snowflakeWelcome to our winter carnivals, celebrations of all things winter.

There are lots of winter-time activities to choose from! Cross country skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, hockey, curling and skating … Or, just cozy up by a roaring fire with some good food, good wine and good friends!

    For cross-country skiiers, Sandbanks Provincial Park has 10 kms of trails, and Macaulay Mountain conservation area has 11 km. Or, try snowshoeing the frozen dunes for an uncommon view of a popular beach.
    Test your mettle as the mercury goes down with some ice fishing. The Bay of Quinte is one of the top walleye fishing spots in the world. Several local businesses offer ice-fishing packages and accommodation packages.
    The County loves its hockey!  The Wellington Dukes are a Junior “A” ice hockey team from Wellington.  The Picton Pirates are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based in Picton.
    The County offers 2 rinks with public skating, and Wellington also has an outdoor rink.
    Join in on the fun at Prince Edward Curling Club.
    Prince Edward Fitness & Aquatic (PEFAC) facility provides recreational, physical, therapeutic and social opportunities for all ages and abilities.
    Keep active even in cold weather with indoor walking programs at P.E.C.I. , Wellington Community Centre indoor track, or Community Care for Seniors programs.

Check out more winter activities 


Spring is an optimistic season of new beginnings and new life, and The County has found colourful and creative ways to celebrate it. We welcome the first harvest of the season – maple syrup; spring birding migration; cultural festivals; food & wine markets; nature walks, garden tours and plant sales …

  • Maple in the County (March 30 & 31, 2019)
    mapleA self-directed, two-day celebration, with pancake breakfasts, tours of maple bushes, sugar shack demonstrations, music, dancing, shopping, fine dining, family activities …
  • Waterfall Tours (Easter weekend)
  • Spring Countylicious  ( April – May )
    CountyliciousPrince Edward County’s twice annual prix fixe culinary celebration.
  • Authors Festival On hiatus for 2018, returning in 2019.
  • The County Reads (April )
    Featuring guest authors and five local residents championing their chosen book.
  • County POP Community Music Festival (May 4, 2019 )
    Participate in the timeless tradition of reveling in music, food and family to welcome the magic that is springtime in the County.
  • Walleye World Fishing Tournament (May 4& 5, 2019)
    The Walleye World Fishing Derby is a live release event the first weekend in May. Big fish to catch and big prizes to be won.  Bay of Quinte is known as the “Walleye Capital of the World”.
  • Spring Birding Festival (May)
    Weekend activities include workshops on birding, insects, wildflowers and photography with a hospitality tent where visitors can post sightings, share information and just hang out.
  • Quarter Moon Coffeehouse in Bloomfield (May-Sept)
    The anything-goes, everybody-welcome open stage coffee house returns for another summer of music every other Thursday evening.
  • Welcome Weekend (May)
    Opening weekend for The County Museums for the season. “Loyalist Encampment” Event.
  • Fibrefest (May 25, 2019) celebrating Fibre Arts
  • Rotary Lilac Ride (May 26, 2019) through the County’s beautiful cycling routes
  • Antique Show and Sale at the Crystal Palace in Picton   (May)
  • Quinte’s Isle Bluegrass Celebration (May )
    Bringing together the finest in bluegrass music..A weekend of music, food, jamming, fun and friendship.
  • Terroir Run (June). 11k run among the winery back roads.
  • County Terroir  (June 1, 2019)
    TerroirFeaturing the new spring releases of Prince Edward County wines.
  • Art in the County (June 21 – July 7, 2019 )
    Original works by County artists and artisans at this annual juried exhibition and show hosted by the PEC Arts Council. Enjoy paintings, photographs, jewellery, sculpture, fibre arts and glass.

Favourite hangouts from Catherine-marie Durning ☞ We especially love the Lilacs that frame every county road in the spring.


Summer brings beaches, picnics, winery tours, camping, cottages, music festivals, art shows, craft shows, live theatre and historical walking tours …



Fall is a wonderful season to visit The County.  The beaches are quieter and harvest festivals abound.  Enjoy fall colour tours, cycling, marathons, regional food celebrations, grape & apple harvesting, pumpkin festival, artist studio tours, and country fairs …



  • County Marathon (Oct 6, 2019 )
    This Boston Marathon Qualifier goes through the County along the picturesque route from the village of Wellington along winding country roads, through three towns and past three lakes.
  • Scarecrow Festival (Oct)
    Fall family fun on Thanksgiving weekend, make your own scarecrow.
  • Pumpkinfest (Oct 19, 2019)
    Watch the Parade of Giant Pumpkins wind its way through the village of Wellington to the Pumpkin Grower’s weigh-off. Local entertainment, vendors, food booths, games for children, pumpkin sales and pumpkin pie.
  • Homegrown County Craft Brewing Festival (Oct)
    Hosting craft beer, cider, and local food vendors.


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