Prince Edward County is full of charming spots where you can sip wine, shop around and enjoy a nice meal. However, there is so much to do in the area, that sometimes it can be overwhelming to figure out exactly how to spend your days. Luckily, we’ve made your life easier by compiling a Prince Edward County Tour Guide that will give you the ultimate summer 2020 adventure.
It’s time to grab your friends and hop into your car, because this ultimate guide is jammed-packed with activities that will keep you busy all day long. All you need to do is follow the map to have the perfect day trip in the county.
From breakfast, to wineries, to sightseeing, this itinerary has something to keep everyone entertained throughout the day.
You can end it off by watching the sunset and enjoying some ice cream because there’s no better way to say goodbye to the county than by visiting its stunning waterfront.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy the trip, because we already have everything planned out for you.
Following Along With Our Map That You Can Download Here:
Stop 1: Have Brunch At This Boat-Side Spot
Location: The Lighthouse Restaurant, 33 Bridge St., Picton, On
This quaint restaurant in Picton has an outdoor patio that sits right on the marina. You can sip your coffee while watching the boats come and go.
The menu offers a variety of breakfast options including the classic eggs and bacon and pancakes. Once you’re finished your meal you can make a quick stop in Picton.
The small towns streets are lined with adorable shops and ice cream parlours to explore.
Stop 2: Smell The Flowers At This Lavander Farm
Location: Prince Edward County Lavender, 732 Closson Rd., Hillier, On
Wander through colourful fields of purple at this lavender farm that is nestled into the heart of PEC. You can explore the endless fields as well as admire the multiple flower-based products in their shop.
Grab some colourful photos and learn the history behind these purple-hued plants.
Stop 3: Visit This Purple Barn For A Tasting
Location: Closson Chase Vineyards, 629 Closson Rd., Hillier, On
If you’re favourite colour is purple, then you won’t want to miss this stop. This vineyard not only has an adorable purple barn, but offers a variety of wines to choose from.
You can spend your time sipping on their vinos while enjoy the shade of their outdoor patio. There are also hammock swings on site, where you can relax while looking out into their never ending vineyards.
For the tastings, you can choose 3 of their popular vinos for $15. The vineyard asks that you come in groups no larger than 6.
Stop 4: Grab A Welcome Wine At Broken Stone Winery
Location: Broken Stone Winery, 524 Closson Rd., Hillier, On
Just down the road from Closson Chase, this adorable blue spot is the perfect next stop in your wine county adventure.
Broken Stone offers their guests a welcome wine upon entry that you can sip on while being seated at one of their many outdoor tables.
Have a tasting and enjoy some of their bread while you listen to live music that is often provided at this spot.
Stop 5: Have Some Wood-Fired Pizza At Huff Estates
Location: Huff Estates Winery, 2274 County Rd.1, Bloomfield, On
If a full morning of travelling on the Prince Edward County Tour has worked up your appetite, this is the perfect place to stop for some lunch. If you’re still feeling like you want some more wine, you can do a tasting before heading to their patio for some delicious wood-fired pizza.
They have a variety of pizza options including the Margherita, Pepperoni and Canuck.
Stop 6: Grab A Beer At Gillingham Brewing Company
Location: Gillingham Brewing Company, 1316 Wilson Rd., Hillier, On
Once you’re all wined out, you can head on over to this brewery that serves a variety of brews. With a spacious outdoor patio, you can enjoy the fresh air while sampling their in-house bottled suds.
The locations also offers some snacks, like a cheese board and baked pretzel if you are feeling peckish.
Stop 7: Take In The Views At Lake On A Mountain
Location: Lake On A mountain, 296 CR7, Picton, Ontario
Not only can you see a phenomenon of a lake mysteriously sitting on top of a mountain, but you can also take in the views of the stunning waters that are below the cliffs as well.
There is a small restaurant and brewery in the area that you can stop at so you can enjoy some snacks while taking in the beauty of this spot. Or, you can just wander around the grounds for a beautiful afternoon adventure.
Stop 8: Grab Dinner At Waupoos Winery
Location: Waupoos Winery, 3016 Prince Edward County Rd. 8, Picton, On
This farm to table restaurant is a great place to stop for some dinner. Right on the waters edge, it offers a variety of fresh options including beef, chicken and pasta.
Once finished your meal, you can wander the grounds and take in the stunning water-side view on their dock.
Stop 9: Watch The Sunset At Sandbanks Beach
Location: Sandbanks Provincial Park, 3004 County Rd. 12, Picton, On
After a day full of activity, it’s time to relax at this gorgeous beach in Picton. Boasting amazing sunsets, you can sit by the water and even go for a quick splash.
Considered one of the best beaches in Canada, this spot boasts the world’s largest baymouth barrier dune formation.
Stop 10: Finish The Night Off With Some Ice Cream
Location: The Old Greenhouse, 182 Wellington Main St., Bloomfield, On
No night is complete without a scoop of ice cream. For your last stop of the Prince Edward County Tour, indulge in a variety of flavours at this cute shop.
From banana fudge to cherry explosion, there are so many options that you are going to want to grab more than one scoop.
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