Prince Edward County Tourism
 
 

Tourism

The County of Prince Edward, Quinte's Isle, is located just below Belleville, about an hours drive from Kingston. This picturesque area has the culture, sophistication and amenities, usually associated with a large urban center, yet it is very much a quaint rural area, with all the charms that are associated with county living. This unusual mix makes for a very interesting place to visit, explore and in which to live.

 
You can reach the area by car, bus or rail. If you flying in for a visit, Toronto's Pearson is the nearest international airport. You can then choose to drive Prince Edward or take advantage of the commuter flights available from Air Ontario to reach Kingston. Other alternatives are to fly into Montreal or Ottawa, both of which have international airports. .

If your driving from Montreal take the 20 west (or the 40 west, then the 540 south to pick up the 20). Just above Napanee take exit 566 then follow the 49 south. From Ottawa take the 416 south to Prescott, then head west and pick up the 49 south as above. From Toronto take the 401 east and take the 33 south from Trenton, exit 522. If your driving from the U.S. cross the international bridge north of Saracuse near Alexandria and pick up the 401 west or if your coming from the western region of New York, head west at Buffalo to one of the border crossings in the Niagara area and take the QEW to the 427 north then pick up the 401 eastbound. .

The peninsula is almost an island which means the whole area is effectively surrounded by water. This makes for easy accessibility for boaters who can reach Quinte via the St Lawrence, the Great Lakes (the Trent-Severn Waterway offers a shorter route if your coming from Michigan, Lake Superior or Georgian Bay) or the Ottawa River via the Rideau Canal.


Ontario Tourism - Out-There's Ontario

Prince Edward County Chamber of Tourism & Commerce
Box 50, 116 Main Street
Picton, Ontario
K0K 2T0

Guides

Guides - Nearby

 

Festivals, Events & Attractions

Prince Edward County and the surrounding regions have a variety of interesting attractions and events. One of the best known perhaps being the Prince Edward Birding Festival. Birders will also be interested in the Waterfowl Weekend at Presqu'ile Provincial Park.

 

 

Transportation

You can reach the area by car, bus or rail. If you flying in for a visit, Toronto's Pearson is the nearest international airport. You can then choose to drive Prince Edward or take advantage of the commuter flights available from Air Ontario to reach Kingston. Other alternatives are to fly into Montreal or Ottawa, both of which have international airports.

If your driving from Montreal take the 20 west (or the 40 west, then the 540 south to pick up the 20). Just above Napanee take exit 566 then follow the 49 south. From Ottawa take the 416 south to Prescott, then head west and pick up the 49 south as above. From Toronto take the 401 east and take the 33 south from Trenton, exit 522. If your driving from the U.S. cross the international bridge north of Syracuse near Alexandria or if your coming from the west, head west at Buffalo to one of the border crossings in the Niagara area.

The peninsula is almost an island which means the whole area is effectively surrounded by water. This makes for easy accessibility for boaters who can reach Quinte via the St Lawrence, the Great Lakes (the Trent-Severn Waterway offers a shorter route if your coming from Michigan, Lake Superior or Georgian Bay) or the Ottawa River via the Rideau Canal.

Note: Prince Edward County does not have its own transit system.

Map of Prince Edward County and Surroundings

Air - National, Nearby

  • Air Canada - National and international of Ontario's gateway Toronto
  • CanJet - A Canadian airline featuring low fares and scheduled and charter flights to destinations in Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes.
  • Tango - A Canadian airline, owned by Air Canada, featuring low fares and flights to destinations across the country.
  • WestJet - A Canadian airline featuring low fares and flights to destinations
    across the country.

    Air - Provincial & Regional

  • Air Ontario - Provincial, Ontario air service out of Norman Rogers Airport, Kingston
  • First Nations Air Service - Regional, Deseronto
  • Loyal-Air Ltd. - Regional, (613) 962-0124, Belleville

    Bus

  • Voyageur
  • Greyhound - Belleville, Kingston
  • McCoy
  • Trentway-Wagar - 1-800-461-7661, Connections to Toronto International Airport - Canada Coach

    Campers and Motorhomes - Nearby

  • Kingston Outdoor Centre - 613-389-9953, Kingston
  • Under the Sun Trailers - 705-741-5000, Peterborough

    Follow the link for RV Parks and Campground Listings

Car Rentals - Nearby

Ferries

The Glenora Ferry - Connects Quinte's Isle to the main land via highway 33 (the Loyalist Highway) on the east coast of the peninsula. From the ferry Picton is a short drive west along the 33. It should be noted that the main access is via several bridged highways onto the isle (see the introductory page for details) but the ferry is more fun and can be shorter, depending on your origin and destination. Perhaps the best part is that the ferry doesn't charge for passage.

Limousine Service

Belleville

Ontario Provincial Police

Rail - Nearby

Eastern Ontario Winter Road Conditions - From the Government of Ontario

East Ontario Road Construction - From the Government of Ontario

Provincial Road Construction Reports - From the Government of Ontario

Provincial Winter Road Conditions - From the Government of Ontario

For a better understanding of the terms used in the road condition reports have a look at the following link - From the Government of Ontario

Description of Road Conditions & Visibility

Taxis - Nearby

  • ABC Taxi - 613 - 392-3525, Trenton
  • Belleville-Quinte Taxi - 613 - 968-3997

    Traffic Cams

    There is hardly a reason to have traffic cams in this quiet county setting but if you are going to, or more appropriately coming from, Toronto or Ottawa you might want to have a look at the traffic.

  • Toronto - From the Government of Ontario
  • Ottawa - From the Government of Ontario

    Transit - Nearby

  • Belleville
  • Kingston

Weather

 

 
Currency Exchange and Conversion

Currency Conversion Rates Online

Toronto - Thomas Cook - Terminal 3, Pearson International Airport

Toronto - Thomas Cook - Downtown
9 Bloor St W 416-923-6549
10 King St E 416-863-1611
123 Queen St W 416-363-4867

Kingston - Wellington Foreign Exchange

 
  Accommodations

Given that the area is a popular vacation spot, it should come as no surprise that there are a fair number of resorts and inns scattered around the county as well as many quaint B&Bs, which are opening in some of the areas beautifully restored historic homes. If you're looking for large hotel you can find a broad choice in nearby Belleville and Kingston. Map

 
  • Angelina's Bloomfield Inn and Spa - Inn, Bloomfield
  • Bloomfield Bed and Breakfast - B&B, Bloomfield
  • Devonshire Inn on the Lake - Wellington
  • Fairfield's Resort - Picton
  • The Ganders - B&B, Wellington
  • Greystone House by Sandbanks - B&B, Picton
  • Jackson's Falls Schoolhouse - B&B, Milford
  • Isiah Tubbs Resort - Resort
  • Lake Consecon Resort
  • Merrill Inn - Inn, Picton
  • Picton Harbour Inn - Inn, Picton
  • A Point of View - B&B, Picton
  • Tara Hall - B&B, Wellington
  • Tip of the Bay - Hotel, Picton
  • Waring House Inn - Inn, Picton
  • Accommodations Nearby

    Hostels

    If you're idea of Hostelling is pulling up a piece of the rug, in an urban fallout shelter, with a dozen strangers - think again. Hostels range from a place to unroll your sleeping bag, to something approaching resort like accommodations, in beautiful settings, with you're own private room. Prices are still unbeatable and the company is usually interested, and interesting world travelers. If you're a boarder or skier take note, there are hostels in most of the major resort areas throughout the country.

    Nearby

    Related Web Sites of Interest

    RV Parks and Private Campground Listings

    Cottages

    Marinas - Take a Tour of the Rideau with Don & Fran

    Marinas - Nearby

    Restaurants, Bars & Local Fare

  • Angéline’s Restaurant, Inn & Spa - 433 Main Street, Bloomfield, Prince Edward County
  • Barley Days Brewery - 13730 Loyalist Parkway, Prince Edward County
  • Bean Counter Cafe - 14 Elizabeth Street, Picton, Prince Edward County
  • Bloomfield Carriage House Restaurant - 260 Main Street, Bloomfield, Prince Edward County
  • Blumen Garden Bistro - 647 Higwway 49, Picton, Prince Edward County
  • Buddha Dog - 173 Main Street, Picton, Prince Edward County
  • Carmela Estates - 1186 Greer Road, Prince Edward County
  • Claramount Inn - 97 Bridge Street, Picton, Prince Edward County
  • County Café & Wine Bar - 254 Main Street, Picton, Prince Edward County
  • Currah's Cafe and Restaurant - Picton, Prince Edward County
  • Devonshire Inn - Wellington, Prince Edward County
  • Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery - 990 Closson Road, Hillier, Prince Edward County
  • Harvest - 106 Bridge Street, Picton, Prince Edward County
  • Integration Fine Dining - 270 Main Street, Wellington, Prince Edward County
  • Lake on the Mountain - 264 County Road 7, Prince Edward County, Picton, Prince Edward County
  • Merrill Inn - 343 Main Street East, Picton, Prince Edward County
  • Milford Bistro - 3048 County Road 10, Milford, Prince Edward County
  • Sandbanks Bar & Grill - 153 Main Street, Wellington, Prince Edward County
  • Waring House Restaurant - Highway 33 & County Road. 1, Picton, Prince Edward County
  • The Waupoos Pub - Waupoos, Prince Edward County
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    Spas

     

    Shopping

     

    Wineries & Cider Houses - The county is emerging as as one of the key regions for wineries in Ontario as several new wineries are started each year. The area currently cultivates the following varieties of grapes: Gris, Pinot Noir, Vidal and Cabernet Sauvignon with more varieties to follow.

    Prince Edward County Wineries
    Prince Edward County Wine Growers Association

     
     
     
      Regional Tourism 

    Picton is the center of Prince Edward County as well as the county seat. You'll find most everything you'll need here. Nearby Bloomfield and Wellington have their own charms and are well worth a visit. There are a number of small villages scattered throughout the peninsula each with their own particular character. A cycling tour of the region is the best way to take it all in.

     

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