January TASTE * TOUR * EXPLORE * UNWIND…….January 2018

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

Winter Getaways

Think warm to get you through the Winter – and book now for Summer to avoid disappointment

barn quiltModern Lodge :: Luxury 2 bedroom rental set amidst a beautiful forest of spruce trees on 9 acres. Featured packages: Girls weekends, Couples retreat, Craft beer weekends.

Twin Birch Suites & Cottages :: Cozy winter getaway, Great rates! Cozy up in front of electric fireplaces, enjoy winterized cottages with great lake views.

Sunrise Cottage Resort :: a Waterfront Resort with Luxury Cottages. Ideal for family vacations or group events and reunions.

Jacksons Falls Country Inn & Restaurant  ::  Experience the fusion of European and First Nations cultures. Featured packages: Girlfriends Getaway • BREWmance Package.

Black River Bed & Breakfast :: Waterfront adult-only B&B in a park-like sanctuary. NEW – Tea and Scone Afternoons: County Style.

Wine Tour Packages with Sandbanks Vacations & Tours :: Stay & Play Packages • Half Day Tours • Lunch & Wine Tours • Group or Corporate Packages

Merrill Inn :: A classic country inn in the heart of Picton. Girlfriend Getaways – Seasonal Packages – Fine Dining.

isaiah tubbs resort & conference centre :: Dining & Getaway packages • Family vacations • Weddings • Retreats • Conferences.

The Manse Boutique Inn and Spa :: The Manse is the perfect place for that special occasion with that special someone.  Enjoy our romantic fireplace rooms and spa packages.

The Wexford House :: A perfect venue for Family Gatherings • Group Reunions • Small Weddings • Girlfriends Getaways • Meetings & Retreats.

New Year’s Celebrations

New Year 2018New Year’s Eve at Elks Hall in Picton ~ Ramblin’ Fever live on New Year’s Eve. Show starts  at 8pm. Find out more »

The Waring House, Picton ~ The Reasons and Carl Dixon performing live are performing in both Waring Hall and The Barley Room.  Find out more »

isaiah tubbs, West Lake ~ One night accommodation, Grand Buffet Dinner with Live Band MOON SUGAR, Champagne toast & party favours Recovery Breakfast Monday Jan 1.  Find out more »

County Canteen, Picton ~ Shiny, glittery clothes, dancing your buns off kinda night! Music blaring, lights and champagne to toast at midnight. Music from 9.30pm after our prefixes dinner is over. Find out more »

Drake Devonshire Inn, Wellington  ~ We know it, you know it, everybody knows it: house parties reign supreme on NYE. So this year, ring it in at our place!  Find out more »

Merrill Inn, Picton ~ Start 2018 right with a romantic and delicious stay in the heart of the County! Five-course table d’hote menu w/Champagne Cocktail aperitif, Wine and cheese reception.  Find out more »

New Year’s venue in Waupoos ~  If you’re looking for a venue to host your get together, where you don’t have to cab it back to your hotel, we may be what you’re looking for! Have your gathering and stay overnight in our cozy bunk rooms or Private Rooms. Find out more »

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open micMy Passion Is … local residents speaking about their passions.  Presented by Wellington branch library. Saturdays at 2pm, January 13 to February 24 at Wellington Library.  See the schedule  »

MONKEYJUNK Winter Blues Bash with special guest Paul Reddick ~ Sunday Jan 14th @ 7:00pm at The Regent Theatre.  Since 2008, the name MonkeyJunk has been synonymous with the emergence of a new kind of blues on the Canadian and international scenes. Details & tickets »

Roblin Lake Jamboree and Open Mic ~ Saturday Jan 20, 1-4 pm at the Ameliasburgh Town Hall.All performers welcome, whether self-accompanied, vocal only, or as part of a group – or come out & enjoy other’s music! Classic rock, country and any other genre welcome!   Find out more »

Free Family Movie at the Regent Theatre ~ Sunday Jan 28 @ 2pm  Find out more »

Sip & Savour

child bakingFREE Children’s Cooking Classes – Register Now! Ages 9-13 — Jan 16, 23,30 and Feb 6 at Wellington ESSROC Arena. Find out more »

FREE Adult Cooking Classes ~ Jan 16, 23, 30 and Feb 6 at Wellington ESSROC Arena.  Find out more »

Chefs vs. Chefs ~ January 27. Pick up your forks, puck drops on Jan 27! at The Drake Devonshire, Wellington. Montreal Mashers vs. Toronto Grinders.  Find out more »


wineThe County’s limestone-rich soil and climate provide a terroir that is producing scores of award-winning wines.  Many of the wineries are open during the winter, hours listed in this Quick Reference Winery Guide.

restaurantThe County comes by its love for food honestly.  Look for featured seasonal ingredients as part of revolving creative menus. Check the Quick Reference Restaurant Guide for winter hours.


Winter Sports

X-county Skiing & Snowshoeing
The famous Sandbanks Provincial Park offers many scenic ski and snowshoeing trails for you to enjoy.  Details »

Ice Fishing
Ice fishing is a very popular pastime in Prince Edward County and the surrounding areas. The Bay of Quinte, “Walleye Capital of the World”, is the main attraction. Several local businesses offer ice-fishing packages and accommodation packages. Details »

snowmanPublic Skating ~ Public Skating on Sundays, Mom Tot & Seniors skating throughout the week.  Picton and Wellington.  Community outside rinks too … Details »


It’s Hockey Season in the County ~  Cheer on our local teams:

  • Picton Pirates – our local Junior “C” ice hockey team. Details & schedule at pictonpirates.ca
  • Wellington Dukes – our local Junior “A” ice hockey team. They are in the Eastern Division of the Ontario Junior Hockey League. Details & schedule at wellingtondukes.com


Weddings in the County


Planning a special occasion, destination weddingwedding at the beach, or a wedding in a vineyard? The County has unique event venues, close to Toronto and Ottawa. We have everything – and everybody – you need to plan a memorable event. Details »

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