The Ultimate Prince Edward County Travel Guide
Visiting Prince Edward County? Here's everything you need to know about where to eat, what to do, and where to stay in Prince Edward County! We love the small towns, friendly people, and excellent food and wine in this hidden culinary region of Ontario, Canada. Oh, and we can't forget about the best wineries in Prince Edward County too!
Getting to Prince Edward County
Prince Edward County is the perfect Canadian road trip for anyone living in/around Toronto, Ottawa, or Montreal! It's about 2.5-3 hours from each of those cities, which makes it the perfect distance to escape for a long weekend away. We recommend Prince Edward County for either a romantic vacation or a fun group trip with a bunch of friends. The town gets sleepy at night time, so it's best to travel with someone to snuggle up with at night or your good friends to keep you laughing all night long.
Things to Do in Prince Edward County
From wine tasting to chilling on the beach, here are our favorite things to do in Prince Edward County!
If you love wine, you will quickly fall in love with Prince Edward County. There are tons of hip wineries with delicious wine, and cideries are starting to become more popular too! Check out Norman Hardie for the outdoor farm vibes and wood-grilled pizza, The Grange for their rustic and intimate tasting room (not to mention some of the best wines in the county), and County Cider Company for some cider and lake views.
If beer is more your thing, you'll love County Road Brewing. Enjoy a flight of craft beer with some of the best food in Prince Edward County outdoors on the patio, or sip on a wine bellini from Hinterland Winery next door.
Sandbanks Provincial Park
Another one of the best things to do in Prince Edward County is explore Sandbanks Provincial Park. We loved hiking the white sand dunes at sunset, but during the summer you can lay out all day on the white sandy beach. Who doesn't love visiting somewhere that has both beach days and wine days?
Where to Stay in Prince Edward County
Prince Edward County has a few towns, the main ones being Picton, Bloomfield, and Wellington. We stayed in Picton and thought it was the best for it's central location, it's also the most "city" like (as in, there is a Tim Horton's) and we were able to walk around Main Street. But all of the towns are great to stay in! You'll be looking to stay in a Bed & Breakfast, inn, or Airbnb instead of a traditional hotel. Here are our 3 favorite places to stay in Prince Edward County:
We loved our stay in the Scandinavian-inspired loft at The Ferg and never wanted to leave! The Ferg is a modern Airbnb with historical Prince Edward County touches located in a prime location in Picton, Prince Edward County. It was nice to have our own kitchen and living space in the huge loft, but The Ferg also offers guest suites in the main house. If you're able to snag a room here, definitely do it!
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This 13-room boutique hotel is the Prince Edward County sister to the popular Drake Hotel in Toronto. Located in Wellington, we love the lakefront views, eclectic charm, and delicious bar and restaurant. If you're more comfortable staying somewhere with room service instead of a kitchen, then the Drake Devonshire is your best bet.
Angeline's Inn is a quirky place full of character in Prince Edward County. You can stay in the main inn, or there are several little cabins and houses that you can rent out for you or your group too! The onsite restaurant The Hubb is delicious for a dinner, and the town of Bloomfield is super cute.
There's a ton of great places to eat in Prince Edward County, but if you're visiting on a weekend, make sure you make reservations as this little county fills up quick! Dinner at the Drake Devonshire in Wellington is great for a night out, and then enjoy craft cocktails across the street at Courage Bar. We also loved dinner at The Agrarian in Bloomfield for a farm-to-table meal, and the County Canteen in Picton for a fun, casual atmosphere with ridiculous fish tacos. If you want a healthy and delicious brunch, look no further than Vic Cafe in Picton!
Our favorite local shops were in Bloomfield at Kokito and Sand & Sumac, and we just fell in love with the floral shop Coriander Girl in Picton! Because who doesn't love fresh flowers on vacation, right?
We hope this Prince Edward County travel guide was helpful to you when planning your Ontario road trip! We can't wait to go back another time, this county is truly a special place.