Boating & Sailing in Trenton

The Bay of Quinte is a long, narrow bay shaped like the letter "Z" on the northern shore of Lake Ontario, stretching from Trenton in the west to Picton in the east. There is direct access into Lake Ontario in the east, and by Trenton through The Murray Canal.

The Bay of Quinte provides some of the best trophy Walleye fishing in North America, as well as most sport fish common to the great lakes.

A favourite trip is through the Murray Canal near Trenton, through Brighton into Lake Ontario. Then travelling past Nicolson Island and Wellington. There is an entrance into West Lake where you can see the famous Sandbanks dunes. You can continue past Wellington and stop at the Sandbanks Provincial Park - Outlet Division. Continuing along eastward you end up in Picton, then past Napanee, Deseronto, Belleville and back to Trenton.

Another great journey is north from Trenton, up the Trent-Severn Waterway, and 13 locks up to Campbellford. You can have breakfast in Trenton (Quinte West) in the morning, and be in Campbellford just after noon. This makes for a great day of boating up and back. Or, if you're adventurous enough, take the Trent-Severn Waterway up to Georgian Bay, and sail the other Great Lakes.

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  1. George Street (Belleville): docks, parking fee
  2. Rossmore Ramp (Rossmore): docks, no parking fee
  3. Herchimer Ramp (Belleville): docks, no parking fee
  4. Massassauga Point (Ameliasburg): no docks, no parking fee
  5. Point Anne (Point Anne): no docks, no parking fee
  6. Big Island (Sophiasburgh): no information
  7. Deseronto Ramp (Deseronto): docks, no parking fee
  8. Picton Harbour (Picton): docks, parking fee
  9. Macfarland Park (Picton): docks, no parking fee
  10. Glenora Ramp (Adolphustown): docks, parking fee
  11. Black River (Waupoos): docks, no parking fee
  12. Long Point Park (Long Point): docks, no parking fee

The Trent-Severn Waterway begins at it's south-eastern point, on the Bay of Quinte, on eastern Lake Ontario, and extends in a north-westerly direction to Port Severn where the Severn River flows into Georgian Bay. Boaters can travel end to end, or from any point along the system, to each of the connected great lakes and beyond.

The Murray Canal runs from the Bay of Quinte in the east to Presqu'ile Bay in the west on Lake Ontario. It is approximately 8 kilometres long. The canal shortens the trip for boats wishing to access Lake Ontario from the central and western Bay of Quinte by avoiding having to go around the outside (south side) of Prince Edward County.

Communities Accessible
  • Trenton
  • Frankford
  • Brighton
  • Consecon
  • Carrying Place
  • Rossmore
  • Belleville
  • Shannonville
  • Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory
  • Deseronto
  • Napanee
  • Picton

CPS-ECP Bay of Quinte Squadron
CPS-ECP Bay of Quinte Squadron has been sharing boating knowledge in the area since 1954. They are one of over 150 squadrons across Canada that belong to the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS-ECP). One of the largest volunteer organizations in Canada.
Website: CPS-ECP Bay of Quinte Squadron

Weather Information

Fishing Information - TAP HERE

The Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) was organized in 1991 to improve communications regarding safe boating issues between government departments and agencies servicing recreational boaters' interests and private companies and organizations in the recreational boating field. Website: Canadian Safe Boating Council - TAP HERE

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