With the outstanding natural resources that are plentiful in the Bay of Quinte region, it’s no surprise that we have some of the most beautiful parks in the country.
We have five provincial parks nearby including Sandbanks, Lake on the Mountain and North Beach in Prince Edward County, Presqu’ile in Brighton and Ferris in Campbellford. These parks offer some of the most picturesque scenery and campgrounds in the country and lots of great options for hiking, walking and taking in all the best that nature has to offer.
After the cold winter months have subsided, we love to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. All of our communities have local parks, playgrounds, community pools and splash pads that are a huge hit with kids – young and old alike.
There is nearly 100km of trails throughout the Quinte region including Prince Edward County’s Millennium Trail, Belleville’s Riverfront Trail and the Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail located in Quinte West.
Here are some can’t miss parks in the region:
Zwick’s Centennial Park – Belleville
A brand new, fully accessible play park can be found here as well as waterfront trails, soccer fields and a wading pool. The Lion’s Club Pavilion is also located at Zwick’s Park and is a popular venue for free concerts on the Bay from June until Labour Day.
Centennial Park – Quinte West
Centennial Park is the hub for family activities in the summer months in Quinte West. Centennial Park has a skate park, playground, mini-golf centre and paved waterfront trail. Centennial Park has an ampitheatre and is host to several local events during the summer.
Riverside Park – Belleville
Located off highway 401 here you will find the popular pirate ship play structure and Kiwanis skatepark, used for skateboarding and BMX biking. There is also a splash pad to cool off from the heat.
Kinsmen Splash Pad and Outdoor Pool – Belleville
Belleville kids have been learning to swim at the Kinsmen Pool for decades and the recently added splash pad has made the East Hill neighbourhood park even more popular with families in the summer.
Wellington Park – Prince Edward County
In addition to the beautiful beaches and campgrounds in Prince Edward County, Wellington Park is also a popular spot with families in the area. The park is right on the shore of Lake Ontario and has a beautiful view of the water. There is also a terrific playground for the little ones and a picnic area for the whole family.
Sandbanks – Prince Edward County
A great starting point to explore Prince Edward County, Sandbanks offers enjoyment for the whole family with over 500 campsites, hiking trails, fishing, canoeing, swimming, fishing and birding.