BBCanada members in the Association

Bloomfield:
Century House

Grove Cottage

Carrying Place:
Owl's Nest B&B

Cherry Valley:
Cherry Valley Studio

Milford:
Colleen Cottage

The Miller's House

Northport:
Arcanada Bed and Breakfast

Picton:
A Prince Edward County Bed and Breakfast Getaway

Avanti B&B

Bed & Beyond B&B

Bells and Whistles Family Inn

Brown' s Manor Bed & Breakfast

Caruso's On King Bed & Breakfast and Serenity Spa

Cindy's Bed and Breakfast

Duck and Loon Bed & Breakfast

Edgewater B&B

Edwardian House Bed & Breakfast

Eleven Centre

Harrington House B&B

Mount Haven Estate Bed and Breakfast

The Chatsworth Suites

The Red Barns (an artisan's playground)

Thompson Farmhouse Guest Suite

Traditions Guest House/B&B

Wellington:
Alanna's Lakeside B & B

Breeze off the Lake Bed & Breakfast

Cranky Butler Bed and Breakfast

Magnolia Meadows Bed and Breakfast

Twin Birch Suites-B&B-Cottages

As Eastern Ontario's vacation playground located on Quinte's Isle between Kingston and Trenton, The County offers a diverse range of experiences for you to enjoy. Whether you are a couple looking for a romantic getaway or a family wanting to spend some quality time together, The County offers it all from water activities to winery tours and more.

AAPEC is here to help you plan a wonderful island adventure! Prince Edward County is a 4 season destination that offers something for everyone. Our association has over 35 quaint and charming Bed and Breakfasts and Inns to choose from - some that welcome children and invite you to bring along your dog, to adult getaways that offer spa services, pools and hot tubs and others that feature the art of local artisans.

“The County”... is tucked away along the shores of Lake Ontario, only minutes south of the 401 between Toronto and Montreal, about a two hour drive either way. It has a unique island character with 800 km. of spectacular coastline from sandy beaches to flat rock. Charming towns, villages and hamlets keeps visitors coming back all year round to visit this beautiful island gem.

Wineries.... Some of the world’s best wines originate in deep stony sand, while others come from heavy clay. In Prince Edward County, we are fortunate to have both kinds amongst our myriad of soil types. What’s more they are graced with limestone, the holy grail element in cool-climate viticulture. In just a few short years, The County has gone from raising eyebrows to now being recognized on the world stage as a Designated Viticultural Area (DVA). We range in style from scenic grandeur and architectural finesse to renovated historic barns to simpler family owned wineries. In 10 years we have grown from one winery to 32 with more on the way. Join us for the ultimate experience in this bold wine region by checking out Terroir each May and Wassail in November/December - www.thecountywines.com


The Beaches...

Fresh produce...

The Wineries...

History.... The area was settled over 200 years ago by United Empire Loyalists pioneers and the unmistakable Loyalist architecture is reflected in many fine homes and Bed and Breakfasts. Discover Prince Edward County’s rich heritage from its earliest settlers, the Loyalist and Quakers, and its agricultural and maritime roots to the barley days and the canning industry. Visit our many museums and heritage sites and for more information go to www.pecounty.on.ca/museums.

Beaches and fun.... Sandbanks Provincial Park is a very popular recreation spot attracting campers and day visitors by the thousands! There are 3 sandy beaches – Outlet Beach, Sandbank Beach and the amazing Dunes Beach. They are among the largest and most beautiful beaches in Ontario with golden sand and sparkling water. During the winter months, Sandbanks is also a great place to go cross country skiing. Along with Wellington Beach and North Beach Provincial Park, there are countless opportunities for swimming, having a picnic, hiking, fishing, cycling, boating, bird watching and photography. Lake On the Mountain is a natural curiosity; it has a constant flow of fresh, clean water, with no apparent source, 60 meters above Lake Ontario. And if you would rather put in a game of golf, we have 2 golf courses in the area- Picton Golf and Country Club and Wellington on the Lake Golf Course.

Conservation and Birding .... The Canadian Nature Federation and Bird Studies Canada designated Prince Edward Point as a Globally Important Birding Area (IBA) in 1998. Prince Edward Point Observatory is a small self- sustaining operation which functions as a migration monitoring station at the Prince Edward Point Natural Wildlife Area during the spring and fall migration seasons. For more information visit www.peptbo.ca. Quinte Conservation, one of Ontario's 36 conservation authorities, is a community based environmental protection agency. Find out about our guided hikes, paddles, and other outdoor activities – www.quinteconservation.ca.

Artists.... Prince Edward County is a mecca for artists. There are many local artisan shops, antique and craft stores, glasswork studios, painters’ galleries, pottery places, iron forging and sculptors’ exhibits. Art In The County takes place in June – www.artinthecounty.com and The Eastern Ontario Photo Show is in August – www.easternontariophotoshow.com. Join us for the Artists’ Studio Tour held every year in the fall – www.pecstudiotour.com. The Makers Hand in November has become a very popular event showcasing one of a kind work – www.themakershand.com

Athol Bay...
Glenora Ferry...
Fine Dining...

Food and dining....From vegetable farms and orchards to vineyards and dairy farms, The County offers a rural feast for all visitors. There are many roadside stands loaded with fresh corn, organic potatoes and many different vegetables and apples. There is Countylicious where you can enjoy fabulous dining at many of our fine restaurants – www.countylicious.ca and Maple In the County, an annual family event that takes place at the end of March – www.mapleinthecounty.ca. “Taste! A Celebration of Regional Cuisine” takes place in September where you can enjoy the bounty of the harvest – www.tastecelebration.ca. Award winning cheese has been produced since 1901 by the historic Black River Cheese Company, a well known factory that also serves wonderful ice cream. Also a must see is The Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Company, a privately owned, environmentally and socially responsible enterprise producing fine handmade cheeses using fresh, locally produced goat and sheep’s milk. They have won numerous awards and their cheese is available throughout Ontario at numerous locations - www.fifthtown.ca. Check out the Great Canadian Cheese Festival that takes place each June – www.cheesefestival.ca. And you will have an unlimited choice of fine restaurants to choose from that serve local produce, cheese and meat from our many farms and organic growers.

Theatre and other events.... The Regent Theatre in downtown Picton features live shows, first run movies and Cinefest. Dating back to 1830, The Regent opened as a theatre in 1922 and is one of the few remaining vaudeville movies houses in Canada – www.theregenttheatre.org. For nostalgia buffs, we still have a local drive in. We also have a professional repertory theatre festival, Festival Players of Prince Edward County, where you find shows in three lovely venues – www.festivalplayers.ca. The annual and very successful Jazz Festival takes place in August and is always well received – www.pecjazz.org; the music festival is in September, www.pecmusicfestival.com.

AAPEC is here to help you plan a wonderful island adventure! Prince Edward County is a 4 season destination that offers something for everyone. Our association has over 35 quaint and charming Bed and Breakfasts and Inns to choose from - some that welcome children and invite you to bring along your dog, to adult getaways that offer spa services, pools and hot tubs and others that feature the art of local artisans.

BBCanada.com is pleased to have some wonderful B & Bs in the area as members of our site! Consider a stay at one of the AAPEC B & Bs!

Visit www.pec.on.ca for more information on the many events and activities in The County.