Summer activities

Looking for some safe activities this summer? Welcome warmer weather, with these great options in Quinte West!

Looking for some safe activities this summer? Welcome warmer weather, with these great options in Quinte West!

We’ve compiled a list of fun things to do this summer. This list is not all-inclusive. If there is something you think we should add, email us at    

We’ll work to keep this information up-to-date, but things change quickly, so call before you go.

Quinte West eats + treats map

Grab your copy of the eats + treats map, promoting Quinte West food trucks and ice cream shops throughout the city. Support local independent businesses and savour the unique flavours of each treat. It’s a good start to creating a road trip adventure. How many can you check off the list this summer? Grab your food and find a great place to enjoy the sunshine!

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The Canadian explorer scavenger hunt – augmented reality

Join the Canadian explorers on a virtual scavenger hunt. Download the free Snapd HUB app to participate. This app will take you through a series of stops in Centennial Park using augmented reality to find clues about an endangered Canadian animal. People who guess correctly and enter will have an opportunity to win one of four cash prizes of $250 each at the end of the summer. Runs until Aug. 29, 2021.

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Start your adventure at the pavilion parking lot.
This scavenger hunt offers safe family fun that you can do anytime at your own pace. Click here for HUB instructions.

Bubbles photo filter + contest

Have fun this summer in your own bubble – literally! While in Centennial Park and Frankford Tourist Park, download the free Snapd HUB app and open the Quinte West Bubbles Event. This filter will give the appearance of bubbles floating in the air in your photos and selfies taken. Upload your photos on Instagram using the hashtag #qwbubbles for chances to win weekly prizes until Aug. 29, 2021.

Crazy Creek Fishing Preserve

Although the preserve is closed to fishing, you can still meet Crazy Larry and feed the fish. With 17 ponds set amidst a cedar forest, Crazy Creek is home to a plentiful number of speckled and rainbow trout. Instead of fishing, residents are invited to go for a tour in the woods to feed the fish. By appointment only.


Fina Vista Farms

Try Horseback Riding at Fina Vista Farms.


Motorized trails

The Hastings Heritage Trail is a four-season, multi-use recreational trail that follows an old railway line running through Hastings County. The trail is open year-round and boasts a number of parking lots and access points along the route. The southern end of the trail is located in Glen Ross. A trail pass is required.


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