Its widely known that The County is an absolutely stunning experience during the warmer months, but many have yet to experience the beauty of PEC in the wintertime. Brighten up the darker months this year and add some of these items to your itinerary.
You’d be surprised just how much you can warm up at a spot that serves mainly cold drinks. If you believe that wineries, breweries and distilleries are just for the spring and summer we have a couple incredible stops that will may change your mind!
Take your sweetie to a winter getaway at Huff Estates, an elegant inn and winery located in Bloomfield. Nestle into one of their 21 boutique rooms and enjoy complimentary wine tastings and tours during your stay. Plan your relaxing stay around visits to the winery and exploring the art gallery located on site. We forgot to mention – you get free breakfast during your stay (need we say more?).
Take your pick in exploring over 40 wineries located in Prince Edward County. Some are even offering complimentary snowshoes/skis! Our favourite spot for an outdoor adventure paired with a glass of red is Three Dog Winery.
Beer and food are like peanut butter and jelly, and nothing pairs better with fresh craft brews than authentic Mexican and Southern comfort dishes. Stop in on a Saturday for some homemade tacos, live music and of course, excellent beer.
Farm-based and homegrown, Kinsip House of Fine Spirits ferments, distils and ages all of their products on site and with love. Take a tour with one of their knowledgeable tasting room staff to learn the rich history behind this farm-based distillery, choose three spirits of your choice for tasting and try their whisky barrel aged maple syrup for a full-fledged Canadian experience. Not able to make the trip? Order your spirits online and get the taste of community right in your living room.
The most unique experiences are those that are unanticipated, unusual and unique. That is what you will be in store for if you make your way to one of Prince Edward County’s beaches or trails this winter.
Walk along the shoreline and feel as though you have travelled to another planet. The bright winter sunshine reflecting off the freezing waters will warm your heart and ease your mind from daily troubles. Keep reading to find out what other activities you can enjoy while you visit!
Don’t let the cold stop you from getting a little bit of nature in your day. Take a gander over to the Millenium Trail, perfect for beginners or those looking for an easy hike. Created from an abandoned rail line, you can picture the spacious and beautiful scene that takes you through Picton to Consecon.
Take your pick of snow-covered trails from Sandbanks 10 km of cross-country ski trails to sugarbush vineyards where you can pair a wine tasting with your snowy experience. Never tried snowshoeing? Not to worry – if you can walk – you can snowshoe!
The best expression of a community is often the art it creates and the food and drinks it cultivates. Spend a day experiencing the heart and soul of The Country by visiting local artisan shops to browse unique paintings, carvings and jewelry, then treat yourself to a visit to any of the lovely cideries, wineries and restaurants.
Get on the ice at the Wellington Arena with family and friends and show off your skills! To make it the best day ever check to see if the canteen is open when you visit so you can enjoy some hot chocolate, french fries or follow up your skating with a delicious dinner at one of the many local restaurants.
Canadians usually like to warm up after skating with a nice cup of hot chocolate. This winter, try quenching your thirst with a post-skate beer at Midtown Brewery! An outdoor rink is available right next door to this charming brewery. There is also skating available at the Picton Arena. Whether it’s in Wellington or Picton, you will have a blast skating in The County!