Sightseeing Activities Sip 'n Savour Spring Summer Fall Winter Sandbanks Provincial Park. Three beautiful beaches. Campsites. Recreational rentals. Lake on the Mountain -- a natural wonder. Photo by Peggy DeWitt. Glenora Ferry (free car ferry) at the County's east entrance. View from Lake on the Mountain. Overlooking Lake on the Mountain. The Regent Theatre in Picton, centre for music, movies & live theatre. There are so many birds that we have a Bird House City! Crystal Palace in Picton -- A scaled down version of Joseph Paxton’s Crystal Palace in London, England. A great cycling destination with gently rolling hills, wineries, parks and uncrowded roads. Picturesque and interesting motorcycle routes. Explore by horse-drawn carriage, wagon or sleigh. The County Carriage Co. Picton is just a one day cruise from either the Trent Severn Waterway, the Rideau Canal system, or the Thousand Islands. Little Bluff conservation area. Follow the Waterfront Trail for a memorable experience. Photo thanks to Juanita McMahon. Lakeshore Lodge shoreline at Sandbanks Provincial Park. Bring a picnic & stay to enjoy the sunset! Wellington harbour light Maple syrup, our first harvest of the season. Spring thaw along Lake Ontario Pussy willows budding out, a welcome sign of spring Waterfall tours on Easter weekend Forsythias braving the late snowfalls Brisk spring walks on Wellington beach Trilliums covering the forest floors Trees coming into blossom Wildlife babies Turtles soaking in the sun Spring bird migration, and Birding Festival in May Farm babies are being born It's planting time on the farms Spring is awakening at Sandbanks. Photo thanks to John Brebner, Friends of Sandbanks. Pretty in pink. Annual spring beach cleanup. This is the Rotary Club at Wellington Beach. The heady scent of lilacs along country roads Swim, surf, fish & boat at famous Sandbanks beaches Beautiful views Brilliant yellow fields of canola (July) Hollyhocks bloom along east-side country roads. Fun for everyone at summer street dances Brilliant sunsets over Bay of Quinte. Photo thanks to Jaime VanVlack King. Lavender Festival in July Seasonal markets showcase the County's independent vendors. Golf with a view (Picton Golf & Country Club) Summer theatre Picnic in a vineyard. Photo thanks to By Chadseys Cairns Vineyards. Summer campfires (don't forget the s'mores!) Photo thanks to Jaime VanVlack King. Everyone loves sunflowers! Summer days Lakeshore Lodge Day (August). Turn-of-the- century picnic. Country fairs Walks on the beach. Photo thanks to Aggie Bartolucci. Sandbanks Fall Fun Run Kitesurfing at Sandbanks. Photo thanks to John Brebner. View from Rutherford-Stevens Lookout in Waupoos. Fall views Grape harvest. Photo thanks to The Grange Winery. Final boating days of the season. Fall views Fall bounty at the farm markets. Fall golfing. Photo thanks to Wellington Golf. Scarecrow Festival (October) Pumpkin season! Breezy days on the lakeshore Pumpkinfest in Wellington (October) Zombie walk in Picton (October) Trophy fishing in the Bay of Quinte, “Walleye Capital of the World.” Photo thanks to Merland Park Resort. First snow. Winter views Apples for ice cider. Photo thanks to County Cider Co. Consecon dam Photo thanks to Juanita McMahon. Winter view over Lake Ontario Photo thanks to The Local Store at West Lake. Ice buildup on rock cut. Snowpeople overlooking Glenora Ferry. Photo by Peggy DeWitt. Picton Harbour Breakwater on the lake. Glenora Ferry. Photo thanks to D. Gilbert. Go Wellington Dukes and Picton Pirates! Photo thanks to Wellington DBA. Sandbanks at West Lake. Photo thanks to D. Creighton. Wellington lakeshore on an icy day. Photo thanks to Carolin Boysen. Winter walks. Photo thanks to Campbell's Orchards. View from Cressy Bayside. Barn quilts are beautiful year-round. Photo thanks to the Barn Quilt Trail. Sandbanks in winter. Photo by Peggy DeWitt. Milford Winter Carnival. Photo thanks to South Marysburgh Rec Committee Wellington Harbour. Photo thanks to Ibo Bowles. Winter morning at Chuckery Hill. Photo thanks to Juanita McMahon. At Sandbanks in winter, weather permitting there are snowshoe & x-country ski trails. Swans braving the winter weather. Photo thanks to Jaime VanVlack King. Vineyards asleep in the winter. Antique hunting. Photo taken at Dead Peoples Stuff Antiques in Bloomfield. Village of Bloomfield Summer views at Black River Photo thanks to Arts on Main Gallery in Picton. Shopping for locally made products. Photo taken at The Local Store at West Lake. Lake Ontario shoreline at Point Petre Conservation Area. Sculpture garden at Oeno Gallery. Barn Quilt Trail (Loyalist Pkwy & throughout the County). Photo by Conrad Biernacki. Black River bridge. Photo thanks to Conrad Biernacki. The lakeside Village of Wellington Food locally sourced is a way of life. Take a peek into The County’s rich history with heritage events & 7 museums. Historical re-enactments Rutherford-Stevens Lookout in Waupoos So many wineries, so little time! Photo thanks to Karlo Estates Winery. Wine tours & wood-fired pizza. Photo thanks to New World Wine Tours. Celebrations of regional cuisine, wine & beer. A perfect way to spend a day! The County has 45 wineries (in 2017). Lunch on a patio. Photo thanks to County Cider Co in Waupoos Follow the Arts Trail to visit modern galleries, rustic barn studios and everything in between. Explore the Taste Trail to experience Prince Edward County's fantastic flavours! Winery tours. Photo taken at Waupoos Estate Winery Food trucks are my summer cuisine! Photo @ Jerkebago. Views along the route to Cressy at Del-Gatto Estates Winery. Town of Picton, the seat of government for Prince Edward County. County Marathon (Sept/Oct) Historic Court House & County Archives in Picton Village of Consecon Welcome to Milford mural. Vintage gas station in Cherry Valley. Curling on Milford Millpond. Photo thanks to South Marysburgh Rec Committee. Ice cone (also called an ice volcano) on Lake Ontario shoreline at Huyck's Point. Ice fishing. Photo thanks to Sunset Cabins & Farm. Beachcombing We have microbreweries, cideries and a distillery too! Ice cream and summer -- two of my favourite things! The County is surrounded by 800 km of shoreline offering a dozen or more sheltered harbours. Sailing tours. Photo thanks to Stay 'n Sail. Dragon Boat racing in Wellington Lakes, bays, and river offer opportunities for canoeing and kayaking. Corn maze. Photo thanks to Campbell's Orchards. Follow the Taste Trail to Fifth Town Artisan Cheese. Open stage music. Photo thanks to Quarter Moon in Bloomfield. Live music weekly. Photo thanks to Stache on Main in Wellington. Music festivals. Photo thanks to PEC Jazz Festival. Bachelorette Party Wine Tour. Photo thanks to Sandbanks Vacations & Tours. Wine tasting at Karlo Estates Winery. Beautiful 1805 barn! Enjoy a romantic getaway in Prince Edward County. Dry stone bridge at Karlo Estates Winery, one of the largest in North America. At SHED Chetwyn Farm in Hillier -- a must-visit for wonderful alpaca products. Take your horse to lunch. Photo thanks to Gail Forcht. Art is everywhere in the County. Don't miss the art shows. Photo thanks to PEC Studio Tour. Great Canadian Cheese Festival (June) Scenic country drives Vinegar tastings at Canadian Cellars in Picton. Lantern Festival (November). Photo by Phil Norton. Strawberry socials. Photo thanks to Athol Recreation Committee. Photo thanks to Amelia's Garden at Waring House Picnic at a winery. Photo taken at Sandbanks Estate Winery. Fishing boat in Cressy Wellington Rotary beach Mmmm, the smell of freshly baked bread! Cheese curd, the perfect pairing with local beer. Fresh bruschetta Beautiful wooden church at Closson-Chase Winery. The Mustang Drive-in, a summer tradition. Walk, run or bike on the Millennium Trail. Have your photo taken with Sir John A Macdonald. His roots are in the County. Shore Oysters PM Justin Trudeau visited the County in 2017 (this is a cardboard cutout though!) The power of ice. Photo taken at Bay of Quinte by Jaime VanVlack King. Rural scene in winter. Winter shipping in Picton Harbour. Photo thanks to Jaime VanVlack King.