Region extends from the
southeastern most point of the system at Lake Ontario to the western
reaches of Rice Lake and includes the waters of the Trent River and the
Canal is a 5 mile (8 km) long cut built in the
1880's as a
direct route from the western approaches of Lake Ontario.
portion of the Waterway has a total of 18 locks,
including 2 sets
of flight locks and hosts a number of attractions that vary from the
air force base in Canada - Canadian Forces Base Trenton, to the Ranney
Gorge Suspension Bridge.
official start of the Trent-Severn Waterway is located where the Trent
River flows into Lake Ontario, at the Bay Of Quinte.
you would find yourself in the community of
as 'The Gateway To The Trent-Severn'.
with the communities of Glen Millar, Batawa,
and Glen Ross are all located along the Trent River and form the City
Of Quinte West.
north-west, one enters the area of Trent Hills which includes the communities
of Campbellford and Hastings.
Campbellford are in for some adventure by
walking over the
300' long Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge, which hangs 30 feet above the
Located farther north an known as 'The Hub Of The
Hastings welcomes visitors with their new municipal marina, located at
the top side of the Lock #18.
Hastings, the Trent River flows from Rice Lake,
travelers to the Otonabee River.
Trent Region Fun
Facts . . .
Lake is the
2nd largest lake on the system.
is a giant $2 coin in Campbellford, paying tribute to the creator,
artist Brent Townsend.
only flight locks along the Waterway are located here - and there are
two of them, at Ranney Falls (Locks #11/12) and Healey Falls Flight
Lock (Locks #16/17).