Introduction to Trenton Ontario.
Trenton Ontario: gateway to the Trent-Severn Waterway.

Trenton Ontario is located at the western end of the Bay of Quinte, at the mouth of the Trent River, and is the gateway to the historic Trent-Severn Waterway.

Originally called Port Trent in 1790, by 1800 lumber was the major industry in Trenton, and the first saw mill was built.  In 1853, Trenton was incorporated as a village and shortly thereafter, in 1856, a rail stop was opened which rapidly made Trenton the major rail, power and manufacturing center in the region. In 1880, Trenton became the Town of Trenton, but not until 1980 did Trenton's expanding population make it the City of Trenton.  Today, Trenton Ontario is part of the newly formed City of Quinte West . . . comprised of Trenton, Frankford, Sidney and Murray Townships.

City of Trenton clock-tower.
Trenton's Heritage Landmarks include; St. George's Church (1845)
Trenton Farmer's Market (1861)
Trenton Town Hall (1861)
Gilmour House (1868)
Saylor Block (1877)
Clock Tower (1888/89) . . . and dozens of other Heritage Landmarks await your discovery in Trenton Ontario.

Touted as the "Playground of Southern Ontario" Trenton represents the get-a-way of all vacation destinations.  Water water everywhere and lots of things to do.  Trenton is interesting, exciting, fun and relaxing . . . a great place to visit and live.

Trenton Ontario looking north.

YES, TRENTON represents some of the most beautiful scenery to be found in Southern Ontario. Trenton is a unique mixture of urban and rual Ontario with many attractions:

  • water sports
  • lesiure activities
  • walking, biking, hiking
  • tours
  • festivals
  • some of the best Walleye fishing in
    North America.
  • boating (power,sail,rowing)
  • artisans, museums and more
  • CFB Trenton Air Show
  • factory outlets
  • conservation areas

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