Quinte Conservation Area


Location: Belleville, Ontario
Region: Southeastern
Character: Quinte Conservation Headquarters
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Length/Size: 346 acres

Quinte Conservation Area
By Quinte Conservation

D I R E C T I O N S
This 140 hectare (346 acre) property is at 2061 Old Highway 2 in Belleville, just west of Wallbridge-Loyalist Road. Parking is available north and south of Highway 2.
A B O U T Q U I N T E C O N S E R VAT I O N A R E A
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. Dog lovers have the “Pooch Path”, an area to let their pets walk unleashed. Hikers, bikers and cross country skiers will find the trails to be inspiring and diversified. The park area at the mouth of Potter’s Creek overlooking the Bay of Quinte provides a great starting point for canoeists, kayakers and windsurfers. This area is also
the site of Quinte Conservation’s summer Conservation Camp.
A L I T T L E H I S T O RY
This site was originally settled by Stephen B. Blanchard around 1815. Ernie H. Potter owned and operated a farm with a small orchard from 1910 to 1973. It was purchased for a Conservation Area in 1973.