebook.com/Bliss-Day-Spa-1507362519515880/

DeeVa Spa Esthetics & Relaxation - https://www.deevaspa.com/

It's Your Body Day Spa - https://www.itsyourbodydayspa.com/

J's Glow Spa - https://www.jsglowspa.com/

Kathleen Nails - https://www.facebook.com/Kathleen-Nails-101166454591626/

Pure Escape - https://www.pureescapespa.ca/

Quinte Massage & Acupuncture Clinic - https://www.taichima.com/

Pretty Like You - https://www.prettylikeyou.ca/

Trenton Massage and Lymphedema Clinic - https://www.trentonmassage.com/

Zenergy Health and Wellness - https://www.zenergywellnessstudio.com/

 

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