Welcome to Prince Edward County


Small but active Picton is the unofficial capital of the affluent isthmus, a favorite getaway for Torontonians. Along the shores of Lake Ontario, Sandbanks Provincial Park's sandy beaches summon old-school holidaymakers to revel in the long hot days, summer storms and balmy nights around the campfire. In winter, it's a different story entirely.

The Loyalist Parkway (Hwy 33) unfurls 100km from Trenton, along Lake Ontario, to Kingston, retracing the steps of the British Loyalists who settled here after fleeing the American Revolution. There's a brief interruption to the road at Glenora, beneath the mystical Lake on the Mountain, where a car ferry whisks you across to Adolphustown.


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$327.65 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Full-Day Prince Edward County Wine Tour with Lunch

After pickup from your accommodation in Toronto between 8:30am and 9am, journey to Prince Edward County for the day. 
On your 10-hour tour, you'll visit four wineries, including a small, medium, and large production winery, to give you a good cross-section of the different vineyards in the region. Enjoy a winery tour and tasting at each vineyard along with the possibility for food pairings, or stops at local sites of interest such as a local alpaca or lavender farm. Please contact us after booking for requests. Your guide will provide ample information about the climate and geology of the PEC wine region, trends of wine making, and the wines which you'll taste. Have lunch at your second winery (included) on the terrace with locally sourced ingredients.  After visiting the final vineyard, return to your accommodation in Toronto around 7pm (traffic can affect the timing). Your tour includes transportation with pickup and drop-off at your Toronto accommodation, a small-group tour (max. 6 people per tour unless a larger private booking is made) with an expert guide, local lunch, wine tastings, tours, and food tastings. 

$97.10 Tours & Sightseeing

Quinte and Limestone City Cycle Tour

Enjoy the scenic Lake Ontario shore and picture perfect Prince Edward County peninsula bicycling through farmland and small towns between Belleville and Kingston.   The route starts and ends in Belleville on the Bay of Quinte at the Moira River, convenient to transportation by rail, bus or car. T his includes most of the Bay of Quinte route and the eastern part of the Lake Ontario and Trent Canal route. From  Belleville the route crosses quiet countryside and the Trent Canal throught Trenton,  Brighton, Wellington and Bloomfield to Picton. There are many wineries that can be visited along the route. Enjoy  a free ride on the Glenora Ferry and the Lake Ontario waterfront on the way to Kingston, the historic Limestone City. The K&P Rail Trail takes you north to the small lakes near Verona.  You return crossing quiet countryside, through some old watermill villages and along the main rail tracks to where you began in Belleville.

$97.10 Tours & Sightseeing

Bay of Quinte and Northumberland Cycle Tour

Enjoy the scenic Lake Ontario shore and picture perfect Prince Edward County peninsula bicycling through farmland and small towns east of Toronto.   The route starts and ends in Belleville on the Bay of Quinte at the Moira River, convenient to transportation by rail, bus or car. Waterfront Trail, Trent Canal, apple orchards, beaches, historic, First Nations, waterfront, wineriesRoute on the Waterfront Trail and quiet paved roads close to the shore of Lake Ontario and Rice Lake, through several towns on the Trent Canal, crossing the Murray Canal and the Bay of Quinte. T his is a longer route which includes most of the Bay of Quinte route with two optional days of riding from Picton to visit the wineries and cheese factories.  From  Belleville the route crosses Tyendinaga First Nation and the Bay of Quinte at Deseronto.   Enjoy a scenic ride on the Waterfront Trail along Lake Ontario through the old fashioned main streets of delightful heritage towns. Visit Brighton with the Presqu'ile Provincial Park beaches and natural areas. Cobourg, with its' beach and boardwalk on Lake Ontario offers theater at the 1860 Victoria Hall.   Bike through picture perfect rolling farmland with wooded hills to naturally beautiful Rice Lake, the Alderville First Nation community and charming countryside towns. You follow the Trent Canal from Campbell ford, crossing it on the way southeast to Belleville.

$97.10 Tours & Sightseeing

Circle The Scenic Bay of Quinte Cycle Tour

Cycle all of this spectacular and magical peninsula in Lake Ontario.  Discover why travel writers are raving about this area.  Indie 88 says "If you’re looking for a perfect, and affordable, weekend getaway this summer, look no further than the charming island community of Prince Edward County. This Southern Ontario gem just two hours east of Toronto offers up a flurry of to-dos that will excite any personality."   And from TripSavvy "With its abundance of water, fresh air, and wide-open spaces, the area has become increasingly popular with visitors, artists and Toronto residents who are buying up plenty of the property in this trendy region.  Prince Edward County is especially distinguishing itself among foodies, with the introduction of organic farms, wineries, breweries and cheese factories. Top chefs have been drawn to the area for the abundance of local goods."   Cycle through the area visited by Prince Charles and Canada's Prime Minister Trudeau in 2017.  Sample the wines of Canada's most rapidly growing wine region, the brews in from an ever increasing number of brew pubs and fresh local cuisine.  Enjoy historic villages, peaceful countryside, beaches and First Nations territory surrounded by Lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte.  The route is on the cycle friendly paved local roads, the paved shoulders of the "Waterfront Trail" route and the newly improved granular surfaced "Millennium Trail" rail trail.

$97.10 Tours & Sightseeing

Lake Ontario and Trent Canal Cycle Tour

5 days, 481 kilometers - 90 to 106 kilometers per day. Average 100 kilometers (60 miles) per day Rolling hills, moderate to difficult.  Loop route. Waterfront Trail, K&P Trail, Trent Canal, apple orchards, beaches, historic, First Nations, waterfront, wineries, ferry This route includes most of the Bay of Quinte & Northumberland Tour, extending further to the west, north and east Including Brighton, Gores Landing, Tweed, Kingston and most of Prince Edward County. Route is on the Waterfront Trail and quiet paved roads close to the shore of Lake Ontario and Rice Lake, through several towns on the Trent Canal and crossing the Bay of Quinte on the Glenora Ferry.  Starting at Picton, you bike through the west side of Prince Edward County, west to Port Hope and north to Rice Lake. Enjoy an easy ride on the Waterfront Trail along Lake Ontario through the old fashioned main streets of delightful heritage towns. Visit Brighton with the Presqu'ile Provincial Park beaches and natural areas. In Port Hope visit the Canadian Firefighters Museum or shop for antiques and collectibles on the unique mid-19th century main street.Bike through picture perfect rolling farmland with wooded hills to naturally beautiful Rice Lake, the Alderville First Nation community and charming countryside towns. From the Trent Canal town of Campbellford you continue northeast to Tweed on Stoco Lake. The route follows the scenic K&P Trail from Verona to Kingston rejoining the Waterfront Trail for an overnight in the "limestone city" of Kingston. Return by crossing on the Glenora Ferry to visit Lake on the Mountain and several wineries on your way back to Picton.

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