Inspired by Canada’s 150th birthday long weekend and the Royal visit I wanted to write about one of my favourite places in Canada: Prince Edward County
Where I stayed?
We stay at the Cherry Beach Resort (part of the Great Blue Resorts), we own one of the cottages there but they also rent them out for visitors. It’s a great option if you want the real cottage experience; they are all equipped with BBQs, outdoor furniture, fire pit and everything you need for your vacation. For a more upscale experience, also consider the Drake Devonshire Inn at Wellington.
How to get around?
You need to drive to and from, but there are some options to get around the County if you are visiting the vineyards including wine tours. My favourite option however is to rent-a-bike to tour the vineyards, contact Closson Road Cycles.
What to eat?
BBQ and s’mores are always good options to enjoy the great outdoors but if you don’t feel like cooking there are other alternatives at the County. For brunch, I recommend the restaurant at the Drake Devonshire for yummy food, hip atmosphere and a beautiful view. Pizza is another amazing option at the Norman Hardie Winery patio (tasting bar also available!) and if you are looking for a truly breathtaking view, head to the Miller House Cafe and Brasserie for wine and tapas.
What to do?
A winery tour is a must, also visit the Lavender fields, stroll through the art galleries and antique shops in Bloomfield, taste the County cider, shop for fresh produce at the Wellington farmer’s market and enjoy a picnic by the Lake.
What not to miss?
My favourite spot in Prince Edward County is the Sandbanks Provincial Park. The sandy beaches and beautiful trails make this the perfect destination to relax