Believe it or not, Prince Edward County looks even more magical when the leaves begin to change. We want you to feel that special magic so we have put together a list of 5 Fall activities you can take part in!
1. Harvest Season
Before the ground begins to freeze you may want to stock up on locally grown fruits and veggies, so we found a few of the best local county farms to help you fill your fridge for the colder months.
This family-friendly farm offers a vast amount of sweet and savoury goodies including pick-your-own apples, pumpkins, tomatoes and field veggies. Bring the family and enjoy some freshly baked goods after a run through the corn maze!
If solitude is more your style, you should take a peek at the Danforth Acres County farm stand. True to the farm life, you can take your pick of the fresh vegetables and fruit (including potatoes, peas, kale) and leave your cash in the box! This is the epitome of country living.
Organic, clean and fresh. Honey Wagon Farms puts their ripened squash and pumpkins on display for farm-goers to enjoy while offering their renowned maple syrup anytime of the year.
You won’t find a more fall-themed farm then Laundry Farms, with apples, corn on the cob and scrumptious pumpkins ready for purchase all year round.
Pie, tarts, turnovers, squares, caramel covered, or just plan red – you can’t get enough of the apples over at Creasy’s Apple Farm. Pick-your-own batch or grab a bag of pre-plucked rubies!
Known in the summer for its beautiful sand and bright blue beach, Sandbanks Provincial Park isn’t just for the hot months. With two beautiful hiking trails, fantastic flora can be seen for miles as you adventure around the dunes. On the plus side, you won’t have to worry about the crowd as the beach is pretty empty at this time of year.
Despite the lower temperature, many will agree that there is something romantic about autumn. We suggest taking your special someone on a one-kilometre walk that follows the shores of Lake Ontario as the sun sets at this stunning day-time beach. Watch the sunset over the chilling water and experience the beautiful orange, red and yellow hues that reflect from the dusk.
Bikers from around the world have raved about the delightful cycling tails in the Prince Edward County. From the beautiful hills to the lakeside trails, there’s so much beauty to take in!
Forty-nine kilometers of forest, fields, creeks and a variety of wildlife. Starting in Carrying Place and ending in Picton, you can ride along and take in the vast landscapes including farmland, creeks, swamps and forests. In the fall-time, keep an eye out for burrowing animals and falling leaves as you pedal through this picture-perfect trail.
Wine and cycling? Who would have thought? You can take a full-day, guided tour (by cycling or driving) through some of the top wineries in the Prince Edward County. Taste over 12 types of wine, stop at a Lavender farm and meet some alpaca’s while you “Sip & Cycle” with The County Wine Tours!
Made for hiking, picnicking, cycling and skiing, the McCaulay Mountain Conservation Area has an activity for everyone. With over 440 acres of land, there are 20 kilometres of biking trails that are maintained and kept by the Bloomfield Bicycle Club – so you can be sure they are safe and sound for your cycling cruise.
4. Fall Colour Drives
We know you work hard, and sometimes you just want to get lost for a day and free your mind. Simplicity is best and nothing frees your mind and spirit like a relaxing road trip through a scenic route. We recommend taking a drive through Picton’s stunning route from The Loyalist Parkway, to Lake on the Mountain Provincial Park, all the way over to Sandbanks Provincial Park. Grab your camera and catch some great shots of the beautiful red and orange falling leaves with the stunning backdrop of Lake Ontario. If you get hungry or thirsty, stop at one of the many fantastic local eateries including The County Cider Company & Estate Winery and the Black River Cheese Company.
5. Arts Trail
Meet the artisans, take part in an in-studio workshop or browse the beautiful galleries. There is no shortage of art to explore in The County.
Plan your next trip to Prince Edward County! Learn more here: Visit Prince Edward County
Located along the north shore of the St Lawrence River, the South Eastern Ontario region spans from Cornwall and SDG Counties to Ontario’s burgeoning wine and craft beer country known as Prince Edward County and the Bay of Quinte. Along the shores of these waterways, you’ll find fascinating history, quaint villages, inspiring art, live theatre and gastronomic delights. No matter how you choose to experience it, South Eastern Ontario offers some of the best places to visit in Ontario.