January in Prince Edward CountyTASTE * TOUR * EXPLORE * UNWIND…….January 2020

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!


Potato Festival in Milford ~ January 31 & February 1 at Milford Town Hall: Everything to do with potatoes. Bingo, lunch and potato activities … More information }


Whose Wine is it Anyway? – The January Thaw ~ Thursday January 9 at Karlo Estates Winery. A birthday bash for Sherry Karlo – a night of improvised comedy and award-winning wines in the intimate wine bar  … More information

Cronic Revolution “The Party Show” ~ Friday January 31 at Picton Elks Lodge Hall. Get ready for the craziest party to kick off in 2020! Royal Prince Records & Bingi’s BBQ Catering … More information

Creativity is everywhere

Arts on Main WINTER Show ~ until January 26 at Arts on Main Gallery in Picton. An artist-run gallery of 25 LOCAL ARTISTS together in ONE LOCATION … More information }

Feeling creative?  Join a winter program at Baxter Arts Centre — Creative Hands Open Studio, Life Drawing, Improv for Adults, Drawing from Observation, Hand Embroidery, The Business of Art, Wet Felting and more … More information }

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cookingCooking Counts in Wellington ~ Free Cooking Classes Jan. 28 – Mar. 17 on Tuesdays, 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Transportation to Wellington may be available. More information

Winter Sports

Snowshoe Season at Three Dog Winery ~ Come on out any Saturday or Sunday between 11 and 4 to hike our trails! Snowshoes are available to sign out and we’ll have a bonfire whenever weather permits. … More information


Orchard Walks & Cross Country Skiing at Campbell’s Orchards ~ Bring the family out this winter to enjoy a crisp walk or ski through our ‘sleeping orchard’. Many trails available! More information }

X-country Skiing & Snowshoeing: Sandbanks Provincial Park has 10 kms of trails, and Macaulay Mountain conservation area has 11 km.  The Millennium Trail, which runs from Picton to the west end of the County, is also popular.  

Ice Fishing: 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.

Hockey: 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.

Ice Skating: The County offers two rinks with public skating, and Wellington and Demorestville also have outdoor rinks.

Curling: Join in on the fun at Prince Edward Curling Club.

Fitness and Aquatics: Prince Edward Fitness & Aquatic (PEFAC) facility provides recreational, physical, therapeutic and social opportunities for all ages and abilities.

Indoor Walking Programs: 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.

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Winter Getaways

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

Twin BirchTwin Birch Cottages & Suites ~ Winter Getaway Specials. Waterfront Resort at the edge of Wellington savingsBefore you travel, check out January Deals & Discounts Activities   Food •  Wine
Edgewater B&BEdgewater B&B ~ A modern Cape Cod home overlooking beautiful Picton Harbour & Yacht Club. 5-minute walk to downtown Picton. Modern LodgeModern Lodge Luxury rental set amidst a beautiful forest of spruce trees. Winter Getaway Packages  …  
Black River B&B Black River B&B Waterfront adult-only B&B in a park-like sanctuary.  Sumptuous vegetarian, gluten free breakfasts overlooking the river. Sandbanks Vacations & ToursSandbanks Vacations & Tours Wine & County Unveiled Tours •  Stay & Play Pkgs •  Group or Corporate Pkgs
At the Lake SuitesAt the Lake Suites ~ Two beautifully appointed suites, each with their own fireplace. Close to Sandbanks. Jacksons Falls Country InnJacksons Falls Country Inn Experience the fusion of European and First Nations cultures.  Girlfriends Weekends.
LittleJohn FarmLittlejohn Farm~ A Wellness Farm ~ Unique Farm Stay Experience • Guided Wine Tours •  Culinary Workshops isaiah tubbs resort isaiah tubbs resort Overlooking Sandbanks • Family vacations • Weddings • Conferences
The ManseThe Manse Boutique Inn The perfect place for that special occasion.  Romantic fireplace rooms. Bees Knees BnBBees Knees BnB Walk to downtown Picton, close to arts and culture, restaurants & wineries.
Starlit Properties at Smith’s Bay Enjoy the brilliant skyscape and constantly changing waterfront view. Wheelchair accessible. English Rose B&B and Spa English Rose B&B, Spa, Holistic Healing getaway package. Walking distance to Picton Harbour & park, restaurants, theatre, art galleries and shopping.

More Getaway Experiences to Remember «  Romantic Getaways ☆ Nature Retreats ☆ Foodie Delights ☆ County Culture ☆ Group Gatherings ☆ Action & Adventure ☆  Girls Getaways ☆ Lakeside Escapes ☆  Spa Packages

Weddings in the County

Winter romance

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 »

Coming in February

ICE BOX outdoor art event ~ February 1 to 9 at Macaulay Heritage Park: At the centre of the event are five ice boxes, colourful wooden huts, each transformed into an interactive art installation led by local artists in collaboration with community members of all ages…. More information

Vinterfest ~ February 14 – 16 : at wineries across PEC, offering winter art, food and wine pairings … More information

Flashback February ~ February 15 to 22: A celebration of the history and heritage of Prince Edward County, a week-long collection of workshops, talks, films, performances, trivia … More information

Family Day / Snowfest ~ February 17 at Sandbanks Provincial Park: The Friends of Sandbanks and the Sandbanks Provincial Park host a winter event that includes cross-country skiing, tobogganing and other outdoor activities … More information

February 1Groundhog Day Party at Three Dog Winery
February 1 – 29Black River Summer: Exhibition & Sale at Artistic Inklings
February 8Sand Dunes Cup at Isaiah Tubbs Resort
February 9 & 23Night Snowshoeing at Three Dog Winery
February 14Valentines events & Romantic getaways in the County
February 15Jeremie Albino at the Regent Theatre
February 15- 17Family Day weekend activities
February 15 – 17Family Fishing Days
February 16An Afternoon at the Movies Organ Concert at Picton United Church
February 19Flashback February: County Trivia at The Waring House
February 29An Evening with the Trews at The Regent Theatre
February 29Snow Dog Run at Three Dog Winery
February 29Seedy Saturday at P.E.C.I. in Picton
  • Live music, art & cooking workshops, and more …Check details on the Prince Edward County calendar at www.visitthecounty.ca
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