Visit the charming Lake Ontario harbour town of Brighton, at the western gateway to Bay of Quinte Region. With its vintage main street and front-porch Victorian flavour, Brighton anchors a land of wooded hills and rolling farmland. Brighton is also the gateway to Presqu’ile Provincial Park, famous for lakeside camping, swimming, windsurfing, hiking and birding.
Brighton is the centre of a historic orchard industry. Apple pie, apple butter, apple cider,and a very special apple festival! Taste your way through Brighton’s Saturday Farmer’s Market. Fill your shopping baskets with home baking, honey, cheeses, jams, jellies, fruits and vegetables from the area’s country markets and roadside stands. Fresh, authentic, local eating at its very best!
Sixteen kilometres of walking trails. A major flyway for migrating birds: waterfowl, warblers and shorebirds. A staging point for migrating Monarchs. White tail deer.
Presqu’ile Provincial Park, on the north shore of Lake Ontario, is renowned for its unique habitats. Book one of Presqu’ile’s almost 400 campsites (group camping too!), swim at the Park’s long sandy beach.
The scenic centrepiece of Presqu’le is Ontario’s second-oldest operating lighthouse, located on the rocky shore of the Park’s eastern tip. In summer, visit the Lighthouse Interpretive Centre, to see a model of the lighthouse, and view a video presentation on a dramatic sinking of H.M.S.Speedy in 1804.
Winter cross-country trails too!
Dock, refuel, stock up and explore at Presqu’ile Bay harbour: 0.5 Miles E of Pt 43°59.95′ : N 77°39.80′ : W. Located between Toronto and Kingston at the entrance of the Murray Canal. Gateway to the Trent Severn Waterway and the 1000 Islands.
Angle for trophy walleye, pike and pickerel in Presqu’ile Bay. Head out to Lake Ontario for salmon and trout.
Put these places on your must-see list:
Love Antiques? Treasured-filled shops abound throughout the Brighton area
Check out Presqu’ile Provincial Park’s interpretative programs and special events, delightful stage plays at Brighton Barn Theatre, and, for extra-special local flavour, Saturday night stock car racing at Brighton Speedway Park!