Tourism Blog Archive

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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Outdoor Safety: Hazardous Plants Information

Across Ontario there are many different hazardous plants that can leave you with an unpleasant outdoor experience.  The best way to avoid such an experience, is to know what plants to watch for and...
Kasey Rogerson
11.05.2016
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We’ve Imagined Tourism, Now We’re Planning for Success

Staff in the Planning & Development Department have been busy working towards an update of the County’s Tourism Master Plan.  While we have enjoyed much success since its adoption, it is time to...
Kasey Rogerson
21.04.2016
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Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup time!

March and April is maple syrup season in Hastings County.  This is the time to experience the renewal of Spring when the days get longer, the light is stronger and the sap rises from the maple trees...
Andrew Redden
17.03.2016
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