(1.) Visit Belleville - 15 minutes away.
(2.) Visit Kingston - 60 minutes away.
(3.) Hiking, Cycling, WalleyeFishing, Parks & Picnics
Stirling-Rawdon was formed on January 1, 1858 through the amalgamation of Rawdon Township with the Village of Stirling. The township comprises the communities of Anson, Bonarlaw, Harold, Minto, Mount Pleasant, Sine, Springbrook, Stirling and Wellman.
The Loyalist Parkway runs from Trenton to the southwest side of Kingston. Almost 100 kms of scenic beauty, much of which is along the shoreline of Lake Ontario, you follow the route taken by the United Empire Loyalists who left the United States to maintain their loyality to England over 200 years ago.
Sandbanks is among the largest and most beautiful beaches in Ontario, with golden sand and sparkling water you can experience some of the finest sand beaches in the World. Windsurfing, sailing, canoeing and boating compete with sunbathing and swimming as favourite park activities.
Boating and Sailboarding
GPS: Latitude:43.9, Longitude:-77.2667
(8.) North Beach Provincial Park
A smaller version of the famous Sandbanks, North Beach offers similar scenery and recreational opportunities. Cruise the bay and reel in the catch of the day, choose a spot on the beach to splash in the waves and enjoy a picnic by the water’s edge.
Kayakers can use the park as a launch point to explore the surrounding region. Canoeists can take advantage of the protected waters of North Bay for a leisurely paddle or head out on the unprotected side of the dunes.
Cap off your day's adventures with a view of Lake Ontario's dazzling sunsets.
The park is a day use area only and doesn’t have camp sites.
Boating and Sailboarding
DirectionsHead south from the 401 at Trenton along the Loyalist Parkway, #33. The park is just south of Consecon.
Phone: 613-393-3319 (September to June)
613-399-2030 (3rd week of June to Labour Day) or call 1 888 ONT-PARK (668-7275)
GPS: Latitude: 43.953448 Longitude: -77.522129
(9.) Presqu'ile Provincial Park|
Presqu'ile has 397 campsites, day use area, beach, store and two visitor centres. The park is aimed at family recreation, and offers a Natural Heritage Education program. The park often holds special events such as the Waterfowl Weekend in March, History Weekend in August, Parks Day, and Canada Day celebrations. Recreational activities popular at Presqu'ile include cycling, swimming, paddling, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, and hunting.
Presqu'ile Provincial Park has eight campground areas offering a total of 394 sites that may be reserved on a first come first served basis. Maps of the campgrounds can be found in the Park Tabloid or TAP HERE for a map of the Park and TAP HERE for a map of the campgrounds.
Free Shuttle Bus to Brighton
Every Wednesday and Thursday between Canada Day and Labour Day weekends, Leaves the Camp Office at 20 mins after the hour between 10:20am and 3:20pm, stops at the Lighthouse 40 mins after the hour and returns from the Brighton Chamber of Commerce Office on the hour.
Phone: 613-475-4324 or call 1 888 ONT-PARK (668-7275)
GPS: Latitude: 44.0101 Longitude: -77.7416
(10. ) Lake on the Mountain Provincial Park
Lake on the Mountain defies all known geographical and geological theory. Discover one of Ontario's natural wonders at Lake on the Mountain Park. Cloaked in mystery and legend, the turquoise lake is a source of amazement and a beautiful setting for activities in the park. Take in the outstanding view high above Picton Bay as you enjoy a quiet picnic overlooking the lake and surrounding countryside.
A Natural Curiosity
(11.) Glenora Ferry, Prince Edward County
Minutes from Lake on the Mountain Provincial Park, the Glenora Ferry (Free), on the scenic and historic Loyalist Parkway (Hwy 33), connects Prince Edward County with the mainland at the eastern entrance.
The community was first known as Mohawk woods, then as Merchison's Mills and then as Shannonville when the post office opened in 1833. The name comes from Ireland's River Shannon which was the early name of the Salmon River.
Prince Edward County has a deep history, scenic shorelines, an array of unique local food producers and, of course, now claims to Canada's fastest growing wine region!
The Village of Wellington is situated on the shores of Lake Ontario with a view of the largest freshwater dunes in the world at Sandbanks. From the community museum located in the only remaining Quaker Meeting House in Prince Edward County, to the fine old architecture including one of the oldest homes in Ontario dated back to 1786, Wellington wears its history with pride.
(15.) Belleville Quinte Mall
Rainy Day - head to the Quinte Mall in Belleville, just off Hwy. #401.
Just a one hour drive down Hwy. #401 and you are in beautiful Kingston - gateway to the Thousand Islands.