We’ve compiled the answers to FAQs (frequently asked questions) about travelling to The County. If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, feel free to reach out through our contact page.
Is there a ride-share program in The County?
Yes, The Uride app gives you safe, reliable, and affordable rides. Download the App here: https://www.uridetech.com/
Where do I find public transportation options in The County?
County Transit is a public service to provide a quick, easy, safe and affordable transportation for residents and visitors to Prince Edward County. County Transit is for everyone of all ages and abilities. https://quintetransit.ca/county-transit
Are there taxis in The County?
Yes, there is a list of taxi services below. Take a look at our “Getting Here” page for more transportation information.
Cronkies Cab Co.
Terry’s Taxi Service
The Taxi Guy
I’m looking for last-minute accommodations! Can you help?
Accommodations tend to book up fast for the summer season, and many require a minimum of two nights when booking. So the key is to give yourself plenty of time to plan. If you can delay travel, try visiting mid-week or during the spring, fall or winter seasons. You’ll find it a little easier to reserve your dream holiday digs. We don’t make bookings. But for last-minute options, try online platforms, Sandbanks Vacations & Tours or County Holiday Homes, two agencies that manage short-term rentals.
Where can I park to use the Millennium Trail?
In Hillier, there is limited trail parking at the entrance point at Station Road. In Wellington, leave your vehicle at the gravel parking lot next to the Wellington & District Community Centre. The Trail is located just south of the Community Centre.
In Bloomfield, leave your vehicle in the parking lot at the former Pinecrest School at 27 Corey St. In Picton, you’ll find a free municipal parking lot on Mary St. at Elizabeth St. (behind the Bean Counter Cafe). From there, it’s a small hop to the Trail entrance by the LCBO/Agrarian Market. Consult this Google Map for trail details.
Where can I park my RV for the night?
Find options for RVs, trailers or camping on our campgrounds page. Please note that it is not legal to stay overnight on any municipal property or parking lot and it’s not permitted to camp (whether in a tent, RV, trailer or vehicle) at any Quinte Conservation areas in Prince Edward County. Please ensure that you are parking or camping in a properly zoned campsite: private land rental for camping is not permitted (i.e. farm fields, private forests, lawns etc.)
I got a parking ticket. How do I pay?
For more information about parking tickets, visit our Parking Ticket info page. Please note that parking tickets must be paid or appealed, regardless of where your license plate is registered.
I need to charge my electric vehicle – where can I?
We recommend checking out PlugShare to find local charging stations available throughout The County.
How do I know if the beaches are at capacity?
Avoid the anxiety by booking your Provincial Park day-use permit in advance. This can be done up to five days before your trip. Each Provincial Park and Conservation Area posts their alerts and notices on their Twitter feeds. You do not have to have a Twitter account to view:
- Sandbanks Provincial Park – @sandbankspp
- North Beach Provincial Park – @northbeachpp
- Wellington Rotary Beach (The County) – @shire_hall
- Little Bluff Conservation Area – @quinteca
We got turned away from Sandbanks because it was full. Now what?
Still want to get on the water? Here are some ideas for fishing, charters, splashpads and more.
I need to use the washroom. Where can I go?
Check our map of public toilets. There, you’ll find info on washroom facilities and port-a-potties (which are typically available from early spring to Thanksgiving). Please do not answer the call of nature by “going” on nature.
I want to have a campfire – can I?
If you are camping at Sandbanks Provincial Park or another properly zoned campground you are welcome to have a campfire at the designated fire pit area on your campsite as long as there is no burn ban in effect. You can check whether there is an ongoing burn ban by visiting thecounty.ca and checking the alert near the top of the page. The burn ban status also applies to campfires in a fire pit or outdoor fireplace/chiminea at rented accommodations and in addition you must call 1.833.376.1011 to activate the burn permit supplied by your host before starting your campfire. The burn permit must be activated any time you start a fire and a single activation does not apply to your whole stay. Please note that it is not legal to have a campfire on any municipal property or at any Quinte Conservation Areas in Prince Edward County, and it is against the law to have an outdoor fire without an activated Burn Permit in Prince Edward County.
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