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13 Things You Need to Know About Trenton

Trenton is a small city that is a part of the Quinte West region. With a population of a little less than 20,000 it is a fairly tight knit community with a heavy military influence because of the Canadian Forces Base. Just because of the small size does not mean it should be over looked, Trenton offers a wide array of activities and attractions to enjoy. Below is a list of 13 things you need to know about Trenton!

  1. Home to the National Air Force Museum of Canada

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Home to the largest military air base in Canada it is no wonder that Trenton has a museum to honour that distinction. The National Air Force Museum of Canada has developed and expanded to where it now enjoys a national reputation. It boasts the largest number of aircraft on static display, and the most skilled team of restoration volunteers, of any military museum in the country. Think you have what it takes to be a pilot? Try the new flight simulation centre and whatever you do don’t crash!

  1. Enjoy All of the Activities at Centennial Park

Located in the hub of Trenton, Centennial Park is home to the Duncan McDonald Community Arena, amphitheatre, public marina, splash pad, skate park, and play equipment. There is also a paved waterfront trail that runs through the park and links to downtown Trenton. From fireworks to ice fishing, there are special events and seasonal activities that take place in the park throughout the year!

  1. Play a Round at Roundel Glen Golf Course

This beautiful, yet challenging course is nestled in on the North side of the CFB Trenton Air Base. It offers many unique holes that will challenge any golfer’s abilities. The clubhouse is fully licensed and makes for a great location to relax, have a cold one and take in the view.

  1. Marvel at the History Behind the Trenton Clock Tower

The Trenton Clock Tower really is one of the historical landmarks of Trenton. Built in the late 1800s, it is difficult not to admire the attention to detail evident on the tower within its raised bands and masonry.  In 1979, Trenton Council designated the Clock Tower as a heritage property under the Ontario Heritage Act for architectural and historic reasons. The Clock Tower is a popular landmark in the downtown core.

  1. Spend a Day at the Gateway Brewing Company

This truly is one of Trenton’s hidden gems. This new microbrewery offers a collection of handcrafted beers made without the use of preservatives or additives and that is the way beer is meant to be made. Whether you want just a small taste, or an entire keg, the Gateway Brewing Company is always there to satisfy your passion for beer.

  1. Go for a Skate at the Duncan McDonald Memorial Gardens

The Duncan McDonald Memorial Gardens offers a great place to get some exercise or enjoy public skating with friends. They offer opportunities to join organized groups or leagues such as their figure skating club, ice hockey league, and in the offseason –  broomball!

  1. Take in Natures Best at the Glen Miller Conservation Area

Situated along the Trent River just north of Trenton, Glen Miller Conservation Area provides an ideal location to launch a boat or try your hand at fishing for Walleye or Bass. There are also several picnic shelters located along the property that provide a great place to relax and watch the boat traffic and enjoy the outdoors.

  1. Take a Date to Centre Theatre

Take a date and catch the latest and greatest Hollywood blockbuster and enjoy the best popcorn in town. The state of the art theatre has three completely digital experiences with Dolby Surround audio systems and all new seating to provide you with the best movie watching experience around.

  1. Catch the Golden Hawks Take the Ice

The Trenton Golden Hawks are a junior A hockey club that compete in the OJHL. The league boasts many talented teams and the hockey is always competitive. If I could recommend a game to attend it would be when the nearby Wellington Dukes come to town, as the rivalry amongst these two teams is always fierce and promises for a spirited bout.

  1. Travel Back in Time – Catch a Show at the Bay of Quinte Community Players Theatre

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The theatre’s decor celebrates a time long past. Upon entry, patrons are treated to rich velvet curtains accented with gold tassels, maroon walls and glass chandeliers. Raised seating provides an excellent view for an intimate audience to enjoy the show performed right before their eyes. A state of the art sound and lighting system adds to an ultimate evening of theatrical pleasure.

  1. Hit the Slopes at Batawa Skill Hill

A slight jog north of Trenton, Batawa is one of the few places to ski in Ontario. For a small hill, Batawa sure boasts some amazing runs that appeal to any ski lover, at any level. The hill offers: challenging black diamonds, fun blue squares, peaceful green circles, a terrain park, a bunny hill for beginners, night skiing, along with snowshoeing to appeal to a wide variety of skiers.

  1. Enjoy a Meal at Tomasso’s Italian Grille

Located right at the mouth of the Trent River, Tomasso’s offers a unique dining experience in the Trenton area. Whether travelling by boat, or on land, Tomasso’s is one restaurant you have to try. Excellent food, with a picturesque patio that overlooks the river, Tomasso’s truly is a marvelous dining experience. Do yourself a favour and give it a try.

  1. The Best Part of Trenton

Despite all of the other great elements of Trenton the main thing you need to know is that they have a McDougall Insurance office located right in the heart of the city at 20 Dundas Street West Trenton, ON, K8V 3P2. Of course we kid when we say that we are the best part of Trenton or the main thing you need to know, but at McDougall we have recognized the importance of a tight knit community and that is what we strive to exemplify through our business. The friendly, hardworking staff at McDougall is what separates us from the rest, not to mention because of the size of our company we are always able to find you the best price and coverage available. If you are interested in finding out more please feel free to contact our Trenton office at: business 613-394-6634 toll free 877-455-0299 or send them an email at: trenton@mcdougallinsurance.com. Thank you, and remember for all your insurance needs McDougall is here for you!

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