Highway 33 along Lake Ontario between Kingston and Prince Edward County provides the opportunity to arrive in Prince Edward County by way of the Glenora Ferry, an entirely appropriate introduction to a land where bright blue Lake Ontario is never far from view. Prince Edward County is the heart of Loyalist Ontario, and first-rate museums, pioneer villages and antique shops celebrate local history.
With 800 kilometres of varied shoreline and some of Ontario’s most tranquil and picturesque country byways, ‘the County’ is ideal for leisurely touring by car or bicycle. Meander the back roads and discover the authentic tastes of the land. Drive or cycle through vineyard country and stop to explore the ten wineries that make this region Ontario’s newest wine destination. Prince Edward County is a magnet for artists and the area is richly dotted with artists’ studios and galleries, along with museums, historic sites and antique shops.
While enjoying the delights of ‘the County,’ discover these fine hostelries:
- Claramount Inn & Spa, Picton
- The Devonshire Inn on the Lake, Wellington
- Merrill Inn, Picton
- Waring House Inn & Cooking School, Picton
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Find out about the art studios and galleries, wineries, bird-watching hot spots and beaches that make ‘the County’ a prized destination for long and short stay holidays.
Take a self-guided tour and meet the local people and businesses that are committed to turning the County’s bounty into award-winning wines and delicious regional cuisine.
The Regent Theatre
This 1918 Edwardian vaudeville theatre has been beautifully refurbished to provide modern comfort and historic ambiance.
Sandbanks Provincial Park
Sandbanks Provincial Park is one of southern Ontario's most delightful recreational spots. Its three sandy beaches are among the largest and most beautiful beaches in Ontario.