Map of Port Hope & Trenton. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Port Hope & Trenton (Northumberland Shore)

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Ontario's Northumberland Shore is defined by water-majestic Lake Ontario, the picturesque Bay of Quinte, and the historic Trent-Severn Waterway. Here you can revisit an era when Ontario was still Upper Canada, where settlers-many United Empire Loyalists fleeing revolution in the Colonies-created farms and towns out of wilderness. The countryside around the beautiful Bay of Quinte has many friendly communities, unique museums, and architectural treasures, while the bay itself is the walleye fishing capital of North America and a great place to sail. The city of Belleville is the largest service center in the area, offering excellent shopping facilities.

 

Belleville [B7-B8]

Belleville was settled in 1784 by United Empire Loyalists and has many stately old mansions. Glanmore National Historic Site is one. Built in 1883 and wonderfully restored, this Victorian mansion features ornate frescoed ceilings, a sweeping suspended staircase, and intricate woodwork. The early history of the community is displayed and there is an interesting collection of lighting devices dating from 600 B.C. to 1900.

 

Cobourg [D2] Cobourg is busy in July with its Waterfront Festival at Victoria Park and Highland Games at Donegan Park. Victoria Park has a lovely white-sand beach, a marina, and a 9 m diameter floral clock with 3,000 blooms portraying a different theme each year. Victoria Hall (1860) contains a replica of a courtroom of the Old Bailey in London, and today houses the provincial courthouse, the Grand Concert Hall, and the Art Gallery of Northumberland. The local tourism information office is located in Dressier House, the birthplace of 1930s Hollywood actress Marie Dressier. A small collection of Dressier memorabilia is on hand.

 

Grafton [D3] Barnum House, built by Col. Eliakim Barnum in 1817, is a national historic site and one of Ontario's finest examples of neoclassical Georgian architecture. Original paint colors and wallpapers were reproduced to show the house as it had been circa 1820 to 1840. Period artifacts and early furnishings are displayed.

 

Port Hope [Dl] Port Hope has some of the best fishing in Ontario at the mouth of the Ganaraska River. The best times to see spawning runs are April for rainbow trout and mid-August to late September for Pacific salmon. The Ganaraska Trail, at 450 km one of Ontario's major long-distance trails, starts in Port Hope. The Canadian Firefighters Museum exhibits fire-fighting equipment from the 1830s to the mid-1950s, and the Capitol Theatre (1930), Canada's last remaining atmospheric theater, features a medieval-style courtyard with the facade of a Norman castle. The theater is a year-round performing arts facility and movie-house.

 

Trenton [C6] For drivers, Trenton is the western entrance to the scenic Loyalist Parkway to Quinte's Isle. For boaters, Trenton is the eastern gateway to the historic Trent-Severn Waterway System. Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Canada's primary military air base, was the home of the Commonwealth Air Training Plan, which graduated over 131,000 aircrew for service in World War II. During the 1950s, trials of the famed Avro Arrow were made from CFB Trenton. The RCAF Memorial Museum, dedicated to the airmen and airwomen who gave their lives in service to their country, highlights the history of Canadian military aviation from 1913 to the present. An evergrowing collection of display aircraft is at the adjacent Air Park. (SKente Portage, at nearby Carrying Place, extends 2 km from the Bay of Quinte to Lake Ontario and is the oldest road in Ontario, dating back to 1668.

 

special interest

Quinte's Isle

Prince Edward County is an island surrounded by Lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte-hence its nickname, Quinte's Isle. "The County," as it's known locally, is a place apart, charming in its rural isolation, scattered with historical sites, wonderful little bed-and-breakfasts and a myriad of craft shops, art galleries, and antique shops where the artistic and the unusual can be found.

 

Ameliasburg Historical Museum collects artifacts illustrating life in a rural community from 1850 to the present. Quinte Educational Museum and Archives at Bloomfield shows the history of education in the area, complete with a replica of a turn-of-the-century classroom with slates and quills. The Wellington Community Museum is housed in what was a Quaker meeting house from 1885 to 1996.

 

Sandbanks Provincial Park, with 549 campsites, has the world's largest freshwater baymouth sandbars, kilometers of sand dunes and three beaches with golden sand and warm, shallow water. Swimming, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, camping, hiking, and bird-watching are favorite activities.

Map of Port Hope & Trenton. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Port Hope & Trenton (Northumberland Shore)

Map of Port Hope & Trenton. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Port Hope & Trenton (Northumberland Shore)