Prince Edward County
Prince Edward County
Sandbanks Provincial Park
Lake on the Mountain
Slicker's Ice Cream in Bloomfield
It's not a secret anymore and has become very popular in the summer months
In a nutshell
More than old villages, shops and wineries
Visit the Sand Dunes
Sandbanks Provincial Park has the world's largest fresh water sand bar and dune system. The park has camping and recreation areas, but we were there to see the dunes.
Hand-made ice cream
A nice treat is this small company that makes its own icecream rather than selling the factory made stuff.
Canada Day in Picton is full of fun things to do, including a kids carnival at the Delhi Park, Rising Star performances in the park, and Come Alive Outside in Picton's downtown. Not to be missed, however, is the artisan market. Sure, there are veggies and vendors, but the...
Ghosts & Gallows
Looking for something to do on a Saturday night in Picton? Why not take in the Ghost and Gallows Walking Tour? Visit historic Glenwood Cemetery where you will learn about the captains of industry, the scams and scoundrels that called the County home. Visit the gallows at the...
The Grange of Prince Edward
Of all the wineries, and there are getting to be many. The Grange of Prince Edward has to be very high on my list. The wines are as good as I have tasted from anywhere in the world. Caroline, your hostess will make you feel as though you are a special guest in her home, no...
Prince Edward County, Ontario is Ontario's newest wine region. For something special try the Apple Ice Wine at County Cider Winery. The only problem is so many, wineries, so little time. Some of the must visits include; The Grange of Prince Edward, By Chadsey's Cairns Winery...
Talk to the locals
We saw these women on the Main Street - they were there people watching. We asked them for a good restaurant since Currahs and Portabellas were closed on the Sunday night. They were very friendly and quite helpful. Tony took a pic of them although one of them was quite self...
Portabella: Small yet superb
This small restaurant seems squeezed between it's neighbouring buildings so you have to keep an eye out to spot it but it is indeed worth it. The interior is decorated by art and paintings from local artists. The decor is sleek and modern but has a casual feel to it. The...
Waring House - Amelia's Garden: Did not meet expectations
Amelia's Garden restaurant is part of a large property that also include a cooking school, pub, inn and spa under the name the Waring House. The restaurant shares the building with the Barley Room Pub. The space is fairly limited so I would recommend reservations on weekends...
Waring House - Amerlia's Garden: A large established restaurant in Picton
This restaurant is part of a resort complex complete with accomodation, pub, restaurant and cooking school.While we were satisfied with our meals, we met others that were not as pleased. My wife and I had pork and beef, and the people that were less happy with the meals had...
Angelo's Restaurant and Pizzerea: The rice pudding is excellent
This locally owned and operated restaurant was welcoming and friendly. Since it was my birthday we wanted more than pizza, so we had the special - rainbow trout stuffed with crab, with rice, veggies, soup and rice pudding. They put a candle in my pudding and sang happy...
The Waring House: Whereever you're staying... it's worth the drive
Offering everything from The Barley Days Pub to Amelia's Garden, The Waring House offers an option for every pallete or mood. Reservations are strongly recommended in either Amelia's Garden or the Prince Edward Room during peak season or on weekends. Live entertainment is often found in The Barley Days and is usually a perfect fit with the menu and libations.
Dress Code: If The Barley Days is your destination then jeans or dockers are fine. For Amelia's Garden or the Prince Edward Room resort casual is the usual fare although you may want to call for special occasions.
Written Jan 1, 2008
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- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
- Road Trip
- Beer Tasting
To get to and from Adolphustonw or Kingston using Regional Road 33, the Glenora Ferry is part of the Ontario Highway system and there is no charge for travellers. During peak summer hours, the ferry runs at 15 minute intervals and in off season at 30 minute intervals.
The crossing is short and only takes around 10 minutes to do the crossing.
Written Jul 23, 2012
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- Road Trip
Prince Edward County Lavender: Sweet smelling lavender
This lavender farm in Prince Edward County, to the west of Picton grows many varieties of lavender. There is also a boutique on site with hand crafted lavender products, body care products, culinary products, herbal teas, essential oil and of course plants. There are also...
Copper Kettle Chocolate Company: For the sweet tooth
The Copper Kettle Chocolate Co. is a small store specializing in one thing only - chocolate. They have a wide selection of various chocolates, plain or added with flavours, anything from classic almonds to chipotle pepper. The owner is quite passionate about her craft and...
The Black River Cheese Company: Fine craft cheese
The cheese factory was started in 1901 by local farmers and it continues to make delicious craft cheeses. Their mild cheddar was named the best mild cheddar in Canada in 2011. There are also gifts, fruit, baked goods and ice cream for sale in the shop.
Cheese. As previously...
66 Gilead Distillery: Boutique Distillery
This is a very unique establishment as the major international conglomerates "own" the market for spirits.This is a small craft distillery and certainly the only one in the area, as independent distilleries are almost non-existant in Ontario.Currently they offer four types...
Huff Estates Winery: A larger winery in Prince Edward County
A good sized wine shop with numerous wines on offer. Some are from local grapes, but others are brought in from the Niagara Region. There is also a very nice high-end art shop as well as a hotel on the premises.
Wines - reds, whites, sparkling as well as high-end art
Lift Haus Winery: A boutique winery
One of around thirty small and boutique wineries in Prince Edward County. With just a few acres of grapes under cultivation, this is probably the only place where you can buy these lovely wines. The reds are the "big reds" I love having during the cold winter months.This is...
Picton. Too busy on summer weekends.
Like any 'summer cottage' town, getting through Picton for dining or shopping is quite frustrating on summer weekends. To do some shopping for camping, Scott had to drop me off, circle around and pick me up. Shoulder season (late spring and falltime) are much better.
Written Apr 1, 2005
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