Things to check out
For a great listing of neat places to check out around The County, visit The County Grapevine, Prince Edward County’s lifestyle magazine: www.thecountygrapevine.com
Main Street Picton
- Specialty Shops
- Harbour and Marina
- Golf and County Club minutes away
Other Prince Edward County centers near Picton
Wellington is a smaller historic town, renowned for its beautiful waterfront and park. Built along the shores of Lake Ontario, Wellington offers all the required amenities within a few minutes walk from Wellington on the Lake.
Bloomfield is a quaint town of Victorian homes, Artisans shops, boutiques, Antique Shops and eateries. It is close to Sandbanks Provincial Park.
Belleville, with a population of more than 50,000 residents, is the largest service centre in the Bay of Quinte region. As such, it offers excellent restaurants and shopping facilities. Its waterfront on the Bayshore Trail provides two of the area’s superior boat launches.
Trenton, now part of the recently amalgamated City of Quinte West, has a population of more than 42,000. Along with its long and prosperous agricultural tradition, Trenton is perhaps best known as the start of the Trent Severn Waterway, a 386-km system of rivers and lakes that joins Lake Ontario with Lake Huron. Trenton is also home to one of Canada’s largest Military Bases.
A few minutes drive from Welbank Meadows is Wellington on the Lake Golf Course. This majestic 117-acre regulation golf course offers you a unique and challenging golfing experience. Designed by internationally renowned architects, Azinger Design Company Inc., Wellington on the Lake features an exciting 9-hole, 3,500-yard layout that’s sure to please every golf enthusiast.
To practice your swing, there is also an aquatic driving range. In addition, the area offers many other golf courses and clubs to suit every level of player. To view a map of all the golf courses in The County, click here.
Lake on the Mountain – One of Ontario’s natural wonders: Lake on the Mountain is a freshwater lake located 62m above the Bay of Quinte and has no visible water source. This memorable location offers a magnificent view overlooking the lake and surrounding countryside.
Macaulay Mountain – This 440-acre site accommodates all types of walkers. Whether you are looking for a quiet family walk or rugged terrain for hiking, Macaulay Mountain offer it all. Also a good area for picnics, bird watching and bike trails.
Birdhouse City – This area is located at Macaulay Mountain and attracts many tourists. With over 100 birdhouses, most reproductions of noticeable historic buildings, it is an amazing site and a perfect location of bird watching.
Little Bluff – Located on the southeast edge of the County, Little Bluff is a picturesque spot for a picnic or walk. It is an 18-meter high limestone escarpment that overlooks Prince Edward Bay. On clear days you can see across to Waupoos Island.
Sunset Lookout – Living up to its name, Sunset Lookout offers a spectacular view of the sun setting behind the distant horizon of Big Island and Muscote Bay. Also a popular spot for picnics.
Point Petre – Another favoured spot for picnics, swimming and site seeing. Point Petre is the southern most point in the county with pebble beaches, limestone cliffs and many beautiful landscapes.
Other area attractions
Prince Edward County offers the very best of Ontario to its residents. The warmth of the locals always attracts many people to our shores, but there is much more. The list of the area’s attractions is lengthy. There’s something here for the history buff, the theatre goer, the antique enthusiast, and the naturalist. There are excellent local colleges for those interested in continuing education and a vibrant and active community where you can pursue any number of social, professional or volunteer interests. Below is a brief list of attractions found in this area:
Newest Wine Growing area in Ontario
September Artist Studio Tour
Artists’ Studio Galleries
Quinte Ballet School
Liane Ireland School of Dance
Applefield Arts Music Canada
Fields of West Lake
Quinte Musicians Online Network
The Quinte Symphony
Local bands and live music venues
Music at Port Milford
Summer Jazz Festival
Theatre & Cinema
Belleville Theatre Guild
The Pinnacle Playhouse
Quinte Film Alternative
The Regent Theatre, Picton
The Stirling Festival Theatre
The Downright Canadian Theatre Company
Open Stage Theatre & Popular Education Company
Prince Edward Point
Nature Stuff (Terry Sprague, Naturalist)
Wellington On The Lake Birding Club
Annual Migratory Birding Weekend in May
History & Heritage
Museums & Heritage Parks
Mariners Museum at South Bay
Amazing Loyalist Country Adventure
Annual Mariners Service
Genealogical & Historical Societies
Groups Promoting Quinte Heritage Archives
Marilyn Adams Research Centre
Genealogical Research Centre
Provincial Parks & Conservation Areas
Lower Trent Conservation
Sandbanks Provincial Park
North Beach Provincial Park
Lake on the Mountain Provincial Park
For more activities, visit the Prince Edward County website: www.pec.on.ca