The County is magical in winter.
Swimsuit weather is over but the icy lakeshores make for stunning sunsets and photography. Warm up at a local winery, brewery, cidery or restaurant – they often have bonfires and snowshoes on hand. Head downtown to peruse boutique shops and find that perfect County-made gift, or two, in case you eat one on the way home. Winter in The County feels nostalgic and vibrant, it’s when the winemaker is the one pouring your samples and you can tour like a local.
A few winter experiences in The County include…
- Celebrate our cellars at Winter Wine Weekend hosted by Prince Edward County Wine
- Taste and tour our our wine terroir in Winter with PEC Winter Wine Tours
- Have a Flashback February with the history and heritage partners of PEC
- Roam the Arts Trail
- Catch a show at The Regent Theatre
- Visit a city of houses built for birds by Quinte Conservation
- Hike, ski, or fat bike the Millenium Trail
- Take a guided snowshoe tour at a vineyard with Three Dog Winery
- Trek alongside an alpaca with Noble Beasts Farm
- Visit longer with an extended stay in PEC
- Feeling PECish? Treat yourself to warm bread at PECish Baking Co.
- Treat yourself royally with a spa and wellness package from The Royal Hotel
- Cabin Fever? Visit Maple Madness with friends and family every weekend in March
Come! For more suggested winter magic in The County, check our County Blog and Events Calendar on the homepage, get social with us @visitthecounty, or drop us a line at email@example.com
1. Call ahead. In the winter season, some businesses modify their hours to allow their staff to rest up from the busy summer season. It’s the perfect time for quiet, light travel.
2. Take your time. The County is an island (yes, you will enter over a canal, bridge, or even a ferry) and surrounded by the glistening shores of Lake Ontario. Some roads are winding, and can be windy, but oh-so scenic!
3. Be comfortable. You’ll want to dress for the winter weather. Winter warm, woolly, and waterproof are commonplace here. Oh, and don’t forget your sunglasses and sun protection!