Picton Travel Guide

  • Lake on the Mountain
    Lake on the Mountain
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  • Sandbanks Provincial Park
    Sandbanks Provincial Park
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  • Prince Edward County
    Prince Edward County
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Picton Things to Do

  • 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.

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  • Hand-made ice cream

    A nice treat is this small company that makes its own icecream rather than selling the factory made stuff.

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  • Artisan Market

    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 real adventure is in talking with the artisan food, hat, book binders,...

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  • 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 historic County courthouse. The period costumes of the guides add to the...

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  • 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 matter how busy the day. If you go, and I can't imagine a trip to Prince...

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  • Winery Tours

    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 and Huff Estates. If you are a thirsty traveler, be sure to check out the...

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  • 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 conscious.

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  • Visit Sandbanks Provincial Park

    This is a favourite for many people - Sandbanks used to have huge sanddunes. Those are long gone, but the excellent beach is still there, and the waters are shallow quite a bit from the shore. The entrance fee is $12 as of July 2006.

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  • Visit Lake on the Mountain Provincial...

    This unique lake is 100 feet above Lake Ontario, fed by underground streams. There is also a restaurant here at the lake. This lake is quite deep for such a small body of water.This lake doesn't have camping, its day use only. Here is what Ontario Parks says about the lake - Lake on the Mountain is a natural curiosity: it has a constant flow of...

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Picton Hotels

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  • Waring House

    Hwy 33 and County Rd., 395 Sandy Hook Road, Picton, K0K 3V0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

  • The Queen's Inn

    145 Main Street, Picton, K0K 2T0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Isaiah Tubbs Resort & Conference Centre

    I booked a small conference here. The facility was filthy, the staff was unfriendly, and one of my...

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Picton Restaurants

  • 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 menu is varied and interesting and the staff does a good job answering...

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  • 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 as we did. The menu is very enticing but unfortunately the food does not...

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  • 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 the seafood and chicken. The pub is next door and you can apparently order...

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Picton Nightlife

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    by Highbrae Written Jan 1, 2008

    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.

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Picton Transportation

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    by GrumpyDiver Written Jul 23, 2012

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    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.

    Glenora Ferry docked on the mainland Ferry pulling into Glenora Ferry at the dock The Glenora Ferry doing the crossing Glenora
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Picton Shopping

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  • 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 local crafts and decorative products to buy.You can also take a walk in the...

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  • 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 will give you good recommendations to help you chose. She also has a few...

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  • 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 mentioned, the mild cheddar is excellent and they also make a maple...

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Picton Warnings and Dangers

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    by airkarat Written Apr 1, 2005

    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.

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