North Beach Provincial Park
This less known beach is a local favourite. For visitors who want to enjoy a stay in the Hillier / Wellington areas, it is a skip away. It is a thin stretch of golden beach sandwiched between Lake Ontario on one side and North Bay. The park offers over 1km of sandy beach, with picnic areas and toilet facilities. Visitors can park outside of the park for $2 and walk in, or there is parking at approximately $15 directly on the beach. Unlike Sandbanks, it is only a day beach with no overnight camping.
The Stache On Main
Brian and I personally love “The Stache”. Millennials are just catching on to the wonderful jazz / blues talents that play at The Stache on Main Street in Wellington just around the corner from the Drake. Stache now offers lunch and dinners, late night nibbles. Tourists who drop in for an after dinner drink are blown away by the small local lounge talent and hospitality.
New to the County This Spring … Carson’s Gardening Centre
More than a garden centre, Carson’s is a fabulous place to stop for a gander or bite to eat. A gardening pro, Carson Arthur offers a wealth of information and his greenhouse is filled with unique plants and herbs & a retail store filled with a great selection of take aways.
Closson Road – The County’s “Golden Mile”
When Brian and I first purchased a farm in the County over 18 years ago, I fell in love with Closson Road, where we bought a dilapidated old farmhouse on a hundred acres. It’s a sexy, winding road dotted with farms and wonderful Wineries, the most notable being Closson Chase Winery owned by actress Sonja Smits & her husband Seaton McLean, former head of film production for Alliance Atlantis, and the very picturesque “Grange” at the other end of the road.
We renovated our farmhouse and lived the dream of owning a farm, with donkeys & cows, haying, mucking out and planting our own pinot noir vines and eventually sold the farm to friends, Ted & Shauna, who have opened the picturesque Alpaca farm and retail store “Shed” which sells the most amazing Alpaca products. Ted, the owner is as engaging as are the Alpacas. Visitors to the County need to drive along Closson Road and pop into the various wineries, and Lavender farm and Shed. This is also a great road for bicyclists.
Loch Sloy, Picton
Loch Sloy was one of the 151 British Commonwealth air training camps in the 1940’ & 1950”s. Some buildings still stand, others have become run. Walking tours of the museum and mess hall, et all are available for those with a historian appetite, but also the hangers are being re-purposed by some local artists and are home to community events such as the “True North Beer Festival “ & the County’s highly anticipated annual “Taste” festival will be taking place on the grounds.
Special thanks to our friends Iris and Brian Andrews at Sotheby’s International Realty Canada for writing this article. For all your real estate needs in Prince Edward County, reach out to Iris and Brian.
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