Time for Exploration
Round Trip Transport within 10km of downtown Toronto
Experience the County
What's included, what's not
Round trip complimentary pick-up and drop off within 10km of Downtown Toronto
What you can expect
Enjoy a day out of the main city and drive along the country roads in the Eastern part of Ontario, while following Lake Ontario. Discover some great local hotspots with amazing wines and culinary creations.
We will stop at a lavender farm, wineries, free time for lunch and of coarse breath-taking views of the Lake. For those who enjoy more of the outdoors, we can stop by the national park for a short hike along the waters edge.
This is customisable and options include:
Frugal & Company (Picton): a retro shop and take-out cafe filled with an array of vintage paraphernalia.
Kingston Olive Oil Company: sampling extra virgin olive oil flavoured with Tuscan herbs, chipotle and black truffle, and aged balsamic vinegar infused with everything from red apple to plain chocolate. The flavour combinations here are endless.
The Local Store: showcases and promotes Art, jewellery, woodwork, linens and edibles, the work of over 130 artists and artisans from Prince Edward County. But it’s not just for shopping — upstairs is a spacious hayloft for antiques, a gallery filled with original oil paintings and a children’s area.
Sandbanks Provincial Park: Imagine a spruce-fir forest, Caribbean beach and the North African desert, and you have Sandbanks Provincial Park, home to some of the largest, most beautiful beaches in Ontario with powder sand that feels like velvet to the feet. Outlet Beach is the closest beach to the park entrance.
Deeper into the park is Dunes Beach, the largest freshwater sand bar and dune system for which the park is named. On the edge of Lake Ontario, these steep, undulating formations of golden sand reach up to 25 m high. Of course, the dunes are modest compared to the Sahara or Jordanian desert but for someone who’s lived in flat Toronto most of her life, this was a welcome discovery in my own province just two hours outside the city.
Lake on the Mountain: Just a 20-min. drive from Picton, high above the Bay of Quinte is Lake on the Mountain, a mysterious body of water that isn’t connected to Lake Ontario whatsoever.
Take the time to sip beer or a glass of wine on the patio of The Miller House Cafe-Brasserie (part of the Lake on the Mountain Resort) with front-row seats to a gorgeous panorama of the waterways below.
Summer is a fantastic time to visit Prince Edward County, but don’t forget autumn.