Only 2 hours from Toronto, 3 hours from Ottawa and Upstate New York, and less than 4 hours from Montreal, the Bay of Quinte region sits on the eastern shores of Lake Ontario.
Getting Here By Car:
Ontario’s largest highway, Highway 401, runs through Bay of Quinte region so it is an easy and accessible drive from anywhere in Ontario.
From Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Bay of Quinte is about two hours away. Coming from the west, the Colborne areas marks the beginning of Bay of Quinte; from the west, Napanee is the marker.
The closest international border crossing is near Alexandria Bay in New York. From there, get on Highway 401 and head west.
|Highway 401 Exits to:||Distance to Belleville from:|
|Carrying Place & Prince Edward County
(west side) - Exit 522 S. at Wooler Rd.
Trenton – Exits 525 & 526 S.
Frankford – Exit 525 N.
Belleville – Exits 538, 543, 544 S.
Deseronto – Exit 566 & 570 S.
Prince Edward County (east side) – Exit 566 S.
Napanee – Exit 579B or 579
Getting Here By Boat:
The sparkling Trent-Severn Waterway hosts houseboats, outboards, canoes, rowboats, cruisers and sailboats throughout the warmer months and provides a leisurely 386 kilometre route from Trenton on western Lake Ontario, to Port Severn, on Georgian Bay. The sheltered water highway covers over 1500 kilometres of shoreline, and encompasses a myriad of islands and lakes. Originally planned as a trade route, the system of 44 locks was started over 160 years ago with the construction of a small wooden lock at Bobcaygeon. It took almost 100 years to complete and is now used almost exclusively for recreation. Of course, it’s easy to get to Bay of Quinte region when boating in Lake Ontario as well. Lake Ontario offers over 50 marinas and limitless boating, being part of the St. Lawrence Seaway. In Bay of Quinte region, cities such as Belleville, provide great boating facilities, and smaller lakeside towns may be visited by boat as well.
Getting Here By Train:
Many towns in Bay of Quinte region are serviced by regular passenger rail and motor coach schedules. VIA Rail provides passenger services to Bay of Quinte area, with stops in locations such as Belleville. Contact VIA Rail at www.viarail.ca for more information.
Getting Here by Bus:
Greyhound Canada stops at Brighton, Trenton and Belleville.