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    Prince Edward County might just as easily be in Europe. Even though it's the closest Ontario Wine Region to Ottawa, Toronto and Montréal. When one exits the 401 and heads south onto the island, the landscape transforms into rolling countryside dotted with vineyards in a luscious painting of rural tranquility. You've come through the looking glass into another world. Leave the deadlines behind...everything moves at a luxurious pace in The County. The wines are superb, the foods are fresh and inspired, the accommodations are classic and comforting. The County is a cornucopia of music, art, fine cuisine, and...of course...wonderful wines.

    The 7+ WONDERS of
    Prince Edward County
    (there are many many more)

    Sandbanks Beach & Park
    North America's longest fresh water beach and Number One in the list of "Wonders of Prince Edward County." Just what you'd expect to the Caribbean. World famous!
    North Beach & Park
    A miniature version of Sandbanks Park and Beach right in Hillier (minutes from Harwood.) Two beaches in one. On one side of it's huge white sandbar beach is Lake Ontario. On the other side, the quiet, peaceful, enclosed North Bay.
    The Millennium Trail
    The County’s Millennium Trail is a 73 hectare sanctuary – a linear parkland that weaves through 50 km of outback, pastureland, backyards, wetlands, vineyards, and hamlets. Bike, walk, explore, be awestricken!
    Lake on the Mountain
    Lake on the Mountain is a natural curiosity: it has a constant flow of clean, fresh water, with no apparent source, 60 metres above Lake Ontario. Mohawks offered gifts to its spirits and settlers thought it was bottomless. The depth of the lake cannot be ascertained. A beautiful view of Adolphus Reach below from its cliffs.
    The Murray Canal
    Constructed between 1882-1889 to provide an alternative shipping route to the treacherous waters surrounding Prince Edward County, the canal makes The County an island, and opens a path to the Bay of Quinte and the best sailing grounds on Lake Ontario.
    The Glenora Ferry
    How can a ferry be a wonder of The County? Because it's a fabulously scenic boat ride for you and your car that costs absolutely nothing! And when you get off the ferry, you're either very close to Lake on the Mountain, or on the road to Kingston.
    The Birds
    Prince Edward County is an extraordinary birding location with the highest concentration and abundance of migratory birds anywhere on the Canadian side of Lake Ontario. Even with the backdrop of all The County's hypnotic natural beauty, the birding alone ranks it as a National Treasure to protect and cherish.

    What's HAPPENING in
    Prince Edward County
    (the real rural gourmet getaway)

    The Official Wine Tour Map
    with Restaurants and Accomodations
    Produced by the Prince Edward County Winegrowers Association, the Wine Tour Map has lots of info on the County Wineries, Restaurants, Inns, B&B's and much much more. View it and print it here from the on-line PDF file, or if you prefer, call or email us and we'll pop one in the mail to you (see our Contact & Location page):

    Click here for the Official Wine Tour Map

    Weather Forecast for Prince Edward County

    Pick a County destination from the pop-up on the left side of the Weather Network Widget for a full 14-day forecast. 

    Weather Radar Niagara to Prince Edward County
    Get the whole weather picture from Wine Country to Wine Country in Southern Ontario.

    Accommodation, Restaurants, Entertainment

    Chamber of Commerce on-line list of Inns, Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts, Motels and Campgrounds, showing availabilities and offering on-line booking:

    Chamber of Commerce on-line list of fine dining restaurants:

    Theater in The County

    Festival Players of Prince Edward County is world-class, professional quality live theater in a rural setting. Just being in the playhouse is a bit bit of a treat by itself. They also offer pre-show dinners, and accommodation packages on their website:

    Festival Players of Prince Edward County - near Bloomfield

    County Fun and Entertainment

    An overview of the abundant natural wonders that make The County a paradise for birding, biking, camping, hiking, swimming, boating, fishing, flying, and just plain laying back:

    Parks, Sanctuaries, Conservation Areas, Beaches

    North America's longest fresh water beach and one of the famous "Wonders of Prince Edward County." Just what you'd the Caribbean:

    Sandbanks Provincial Park & Beach

    A miniature version of Sandbanks Beach and Park right in Hillier (minutes from Harwood) with some very unusual and charming features:

    North Beach Provincial Park

    Another of the famous "Wonders of Prince Edward County." Arguably our most stunning natural lookout. Great restaurant and lodgings, too:

    Lake On The Mountain

    Golf in The County

    18-hole semi-private golf club, driving range, lessons, tournaments, food/beverage. County Road 64, RR#2, Carrying Place, ON. 888-475-2155:

    Barcovan Golf Club

    117-acre regulation golf course Designed by Azinger Design Company Inc. 9-hole, 3,500-yard layout. Tee times available. Public welcome. 157 Prince Edward Drive, Wellington, ON. 866-549-2357:

    Wellington on the Lake Golf Course

    Overlooking Picton Bay, this 18 hole, par 72 championship course has dramatic elevations, superbly maintained greens and demanding fairways, challenging golfers of all levels and abilities. Licensed restaurant. Public welcome. 734 Highway 49, Picton, ON. 613-476-2222

    Picton Golf & Country Club