Discover Prince Edward County’s sunsets, wineries, barns and rural life. It’s only a few hours east of Toronto along the 401. Take 401 eastbound and then hang a right on Wooler Road which brings you to Route 33 – also known as Loyalist Parkway. Head south along 33 and stop in to enjoy the various villages which offer lovely Bed & Breakfast Inns, wineries, fine dining, boating, and sand dune beaches.
I only discovered Prince Edward County 4-years ago. I would take the 401 mainly to Montreal but never ventured down route 33 until several years ago. It’s almost an island to itself – both geographically and historically. Getting there is typically much quicker than going north to Muskoka and Georgian Bay. I sometimes take Hwy. 2 (Old Kingston Road) on the way there and back to drop by towns like Brighton.
I enjoy visiting some of the farms in the county. My most favorite is EverDale Farms in Bloomfield. I always stop by to meet with one of the owners and discuss agricultural matters and whatnot. Everdale farms supplies vegetables and dairy products to the public. They have a stand on the highway which offers fresh produce. They have a barn here which houses Jersey Cows which are well taken care of – as if they were family.
Prince Edward County is a getaway from the big city hustle and bustle with its country charm and rural atmosphere. There is a certain hospitality that makes anyone welcome in this area which is at a slower pace than much of the world.
If you want to experience something different this Labour Day Weekend, or any other weekend for that matter, discover Prince Edward County with friends and loved ones – You won’t be disappointed.