- Cycle Friendly
- Dock or Boat Ramp
- Dog friendly
- Meeting facilities
- Open all year
- Restaurant on site
- Wheelchair accessible
Arriving from the east, the Loyalist Parkway from Kingston is a beautiful lakeside scenic drive and the Glenora Ferry shuttles cars to and from Prince Edward County at no charge. Get out of the car, stand at the railing, and watch the majestic landscape get closer. The ferry crossing is operated by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, which runs at regular 30-minute intervals year-round (and more often at peak times in summer). The crossing (one-way) takes fifteen minutes. Click here for Ministry of Transportation Glenora Ferry website & schedule Also see Loyalist Parkway scenic route (Hwy 33) Local tips: Lineups for Glenora ferry are longest when visitors are arriving or leaving on weekends. Check the MTO Twitter account for updates on delays.
Glenora FerryGlenora Ferry - free car ferry connecting Prince Edward County with the mainland at Adolphustown
Highway 33 between Lake on the Mountain and Adolphustown, Picton Ontario
Glenora Marina has an extensive selection of marine supplies, as well as gas, ice, ramp, on site mechanic, boat rentals and sales in aluminum docks and boat lifts by Naylor Systems. Dock Systems and Marine Railways Come into Glenora Marina and let our friendly and helpful staff find the perfect dock system for your shoreline. And keep your boat safe and clean with a boat lift or marine railway. Service & Winter Storage Glenora Marina has been providing motor repairs to the residents and tourists of Prince Edward County for over 45 years. Our mechanic is a Certified Marine Industrial Technician and has received training certificates on Evinirude/Johnson outboards, OMC Cobra and King Cobra, Force Outboards, and has done extensive work on Mercury, and Mercruiser. We do general service for most makes and models. We are also an Authorized Parts Dealer for B.R.P. Boat Rentals Whether you are looking to catch the big one or just enjoy a different change of scenery, consider renting a boat from Glenora Marina. We rent 14-16ft aluminum boats with 9.9hp-15hp motors. Our staff will train you on how to operate the motors and explain areas to avoid and the rules of the water.
Glenora MarinaMarine supplies, gas, ice, ramp, mechanic, boat rentals, sales of aluminum docks and boat lifts.
11438C Loyalist Pkwy, Picton
These “Heritage Walking Tours of Picton” were published in 1999 by the Heritage Advisory Committee. Heritage_Committee_Barker_Wilson_walking_tour Introduction to the Iron Men of Picton – Barker and Wilson. Lot 1 was purchased by Abraham Barker in 1805. He and his brother were partners in a grist mill. His son David was a merchant, elected to first Picton council, Postmaster 1848 until his death in 1872, and started the Barker Foundry on Elizabeth Street. Heritage_Committee_Macaulays_Picton_Walking_Tour Following the American Revolution, Lots 22, 21 and half of 20 (500 acres) were granted to Lieutenant Moore Hovendon U.E. Robert Macaulay purchased the land at a Sheriff’s sale in 1790. His son Edward inherited it in 1800. Heritage_Committee_Pictons_FergusonsPartofTown_walking_tour A clan of Fergusons stayed loyal to King George during the American Revolution. Four were officers, one was a sergeant, and six were privates. Arra Ferguson, ten years old when the Declaration of Independence was passed in 1776, served in Roger’s King Rangers and he and his wife were given Lot A (100 acres).
Graveyard & Gallows Walking Tour: Friday nights in Picton (July & August) 6:30 p.m.- 1.5 hours walking tour through the grounds and graveyard at Macaulay Heritage Park, venturing on to the neighbouring County Gaol & Gallows, the site of a most notorious double hanging in 1884. Graveyard & Gallows Tours are booked through the Regent Theatre 224 Main St. Picton 613.476.8416 www.theregenttheatre.org Other Walking Tours In their operating season, The County Museums offer a selection of additional walking tours for groups (minimum of 10 people or equivalent rate); these tours must be pre-arranged with museum staff. Cost: $10 per person (incl. HST) Milford Meanderings (Mariners Park Museum) Enjoy a walking tour through the charming village of Milford, aptly named as it was once home to saw, grist and carding mills in the settlement’s earliest days. Wellington Walkabout Tour (Wellington Heritage Museum) Experience a walking tour through the rich history of Wellington village on the shores of Lake Ontario, complete with architectural highlights and fascinating stories that will make you love the village all the more! Ameliasburgh Village (Ameliasburgh Heritage Village) Participate in a walking tour through the village of Ameliasburgh, formerly Roblin’s Mills. Along the shores of Roblin Lake, this quiet […]
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74 West Mary St. Picton Ontario
Ice Fishing in Prince Edward County and the surrounding areas is a popular pastime. The Bay of Quinte, “Walleye Capital of the World”, is the main attraction and for this reason fishermen come back several times a year. Several local businesses offer ice-fishing packages and accommodation packages. Visit countyshores.com for Accommodations in our cottages or suite Bait and tackle store Fish cleaning stations Freezer space Visit merlandpark.com for Accommodations in our cottages or motel units. Ice huts available and gas powered augers for use Annual ice fishing derby Visit sunsetcabins.ca for • Accommodations in our cottages • Heated ice huts • Shuttle service from huts to cottages • Bait supplied • Heated fish cleaning station • Deep freezer space free Be safe on the ice, see ice thickness guidelines from fishandboat.com
Whether it’s a family getaway, beach wedding, business conference or retreat, you’ll find isaiah tubbs resort the perfect host! isaiah tubbs is a country comfortable resort located on the sandy shores of West Lake featuring a scenic backdrop of the Sandbanks Provincial Park. On-site we offer a private sandy beach, 74 guest rooms, 14 cottages, outdoor pool, and various watersport activities and rentals. Spend your days on the lake enjoying boating, swimming, fishing, or playing in the sand. Our 24-hour front desk team can help you take advantage of our many resort amenities and all that Prince Edward County has to offer. Restaurant & Special Occasions Our waterfront restaurant features a main dining room, lounge and patio with incredible views of the Sand Dunes, and offering the best place to watch the spectacular sunsets. Our menus have been carefully crafted using the finest local ingredients, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a children’s menu. The lounge features over 75% Ontario wine, with a wide selection of local Prince Edward County wines and craft beer. Celebrate your next special occasion, anniversary, or birthday with family and friends here at The Knoll. Weddings Looking to get married on the beach? The spectacular view […]
isaiah tubbs resort & conference centreisaiah tubbs offers relaxation, activities, spectacular sunsets and great accommodation choices.
1642 County Road 12 Prince Edward ON
Starting and finishing at the Picton Community Centre; 50k and 100k rides, and a 25k ride for those who just want a leisurely ride through a portion of beautiful Prince Edward County. Make our Kiwanis Fall Colour Ride part of a weekend in Prince Edward County by also visiting Taste Community Grown event on the same weekend. Check pictonkiwanis.org for details
Prince Edward County, Ontario
Scenic Five-Level Park Comfortable lakeside cottages. Free boat launching & docking for cottage customers. Campsites with water and electricity. Springfed lake with excellent fishing. Cycling distance to 6 wineries. Features: Boat and Motor Rentals, Canoe & paddleboat rentals, Hot showers, In-ground Pool, Camp Store, Recreation barn, Playground, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Pet friendly
Discover one of Ontario’s natural wonders at Lake on the Mountain Park. Lake on the Mountain defies all known geographical and geological theory. Cloaked in mystery and legend, the turquoise lake is a source of amazement and a beautiful setting for activities in the park. Take in the outstanding view high above Picton Bay as you enjoy a quiet picnic overlooking the edge of the Prince Edward Escarpment, and the Glenora Ferry below. Bring along your camera to capture nature’s beauty while contemplating the secrets hidden in this truly memorable place. Facilities: picnic tables are located beneath large, shady trees. toilets and the boardwalk to viewing platform have barrier-free access. Local tips: Washrooms are closed off season, keep that in mind if you visit after September. Public washrooms are available year-round at Glenora Ferry at the base of the mountain. The park is a day use area and doesn’t have camping. Other park pleasures such as camping, boating, fishing and swimming can be enjoyed at nearby Sandbanks Provincial Park. Nearby: Waterfront Trail: 7.4 km, Hiking & Walking, Cycling – Roads & Paths http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/trails-a-z/lake-on-the-mountain—waterfront-trail/ Steps away is Lake on the Mountain Inn & Resort, offering two restaurants at this beautiful site. Favourite hangout from […]
296 CR7, Picton, Ontario, Canada
July, at Prince Edward County Lavender Farm 732 Closson Rd, Hillier Now an annual event, Prince Edward County Lavender is holding the Lavender Festival on a two day event. We want to share with you the beauty of our fields. Experience the taste of lavender and other fine herbs by sampling our selected treats. Create your own craft, pick your own lavender and see how the essential oil is made. Enjoy live music from some of our best local bands and participate in a swing dance activity, meet our magician and our clown. Last year over 3,500 people made this event a success. There is food available on site. Please visit our website for the details or call us at 1-800-343-0841 (Please refrain from bringing your dog at our festival) See details on our website peclavender.com
There are 6 lighthouses on Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County. All of these lighthouses may be at risk of being lost. Some of them have been declared surplus by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). All of these lighthouses have heritage value and meet the Federal Government’s Criteria for Heritage Lighthouse Designation as well as the Ontario Government’s Criteria for Determining Cultural Heritage Value or Interest under the Ontario Heritage Act. See details at http://countylive.ca/blog/?p=16839 Shown above: Lighthouse at Long Point NEW! Lighthouses of Prince Edward County. Packed with vintage photos, some never seen before, plus maps and lightkeepers’ personal stories. Available at CountyMagazine.ca $30.
Prince Edward County, Ontario
Little Bluff Conservation Area Little Bluff features an 18 metre high limestone bluff with a panoramic view of Prince Edward Bay. Waterfowl and red-winged blackbirds can be seen in the marsh nearby. Features: Birdwatching, Comfort Station, Cycling, Fishing, Flora, Hiking Trails, Photo Spots, Picnic Areas, Swimming (unsupervised) Also see QuinteConservation.ca TheSwimGuide.org Local tips: It’s easy to miss the sign into Little Bluff. Terrain may be difficult for people with mobility challenges. To access the beach you walk down a fairly steep path through the woods, there is a handrail. The beach is not monitored for water quality and there are no lifeguards. There are water snakes but they are nervous of people and swim away. There are washrooms and picnic tables located near the beach. Bring your camera — and binoculars.
Little Bluff Conservation Area18 metre high limestone bluff affording a picturesque view of Prince Edward Bay
South Bay, Prince Edward County, Ontario
The Loyalist Parkway, “your route through history.” The Loyalist Parkway (Hwy #33) follows a pioneer colonial route on which the first segments were built two hundred years prior. The route connects several historical settlement sites in Prince Edward County, continuing east through Bath to what is now Kingston. While driving the Loyalist Parkway, experience some of Ontario’s best boutique shopping, countless studios and galleries, quaint inns, homegrown B&B’s, and fabulous restaurants and cafés. There are over 40 listed archaeologic sites and at least 125 notable heritage buildings adjacent to the Parkway. A one meter wide paved shoulder has been provided for cyclists along its length.
Hwy 33 Prince Edward County
Macaulay Heritage Park is an attractive historic site featuring many points of interest: Macaulay House, built in 1830 and restored to the mid 1850s; the historic former Church of St. Mary Magdalene, now the Prince Edward County Museum; the old St. Mary Magdalene Parish Cemetery; the Heritage Gardens and the Carriage House. Reverend William Macaulay was originally sent to this area as a missionary. In 1823 he organized the Parish of Hallowell, donating the land for the church and paying for much of its construction from his own personal wealth. Reverend Macaulay’s contributions to the community were not only spiritual, but civic—donating his property for the construction of both a school and a courthouse; the latter has been in use since 1831. Macaulay was also instrumental in the naming of the town of Picton. Macaulay was also instrumental in the naming of the town of Picton. Macaulay Heritage Park welcomes: Bus Tours School Visits Volunteers Site Rentals Filming & Photography on Site Take a virtual tour of the museum, or see many of the museum’s artifacts that have been digitized and shared online.
Macaulay Heritage ParkHistoric site with Macaulay House, former Church, Heritage Gardens and Carriage House.
35 Church St., Picton Ontario
Macaulay Mountain is a favourite destination for hikers and picnickers. Macaulay Mountain area features 440 acres offering easy hiking in the lowland area, more rugged trekking on the escarpment portion, or a pleasant family walk along a series of gravelled paths along the Whattam`s Memorial Walkway. There is plenty to see here including the famed Bird House City with its over 100 miniature reproductions of local buildings. There are 20 km of trails, including biking trails maintained by the Bloomfield Bicycle Club. In the winter, this is an ideal spot for cross-country skiing and tobogganing. Macaulay Mountain Conservation Area has 11 km of trails available for cross-country skiing. Activities/Features: Birdwatching, Comfort Station. Flora, Hiking , Trails, Off-road cycling, Photo Spots, Picnic Areas, Snowshoeing/skiing, Dog walking Local tips: There are 3 different levels of interesting and twisty trails, but they’re not well marked. Ski trails are often not groomed. History: The conservation area is named after the late William Macaulay, the son of a United Empire Loyalist, who donated much of the land where Picton is located today. Website: quinteconservation.ca (see trail map)
A Top 100 Ontario Festival! Featured at multiple locations A self-directed, two-day celebration, with pancake breakfasts, tours of maple bushes, sugar shack demonstrations, music, dancing, shopping, fine dining, family activities, and so much more. Enjoy pancake breakfasts with fresh maple syrup, taffy on snow, s’mores, petting zoos, BBQ sausages, fire trucks, lumberjack show, artisan vendors, wineries and more. Celebrate the first harvest of the season in Prince Edward County.
Prince Edward County, Ontario
The Marilyn Adams Research Centre, at Ameliasburgh, Ontario is the only free standing Genealogical Research Centre in Canada. Visit the library in person to research your family genealogy, access our databases online, or request help from our volunteers. Searchable Names Database Online: an index to over 1.1 million names from genealogies in the library. Heal Database: an index to 147,760 names in the Heal Collection.
528 County Rd. 19, Ameliasburgh Ontario
Mariners Park Museum explores the many ways the inhabitants of Prince Edward County have earned their living from the surrounding waters from fishing and ship building through ice harvesting and rum running. The lighthouse relocated from False Duck Island beckons visitors to the site, where they can also explore Fort Kente and enjoy a picnic in the park. More than 50 shipwrecks have been located in the waters surrounding Prince Edward County and the Mariners Park Museum has become the home of many treasures retrieved during early diving expeditions. Local tips: The Mariner’s Museum holds war time artifacts, racing memorabilia, treasures from a variety of sunken ships and history of prohibition rumrunners. If you like local history this is a must see. Annual events: Mariner’s Park birthday bash (July) Dog Days of Summer (August) Mariner’s Service (September) Mariners Park Museum welcomes: Bus Tours School Visits Volunteers If booked in advance, the museum can also provide walking tours of the nearby village of Milford for groups. Also see: Shipwreck diving Local lighthouses
2065 County Road 13 South Bay Milford Ontario
Merland Park is nestled on the shores of Picton Bay just 2km east of the town of Picton. We are a small quiet resort with thirteen modern cottages and three motel units located on over 3 acres of beautiful trees and laneways. We take pride in the cleanliness of our cottages and the maintenance of our property. Each cottage has a large picture window overlooking beautiful Picton Bay. Picton Bay, which is all part of the Bay of Quinte waterway, has deep clear water perfect for playing on the water and excellent for fishing! The Bay is renowned for its trophy walleye, bass, pike, salmon and trout. 10 minutes to the popular Sandbanks. Features: large swimming pool, laundry facilities, playground area & bouncing castle, event tent, horseshoe pit, bonfire pit, a lovely waterfront. Pet friendly. Boating & Fishing: a boat launching ramp and docking facilities, boat rentals, fishing charters. Ice Fishing: Ice huts available and gas powered augers for use. Annual ice fishing derby. Open year round.
12488 Loyalist Parkway Picton