One of the more noticable things about Trenton is that it's an airforce town. It's hard not to notice the fighter jet mounted on a pole in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn as soon as you exit the 401 on Glen Miller Road. It's also pretty hard to miss another jet mounted on a pole outside our local arena.
It's harder yet to miss the massive airforce base on highway 2 in the east end of Trenton. It covers quite a few square miles. There's also another pretty big base just south of Trenton in Prince Edward County called Mountainview. I really have no idea what goes on there. I'm probably not supposed to.
C.F.B. Trenton has a museum dedicated to the Royal Canadian Airforce, and even though I'm generally not a museum aficionado, I must admit, it's a pretty neat place. I would say that it would be a perfect place to stop for people on a roadtrip along the 401 who happen to have two squabbling boys in the car. There's not a boy in the world who wouldn't be interested in what this museum has on display.
Along with some interesting displays inside the building, there's a neat walkway outside where you can walk past about 20 retired planes on display. These planes range from old transport aircraft to some pretty sleek fighter jets.
For me, the most interesting display is the Canadian Handley Page Halifax bomber which was shot down in Norway by the Germans during World War II, and was brought up from a fjord in 1995. They are working hard to restore this beauty back to its original glory. Once completed it will be the only such airplane in existence. Here's a link to some photographs of this beauty.
Whether you are a plane buff or not, the RCAF Memorila museum is definitely something worth checking out in Trenton.