Located on the Bay of Quinte, Trenton is a small town known for sports fishing and the National Air Force Museum of Canada. Enjoy outdoor recreation at the city’s waterfront park, explore a local history museum and visit a museum home with grand period interiors.
Things to do in Trenton
Start your exploration of Trenton at the waterfront Centennial Park, where you can take advantage of soccer fields, green spaces and a wakeboard park. Walk along the scenic trails, then let the kids loose at the children’s playground and splash pad.
Are you an aviation enthusiast? Put the National Air Force Museum of Canada on your itinerary, as it houses more than 3,500 artifacts and memorabilia, including a well-preserved Handley Page Halifax. You can even get behind the controls of iconic aircraft for a souvenir photo.
Learn about Trenton’s rich history at the Trent Port Museum, located in the former Trenton Town Hall that dates back to 1861. Take a self-guided tour of the museum to see the artifacts and antiques from the surrounding area, then kick back at the on-site cafe, which serves soups, sandwiches and homemade pastries.
Step back in time at the Glanmore National Historic Site, where more than 20,000 artifacts are housed in an ornate museum home, which highlights over 300 years of the region’s history. Kids will enjoy the organized scavenger hunt in the circa-1883 mansion, where they have to look for objects through the historic house.
Getting around Trenton
Trenton is two hours from Toronto Pearson International Airport, while Kingston is an hours’ drive away. There are also daily trains from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. You can use local buses around the centre of Trenton, but a hire car is best for exploring further afield.