Enjoy all that Quinte West has to offer outdoors this summer

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A selection of vendors and food truck pop-ups can be found in Centennial Park each week at the Quinte West Pop-Ups. Submitted image.

From waterfront patios to fresh flower farms, Quinte West has a lot to offer this summer.

Barely an hour west of Kingston, Quinte West is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in Eastern Ontario. Plan a day trip or a weekend stay and be sure to visit some of these local attractions.

It’s nearly berry season, and Bramble Berry Farm has been growing berries in Quinte West for over 40 years. Ten years ago, they purchased more land to increase the variety of fruits and vegetables on offer, and are expanding to offer new experiences this season.

In Quinte West, pick your own isn’t limited to berries. Philburn Flower Farm, minutes from Highway 401, offers pick-your-own flowers from July to October. Dahlia May Flower Farm offers beautiful Ontario blooms, fresh cut and ready to take home. Their farmstand in Quinte West runs 12 months a year.

At Philburn Flower Farm kids and adults alike can pick and choose from seasonal blooms. Submitted image.

Outdoor sports are a popular draw in the Quinte West region:

  • Mountain biking trails at the Batawa Ski Hill offer many options for riders of any age or skill level.
  • Paddlers and rowers can get on the water both the Trenton Rowing and Paddling Club, and Seven Paddles, which is operating out of Centennial Park this summer.
  • Fina Vista Farms offers guided trail rides on horseback and funky vintage camper accommodations. Did you know that Quinte West is the only place in Canada where horseback riders can enjoy Paso Fino Horses?


Boaters can come ashore at the Trent Port Marina. The world-class 375-slip marina is located on the Bay of Quinte at the mouth of the Trent-Severn Waterway. The marina offers seasonal and transient slips, which include power, wi-fi, and potable water.

Every week, find a different selection of vendors and food truck pop-ups in Centennial Park. These Quinte West Pop-Ups operate every Wednesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., until Sunday, Sept. 3, 2023.

And no visit to the Bay of Quinte would be complete without a meal at an outdoor patio:

  • Fawn Over Market – Offering meals to-go and heat-and-eat options, this chef-owned grocery store in Carrying Place also has delicious quick-serve sandwiches and pizza
  • The Grind and Vine – As you might guess from the name, The Grind and Vine serves premium coffee, and dabbles in wine. Their dog-friendly patio has a view of the Trent Severn Waterway and the Front Street Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  • Gogi Korean Grill – Authentic Korean food for dine-in or take-out, this hidden gem in Quinte West should be on your foodie bucket list.
  • The Counter Restaurant – Soups, salads and sandwiches are the specialty at The Counter, which can also be enjoyed on a patio overlooking the Trent Severn Waterway.
  • Old Bank Cafe in Frankford – Some comfy seats, and a lovely riverside patio await at Old Bank Café. A favourite spot for lunch and coffee, this historic location housed banks, and you can dine inside the old bank vault.
  • Tomasso’s Italian Grille – Enjoy superb dining on Tomasso’s waterfront patio. From classic Italian dishes to your favourite comfort foods, their menu is sure to satisfy you, your family and friends.
The patio — and the view — at Tomasso’s Italian Grille. Submitted image.

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