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Quinte West

Description of the Area

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Located at the mouth of the Trent River in the Bay of Quinte, Quinte West is the hub of a number of natural and manmade waterways. In 1993, Quinte West began the process of regeneration by reclaiming the Trent Riverfront. It ripped up parking spaces that backed onto the shoreline and created a lovely landscaped and lit Trail that has helped revitalize the heritage downtown. Quinte West is great overnight stop with a range of hotel accommodations, services, heritage attractions and loads of nature trails to explore.

Home to one of Canada's busiest Military airbases, you'll discover a fascination for aviation watching the many different kinds of aircraft in the area. Be sure to check out Canada's National Airforce Museum -- a favourite attraction of our Great Waterfront Trail Adventure participants.

There is a gap in the Trail between Quinte West and Belleville. However the Trail continues south through Prince Edward County along HWY 33.

  • Entering from Brighton, County Road 64 between the Murray Canal and Gardenville Road has no shoulders and some rough road conditions
  • Walkers may wish to use Murray Canal as an scenic alternative
  • Murray Canal Road is unsuitable for most recreational cyclists
  • Paved shoulders along the Loyalist Parkway
  • Trail stops at Centennial Park, a major venue for festivals, since trail connections into Belleville do not exist. The only route is old HWY 2 - unsuitable due to high traffic speed and volume and the absence of shoulders
  • Trail resumes 17 km east in Belleville
  • Quinte West is located in an Ontario By Bike Region

A second route for the Trail goes south from Quinte West along HWY 33 through Prince Edward County.


Local Map

Main Access Points (with parking) 

  • Hanna Park, corner of Film St. Creswell Dr. 
  • Bayshore Park, 7 Creswell Dr. K8V 5R6
  • Downtown Quinte West, Front St. and Dundas St. West
  • Quinte West Chamber of Commerce, 97 Front Street, Trenton, ON K8V 4N6. Local information, bike racks, free internet, washrooms, water.
  • Centennial Park, 12 Couch Crescent

Resources, Local Maps and Connecting Trails

Local Trail Map available at the City Website:

Trail Connections

Jack Lange Memorial Trail

Trenton Brighton Loop Trail

Millennium Trail runs along an old railway line and is best suited to hikers, ATV's and snowmobiles. The surface is loose gravel making it a very rough ride for cyclists. There are long-range plans to pave and separate motorized-vehicular use from pedestrians and cyclists. Once accomplished, this Trail will be designated as the off-road Waterfront Trail.

Tourism Information

How to Get there and Public Transit Information

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VIA Rail - National Passenger Rail service.
Bike racks are available on all trains equipped with baggage cars. www.viarail.ca
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Greyhound Station - at GO Station
Greyhound busses are not equipped with bicycle racks. www.greyhound.ca

Contact Information

(416) 943-8080
4195 Dundas St. West - Suite 227,
Toronto, Ontario M8X 1Y4

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