The Murray Canal connects the Bay of Quinte to Presqu’ile Bay, off Lake Ontario. The canal was man-made in the 1880’s to accommodate burgeoning shipping routes and to avoid open lake navigation. The Murray Canal is bridged at County Road #64 and Carrying Place.

The 5-mile long Murray canal is a great way to take a shortcut if you’re looking to get to Lake Ontario from the central and western part of the Bay of Quinte, and it’s also a great place to get outside for paddle boarding and swimming.