Tourism Blog Archive

Wheels, Water & Wings! 2015 HOTie Event of the Year

What began 5 years ago, as a Friday night street dance and classic car show has developed into a weekend long festival of inter-generational activities loosely based around its titled theme.  In a...
Kasey Rogerson
04.08.2016
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Exploring Hastings County Day 3 - Black River Retreat

It was pouring rain as I drove to Tweed, but the weather did not hinder my excited anticipation of the scenery and business acumen I was destined to enjoy that morning.  As my GPS announced that I...
Luisa Sorrentino
02.08.2016
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Get outside!

Ah yes... ...the long weekend is finally here!  While we want to see some rain, one cannot complain about the sunny and hot weather.  If you do, just pretend it's the middle of January.  Otherwise, I...
Andrew Redden
28.07.2016
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The 7th Annual Tweed Stampede & Jamboree - An Unforgettable Festival!

The 7th Annual Tweed Stampede & Jamboree (July 29 to August 1) is an unforgettable family event that takes place at Trudeau Park in Tweed, Ontario. The event also received the 2015 HOTie Tourism...
Kasey Rogerson
27.07.2016
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Nominate a Tourism Champion Today!

Do you know an inspirational person or business in the tourism industry? Nominate them for a 2016 HOTie Award and Bay of Quinte Tourism Award.  The County of Hastings and Bay of Quinte Tourism are...
Kasey Rogerson
25.07.2016
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Rockhounding in Hastings County

Each year Bancroft – a.k.a The Mineral Capital of Canada - draws a crowd of geology enthusiasts and mineral collectors eager to visit the Gem and Mineral Museum, as well as experience a day outdoors...
Luisa Sorrentino
25.07.2016
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Know More About Who Visits Hastings County

The most recent statistics available for visitation to Hastings County (including the Cities of Belleville and Quinte West) are now in from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.  Last year we...
Kasey Rogerson
11.07.2016
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Exploring Hastings County Day 2 - Hidden Goldmine Bakery

Hidden Goldmine Bakery - Brad and Cheryl Freeman When I first set foot in the Hidden Goldmine Bakery I was immediately met by cheerful smiles and a warm welcome, almost as if a family member just...
Luisa Sorrentino
08.07.2016
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Happy Multiculturalism Day

In 1971, the government of Canada adopted a multiculturalism policy, and later on in November 2002, a Canadian Multiculturalism Day was identified on June 27 of each year. For as far as I can...
Luisa Sorrentino
27.06.2016
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Exploring Hastings County - Day 1

On Saturday, June 4th, I embarked in a “Hastings County discovery trip”. I planned my route ahead of time, took Highway 62 and enjoyed a serene and scenic one and half hour drive to my first stop,...
Luisa Sorrentino
15.06.2016
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