About The County
Prince Edward County is an island in Lake Ontario where you go to fall in love with food, nature, art and community all over again. We’re a cluster of small hamlets and villages. Our roots are deep in farming and agriculture, trade through our waterways, and unique natural features surrounded by 800km of shoreline. You may have just found us but we’ve been welcoming visitors to our beaches for almost 200 years.
Today ‘The County’ is home to artists, entrepreneurs, farmers, wine makers, chefs and all sorts of creative and passionate folks. We have a reputation for capturing hearts and imaginations. So be warned. You may find yourself visiting for the weekend but considering staying for a lifetime.
Where to Start?
The County is one municipality, but our nine regions each have their own distinct character and much to explore. The vast farmland, bay shore views and teeny towns of Ameliasburgh and Sophiasburg contrast the bustle of the Main Streets of Picton, Bloomfield and Wellington. Hillier, Waupoos and the South Shore are havens for agricultural and craft beverage experiences. And Sandbanks? Only the worlds largest baymouth barrier dune formation. (Read: glorious beaches.)
Think you’ve seen it all? Discover a new corner of The County on your next visit. Head off the beaten track and find a hidden gem. Use our interactive map below to find your new favourite place.
When to Come?
Been here in the sunny summer months? Come see The County in a different light. The winter offers a slower pace, epic starry skies and cozy comforts. Check out our seasonal recommendations below for year-round inspiration. There’s never a bad time to visit: the wineries, craft breweries and cideries are open twelve months a year! 🥂 🍺