Belleville Waterfront Trails

Kiwanis Bayshore Trail   44.163339   -77.35426

The Kiwanis Bayshore Trail is 2.5 kms in length and borders the north shore of the Bay of Quinte. Lighted and paved, it is part of the Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail. Included along the trail is Meyer’s Pier which is a first rate marina. Public washrooms, seasonal canteen, children’s playground, two superior boat launches and the CN Train Monument commemorating Belleville’s railroader history are some sights that you’ll encounter alongside the beautiful multi-purpose trail.

Parrott Riverfront Trail   44.159858  -77.38274

This 1.6 km paved and lit trail leads you along the banks of the Moira River. Benches along the way will let you relax and enjoy watching the mighty Moira as the waters change with the seasons from roaring and turbulent to slow and tranquil. You will spot many ducks and turtles and even blue herons along the trail’s path as well. The Parrott Riverfront Trail passes along behind Belleville’s downtown giving you easy access to shops, restaurants and the services of the downtown business district.

Riverside Park Trail   44.192306   -77.395593

This partly paved 5.2 km trail runs alongside the Moira River and passes through Riverside Park and under the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge. There are several rest spots along the way and you will also find a seasonal canteen, the Kiwanis Skateboard Park, the Lady Nicole Pirate Ship Park, sports fields, the Canada flag toboggan hill and public restrooms and coming in 2013, a new children’s splash pad.

East Zwick’s Trail       44.15601    -77.389217
West Zwick’s Trail      44.152593   -77.390027

The Zwicks Trail is double looped, paved, well lit and 3.2 kms in length. Winding its way along the beautiful Bay of Quinte you will view picturesque parkland and natural landscapes. Zwicks Park plays host to a number of events throughout the year including the popular Waterfront and Ethnic Festival and the impressive Lions Pavilion provides a venue for events and entertainment. This popular trail will take you to beautiful picnic areas, playgrounds, groomed sports fields and peaceful rest stops. There is even a four acre fenced off-leash dog park for your four legged friends! Belleville’s tourism kiosk is also located along the trail providing you with a wealth of information on the city ranging from history, tourism, the downtown, government services and shopping.

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Belleville Waterfront Trails characteristics

Length: 5 trails totalling 12.5 km
Difficulty: Easy (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural and Paved
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Accessibility not known
Fees: none

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported

Amenities: picnic tables, washroom

Attractions: none

City of Belleville , 1-613-967-3767

Find it: see link to maps

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.1560100
Longitude: -77.3892170