- Cycle Friendly
- Dog friendly
- Open all year
- Picnic spot
- Wheelchair accessible
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Walking Tours of Historic Picton (July 4 – Oct 28, 2018) Let experienced guides take you on a 90-minute journey back in time. Re-live the heady days of tall ships, sail and steam, when Picton was a major shipping port exporting its timber and agricultural produce to world markets. Hear the stories from the 1830s, when Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first prime minister, walked these streets as a young lawyer. And later, when we smuggled booze across Lake Ontario during the dangerous days of Prohibition and the rum-running trade. Tours leave from the Regent Theatre, 226 Main St. Picton Wednesdays to Sundays, tours leave twice daily at 9.30-11 a.m. and 4-5.30 p.m. Historical Walking Tour of Loch Sloy (Camp Picton) July 20, July 23, August 6, August 17, August 20, 2018 @ 1.30-3.30 p.m. Loch Sloy – aka Camp […]
Silent auction of nearly 200 decorated Christmas trees, bucket draw, Christmas boutique, entertainment, visits from Santa, bake and preserves sale. Sponsored by the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, with all proceeds going to support healthcare needs in our community. Isaiah Tubbs Resort, 1642 County Road 12, West Lake For further information, call 613 476-2181 x 4427
Festival of TreesNovember. Silent auction of nearly 200 decorated Christmas trees and seasonal festivities.
West Lake, Prince Edward County, Ontario
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 • Splash Pad • 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 […]
Prince Edward County, Ontario
Sandbanks has approximately 10 km of cross country ski trails. These trails are excellent for both beginners and experienced skiers provided there are good snow conditions. The majority of the trails consist of gentle slopes and curves. Combining several of the trails or loops will allow skiers to set their own lengths. Please note there is no guarantee that trails will be groomed or track set as this is dependent on snow conditions and weather permitting. For more information, please contact the park office telephone: 613-393-3319 ext. 0 Macaulay Mountain Conservation area is also an ideal spot for cross-country skiing and tobogganing. Macaulay Mountain Conservation Area has 11 km of trails available for cross-country skiing. The Millennium Trail, which runs from Picton to the west end of the County, is also popular. Trails are not groomed.
Sandbanks, Prince Edward County, Ontario
Crystal Palace, Picton Food Trucks | Local Wine & Beer All Day Free Kids Programming Please join us in the heart of the County at the historic Crystal Palace to participate in the timeless tradition of reveling in music, food and family to welcome the magic that is springtime in the County. http://www.countypop.com
375 Main Street East, Picton
Come out and attend and/or participate, spend the whole day with us. Let’s make this parade, the best Consecon Christmas ever! Sponsored by the Ameliasburgh Ward 4 Recreation Committee. Check details at … http://consecon.ca
Celebrate Canada 150 Canada turns 150 this year, so celebrate with our list of awesome things to do. 2017 is a big year – for Canada and for Prince Edward County. As Canada turns 150, the County commemorates 225! Royal Visit ~ Fri June 30 in Wellington. Prince Edward County is getting ready to roll out the red carpet — to welcome Royalty. Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, will visit The County on Friday June 30th to help us celebrate this milestone. Details } Canada Day in Wellington ~ Fri June 30 & Sat July 1. Canada Day is so big it takes two days to celebrate, with a street dance, fireworks on the beach, a parade, music and vendors in the park (venue has been changed to the ESSROC arena). Details } Capture the Moment! ~ VisitTheCounty is sponsoring a FREE Canada 150 photo booth at the ESSROC arena on Wellington Canada Day. Pick a prop, strike a pose. Pancake Breakfast ~ Sat July 1 @ 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. at Wellington Town Hall. Pancakes made from scratch, sausages, homemade strawberry-rhubarb compote, County maple syrup, and coffee, tea or juice. $10 (large serving) […]
Prince Edward County, Ontario
We are open all year round! Campbell’s Orchards, is your local Apple Orchard & Farm Market. Our Pick-Your-Own offerings include apples, pumpkins, berries, tomatoes and various field vegetables. Campbell’s Farm Market sells fresh grown produce, grown on site, as well the finest in dairy, preserves and spreads. And while you are filling your shopping baskets, enjoy some family fun in our country play zone and corn maze. Fresh baking daily. Kawartha Dairy Ice Cream. Apple wedding favours. Check our website for seasonal events. Groups & Tours Group tours welcome, please pre-book. Summer & Fall Birthday Packages School tours [powr-social-feed id=e776a458_1520806408]
Campbell’s OrchardsOpen year round. Fresh produce,dairy, preserves, baking, ice cream. Seasonal events.
1633 Rednersville Road Carrying Place Ontario
Bloomfield’s Original Night-Time Santa Claus Parade. The village of Bloomfield sparkles like a magical fairyland for their annual night-time holiday parade with floats, bands and lots of glitz. Main Street closes at 6 p.m. and all the holiday lights in the village are turned on at once. The parade starts at 6:30 p.m. For a small town Wonderful Life feeling, come to Bloomfield for the parade. Street closes at 6pm Parade starts at 6:30pm Food vendors available on Main Street Chili & hot chocolate at the Town Hall @ 4pm For more information contact: Paul 613-393-5021 Barry 613-393-5783 For details check www.bloomfieldontario.ca Photo thanks to Steve Davies
Birdhouse City, located at Macaulay Mountain Conservation area, has attracted thousands of people. There are over 100 birdhouses, most of them reproductions of historic buildings and other recognizable structures. Features: Birdwatching | Comfort Station | Flora | Hiking Trails | Photo Spots | Picnic Areas Location: County Road 8 (Union Street, on the eastern outskirts of Picton) Picton Details about the bird houses For more information or to become involved as a member of the “Friends of Bird House City” organization please contact Quinte Conservation at www.quinteconservation.ca
224 County Road 8, Picton, Ontario
Ameliasburgh Heritage Village has grown from one building, in 1968, to a full pioneer village. The main structure was built in 1868 as a Wesleyan Methodist Church. It became a United Church in 1925 and served the community until 1967. Over the years, several additional buildings have been added to the site. A log cabin, display barns, an operational blacksmith shop, a sap shanty, dairy and bee-keeping buildings, and a large stone building housing the Goldie Corliss 18 foot flywheel. A highlight is Amelia’s Tea Room, which offers breakfast and/or lunch during Special Events on site. Upcoming Events in 2017: June 10-11 – Grandparents Weekend, 9:30-4:30. Celebration of generations, grandparents admitted free. Sept 3 – Homestead Heritage Days, 12-4. Heritage skills, demonstrations, blacksmith, corn roast. Dec 3 – Christmas in the Village. Tour around Ameliasburgh Village. Decorate Christmas cookies and evergreens; authentic settler Christmas at Museum’s log cabin; crafts and activities at Victoria Schoolhouse. Free, 1-4pm. Admission by donation. 476-2148 ext.258, [email protected] Ameliasburgh Heritage Village welcomes: Bus Tours School Visits Volunteers If booked in advance, the museum can also provide walking tours of the village of Ameliasburgh for groups.
At Roblin Lake Fairgrounds At this great little country fair there are prizes for everything from pickles to pets to the best costume. The Fair is kicked off with a parade along the main street of Ameliasburgh and into the fairgrounds. The County Carriage Co. will be offering wagon rides, and there will be a petting zoo on Sunday. For details visit www.ameliasburgh.com/fallfair 613-968-9016
From cycling enthusiast to the occasional rider, from trekkers to day hikers, from equestrians to first time horseback riders, the County has amazing adventure vacations with activities to suit your every need! Action Vacations Watersports at isaiah tubbs on West Lake Sit back and enjoy the view of the sand dunes across from West Lake. Wakeboard and water-ski lessons • Canoe, kayak and paddle boat rentals Banana boat rides • Tubing • Kids camp • Beach transfers Sunset cruises for groups • Bicycles More info } Fishing, Boating, Walking & Biking at Sunrise Cottage Resort on West Lake Our deluxe cottages are ideal for single family vacations or group events and reunions. Walleye and Bass fishing are exceptional on West Lake. Onsite boat launch and docking included with your cottage stay. The Millennium Trail for walking or biking, is just steps from our resort. More info } Birding Package at Jacksons Falls Country Inn in Milford Boutique Inn & Restaurant Prince Edward County is a bird lover’s paradise in the spring and fall. Package includes Accommodation, Early bird pack-and-go hot coffee and snack each morning. Delicious brunch and Dinner meal voucher. More info } Waterfun at Starlit Properties at Smith’s Bay. The water is […]