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Taste, Tour, Explore and Unwind

Named ‘the gastronomic Capital of Ontario’ and one of Canada’s most exciting wine regions; Prince Edward County is a great vacation destination. Please your palette with a culinary and wine tasting adventure like nowhere else. This region is brimming with award-winning wineries, cider houses, craft breweries, farm stands and fine dining. Creative influence is everywhere in The County with unique artist creations in modern galleries and rustic barn studios. Wherever you end up, the view is awesome, the people are friendly and you’re always within arm’s reach of something fresh from the farm.

  • 2.0 hrs from
    Toronto
  • 3.0 hrs from
    Ottawa
  • 4.0 hrs from
    Montreal
World Class Beaches
World Class Beaches
Cruising Through The County
Cruising Through The County
Wineries And Wine Tours
Wineries And Wine Tours
Experience True Farm-To-Table Initiatives
Experience True Farm-To-Table Initiatives
County Museums
County Museums

World Class Beaches

You’ll be amazed at the diverse landscapes Prince Edward County offers. An island with 800km of shoreline, The County is home to some of Canada’s best beaches. The most popular is the internationally acclaimed, Sandbanks Provincial Park with its white sand and the world largest freshwater dunes. Looking for a quieter spot? Don’t miss a swim at Little Bluff or North Beach. Come for the day or stay for a while in any of the nearby campgrounds or accommodations.

Cruising Through The County

With its gently rolling hills, wineries, parks and uncrowded roads, The County is a great cycling destination. The distances between villages and attractions are short, allowing for rest stops. Rentals and friendly bike-savvy staff in Bloomfield and Wellington are there to get you road ready.
The Millennium Trail is a former railway that’s been converted into a 49 km multipurpose trail. This is a wonderful nature trail where you’ll pass by forests and creeks ripe with wildlife like frogs, turtles, beavers and birds.

 

Wineries and Wine Tours

Prince Edward County is home to many passionate winemakers who offer a tasting experience that is delightful and refreshingly unpretentious. Sip award-winning wines in rustic barns, on busy patios or overlooking vineyards.

The County’s limestone-rich soil and particularly cool-climate provides a terroir that is prime for producing scores of award-winning wines. Many wineries specialize in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, which do particularly well, due to the moderating lake effect on the climate. You’ll find plenty of other memorable varieties like; Cabernet Franc, Pinot Gris, Gamay, Baco Noir plus many more.Visit Canada’s fastest growing wine region and designated viticultural area and savour a truly memorable experience. Meet the winemakers who all work tirelessly year-round to produce high-quality wines. And with over 40 wineries to choose from, you won’t run out of options.

Experience True Farm-To-Table Initiatives

Prince Edward County is where it’s at 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 favourite, 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 incorporate 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 is 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.

 

County Museums

The Museums of Prince Edward County are housed in five unique locations across the island, each with a unique story. In scenic surroundings, they interpret the community’s dynamic heritage with settlement dating from the late 18th Century.

The Museums of Prince Edward County are housed in five unique locations across the island, each with a unique story. In scenic surroundings, they interpret the community’s dynamic heritage with settlement dating from the late 18th Century.

Step back in time at:

  1. Ameliasburgh Heritage Village  – A pioneer village with a log cabin, barns, blacksmith shop, sap shanty and a dairy and bee-keeping building.
  2. Macaulay Heritage Park – Built in 1830, this historic former church has been converted into a museum. Visitors can enjoy the gardens, Carriage House and beautiful parkland.
  3. Mariners Park Museum – The waters surrounding Prince Edward County have had many uses; from fishing and ship building to ice harvesting and rum running. There are also many shipwrecks have been located in this area and the museum has become the home of multiple treasures from these lost boats.
  4. Rose House Museum –  Dating back to the early 1800’s Rose House gives visitors a glimpse into what life was like for the first Marysburgh settlers.
  5. Wellington Heritage Museum – Learn about local history in this Quaker Meeting House that was built in 1885. One of the museums highlights is the Crawford Collection, which conveys the importance of the canning industry in Prince Edward County.

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