If you have just moved to the Quinte region or have lived here for years, you may not be familiar with all that the area has to offer. We moved here over 30 years ago and have thoroughly enjoyed the people and places. We look at most things from a rural ( farming ) view, but do take in some of what the city has to offer as well and the entire area has plenty to offer. To follow is a list of some of the fun and interesting things we have had the pleasure to visit along with their websites ( where I could obtain them ). There are many, many more in the area and we look forward to discovering them over the years to come. For more information than I might offer here, you can always access the local Chamber of Commerce at www.bellevillechamber.ca
Belleville itself has many fine restaurants, from fine dining to fast food, there is something for everyone. Entertainment covers a lot of catagories. There is the Empire Theatre with live entertainment be it musical, concerts, plays etc... to movies as well, for more info www.theempiretheatre.com There is the Glanmore House, step back in time to one of the original old homes of the area and see what life was like, for more info www.glanmore.ca Belleville, being on the beautiful Bay of Quinte offers many water related activities. It hosts a few wonderful fishing tournaments as well that draws a large number of participants, google: Quinte area fishing derbies. I could go on & on but know there is something for everyone. Walking, biking trails, skiing, snowmobiling, boating, all amenities, lovely shops in the downtown as well as the 401 corridor and in between. Hotels, B&B, outdoor concerts, parades, festivals, fairs, art, library, parks, museums, farmers market, and if your a hockey fan the OHL Belleville Bulls hockey team keeps things exciting from September through to playoffs and we always hope, the play offs to the Memorial Cup! for more info www.bellevillebulls.com think about becoming a seasons ticket holder, its a great night of entertainment.
Stirling is a quaint town with a covered bridge. It is home to lovely shops and eateries. It is also home to the Farm Town Park ( formerly the Hastings County Agriculture Museum ) a wonderful place to learn about Hastings County Rural Activities throughout the years www.farmtownpark.ca They host many activities from strawberry socials to school tours. The village also hosts many things throughout the year check out www.stirling-rawdon.com
Madoc has the wonderful O'Hara Mill Homestead. A mid 19th century homestead & family mill. The grounds & buildings are lovingly preserved and cared for. There are many monthly activities www.ohara-mill.org as well as being open year round to enjoy the grounds. For more info on Madoc area visit www.centrehastings.com .
Marmora, home of the Dog Sled races! Held every winter ( with snow ). This is an exciting event to watch. Along with other activities throughout the year visit www.marmoraandlake.ca .
Tweed has Elvis !! For 3 days the village of Tweed becomes home to The Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival, for more info check out www.tweedelvisfestival.ca and for more things available in Tweed visit www.twp.tweed.on.ca .
Frankford has a wonderful Christmas light display and many activities throughout the year, Trenton has a wonderful Aircraft Museum at the Base, Prince Edward County has wineries, the whole Quinte area has lovely parks, golf courses, Cheese factories, art routes, etc... The County of Hastings also hosts one of the best outdoor Plowing Match & Farm Machinery Shows, a two day event that draws 20,000 people to the area www.hastingsfarmshow.com.
This Blog has given you an idea of what is offered in the area. Please click on the links provided and gather information for your next outing with family and friends. You can see the Quinte area has lots to offer and I have only touched on a few. So whether you are new to the area or have lived here for years, we hope you are able to get out & enjoy.