It’s always a good time to visit The County
No matter what time of year you’re visiting Prince Edward County there are adventures around every corner…
Just a short drive to the stunning white sand dune beaches of Sandbanks Provincial Park or the curious Lake on The Mountain with a constant flow of clean, fresh water, with no apparent source which sits 60 meters above Lake Ontario. The charming towns of Bloomfield and Wellington are also a short drive away. Hagerman Farms in Picton and roadside stands throughout The County are a great chance to meet local farmers, artisans, bakers and get a taste of the local fare.
You will find over 40 winemakers in one of the fastest growing wine-regions in Canada. There is also a burgeoning craft beer, cider and spirits scene to be explored. Make a day of it and tour the “Gastronomic Capital of Ontario”! You can plan your own tour or hire a local company or guide to take you around.
Hike, run or cycle The County on the 49-kilometer long Millennium Trail (or make it a pub crawl… visitpec.ca to map out your stops along the way). You can jump on the Millennium trail in Picton at Johnson Street (a few blocks from The Owens House). You can also do the trail on horseback -horses have the right of way here!
Interested in the art and music scene? There are Arts & Crafts shows, museums, historical walking tours, The Regent Theatre, the famous PEC Barn Quilts Trails, the Mustang Drive-In for double features and live music events and The Hayloft Dancehall.
From the maple syrup festival, sheep sheerings and the birding festival in the Spring to scenic fall foliage tours, grape harvesting and the pumpkin festival in the Fall, The County has something for everyone at all times of the year including the winter with ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and skating on Picton Harbour.