The Bay of Quinte Area Offers Abundant Things to Do
As a guest of the Country Inn & Suites in Belleville, you’re always within reach of the best attractions in southeast Ontario. Two excellent schools lie within seven kilometres of our location, and the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre is just across the Moira River. If you want to explore like a local, hop aboard a bus at the Belleville Transit stop right in front of our hotel. It’s only a three-minute bus ride to Quinte Mall and a 10-minute ride to The Empire Theatre & Centre for the Performing Arts. Ready for a day trip? Head south on Highway 62 to visit the wineries and craft breweries of Prince Edward County or to sunbathe on the beautiful beaches at Sandbanks Provincial Park.
- Albert College (3.6 km)
Sprawling across 25 acres, this prestigious school provides instruction for students from Pre-K to grade 12. After taking a tour of campus, go for a walk at the on-site waterfront park.
Phone: +1 (613) 968-5726
- Loyalist College (6.3 km)
This internationally renowned college offers more than 60 full-time programs in fields including animation, environmental technology and social services.
Phone: +1 (613) 969-1913 ext. 2100
- 8 Wing Trenton (17.7 km)
The Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton, known as 8 Wing, is the hub of all air mobility operations in Canada. This bayfront military facility is also home to the famous Skyhawks parachute team.
Phone: +1 (613) 392-2811
- Quinte Mall (1 km)
With more than 125 stores and restaurants, the Quinte Mall can keep you entertained all day. After shopping at Eddie Bauer, Hallmark and Sears, grab a bite to eat at a variety of restaurants in the food court.
Phone: +1 (613) 968-3571
- The Empire Theatre & Centre for the Performing Arts (1.8 km)
The 700-seat Empire Theatre has provided a home for the performing arts since 2003. Check the online calendar to see which concert, comedian or film is coming up soon.
Phone: +1 (613) 969-0099
- National Air Force Museum of Canada (19.5 km)
Relive important moments in aviation history at this museum that honours the heritage of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Peruse the monuments in the outdoor Airpark, or explore indoor exhibits like a fully restored World War II Halifax Bomber, the only one of its kind in the world.
Phone: +1 (613) 965-4643
Food, Beer, Wine and Entertainment
- Downtown Belleville Farmers’ Market (2.4 km)
A local fixture for nearly two centuries, the Farmers’ Market features local fruits and vegetables, arts and crafts, and other assorted goods. Stop by Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. year-round.
- Shorelines Casino Belleville (2.7 km)
Shorelines Casino Belleville offers table games like blackjack, roulette and Ultimate Texas Hold’em as well as 450 slot machines. Stop by the on-site buffet to sample barbecue, prime rib, lobster and T-bone steak.
Phone: +1 (613) 689-9100
- Signal Brewery (5.3 km)
Opened in 2017, this brewery has a 5,000-square-foot tasting room and a restaurant, both overlooking the beautiful Moira River.
Phone: +1 (613) 243-0814
- Grills Orchards (10.6 km)
Pick up fresh produce, homemade breads, decadent desserts, locally sourced meats and more at this country market, located on site at the McPherson family farm.
Phone: +1 (613) 968-6757
- Huff Estates (25.8 km)
One of nearly three dozen wineries in Prince Edward County and part of the Taste Trail, Huff Estates features a 15-acre vineyard, an on-site restaurant and an award-winning winery.
Phone: +1 (613) 393-5802
Sports and Outdoors
- Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre (2.2 km)
Get fit at the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre, a massive complex that houses three NHL-size ice pads, a multi-use gymnasium, an indoor track, fitness studios, a 25-metre pool with eight lanes, and more.
Phone: +1 (613) 966-4632
- Zwick's Centennial Park (4.5 km)
Follow King’s Highway 62 south to find Zwick’s Centennial Park, a breathtaking recreation area on the banks of the Bay of Quinte. There’s a playground for kids and plenty of space to picnic.
Phone: +1 (613) 966-4632
- Shannonville Motorsport Park (20.8 km)
As one of the world’s safest and most versatile racing facilities, Shannonville is a must-see destination for motorsport fans. The four-kilometre track has 14 corners and can be converted into a drag strip, a go-kart course, a professional track or any number of smaller circuits.
Phone: +1 (613) 969-1906
- Batawa Ski Hill (23.6 km)
Speed down the slopes at Batawa Ski Hill, where there’s a course for every skill level. During the off-season, go for a stroll along the 25-kilometre hiking trail.
Phone: +1 (613) 398-6568
- Sandbanks Provincial Park (45.8 km)
Situated on the southern end of Prince Edward County, Sandbanks boasts three beautiful beaches and abundant walking trails. It’s also the largest baymouth barrier dune in the world.
Phone: +1 (613) 393-3319
- Belleville Downtown DocFest (Mar)
- Belleville Ale Fest (Apr)
- The Great Canadian Cheese Festival (Jun)
- Quinte Bass Champs (Jun)
- Belleville Waterfront & Ethnic Festival (Jul)
- Empire Rockfest (Jul)
- TASTE Community Grown (Sep)
- Trenton Scottish Irish Festival (Sep)
- Quinte Craft Beer Festival (Oct)
- Black Diamond
- Cascades Containerboard Packaging
- Donini Chocolate
- Emmerson Packaging
- General Mills
- Hanon Systems
- Kennametal Stellite
- Maple Dale Cheese
- Maxwell Paper
- Northeast Industrial Park
- Procter & Gamble
- QHC Belleville General Hospital
- Reid’s Dairy
- Santa Maria Foods
- Sigma Stretch Film
- Telesta Therapeutics
- Vantage Foods