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Ideally located in south eastern Ontario, Prince Edward County sits between Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa and close to the cities of Quinte West, Belleville and Kingston. There are five entry points to the “County”, providing easy access from the east and west.
|Distance from Picton to ..||km||Hwy 401 Exits to Prince Edward County|
|Kingston||80||Exit 566 — Marysville South on Hwy 49
or take the free ferry (see schedule below)
|Belleville||35||Exit 538, 543 & 544 — Belleville South to Hwy 62|
|Toronto||200||Exit 522 — Wooler Road South or
Exit 525 — Hwy 33 Trenton
|Ottawa||270||Exit 566 — Marysville South on Hwy 49|
|Montreal||360||Exit 566 — Marysville South on Hwy 49|
|Syracuse, NY||290||Exit 566 — Marysville South on Hwy 49|
Cycling tour routes:
Motorcycle tour route:
Travellers from Kingston can access Prince Edward County by Glenora Ferry on Highway 33 east (the scenic and historic Loyalist Parkway).
The FREE ferry departs from Glenora 365 days a year. For an up-to-date schedule, please visit: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/ontario-511/ferries.shtml#glenora
Driving in Canada
In Canada, U.S. state drivers’ licences are valid for varying periods of time, depending on the province or territory you are visiting. The 1949 International Driving Permit is also valid, but must be accompanied at all times by the visitor’s state or national driver’s licence.
Don’t forget: when in Canada, drive on the right-hand side of the road. To help plan your route to Prince Edward County, see Google Maps. Also see Official Road Map of Ontario – online.
U.S. Border Crossings:
Alexandria Bay / Ivy Lea Bridge 130 km (80 miles)
Niagara Falls 315 km (195 miles)
Buffalo / Fort Erie 340 km (211 miles)
Detroit / Windsor 545 km (338 miles)
Prince Edward County is conveniently located between three international airport centres.
When leaving Pearson International Airport by car, it is best to avoid morning (7:30 to 9:30 am) and evening (3 to 7 pm) rush hours on all major routes. Expect delays on Highway 401 (the major east-west artery) 24 hours a day. Allow plenty of time to make flights, especially on Fridays. Shuttle service from Pearson International airport to Prince Edward County, return, is also available from a few Picton area taxi services. Phone 613-476-2716 for details. Good maps of Toronto and Ontario are advisable and available without charge to members of AAA (CAA in Canada).
Smaller airports that handle small private aircraft and commuter shuttles include:
Air Direct, R.R. #1 Deseronto 396-1081 or 1-800-956-8777
First Nations Air Service (Deseronto)
Loyal-Air Ltd., Belleville Airport 962-0124
Oak Hills Aviation (Trenton)
Norman Rogers Airport (Kingston)
VIA RAIL at 220 Station Street in Belleville is located 10 minutes from Prince Edward County and 25 minutes from Picton:
All major coaches operate out of the Metro Toronto Coach Terminal, and handles buses arriving from destinations across the province, country and the U.S. The terminal is located at 610 Bay St., at Bay and Dundas in the city’s core, just one block west of the Eaton Centre. (416) 393-7911.
The County offers a dozen or more sheltered harbours. Many facilities that cater to boating are located throughout, including full-service marinas. Picton is just a one day cruise from either the Trent Severn Waterway, the Rideau Canal system, or the Thousand Islands. Click here for map of public docks, boat launches & marinas.
Local transportation services include taxis, bus, specialized transit for seniors and people with mobility issues, and local couriers.
Sandbanks Summer Shuttle Service operates Saturdays through the summer, from July 4 until Sept. 5. The shuttle service will pick up guests from four designated stops within the park and drop them off at stops in Picton, Bloomfield and Wellington. The bus runs on a continuous loop throughout the day, offering pickup/drop-off service every 2 hours, between 9am – 5pm.