Greater Napanee has an abundance of scenic and beautiful waterfront to offer visitors. Its downtown core is situated on the beautiful Napanee River. Further south it hugs the shores of the Bay of Quinte and Hay Bay renowned for Wall-eye fishing. This is Loyalist country and the prosperity of the past can be seen in the many heritage buildings that have been so carefully preserved. Be sure to visit the UEL Heritage Centre. The initial landing point for Empire Loyalist in 1784, the park includes the first Loyalist cemetery, a museum and the oldest monument to Loyalists. It is also a wonderful campground with a lovely beach.
The Town of Greater Napanee has several beautiful parks that provide walkers, cyclists and anglers with a stunning setting to relax. The Town hosts major outdoor concerts and multicultural festivals in the parks and the downtown core has wonderful range of shops, pubs and restaurants.
There are two routes for the Waterfront Trail in Napanee:
Deseronto to Napanee Route-Trail connects to Deseronto, goes through the Town of Greater Napanee and follows County Rd 8 south to the Loyalist Parkway (HWY 33). A scenic secondary route loops around Hay Bay’s rugged shoreline-on County Rd 9 and South Shore Rd.
Loyalist Parkway Route- Trail connects to Prince Edward County via the Glenora ferry which you board at Aldophstown and continues along the Loyalist Parkway into Loyalist (Bath). This route is signed.