If you’re looking for a spooky thrill this summer, look no further than Point Anne Ontario. Nestled into the shoreline of the Bay of Quinte, this abandoned Ontario ghost town makes the perfect summer day trip for you and your BFF. If you’re brave enough to visit, you’ll find eerie underground tunnels, forgotten factories, demolished homes, and more.
You’ll find the abandoned ghost town just outside of Belleville, Ontario, which is roughly a two-hour drive from Toronto. The area is scattered with cool underground tunnels that you can explore. The tunnels lead to the deserted Portland Cement Company building where some say it feels like you’re being watched.
For a town that has been long since forgotten, there’s a surprising amount to do. After you’ve explored the abandoned factory and underground tunnels, you can take in spectacular sunset views along the Bay of Quinte, or take a quick hike to find this breathtaking lookout spot.
In its prime, Point Anne was home to two fully operational cement plants. The success of these plants quickly brought work and prosperity to the small town. Because of the plant's fast success, a majority of the homes built at that time were constructed out of cement blocks, which was uncommon in North America. Today, the homes have mostly been demolished but you can still see the rubble scattered about.
The plants were later shut down after being taken over by a larger cement company. Shortly after many of the residents fled the town as well. However, with Belleville only 6 km away, a few brave souls still reside in the spooky ghost town.
Location: Belleville, Ontario
Why you need to go: You can explore underground tunnels, abandoned factories, and take in beautiful sunset views.