- Cycle Friendly
- Dock or Boat Ramp
- Dog friendly
- Meeting facilities
- Open all year
- Picnic spot
- Restaurant on site
- Services en français
- Wheelchair accessible
The Nature Shop at the Sandbanks Visitor Centre is stocked with a variety of Sandbanks souvenirs, clothing items, artwork, nature books and guides, and much more. Be sure to bring your Friends of Sandbanks membership card to receive your 10% discount. New merchandise is on display from Mother’s Day when the shop is open 10:00 am till 4:30 pm every day, Wednesday 10:00 to 1:00 pm. Friends of Sandbanks runs the Nature Shop. Look for the Friends publication, Sandscapes: Exploring the Dunes of Sandbanks Provincial Park. As well, exhibits provide an opportunity to learn more about Sandbanks history and natural features. Displays include live reptiles, amphibians and fish, as well as examples of some of the more common plant life found at Sandbanks. Visit the Friends website at friendsofsandbanks.org for a list of annual events.
3004 County Rd. 12, West Lake, Sandbanks Provincial Park, West Lake Ontario
Walk, run or bike on the Millennium Trail – a former railway that’s been converted into a multipurpose trail. You’ll pass by farmers fields, forests and creeks, not to mention marshes that are teeming with wildlife like frogs, turtles, beavers, and birds. A great spot to take the dog for a long walk or just to get out and enjoy nature for a while. Status in 2017 The Trail is a work in progress but only the 11 km stretch in and around Wellington from Danforth Rd. east to Cty. Rd. 2 is good for cycling. The stretch from there east to Picton is rough but passable. The stretch to the west from Danforth becomes impassable, at times under water and muddy, and rocky. The plan is to have the entire trail completed in two years time. The trail system serves as a County wide recreational facility for local residents, visitors and to provide access for farm vehicles by adjacent land owners. The trail corridor is 15 meters in width and 49 kilometers in length and a total land area of 73.5 hectares. The trail starts in Carrying Place and winds through the County to Picton with various vistas and […]
Prince Edward County, Ontario
Located in the heart of Picton … The Manse is a picturesque, historic building with an impressive limestone exterior that will take your breath away. accommodations & getaway packages intimate wedding planning catering to each couple ceremony, meals, and accommodations all in one building Features: A/C • ensuite washrooms • outdoor salt water pool and hot tub • breakfast included, prepared by our in house chef • meeting room • high speed Internet • dining room for guests or by reservation • open year round Tweets by TheMansePicton
The Manse Boutique Inn and SpaIntimate wedding planning. Ceremony, meals, and accommodations all in one building.
10 Chapel St. Picton Ontario
A Family oriented cottage retreat, located five minutes from The Sandbanks, on the South shore of East Lake offering: 10 fully equipped housekeeping cottages Protected boat docking area with launching ramp Play area, horseshoes, evening campfires Features: on the water • docking • children’s play area • free boat launch & docking facilities • separate area for boat and trailer parking • horseshoe pits • central area for evening campfires • pet friendly East Lake has some of the best fishing in Ontario. People come from across North America to fish for pickerel, bass, walleye. Member of Cottages & Campgrounds Association of Prince Edward County.
The Four Winds Cottage RetreatA Family oriented cottage retreat, located five minutes from The Sandbanks.
41 Willow Lane R.R.1 Cherry Valley Ontario
The Crystal Palace is unique in North America. This building is located in the Fair Grounds on Main Street, Picton. The Crystal Palace, built in 1890 by F.T. Wright based on a plan by Andrew Irving, adopted its name from the original Crystal Palace created by Sir Joseph Paxton in 1851 for the Great Exhibition in London England. Paxton’s design of expansive glass was inspired by his work with greenhouses. Following the Great Exhibition, “Crystal Palaces” sprang up throughout the world including New York City and in Napanee and Kingston. During the 1980s demolition of the Picton Crystal Palace was considered. The Historical Society prepared a report on the restoration of the building and in 1990 County staff began repairs under the supervision of Bert Blackford. The building re-opened in 1997 and remains one of the few original Crystal Palaces in the world. Book the Crystal Palace for your special event. This historic, rustic facility is perfect for special events, themed galas and weddings. Located in the heart of Picton, the Crystal Palace is a beautiful venue with natural lighting and wood floors. Bookings are limited to the months of May through October due to the lack of heating capabilities in the facility. Windows take up the […]
375 Main St. Picton Ontario
The County Wine Tours is the only wine tour company in PEC that offers bicycle wine tours led by local guides. See The County by bicycle, or join us for a driving tour to visit the top wineries in the area. Our tours are led by local, expert tour guides and are designed for small groups or couples (ranging from 2 to 12 people). We can also accommodate larger groups, so get in touch if you have any questions! We offer full-day Sip & Cycle tours and car tours. Our tours include a local guide, transportation (either bicycle or vehicle), visits to a minimum of 4 wineries, a minimum of 12 tastings, a guided tour of the vineyard/barrel cellar at one winery, a stop at the Prince Edward Lavender farm, a stop at the Chetwyn Farms alpaca farm, and multiple snacks/water (lunch not included but food is available for purchase on the tour). We hope you’ll Sip & Cycle with us soon! Book directly online or get in touch at [email protected]
The County Wine ToursSee The County by bicycle, or by a driving tour to visit the top wineries in the area.
81 Cleminson St., Wellington (Wellington Store & Lock), ON K0K 3L0
Held annually in June. The County Kids of Steel Triathlon offers kids the experience of a triathlon in a positive and fun way. Our distances are kid-friendly so any child can finish successfully with a smile on their face! Website: http://countykidsofsteel.ca/
13263B Loyalist Parkway, Picton, Ontario
259 Main St. Picton Ontario
We provide complete horse-drawn carriage, wagon and sleigh services; plus, riders on horseback for Weddings, Wine Tours, Pub Crawls, Engagements, Parades, Sunset Tours, Business Promotions, Romantic Dinners, Agricultural Tours, Fruit Stand Tours, BBQs, Commercials, Birthday Parties, Christmas Light Tours, Anniversaries and Other Special Occasions. Contact us for your next event! countycarriage.com DAILY TOURS There are many reasons you may find us around The County and Belleville offering Daily Tours! Wine Tours – Lights – Historic – Music & Lights – Haunted – Valentines – Millennium Trail – Antique – Art – more! Bookmark our Events Page to reserve tickets! We are updating our public tours frequently, depending on the weather forecast. countycarriage.yapsody.com
Visit Prince Edward County’s Taste Trail and experience first-hand the epicurean renaissance happening here. Cycle or drive bucolic back roads through the award winning, self-guided route linking restaurants, artisanal food producers, and wine and spirit purveyors. Sign up for a cooking class to learn the tools of the trade, or delight in award winning wine from Canada’s newest designated viticultural area. Home to several award winning food festivals, Prince Edward County’s Taste Trail beckons visitors to explore, indulge and savour Prince Edward County’s fantastic flavours! Visit trailtrail.ca
Located in Northport on the Shores of the Bay of Quinte, near the Telegraph Narrows Fishing and Family Fun Campfire pits, Gas barbeques One large cottage on the waterfront. Four cottages steps from the water. Ice Fishing – Heated huts & shuttle service, bait. Heated fish cleaning station. Deep freezer space free. Accommodations in our cottages Features: On the water • A/C • Boat and motor rentals • Docking • Bait, Fishing & Hunting licenses sold here • Deep freezer service free • Fish cleaning station • Open year round • We allow pets, please inquire.
In the centre of it all … Luxury well appointed cottages on West Lake Central to beaches, wineries, shopping and dining Free pass to Sandbanks Provincial Park Features: Waterfront • Beach Pass • Credit Cards accepted • Suitable for Children • Laundry • A/C • Cable/Satellite • Firepit • BBQ • Internet Activities: Boat Rentals/Charters • Docking/Ramp • Fishing • Playground • Bicycle Storage • Heated Pool • Private Beach • Shopping/Restaurants nearby Member of Cottages & Campgrounds Association of Prince Edward County.
15841 Loyalist Parkway Bloomfield, Wellington Ontario
We offer GREAT ice cream and a fantastic view! Stop by and take a rest from your vacation! The best little ice cream shop on the way to Sandbanks Provincial Park! We carry: * Kawartha Dairy ice cream – 16 flavours! * Gelato – Lactose & Gluten Free * Healthy smoothies * Pies, Tarts, Cookies & Treats * Coffee – 9 varieties * Local produce – in season Stop and see the sunflowers! Family Fun Corn Maze! Want to have some fun getting lost in a corn maze? You’ll have to be a treasure-hunter to find all the treasures hidden within the maze! It’s about 2.5km long and will take you approximately 45 minutes to go through.
886 County Road #10 on the way to the Sandbanks Picton ON
The PEPtBO Spring Birding Festival is in May. Events include guided walks and tours, workshops, and banding demonstrations. The Canadian Nature Federation and Bird Studies Canada designated The County as an important global birding area (IBA) in 1998. The Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO) is located along the eastern tip of Prince Edward County about 20 minutes southeast of Picton, Ontario in a National Wildlife Area. The Observatory is normally open to the public every day Apr 10-May 31 and Aug 15-Oct 31 (banding takes place in the mornings). Free admission! Trails are open year round. For more information on birding, including Spring-time bird banding demonstrations, and Fall Northern saw-whet owl banding, visit the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory website: peptbo.ca.
On Family Day in February FREE EVENT Outdoors: Cross Country Skiing, tobogganing, snowshoeing, bonfire Indoors: Children’s activities, live music with Mark Despault and friends, heart-warming chili, hot chocolate, tea and coffee Bring your instrument along and join in on the musical “Kitchen Party Jam.” Where: Sandbanks Provincial Park (Maple Rest Heritage House on County Road 12) Sponsored by The Friends of Sandbanks
Sandbanks, Prince Edward County, Ontario
Sir John A. Macdonald lived in Prince Edward County during his youth and early career. As a youth, John lived for three years at Glenora, where his father operated a grist mill. Later the family moved to Kingston, but in 1833, Macdonald returned to the Picton area to take over a law practice for his ailing cousin, winning his first case at Picton Court House. See: www.macdonaldproject.com Sculpture Internationally recognized Ruth Abernethy was selected to sculpt a bronze portrait of the young John A. practicing law for the first time in Hallowell. This life-sized statue of Sir John A. as a young lawyer, is in downtown Picton. There is the added bonus of having a courtroom bench where you can have pictures taken. Exhibit Also see on exhibit at Macaulay Heritage Park in Picton: “Always a Quinte Boy: Yours Truly, John A. Macdonald” This exhibition outlines Macdonald’s early years and specifically his many connections to Prince Edward County. Created to mark the bicentennial of Macdonald’s birth. Sir John A. Macdonald Heritage Trail The Sir John A. Macdonald Heritage Trail project was initiated in 2015, during the bicentennial year of Canada’s first Prime Minister. In early 2018, 14 interpretive panels, located in Prince […]
The Best Fresh Water Scuba Diving in the World”- Shipwrecks and Shipwreck Diving Two-thirds or more of the shipwrecks that occurred on Lake Ontario during the schooner and early steam era, took place between Point Petre in Prince Edward County and the Main Duck Islands. This “Graveyard of Lake Ontario” contains some of Ontario`s richest marine heritage. This area has been referred to as “The Marysburgh Vortex” and some compare it to the “Bermuda Triangle”. According to shipping and insurance records during the schooner era and the early days of steamship travel, more than two thirds of the shipwrecks in Lake Ontario occurred in the area encompassed by the alleged Vortex. It has also been the scene of numerous UFO sightings over the years. About the Vortex: the-mystery-of-the-marysburgh-vortex Mariners’ Park Museum An annual memorial service is held for local fishermen, and known contributors towards the museum and the community. It is held annually on the second Sunday in August at two p.m.South Bay, County Roads 10 & 13. Please see Mariner’s Park web page for more information. “THE GRAVEYARD OF LAKE ONTARIO (ode)” The Main Duck is widely known, For a score of helpless vessels On its jagged shores […]
Eastern Lake Ontario
Our love of sculpture found a new expression when we opened Oeno Gallery’s Sculpture Garden at Huff Estates in 2011. The paths that meander through the 4 acre garden extend to the edge of the vineyard. Designed as a place of discovery and contemplation, it is a celebration of the interplay of dynamic art installations, colour, material, and the plants our gardeners coax out of the limestone terroir. Oeno Gallery 2274 County Road 1 Bloomfield
Join us Thanksgiving weekend for our annual Scarecrow Festival and make your own scarecrow to take home. Fall family fun doesn’t get much better than this! All proceeds support the Firelight Lantern Festival www.firelightfest.blogspot.ca. Location: Small Pond Arts 337 Clarke Rd Picton, ON Details at www.smallpondarts.ca
337 Clarke Rd., Picton, Ontario
WINE TOURS Treat yourself. With over 40 wineries and countless gastronomical delights, Prince Edward County is the perfect place to eat, drink and be merry. Sandbanks Vacations & Tours will take you on a Prince Edward County Wine Tour to the hot spots in area. Treat yourself to a day with friends or family on one of our fun and informative guided wine tour. Looking for something out of the ordinary? We can create a custom Specialty Tour that will satisfy any group. VACATION RENTALS Put your feet up. Sandbanks Vacations & Tours is your premier source for Vacation Rentals and Cottages in Prince Edward County. With almost 50 properties to choose from you can get that vacation you dream of; whether in an executive home, family bungalow, cottage or farmhouse. From breezy lakeside retreats to authentic heritage homes; artists’ lofts to classic family-style waterfront homes, we have something to suit your needs in all four seasons. Pet-friendly options. Please ask!
57 Main St. Bloomfield Ontario