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Looking for fun, affordable and memorable escapes for your entire family? VIA Rail’s Virtual Tour features Prince Edward County as one of their 5 favourite family vacation destinations (2010). This large island in southern Ontario holds a double whammy: some of the finest wineries in Canada AND one of the country’s best beaches – Sandbanks. Also gourmet restaurants, a thriving artists’ community and historic settlements. Prince Edward County offers something for kids big and small and is the perfect family getaway destination. Treat your family to a Prince Edward County adventure and let your kids spend some quality time with your inner child! Picton County Youth Park (375 Main St. E. @ Fairgrounds/Crystal Palace) • Skatepark • Playground • Free parking. Benson Park: (King Street, or accessed behind The Victory, 205 Main St. ) Play Area • Picnic Tables Delhi Park: (York Street) • Play Area • Picnic Tables Walking Paths • Ball Diamond • Free parking • Home to Canada Day Celebrations Rotary Park: (Ontario Street) • Play Area Shire Hall Parkette: (332 Main Street) Picnic Area • Gazebo Birdhouse City, a collection of whacky and wonderful birdhouses, some are exact replicas of County landmarks. County Rd. 8, also known as Union […]
Prince Edward County, Ontario
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 […]
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
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
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
The last weekend of January at Milford Fairgrounds. Friday night Bingo at Milford Town Hall from 7 to 8.30 pm. Prizes. Canteen. Saturday. Pancake Breakfast at Milford Town Hall from 8 to 11 am Hot dogs and hot chocolate at food booth on Milford Fairgrounds. Depending on weather, activities will be at the fairgrounds and/or the pond. Family movie in Mount Tabor at 2pm. For details contact: Johanna McCarthy [email protected]
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 protected] check availability.
Prince Edward County, 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
February at Sophiasburgh Town Hall Christmas tree bonfire and Family Skate Hot chocolate and Hot dogs Family breakfast Chili Cook-off Round Robin hockey tournament Chili lunch Live music Horse drawn sleigh rides Pickerel fish fry Ice fishing derby at Northport Park Details at https://www.facebook.com/Sophiasburgh-Recreation-Committee
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. Video courtesy of History Lives Here
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
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