Far From Ordinary
Spots to Visit
Lake on the Mountain
Cloaked in mystery and legend, the turquoise lake is a source of amazement. Located nearly 62 metres above the Bay of Quinte this unusual lake has a constant flow of clean, fresh water and no visible water source. Enjoy the spectacular view, pack a picnic, and decide for yourself what mysterious lie in this majestic spot.
The Museums of Prince Edward County are five unique locations across the island, each with a unique story. In scenic surroundings, they interpret the community’s dynamic heritage with settlement dating from the late 18th Century. Step back in time at Ameliasburgh Heritage Village, Macaulay Heritage Park, Mariners Park Museum, Rose House Museum or Wellington Heritage Museum.
The Regent Theatre
Once the setting for 25-cent movies starring Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford, now a community gathering point for festivals, theatre, music and way more.
Likely the area’s most popular theatre group, Festival Players matches plays with places in The County and performs them there in the summer. Picture a comedy performance set in a vineyard while you sip the local vintage.
The Crystal Palace
The Crystal Palace is unique in architecture (circa 1887) as it may be the only Crystal Palace left in North America. It is the host venue for many large community events including TASTE Community Grown, Terrior, and The Great Canadian Cheese Festival.
Cycling in The County
With its gently rolling hills, wineries, parks and uncrowded roads, The County is a great cycling destination. The distances between villages and attractions are short, allowing for rest stops. Rentals and friendly bike-savvy staff in Bloomfield and Wellington are there to get you road ready.
Walk, run or bike all or part of this 49 kilometre trail that goes from Carrying Place to Picton, linking communities like Wellington and Bloomfield, and passing by farmers’ fields, marshes, creeks and forests.
World Class Birding
One of the finest birding areas in Ontario during migration is located at the southeastern tip of the island at Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area. And don’t miss Bird House City, just outside Picton at Macaulay Mountain Conservation Area.
Food and Drink
From the Farm Cooking School
Pick the season’s best produce from local farms and then head to an 1830s farm house to learn how to cook it.
Sit back, relax and learn all about County wine on a half- or full-day tour of wineries across the region. Accommodation options with dinner also available.
Take the Taste Trail
Can’t decide where to take those taste buds? Let the Taste Trail be your guide, linking you to sustainable farms, cheesemakers, wineries, cafes and restaurants.