Nature Trails near Belleville, Ontario

Welcome to Belleville!

Belleville is located on the north shore of the Bay of Quinte, off Lake Ontario. It is located 190 kilometers east of Toronto and 360 kilometers west of Montreal on Highway 401, which is often referred to as Ontario‘s Main Street.
Community Profile
Its location between and in close proximity to Toronto, Montreal Ottawa and the US interstate highway system places Belleville in a unique position. With a mix of urban and rural areas and vacation lands at our doorstep, Belleville offers its residents and businesses all the amenities of a big city with the charm and character of a small town.

Belleville offers elegant living in rural and urban settings, only moments from work, and at affordable prices.  Housing options include Victorian homes, apartments and condominiums, retirement living, skillfully planned subdivisions and waterfront properties. Every option for housing is available at prices that are less than half what you would pay in larger urban centres. You can enjoy all the options, services and features of a big city in a close knit, affordable and safe community.

The City Maintains over 500 acres of parkland at 55 locations throughout the community. Children will enjoy playing at Zwick's Park along the Bayshore Trail or at the Lady Nicole Pirate ship Park. More the 26km of hiking/cycling trails meander along the Bay of Quinte or Moira River and are available for your enjoyment all year round.

Belleville plays host to numerous festivals and events that take place throughout the year. Belleville is home to boating/rowing clubs and associations, the Quinte Curling Club and YMCA.

The City's Recreation, Culture and Community Service's Department runs a full roster of recreational programming throughout the City year-round. MA Sills Park is one of Ontario's best track and field facilities and has hosted a number of premiere track-and-field events. The Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre is a state-of-the-art facility with an array of services to help you enjoy life and live to the fullest.

Some of Ontario's best hiking trails and nature trails are near Belleville.

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Belleville Waterfront Trails

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...

Demorestville Dam Conservation Area Trail

Demorestville Dam Conservation Area Trail Bisected by Demorestville Creek, the shallow soil of this 26.6 hectare (65.8 acre)Conservation Area is dominated by red cedars. Most of the land in this Conservation Area is a limestone plain. The 3 km hiking trail encircles...
H. R. Frink Conservation Area

H. R. Frink Conservation Area

H. R. Frink Conservation Area. Local school boards operate the outdoor education centre located at this 138 hectare (341 acres) Conservation Area. This Conservation Area offers close to 13km of trails through a variety of habitats. Many of the trails begin right at...

Hastings Heritage Trail

The Hastings Heritage Trail is a four-season, multi-use recreational trail that follows an old railway line linking Hastings County. The Trail is open year-round and boasts a number of parking lots and access points along the route. The Northern terminus of the trail...

Hollinger Park

Hollinger Park, a 25-acre park, is located southeast of the intersection of Highway 14 and Bird Road. The park is hilly and heavily wooded with a mixture of hardwood and pine trees. There are marked trails throughout the park. There is a parking lot for visitors and a...

Massassauga Conservation Area

Massassauga Conservation Area boasts over 1,200 meters of shoreline (with both sandy and cobble beach areas) fronting on the Bay of Quinte. This 24 hectare area offers a scenic stopover for boaters and an attractive spot for picnicking and hiking. In the winter, there...

Massassauga Point Conservation Area

Boasting over 1,200 meters of shoreline (with both sandy and cobble beach areas) fronting on the Bay of Quinte, Massassauga Point Conservation Area offers a scenic stopover for boaters and an attractive spot for picnicking and hiking. In the winter, there is excellent...

Potter’s Creek Conservation Area

Potter’s Creek Conservation Area. The home base for Quinte Conservation, this area offers an abundance of recreational opportunities. Trails wind through this former farm, past fragrant orchards, open meadows and scenic woodlands. Perfect for birdwatching and...

Rossmore Trail

Rossmore Trail. The Ameliasburgh Recreation Committee with volunteers from Rossmore have created a one kilometre trail leading from the Rossmore Park on County Road 28 through to Bay Breeze Estates. Rossmore Trail is just one of the many nature trails and hiking...
Sager Conservation Area Trail

Sager Conservation Area Trail

Sager Conservation Area offers picnicking, trails and a scenic lookout. The area is part of a glacial feature known as Oak Lake Island, a series of large drumlins that formed an island in glacial Lake Iroquois. The drumlin in the conservation area is one of the...