Doors Open Ontario presenting sponsor
Doors Open Ontario presenting sponsor

Quinte West

in-person event information

September 10, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join us in person once again to experience Quinte West and its rich and exciting culture and heritage! Discover some of the many fascinating points of interest in our community. Discover hidden gems and get a behind-the-scenes look at some of our locations.

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Brambleberry FarmDoors Open Quinte West

Brambleberry Farm

Come and take a wagon tour of this 14-hectare (35-acre) pick-your-own berry farm nestled in the beautiful Murray Hills. Learn about modern techniques as well as the many challenges of berry production. Growing quality fruit since 1981, Brambleberry Farm is open to the public for fresh fruit from mid-June to September and year-round for frozen berries.

  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms

Contact info

9 Mitchell Road
Wooler, Ontario
Email: berryfarm@hotmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/BrambleberryFarmQuinte

Architecture

Building type: Commercial Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Sep 10 - Sep 10

Carm's MuseumDoors Open Quinte West

Carm's Museum

Locals have driven by this home for years, and turned to look at the airplane, a 1942 Jeep and a 1901 Oldsmobile on display. Now is your chance to view this private collection of oddities – featuring agricultural artifacts, aviation pieces, toys and many items from the army, navy and air force.

  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

1497 County Road 5
Frankford, Ontario

Architecture

Building type: Attraction Museum Private residence

Dates/hours open

Sep 10 - Sep 10

Crazy Creek Fishing PreserveDoors Open Quinte West

New

Crazy Creek Fishing Preserve

Crazy Creek Fishing Preserve has been in operation for over 25 years. It offers public fishing, as well as a gathering space for barbeques, birthday parties and company get-togethers. During Doors Open, come and take a guided tour to view the 17 ponds – stocked with rainbow trout and speckled trout – set amid a cedar forest.

  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking

Contact info

362 Glen Ross Road
Frankford, Ontario
http://www.crazycreekfishing.com

Architecture


Dates/hours open

Sep 10 - Sep 10

Frankford Youth CentreDoors Open Quinte West

New

Frankford Youth Centre

The Frankford Youth Centre opened its doors in October 2012 when community churches, local parents and youth came together to establish a safe place for kids in the Frankford community. They aim to love and serve Frankford’s youth by offering a safe place to belong, life-skills coaching, counsel, support and spiritual guidance. Join them for refreshments and a guided tour.

  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

11 King Drive
Frankford, Ontario
https://www.frankfordyouthcentre.com

Architecture


Dates/hours open

Sep 10 - Sep 10

Miron Valley StablesDoors Open Quinte West

New

Miron Valley Stables

The farm where these stables are located family run and was set up for everyone to enjoy the love of horses and ponies! Offering year-round services, this site has the largest indoor lesson arena in Quinte West – great for prepping riders for the show ring. A smaller indoor arena is available, too, for beginners and private lessons.

  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking

Contact info

337 Miron Road
Quinte West, Ontario
http://www.mironvalleystable.ca

Architecture

Building type: Farm

Dates/hours open

Sep 10 - Sep 10

National Air Force Museum of CanadaDoors Open Quinte West

National Air Force Museum of Canada

Established in 1984, the National Air Force Museum of Canada is dedicated to preserving and telling the history of Canadian military aviation. The museum – with over 7,000 square metres (75,000 square feet) of exhibition space with an adjoining 6-hectare (16-acre) air park – captures the spirit, daring and courage of the men and women of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

  • Digital Doors Open
  • French services available
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms
  • Videos
  • Activities and games
  • Collections and resources
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

220 RCAF Road
Astra, Ontario
http://airforcemuseum.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1984
Building type: Attraction Military Museum

Dates/hours open

Sep 10 - Sep 10

Old Sidney Town Hall ParkDoors Open Quinte West

New

Old Sidney Town Hall Park

The Old Sidney Town Hall Park was proclaimed a historical site in 2009 to commemorate Wallbridge's distinction as home of Ontario's oldest municipal government. It was one of 500 historical places recommended by the National Trust for Canada to visit during Historic Places Days in July 2021.

  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

84 Wallbridge Road
Frankford, Ontario
Email: a.pmcnaught@xplornet.com

Architecture

Year built: 2011

Architect: Park design: Alexandrea D. McNaught

Dates/hours open

Sep 10 - Sep 10

Quinte Museum of Natural HistoryDoors Open Quinte West

New

Quinte Museum of Natural History

The Quinte Museum of Natural History has partnered with Research Casting International to bring Exploration Exhibits to the Bay of Quinte region. This series of dinosaur specimen displays was developed for international tour. Residents and visitors will have an exclusive opportunity to see Exploration Exhibits in their entirety in 2022. (Tour reservations may be required.)

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms

Contact info

99 Dufferin Avenue
Trenton, Ontario
Email: info@quintemnh.ca
https://www.quintemuseum.org

Architecture

Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Sep 10 - Sep 10

Quinte West Gardens-Growing CommunityDoors Open Quinte West

Quinte West Gardens-Growing Community

The goal of this 1.2-hectare (3-acre) community garden, located at the base of Mount Pelion, is to grow community by encouraging relationships through gardening, food production, environmental awareness and education. Raised beds provide fresh produce for the community. Here you’ll find a memorial garden, orchard, a greenhouse, a herb garden, children's area and short walking tails to enjoy!

  • French services available
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms

Contact info

47 Guelph Street
Trenton, Ontario
Email: info@quintewestgardens.org
https://www.quintewestgardens.org

Architecture

Year built: 2016
Building type: Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Sep 10 - Sep 10

Quinte West Public Library (Trenton Branch)Doors Open Quinte West

Quinte West Public Library (Trenton Branch)

The Quinte West Public Library offers programs from tech support to crafts group meetings. During Doors Open, come and explore the displays of pictures from the library’s past and enjoy the memories that people have shared. You might even leave with a new library memory of your own.

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms

Contact info

7 Creswell Drive
Trenton, Ontario
https://qwpl.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2005
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Sep 10 - Sep 10

Research Casting International (RCI)Doors Open Quinte West

Research Casting International (RCI)

Research Casting International is one of the world’s largest providers of museum technical services – specializing in the fabrication of paleontology displays. Their services include specimen mounting and restoration, molding and casting, exhibit fabrication and more. Check out some of their current projects, explore their facility and watch the team work.

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Videos
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

15 Dufferin Avenue
Trenton, Ontario
Email: bmcinroy@rescast.com
https://www.rescast.com

Architecture

Building type: Attraction Commercial

Dates/hours open

Sep 10 - Sep 10

RiverFront SquareDoors Open Quinte West

New

RiverFront Square

Come and explore RiverFront Square and learn about Bleeker’s Ferry that ran from the late 1700s to the 1830s until a bridge was built joining the east and west sides of the Trent River. The Trent Port Historical Society will also be on hand with a display, and a plaque unveiling will commemorate this interesting part of Quinte West’s history.

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Kid-friendly
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Parking

Contact info

67 Front Street
Trenton, Ontario
https://www.facebook.com/TrentonTownHall

Architecture


Dates/hours open

Sep 10 - Sep 10

Trenton Seniors Club 105Doors Open Quinte West

Trenton Seniors Club 105

Start the day with a pancake breakfast at the Trenton Seniors Club 105 (for a small fee) and discover what keeps everyone so busy – from shuffleboard and snooker to cards and darts. Check out the fully equipped workshop and arts and craft area. Meet the people who enjoy these activities daily and hear their stories. All ages are welcome.

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms

Contact info

61 Bay Street
Trenton, Ontario
Email: club105trenton@gmail.com

Architecture

Year built: 1952
Building type: Attraction

Dates/hours open

Sep 10 - Sep 10

YMCA of Central East Ontario, City of Quinte West BranchDoors Open Quinte West

New

YMCA of Central East Ontario, City of Quinte West Branch

The YMCA of Central East Ontario is a charity and vital leader supporting growth of spirit, mind and body. Visit the newly dedicated John Williams YMCA during Doors Open to see how they build strong kids, strong families and strong communities – and enjoy a FREE swim!

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Contact info

50 Monogram Place
Trenton, Ontario
https://ymcaofceo.ca/membership-branches/city-of-quinte-west-branch/

Architecture


Dates/hours open

Sep 10 - Sep 10