Things to do in Belleville
Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or a foodie, Belleville will always impress you. Renowned for its fascinating nature and top-notch water sports, you will hardly have a dull moment while traveling through this beautiful city. In this article, you will find out top 5 things that you can do in Belleville both on your own and with your family.
#1: Explore the Tyendinaga caverns and caves
Formed about 400 million years ago, Ontario’s oldest natural caves lie 30 feet below the ground. The exploration of the Tyendinaga caverns and caves is possible today thanks to two geology enthusiasts, Elizabeth and Charles Koch. They worked for more than 10 years to make the caves suitable and safe for visitation. The best time to visit the caves is in summer — just don’t forget to wear comfy shoes and bring a flashlight!
#2: Stroll in Zwick Centennial Park
Located by Bay Bridge, this park offers great recreational opportunities for the whole family. Walking trails, sports facilities, barbecue areas, dog parks, and playgrounds are just some of the activities that you can consider while visiting Zwick Centennial Park. This is one of the best places for strolling and relaxing while enjoying breathtaking views of the Bay of Quinte!
#3: Take a golf course at Black Bear Ridge Golf Club
Master your golfing skills in Black Bear Ridge Golf Club! Regardless if you are a new golf player or a professional, this golf course will make an outstanding experience worth of your time and money. A 18 hole course is ranked as one of the top 100 golf courses in Canada and costs from $50 to $84 (depending on day and time).
#4: Visit the Victorian Glanmore House
Constructed in 1882, Glanmore National Historic Site is a former residence of John Philpot Curran Phillips and his wife Harriet. Today Glanmore House is a National Historic Site with amazing interiors and architectural styles that are worth hundreds of pictures. For only $8 (admission rate for adults), you will see authentic furniture, explore artifacts related to local history, and learn more about this three-story Victorian mansion.
#5: Enjoy a concert at the Empire Theatre
Belleville’s theatre is known as the Empire Theatre, which opened its doors in 1938. Today the Empire Theatre is a multi-purpose venue: one day you can enjoy here a concert of classical music and the next day, a a contemporary rock or jazz performance. Be sure to book the ticket in advance!