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Taste, Tour, Explore and Unwind

A visit to Prince Edward County is time well spent – No matter what the season is. The island culture thrives during the offseason with festivals, ice skating and ice fishing. Make it more memorable and pare it with excellent cuisine and wine from area wineries. Spend time antiquing, boutique shopping, watching local theatre or visiting one of the five museums. Wherever you end up, the view is awesome, the people are friendly and you’re always within arm’s reach of something amazing to sample.

  • 2.0 hrs from
    Toronto
  • 3.0 hrs from
    Ottawa
  • 4.0 hrs from
    Montreal
Experience True Farm-To-Table Initiatives
Experience True Farm-To-Table Initiatives
Sip Your Way Through The County
Sip Your Way Through The County
Let Your Creativity Run Wild
Let Your Creativity Run Wild
Savour The Flavour Of The County
Savour The Flavour Of The County
A Honking Good Time
A Honking Good Time

Experience True Farm-To-Table Initiatives

Prince Edward County is where it is this summer for authentic farm-to-table experiences.

Carson’s Garden & Market is newly opened, run by one of Canada’s gardening experts, Carson Arthur. This unique garden centre near Wellington in Prince Edward County not only provides a retail store, but goes much deeper to offer a family space to learn about gardening from farm-to-table. Growing and conserving heirloom varieties of veggies and flowers in partnership with Edible Antiques, Carson’s Garden & Market offers them for sale as plants or seeds essentially bringing back lost flavours and even rare herbs. On-site also is Flossies Sandwiches Food Truck which is quickly becoming a local favorite, where hand-crafted menu items meet made-to-order with ingredients from local farms and artisan cured meats.

Littlejohn Farm is fueled by a passion for farming and healthy eating. Offering culinary-based workshops, wine tours, a unique farm stay, corporate team building, and much more, this educational farm and sustainability learning centre incorporates two veggie patches, herb gardens, and an orchard. With poultry, honey bees, milking goats, and heritage breed pigs, this authentic farm is the ultimate farm-to-table retreat. Littlejohn Farm guests are encouraged to partake in culinary and gardening-based workshops, such as charcuterie, sourdough, cheese, and pickling.

Table-at-the-Farm harvest dinners accent Quinta do Conde, a centuries-old farm in Prince Edward County which is being returned to production while preserving the property’s heritage and character. This experience offers mouth-watering slow, multiple-course dinners, which celebrate food and sustainability. All food served is raised at the farm and grown organically. Quinta do Conde also offers unique summer camps focusing on connecting kids with agriculture, workshops, a farm stand and more.

 

Sip Your Way Through The County

The County has the welcome mat out for wine lovers, with more than 40 wineries, and a growing craft-beer scene enticing visitors to sip and savour while indulging in a winery tour. This is the perfect place to leave the city bustle behind and relax while enjoying award-winning wines in rustic barns, on patios, or overlooking vineyards. The County’s limestone-rich soil and cool climate provide a terroir that is prime for producing scores of award-winning wines. The County produces world-class Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Riesling, among others.
Even cider, mead, spirits, cordials, and kombucha are being nurtured in The County.

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Let Your Creativity Run Wild

Artistic flare is diverse in The County. You’ll find artist creations and spaces in galleries, rustic barn studios and even in outdoor exhibitions. Visit these spaces to discover everything from paintings to pottery and glasswork to silk art. But the artistic experiences don’t stop there, dive into the arts scene head first and create your own piece inspired by The County! Get your hands dirty in an in-studio workshop to create the ultimate keepsake. Drive the countryside to chat with the artists and gallery owners who make the county a beautiful place to explore and unwind.

 

Savour The Flavour Of The County

Experience Prince Edward County’s fantastic flavours and revel in its creativity. Winter offers a time to reflect, rejuvenate and reimagine – perfect for whiling away a day gathered around a table with friends or family, imbibing with gusto at one of the local restaurants, farms, cideries or breweries. Local farmers, winemakers, brewers and craftspeople are celebrated in food and drink here.

READ ALSO: Bucket List: 13 Restaurants You Need To Try In Prince Edward County

A Honking Good Time

Have a nostalgic evening at the Mustang Drive-In. This is one of the few drive-ins, still in operation and in The County, the Mustang is a must-do! Once dusk hits and people are settled in their spots, popcorn in hand, the honking starts. This is a Mustang tradition and this symphony of sounds happens before the first feature film.

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