November Crystal Palace, 375 Main St. Picton A magical celebration for the whole community, including a procession down Main Street, a dance party, a whole lot of handmade lanterns, and YOU! Costumes encouraged! Find out about our lantern-building workshops at www.firelightfest.blogspot.ca
375 Main Street East, Picton, Ontario, Canada
At Sandbanks Provincial Park August at Sandbanks Provincial Park, Lakeshore Lodge Day Use Area Join us for this popular annual 1890’s style picnic, with games, lemonade and corn at the site of the old Lakeshore Lodge on West Point. This event is organized by the Friends of Sandbanks. If you plan to come to The County during this week, then attending the Lakeshore Lodge Day is the “must” day to visit. For many years, the Park has sponsored this family-fun day, based on activities that happened in the 1890’s at the site of the former Lakeshore Lodge. Park staff dress in period garb, and games for all ages are encouraged! Three-legged races, egg-and-spoon races, nail-hammering, tug-o-wars and more, are just a few of the activities that recreate the activities of tourists who spent their holidays at the “coolest spot” in Prince Edward County almost a century ago at the Lakeshore Lodge. Local farm-fresh corn and lemonade are on offer at great prices, and Sandbanks Park staff dress and act the 1890’s part! Volunteers from the Friends of Sandbanks and the Prince Edward County Museums will be present… please feel free to ask them anything about the amazing history of the area! […]
Lakeshore Lodge DayAugust. Popular annual 1890's style picnic at the site of the old Lakeshore Lodge.
Lakeshore Lodge @ Sandbanks, Prince Edward County, Ontario
Early in December. Wellington’s Annual Holiday Celebration and Parade! A whole weekend of enjoyment! Hosted by the Wellington Recreation Committee
From cycling enthusiast to the occasional rider, from trekkers to day hikers, from equestrians to first time horseback riders, the County has amazing adventure vacations with activities to suit your every need! Action Vacations Watersports at isaiah tubbs on West Lake Sit back and enjoy the view of the sand dunes across from West Lake. Wakeboard and water-ski lessons • Canoe, kayak and paddle boat rentals Banana boat rides • Tubing • Kids camp • Beach transfers Sunset cruises for groups • Bicycles More info } Birding Package at Jacksons Falls Country Inn in Milford Boutique Inn & Restaurant Prince Edward County is a bird lover’s paradise in the spring and fall. Package includes Accommodation, Early bird pack-and-go hot coffee and snack each morning. Delicious brunch and Dinner meal voucher. More info } Waterfun at Starlit Properties at Smith’s Bay. The water is crystal clear, shallow, with a sandy bottom. Relax, go back in time … enjoy the brilliant sky scape of innumerable stars without the city lights. Swim, fish, snorkel, kayak, canoe, relax on the 50 foot dock, play on our 26′ sailboat. Find out more } Golf Stay & Play Package at Sandbanks Summer Village Enjoy a premium […]
At Roblin Lake Fairgrounds At this great little country fair there are prizes for everything from pickles to pets to the best costume. The Fair is kicked off with a parade along the main street of Ameliasburgh and into the fairgrounds. The County Carriage Co. will be offering wagon rides, and there will be a petting zoo on Sunday. For details visit www.ameliasburgh.com/fallfair 613-968-9016
Ameliasburgh Heritage Village has grown from one building, in 1968, to a full pioneer village. The main structure was built in 1868 as a Wesleyan Methodist Church. It became a United Church in 1925 and served the community until 1967. Over the years, several additional buildings have been added to the site. A log cabin, display barns, an operational blacksmith shop, a sap shanty, dairy and bee-keeping buildings, and a large stone building housing the Goldie Corliss 18 foot flywheel. A highlight is Amelia’s Tea Room, which offers breakfast and/or lunch during Special Events on site. Upcoming Events in 2017: June 10-11 – Grandparents Weekend, 9:30-4:30. Celebration of generations, grandparents admitted free. Sept 3 – Homestead Heritage Days, 12-4. Heritage skills, demonstrations, blacksmith, corn roast. Dec 3 – Christmas in the Village. Tour around Ameliasburgh Village. Decorate Christmas cookies and evergreens; authentic settler Christmas at Museum’s log cabin; crafts and activities at Victoria Schoolhouse. Free, 1-4pm. Admission by donation. 476-2148 ext.258, [email protected] Ameliasburgh Heritage Village welcomes: Bus Tours School Visits Volunteers If booked in advance, the museum can also provide walking tours of the village of Ameliasburgh for groups.
Birdhouse City, located at Macaulay Mountain Conservation area, has attracted thousands of people. There are over 100 birdhouses, most of them reproductions of historic buildings and other recognizable structures. Features: Birdwatching | Comfort Station | Flora | Hiking Trails | Photo Spots | Picnic Areas Location: County Road 8 (Union Street, on the eastern outskirts of Picton) Picton Details about the bird houses For more information or to become involved as a member of the “Friends of Bird House City” organization please contact Quinte Conservation at www.quinteconservation.ca
224 County Road 8, Picton, Ontario
Bloomfield’s Original Night-Time Santa Claus Parade. The village of Bloomfield sparkles like a magical fairyland for their annual night-time holiday parade with floats, bands and lots of glitz. Main Street closes at 6 p.m. and all the holiday lights in the village are turned on at once. The parade starts at 6:30 p.m. For a small town Wonderful Life feeling, come to Bloomfield for the parade. Street closes at 6pm Parade starts at 6:30pm Food vendors available on Main Street Chili & hot chocolate at the Town Hall @ 4pm For more information contact: Paul 613-393-5021 Barry 613-393-5783 For details check www.bloomfieldontario.ca Photo thanks to Steve Davies
We are open all year round! Campbell’s Orchards, is your local Apple Orchard & Farm Market. Our Pick-Your-Own offerings include apples, pumpkins, berries, tomatoes and various field vegetables. Campbell’s Farm Market sells fresh grown produce, grown on site, as well the finest in dairy, preserves and spreads. And while you are filling your shopping baskets, enjoy some family fun in our country play zone and corn maze. Fresh baking daily. Kawartha Dairy Ice Cream. Apple wedding favours. Check our website for seasonal events. Groups & Tours Group tours welcome, please pre-book. Summer & Fall Birthday Packages School tours [powr-social-feed id=e776a458_1520806408]
Campbell’s OrchardsOpen year round. Fresh produce,dairy, preserves, baking, ice cream. Seasonal events.
1633 Rednersville Road Carrying Place Ontario
Come out and attend and/or participate, spend the whole day with us. Let’s make this parade, the best Consecon Christmas ever! Sponsored by the Ameliasburgh Ward 4 Recreation Committee. Check details at … http://consecon.ca
Crystal Palace, Picton Food Trucks | Local Wine & Beer All Day Free Kids Programming Please join us in the heart of the County at the historic Crystal Palace to participate in the timeless tradition of reveling in music, food and family to welcome the magic that is springtime in the County. http://www.countypop.com
375 Main Street East, Picton
Sandbanks has approximately 10 km of cross country ski trails. For more information, please contact the park office telephone: 613-393-3319 ext. 0 Macaulay Mountain Conservation area is also an ideal spot for cross-country skiing and tobogganing. Macaulay Mountain Conservation Area has 11 km of trails available for cross-country skiing. The Millennium Trail, which runs from Picton to the west end of the County, is also popular. Trails are not groomed.
Sandbanks, Prince Edward County, Ontario
Looking for fun, affordable and memorable escapes for your entire family? VIA Rail’s Virtual Tour features Prince Edward County as one of their 5 favourite family vacation destinations (2010). This large island in southern Ontario holds a double whammy: some of the finest wineries in Canada AND one of the country’s best beaches – Sandbanks. Also gourmet restaurants, a thriving artists’ community and historic settlements. Prince Edward County offers something for kids big and small and is the perfect family getaway destination. Treat your family to a Prince Edward County adventure and let your kids spend some quality time with your inner child! Picton County Youth Park (375 Main St. E. @ Fairgrounds/Crystal Palace) • Skatepark • Splash Pad • Playground • Free parking. Benson Park: (King Street, or accessed behind The Victory, 205 Main St. ) Play Area • Picnic Tables Delhi Park: (York Street) • Play Area • Picnic Tables Walking Paths • Ball Diamond • Free parking • Home to Canada Day Celebrations Rotary Park: (Ontario Street) • Play Area Shire Hall Parkette: (332 Main Street) Picnic Area • Gazebo Birdhouse City, a collection of whacky and wonderful birdhouses, some are exact replicas of County landmarks. County Rd. 8, also […]
Prince Edward County, Ontario
Silent auction of nearly 200 decorated Christmas trees, bucket draw, Christmas boutique, entertainment, visits from Santa, bake and preserves sale. Sponsored by the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, with all proceeds going to support healthcare needs in our community. Isaiah Tubbs Resort, 1642 County Road 12, West Lake For further information, call 613 476-2181 x 4427
Festival of TreesNovember. Silent auction of nearly 200 decorated Christmas trees and seasonal festivities.
West Lake, Prince Edward County, Ontario
Outstanding contemporary Canadian theatre performed in inspiring County locations! Festival Players of Prince Edward County is the region’s professional summer theatre company. For ten years, Festival Players has brought the beautiful landscapes, towns and villages of the County to life through the incredible power of theatre. We invite you to explore the County with us through performances for adults, families and children! It’s a big, bold, and beautiful season. We hope you’ll join us! Tickets available for purchase online, by phone, or in-person! www.festivalplayers.ca 613.476.1991 / 1.866.584.1991
Prince Edward County, Ontario
Graveyard & Gallows Walking Tour Friday nights in Picton (July & August) 6:30 p.m. 1.5 hours walking tour through the grounds and graveyard at Macaulay Heritage Park, venturing on to the neighbouring County Gaol & Gallows, the site of a most notorious double hanging in 1884. Graveyard & Gallows Tours are booked through the Regent Theatre 224 Main St. Picton 613.476.8416 www.theregenttheatre.org Walking Tours of Historic Picton (July 4 – Oct 28, 2018) Let experienced guides take you on a 90-minute journey back in time. Re-live the heady days of tall ships, sail and steam, when Picton was a major shipping port exporting its timber and agricultural produce to world markets. Hear the stories from the 1830s, when Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first prime minister, walked these streets as a young lawyer. And later, when we smuggled booze across Lake Ontario during the dangerous days of Prohibition and the rum-running trade. Tours leave from the Regent Theatre, 226 Main St. Picton Wednesdays to Sundays, tours leave twice daily at 9.30-11 a.m. and 4-5.30 p.m. Historical Walking Tour of Loch Sloy (Camp Picton) July 20, July 23, August 6, August 17, August 20, 2018 @ 1.30-3.30 p.m. Loch Sloy – aka Camp […]
July, at Prince Edward County Lavender Farm 732 Closson Rd, Hillier Now an annual event, Prince Edward County Lavender is holding the Lavender Festival on a two day event. We want to share with you the beauty of our fields. Experience the taste of lavender and other fine herbs by sampling our selected treats. Create your own craft, pick your own lavender and see how the essential oil is made. Enjoy live music from some of our best local bands and participate in a swing dance activity, meet our magician and our clown. Last year over 3,500 people made this event a success. There is food available on site. Please visit our website for the details or call us at 1-800-343-0841 (Please refrain from bringing your dog at our festival) See details on our website peclavender.com
Macaulay Heritage Park is an attractive historic site featuring many points of interest: Macaulay House, built in 1830 and restored to the mid 1850s; the historic former Church of St. Mary Magdalene, now the Prince Edward County Museum; the old St. Mary Magdalene Parish Cemetery; the Heritage Gardens and the Carriage House. Reverend William Macaulay was originally sent to this area as a missionary. In 1823 he organized the Parish of Hallowell, donating the land for the church and paying for much of its construction from his own personal wealth. Reverend Macaulay’s contributions to the community were not only spiritual, but civic—donating his property for the construction of both a school and a courthouse; the latter has been in use since 1831. Macaulay was also instrumental in the naming of the town of Picton. Macaulay was also instrumental in the naming of the town of Picton. Macaulay Heritage Park welcomes: Bus Tours School Visits Volunteers Site Rentals Filming & Photography on Site Take a virtual tour of the museum, or see many of the museum’s artifacts that have been digitized and shared online.
Macaulay Heritage ParkHistoric site with Macaulay House, former Church, Heritage Gardens and Carriage House.
35 Church St., Picton Ontario
A Top 100 Ontario Festival! Featured at multiple locations A self-directed, two-day celebration, with pancake breakfasts, tours of maple bushes, sugar shack demonstrations, music, dancing, shopping, fine dining, family activities, and so much more. Enjoy pancake breakfasts with fresh maple syrup, taffy on snow, s’mores, petting zoos, BBQ sausages, fire trucks, lumberjack show, artisan vendors, wineries and more. Celebrate the first harvest of the season in Prince Edward County.
Prince Edward County, Ontario
Mariners Park Museum explores the many ways the inhabitants of Prince Edward County have earned their living from the surrounding waters from fishing and ship building through ice harvesting and rum running. The lighthouse relocated from False Duck Island beckons visitors to the site, where they can also explore Fort Kente and enjoy a picnic in the park. More than 50 shipwrecks have been located in the waters surrounding Prince Edward County and the Mariners Park Museum has become the home of many treasures retrieved during early diving expeditions. Local tips: The Mariner’s Museum holds war time artifacts, racing memorabilia, treasures from a variety of sunken ships and history of prohibition rumrunners. If you like local history this is a must see. Annual events: Mariner’s Park birthday bash (July) Dog Days of Summer (August) Mariner’s Service (September) Mariners Park Museum welcomes: Bus Tours School Visits Volunteers If booked in advance, the museum can also provide walking tours of the nearby village of Milford for groups. Also see: Shipwreck diving Local lighthouses
2065 County Road 13 South Bay Milford Ontario