Quickly becoming known as the Hamptons of Ontario, Prince Edward County is a hot spot for visitors interested in wine, food, art and nature. Located on Quinte’s Isle between Kingston and Trenton, only minutes south of the 401 between Toronto and Montreal. The County offers a diverse range of experiences for visitors to enjoy in all four seasons. There is always something happening in The County, so come and experience it all for yourself.
Located on the north shore of Lake Ontario, Wellington is a picturesque village centrally located amongst the many wineries in beautiful Prince Edward County. It is the perfect spot from which to explore all that The County has to offer. Wellington has many kilometers of waterfront that overlook the largest freshwater sand dunes in the world located in Sandbanks Provincial Park. Take a walk to our local beach and stroll along the boardwalk, or ride your bike and explore the old architecture of the homes in the area. You will also find fabulous restaurants along Main Street where you can sample farm-to-table fare. Whether you are looking for an action packed getaway or some downtime, this is the place to be.
Every month there is something happening in The County. Come join in on the fun!
The annual Wellington Pumpkin Festival Saturday 14th October, 2017 is an all day event featuring a parade along Main Street, Wellington and the pumpkin weigh off to determine the biggest pumpkin. The festival also includes a pancake breakfast, games, music and fun activities. Details: http://www.pec.on.ca/pumpkinfest/
To celebrate the recent growth of the industry, local brewers are planning Homegrown, The County’s first annual craft beer festival. Details: http://theempiretheatre.com/live-events/homegrown-county-craft-brewing-festival/
Prince Edward County’s twice-annual prix fixe culinary celebration. Don’t miss your chance to dine on divine food with a down to earth price tag. Be sure to check out some of our favourite restaurants in Wellington: East & Main Bistro, The Courage, The Drake Devonshire, Pomodoro, Soup Opera. Details: http://www.countylicious.com
Ontario’s most unique wine celebration, Wassail pays tribute to the age-old tradition of celebrating the harvest before the arrival of winter. Details: https://www.princeedwardcountywine.ca/wassail/