- Cycle Friendly
- Dog friendly
- Open all year
- Wheelchair accessible
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
Milford Fair Grounds on County Rd. 17 in the village of Milford. 70+ Years and going strong, the Milford Fair is a lovely reminder of a simpler time and a true agricultural fair. No midway, but the kids will love the dog show and petting zoo! One of the best parades in The County, face painting, exhibits local entertainment all day. Back again by popular demand, is the “County Folk Chucking Stuff” games. Chucking corn and cast iron frying pans – closest to the stake – and the sheath chucking which is an 8 pound bag of hay tossed over a pole which gets higher and higher. Visit southmarysburghmirror.com/milford-fair for details. Contact Bruce Dowdell 613.476.8891
North Beach Provincial Park is smaller version of Sandbanks and is a great spot for a day-trip to the beach. There are no overnight camping facilities. For information about alerts (beach advisory, fire bans, boil water advisory) please see ontarioparks.com Water quality reports are also posted at https://www.theswimguide.org/beach/6483 North Beach offers scenery and recreational opportunities similar to Sandbanks. Cruise the bay and reel in the catch of the day, choose a spot on the beach to splash in the waves and enjoy a picnic by the water’s edge. Kayakers can use the park as a launch point to explore the surrounding region. Canoeists can take advantage of the protected waters of North Bay for a leisurely paddle or head out on the unprotected side of the dunes. Cap off your day’s adventures with a view of Lake Ontario’s dazzling sunsets. The park is a day use area only and doesn’t have camp sites. Open mid-June to mid-September. Activities Birding: Visitors to North Beach may see hawks, Saw-whet Owls, and Turkey Vultures. Boating: Launch your motorboat, canoe or sailboat from the park’s bay-side boat ramp. Fishing: Anglers visiting North Beach could catch Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, perch and sunfish. Swimming: North Beach […]
440 North Beach Rd., Consecon
The County of Prince Edward is responsible for the maintenance of 180 acres of park land. These parks are open to the public and each park offers a variety of amenities. The County also maintains ball diamonds, tennis courts, and a soccer pitch. You can find more information about these facilities at http://thecounty.ca/around-the-county/things-to-do/parks–playgrounds/ Our parks and facilities are available to be booked for private events. Parks should be booked for any formal activity or event to allow for coordination of park maintenance and services. To book a park please call 613-476-2148 ext. 4000 or email [email protected] to check availability.
Prince Edward County, Ontario
Prince Edward Fitness & Aquatic Centre (PEFAC) PEFAC is a not-for profit organization run by a volunteer Board of Directors. PEFAC’s vision is to keep our community active and healthy. We promise to work hard and continue to supply our community with an aquatic and fitness facility that provides recreational, physical, therapeutic and social opportunities for all ages and abilities. Children & Youth Programs include: Tap/Jazz Dance Sport and Swim Dash and Splash Gym and Swim Babysitting Course Camps/PD Days Programs include: Aquatic programs Public swimming Personal fitness Squash Group fitness
13263 Loyalist Parkway Bloomfield Ontario
The first weekend after Labour Day One of the oldest agricultural fairs in Canada. Demo Derby, Midway, Music, Professional Wrestling, Horse, Cow and Steer shows, Flowers & Vegetables, Tractor & Horse pulls Location: Picton Fairgrounds 375 Main St. East, Hwy # 49 Picton, Ontario Visit www.pictonfair.org to see the full program.
375 Main Street East, Picton, Ontario, Canada
Enjoy the music, the clowns, the marching bands and all the fun of the big parade. Main Street will be closed at 1:00 p.m. so pick your spot and settle in for the big parade. It begins at 1:00 p.m. and ends with the arrival of Santa himself! Parade is along Main Street, Picton – from McFarland Drive to Main & Talbot Streets. Participants are asked to arrive at 12pm to muster prior to the parade.
After several years of fundraising, the splash pad opened on August 26, 2017. During the summer the splash pad will be open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Built with a nautical theme – ships and various aqua items firing water around the pad – it also boasts the latest in green technology to dispose of the water runoff. The splash pad is located at the Picton Fairgrounds, beside the playground and skate park. https://www.facebook.com/PictonSplashPad/
375 Main Street, Picton, Ontario
In October, Pumpkinfest features a fun-filled parade along Wellington Main Street, followed by a great pumpkin weigh-off. This wonderful wacky festival of pumpkins starts with a pancake breakfast, proceeds to The Friends of Wellington Heritage Museum, and carries on all day with games, music, food and fun, in the lakeside village of Wellington. See the schedule of events at www.pec.on.ca/pumpkinfest
The gem of Waupoos, Rose House has survived since the early 1800s with few alterations, inhabited by several generations of the Rose family. Peter Rose arrived in Prince Edward County among first Marysburgh settlers, made up largely of United Empire Loyalists and Hessian (German) soldiers who had fought for the British in the American Revolution. According to tradition, Rose House is constructed from salvaged timber from the community’s original Lutheran Church. Peter and his wife, Christiana Bongard, raised a large family in this modest farmhouse. Rose House Museum welcomes: Bus Tours School Visits Volunteers If booked in advance, the museum can also provide tours of the nearby Rose Cemetery for groups. Special events include: Annual Fish Fry Oktoberfest German Dinner
Rose House MuseumA Loyalist homestead, Rose House has survived since the early 1800s with few alterations.
3333 Cty. Rd.#8 Waupoos Ontario
Sandbanks is among the largest and most beautiful beaches in Ontario, with golden sand and sparkling water. Windsurfing, sailing, canoeing and boating compete with sunbathing and swimming as favourite park activities. Sandbanks boasts three sandy beaches, Outlet Beach, Sandbanks Beach and Dunes Beach. Two of the finest bay mouth sandbar and coastal sand dune systems in the province can be found here. Sandbanks is also home to an interesting mix of vegetation and wildlife. Sandbanks offers trails and a day use playground. Can’t access the beach? Borrow our Beach Wheelchair from the Woodyard. Check updates for beach closures, reservation availability, fire bans, beach advisories at ontarioparks.com Swimming advisory updates for: Sandbanks Dunes Beach (West Lake Beach) Outlet Beach Sandbanks (Lake Ontario Beach) Favourite hangouts from Peta Shelton ☞ Lakeshore Lodge, overlooking the dunes beach late afternoon and for sunset. Local tips: Reserve campsites well in advance. Lineups for Sandbanks beach can be really long, especially on hot days in the summer. In 2016, electronic road signs were installed to let visitors know if the park is full (yes, sometimes the park is very popular and fills to capacity!) Get there early in the day. Check the Sandbanks Twitter account for updates […]
Sandbanks Provincial ParkThree beautiful beaches. 549 Campsites. Visitor Centre. Recreational rentals. Fishing.
3004 County Rd. 12, West Lake
Join us Thanksgiving weekend for our annual Scarecrow Festival and make your own scarecrow to take home for just $25. 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
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 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
One of the few surviving art-deco movie houses in Ontario, Picton’s downtown Regent Theatre is host to a variety of plays, musicals and art movie screenings throughout the year. First run movies and an international satellite feed round out the offerings of The Regent, making it a diverse venue that truly reflects the community. Check out the The Regent Theatre Playbill, Movies and Cinefest for the latest updates, tickets and show times. Free family movies are featured on the last Sunday of each month. theregenttheatre.org History of the Regent Theatre History of the Regent Theatre, video courtesy of History Lives Here The Regent is a rare example of a still intact Edwardian opera house. It opened in 1918 in a renovated warehouse. It featured films and an orchestra. In 1922 the facade was changed, and the interior was renovated to fit 1,100 seats! The addition of a 70-foot loft tower at the rear of the building accommodates backdrops for quick scene changes. It remains the largest “fly stage” between Toronto and Montreal and is equivalent to the one at the Royal Alex Theatre in Toronto. The new and larger marquee was added in the 1940s. The Regent Theatre has struggled to […]
Quinte Educational Museum & Archives (QEMA) Celebrating the History of Education in the Quinte Area The Montgomery Family has generously donated the 1904 `Victoria Schoolhouse` to be used as the new, permanent home for QEMA`s extensive collections. We are currently located in the former Ameliasburgh Council Chambers at 13 Coleman Street in Ameliasburg, with our century-old Victoria Schoolhouse on location at the Ameliasburgh Heritage Village. We are open daily for the season from the Victoria Day Weekend until Labour Day Weekend from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. The Archives are open on Monday mornings. Appointments may be arranged outside these times by calling our office at 613-966-5501. Visit our website for details.
Victoria School (museum)Quinte Educational Museum & Archives (QEMA) Celebrating the History of Education in the Quinte Area
517 County Rd 19, Ameliasburgh, Ontario
A bending and curving shoreline, vast marshes and wetlands and the largest freshwater dune system in the world at Sandbanks are just some of the natural treasures you will enjoy in the County. There are also plenty of beautiful small country towns to enjoy each with excellent shops and restaurants. Carrying Place :: 6.2 km, Hiking & Walking, Cycling – Roads & Paths http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/trails-a-z/carrying-place-waterfront-trail/ Wellington :: 32 km, Hiking & Walking, Cycling – Roads & Paths http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/trails-a-z/wellington—waterfront-trail/ Bloomfield :: 5 km, Hiking & Walking, Running, Cycling – Roads & Paths http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/trails-a-z/bloomfield—waterfront-trail/ Picton :: PEC’s Trail ends at Glenora where you can take a ferry to Adophustown and continue along the Waterfront Trail through Greater Napanee. 4.5 km, Hiking & Walking, Cycling – Roads & Paths http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/trails-a-z/picton-waterfront-trail/ Also see :: Prince Edward County – Conservation areas, Parks, Trails map
Prince Edward County, Ontario
Open Victoria Day weekend through September. Wellington Heritage Museum is located in the heart of the village of Wellington. It was built in 1885 as a Quaker Meeting House and now features exhibits on local history. Highlights include a tribute to the Quakers or “Society of Friends” who played a notable role in the County’s development. In addition, the Douglas A. Crawford Canning Industry Collection conveys the importance of that industry in Prince Edward County. There were over 75 different canning factories operating here between 1882 and 1996. Wellington Heritage Museum is a bicycle friendly site. Wellington Heritage Museum welcomes: Bus Tours School Visits Volunteers If booked in advance, the museum can also provide walking tours of the village of Wellington for groups.
2047 CR 18, Prince Edward County
Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices and then share their experiences online. Follow this link to find Prince Edward County geocache locations Practice “Cache In Trash Out” While out geocaching, bring a bag with you to pick up trash along the way.
Prince Edward County, Ontario