Welcome to the Quinte West (established and renamed in 1998). The population is approximately 43,086 (2011) and growing.
First settled by loyalists in 1792 as Trent Port, then renamed Trent Town and then later Trenton.
The quaint small town was once previously economically known for stable lumber and transportation, now known to have one of the largest bases in Canada – CFB Trenton. This is a bilingual speaking community featuring both the English and French language.
Trenton is equipped with some other beautiful features to offer, like the Trent-Severn Waterway that is 386-kilometre-long canal route connecting Lake Ontario at Trenton to Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, at Port Severn.
Its major natural waterways include the Trent River, Otonabee River, Kawartha Lakes, Lake Simcoe, Lake Couchiching and Severn River. One of the largest glacial erratic’s known in North America and to us it is known as the “Bleasdell Boulder Conservation areas that is about 1.5 km loop trail with .6 link to Lower Trent Trails.
Stop by the Canadian National Air Force Museum, or catch an OHL Trenton Golden Hawks hockey game or check out the Quinte Museum of Natural History (Dinosaur bones and historical animals).
If you are looking for Fun for the whole family, stop in at the YMCA to go for a swim or enjoy a workout. You can Bring the family to have some outdoor fun at the splash pad or grab a soccer ball and kick it around one of the several soccer fields at Centennial Park.
If you are lucky enough to be in town when the Amputate theatre has a movie or a band playing, grab a blanket, make it a date and take it all in.
Featured School: Catholic and Public elementary/secondary schools (St. Paul’s Secondary, Trenton High School, L’Envol)