This article covers the rural area around Tweed, Ontario, Canada. For the town in Northumberland UK see Berwick-upon-Tweed, for the town in Australia see Tweed Heads.

Tweed, Ontario and the Land 'o Lakes region of Ontario cover a large, primarily-rural area north of Napanee-Belleville in Quinte-Northumberland. This is a sparsely-populated area with multiple small villages, farms, lakes for fishing and snowmobile/ATV trails.


This page covers multiple small villages including Madoc, Marmora and Tweed. See also Stirling and Shannonville in Belleville's article.

Tweed (pop 1500) is a village near the junction of the Black River and the Moira River. The Ontario Powder Company made dynamite locally (with sometimes disastrous results) until a takeover by the Canadian Explosives Company in 1910; only ruins of the original factory remain. A Canadian Pacific rail line (built 1880s, removed 1987) once led to Smiths Falls; the former Bay of Quinte Railway line was removed in the early 1940s.

Stoco Lake, on the Moira River directly north of Sugar Island, is popular among sport fishers for muskellunge (Muskie, esox masquinongy), trout, pike, walleye, large mouth and small mouth bass, as well as ice fishing in winter. The Moira River (and fisheries management zone 18) ends at Lake Ontario in Belleville.

Get in

On Highway 7, a southern alternate branch of the Trans-Canada Highway system, there is a Greyhound stop near Actinolite:

There is train (VIA Rail) and bus (Coach Canada) service in Belleville on the Windsor-Quebec corridor; Napanee's original 1856 Grand Trunk station is also still in operation, with limited VIA service.

Ottawa is the closest major airport. Malton, a Toronto suburb, has scheduled flights to Kingston; unless you have a vehicle, it makes little sense to enter via Kingston-Belleville as Highway 37 has no bus.

From the main Montréal-Toronto freeway, Ontario Highway 401, exit northbound at Highway 37 Belleville or Shannonville Road (which ends at Hwy 37).

From Pembroke, take Highway 41 (toward Napanee) and exit at Kaladar.

Get around

A vehicle is a necessity, preferably a good, solid truck to pull a fishing boat trailer (in summer) and a snowmobile trailer (in winter). There is no local subway or LRT. There are taxis (9's Taxi +1 613-921-9999, A1 Taxi +1 613-919-0007 or Pete's Taxi +1 613-967-7575) in the village.



Stoco Lake (March 2006)



Victoria Street, Tweed





Go next

Routes through Tweed

ENDS  N  S  Belleville
Markham Peterborough  W  E  Perth Ottawa

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