- Dog friendly
- Picnic spot
- Wheelchair accessible
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
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
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 […]
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
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
Be sure to check out the Lakeshore Lodge area which, gone now, was a popular dance hall and hotel during the 1950s. It’s at the south end of the Sandbanks beach, over a rock outcropping. Enjoy great views and wave action on the rocks when there is a westerly wind. Favourite hangouts from Peta Shelton ☞ Lakeshore Lodge, overlooking the dunes beach late afternoon and for sunset. This is a great place to explore, the foundations of the old Lodge are still on site. If you climb down and walk along the shoreline you will see interesting rock formations. Lake Shore Lodge History The lodge was built between 1870 and 1893 by Daniel McDonald. It was one of the finest summer houses in Canada.The lodge featured an ice cream parlour, a small golf course, a bowling alley,and a large dinner hall. The dance hall and recreational centre were popular gathering places. In 1971 it was purchased by the National Canadian Resources and closed a year later because of its poor state of repair. The lodge and dance hall burned down in 1983.
171-341 Lake Shore Lodge Rd, Prince Edward, ON K0K, Canada
Take in a show — on screen, on stage, or via satellite — at this historic theatre on Main Street in Picton. 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 […]
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