What to do!

 

Here is a list of  some of our favourite places in the County listed by location.

Please note many of the restaurants are seasonal as are the lunches available at some of the wineries. Please call in advance.
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 New!

DSCF6064 AWAY is pleased to announce that we are now offering massage treatments to our guests by
registered massage therapist Rebecca Dunning. 
Deep Tissue, Sports, Therapeutic and
Perinatal massages are available in the privacy of your room at AWAY or on our lakeside deck.
The rate is $110 \hour. Receipts for Insurance coverage are provided. Massages are based on availability and must be booked in advance directly with Rebecca at
(613) 503-0247 or by emailing
rebeccadunningrmt@gmail.com  

A note from Rebecca:

I recently made the move to Prince Edward County, after falling in love with the area after only a couple of visits.  I hail from Toronto, where I graduated from the respected Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic.  I’ve treated individuals of all ages – from kids to seniors.  Seeing such a diverse clientele every day is what I love most about being an RMT.

Please feel welcome to contact me with any questions you have regarding massage therapy, how it might benefit you, and what my treatment approach involves.

I look forward to complimenting the AWAY experience of rest and relaxation by offering my services on site at their award winning Bed & Breakfast on the banks of East Lake in Prince Edward County.

Rebecca

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SANDBANKS PROVINCIAL PARK

Picnic on the beach, walk the trails, canoe, fish, Sandbanks Provincial park is beautiful in all seasons.  Home to the world’s largest fresh water sand bar and dune system.  Wonderful swimming in the summer, bird watching in the spring and cross-country skiing in the winter.  Just 7 minutes away, oh yes we’ve timed it!  We supply you with a park pass touse during your stay with us.

RR 1, Picton     888-668-7275      www.ontarioparks.com/english/sand.html

 

THE BALD PHOTOGRAPHER-GRAHAM DAVIES

Located just up the road  in the old Cherry Valley General store is the acclaimed Welsh-born,  black and white photographer Graham Davies.  Davies is a purist when it comes to his art and practices the traditional approach to photographer using film and a dark room.  One of his most interesting projects is the photographing of the old Royal Hotel on main Street in Picton.  Do drop by to view or purchase a print from his wonderful collection and pick up a limited edition  copy of Graham Davies at the Royal.

See link for details on this project.  http://www.baldphotographer.com/video.shtml

1666 County Road 10, Cherry Valley, 613-476-6813

 

MAD DOG GALLERY

Located across the lake from AWAY on County Road #11, Mad Dog Gallery is the quintessential country gallery. The gallery space is located in an old renovated barn designed by local architect Brian Clark who also worked on AWAY’s design.  Half of the barn is the gallery, Brian’s design studio and his partner Anne House’s quilting studio. Besides being a master quilter Anne is also the curator of the gallery showcasing a selection of local artists.  Feel free to wander through the vegetable and flower gardens and relax by the peaceful fishpond.  My work is also on display in the gallery.

525 County Rd 11  613-476-7744  www.maddoggallery.ca

 

LONG DOG WINERY        

Fantastic, established, local winery with a wonderful selection of wines.  Exceptional value for your dollar.  Love the Chardonnays.  Ask to meet the long dog!

 104 Brewers Road, Milford 613-476-4140  www.longdog.ca

 

LIGHTHALL

Wonderful local, low volume, high quality, family run winery is a must stop on your wine tour!  Check out their sparkling too!

308 Lighthall Road, Milford   613-767- 9155     www.lighthallvineyards.ca

 

HALF MOON BAY      

A hidden gem of a winery.  Warm and friendly owners offer a lovely view and a delicious cheese and chacuterie platter to enjoy with a glass of one of their fantastic reds on their patio in the sun!

3271 County Road 13, Picton  613-476-4785    www.hmbwinery.ca.

 

EXULTET   ESTATE WINERY       

This award-winning winery just keeps raking in awards year after year!  Their white aptly named “Blessed” seems to be a repeat winner!

1106-1112 Royal Road, Milford  613-476-1052    www.exultet.ca

 

MacCOOL’S RE-USE

Cindy and Colm McCool offer an eclectic selection of antiques, retro and handmade furniture and accessories.  You never know what you will stumble across.  Stock changes frequently.  Great Website and Blog.

149 County Rd. 12 (West Lake Road)  613-393-5797  www.maccoolsreuse.weebly.com

PICTON

 

AGRARIAN MARKET    

Located conveniently behind the LCBO in Picton, this market offers everything you need to put together your own picnic.  Remember we supply a picnic basket in every room for you to use during your stay.

4 Lake Street          613-476-0001     www.agrarianmarket.com 

MUSTANG DRIVE IN

Locals and visitors alike love the drive in.  Go back in time and watch a movie with your honey in the comfort of your own car.  Two features are played each Friday & Saturday night.  Sometimes more depending on how Paul, the owner, feels that night.   And who knows you might just win license plate bingo!    

1591 County Rd. 1, Prince Edward County    613-393-2006    www.thechequesinthemail.com

 

COUNTY CANTEEN   

New Pub on Main Street  in Picton. Cozy atmosphere.  Good grub, 16 beers on tap and occassional  live music.

279 Main St. Picton     613-476-6663       www.thecountycanteen.com

 

555 BREWING COMPANY   NEWLY ADDED

Tap room and kitchen specializing in wood-fired pizza, a retail store with growlers, and large outdoor beer garden.   

 124 Main Street. Picton       613) 476-5556       www.555beer.com

 

 

BOOKS & CO. and MISS LILY’S CAFÉ

Books and Co.  offers a wide variety of new and used books.    A popular meeting place in Picton it also has a wonderful bulletin board where you can be kept apprised of current  and upcoming local events and pick up brochures.  Festival Players box office is located in the store.  Special events are held occasionally above the bookstore in Lipson Room.   The adjoining Miss Lily’s Café offers up wonderful coffee, pastries and sandwiches.  

289 Picton Main Street, Prince Edward County,     613-476-9289     www.pictonbookstore.com

 

SLICKER’S ICE CREAM  NEW PICTON LOCATION

Homemade ice cream, need I say more.  My fave Campfire Marshmellow. Can’t decide?  They will let you sample.  Corner of Main St. and Mill.  

232 Picton Main St     613-393-5433                www.slickersicecream.com

 

REGENT THEATRE

The historic Regent Theatre plays first run movies and offers live concerts and numerous other events.  Check out website for upcoming shows, the Indy movie night Cinefest, the Jazz Festival, and more. The list is endless.    

226 Picton Main Street   613-476-8416   www.theregenttheatre.org

 

THE VIC CAFÉ

Small,but very cute cafe located adjacent to the Regent Theatre.  Fresh and tasty light fare.  Dinner served seasonally.  Great outdoor patio.

224 Picton Main Street   613- 476-2233  www.theviccafe.com

 

ASCOUSTIC GRILL

Best burgers in town. Try the Acoustic Jam Burger with yummy sweet potatoe fries!  Have a Snakebite on the side. Local County Cider on tap mixed with beer.  Live music, check their website for details. They only take reservations until 7pm.  

172 Main Street, Picton (Behind the Subway shop)  613-476-2887.  www.theacousticgrill.com

 

THE BARLEY ROOM PUB

Located inside the Waring House, the Barely Room Pub provides a cozy warm atmosphere and good pub fayre along with live music on weekends.  They serve local wines, ciders and beers along with beer from their own brewery aptly named Barley Days.   

395 Sandy Hook Rd. (at the roundabout).     613-476-7492      www.barleydaysbrewery.com

 

BLUMEN RESTAURANT

Owned and run by Swiss chef Andreas Feller, Blumen offers fine dining in a warm, friendly environment.  Reservations required.  

647 Highway 49, Prince Edward County     613-476-6841      www.blumengardenbistro.com

 

ZEST KITCHEN

Great kitchen store located on Main Street in Picton stocked with everything for those dedicated foodies who love good food, cooking, and entertaining.  Wonderful cookbooks, linens and the newest selection of well designed must-haves for your kitchen.  Great place to pick up that perfect hostess gift.

192 Main Street, Picton  (613) 645-9378  www.zestkitchenshop.com

 

FRUGAL AND CO.     

Funky,  home decor vintage shop.  A blast from the past!  Wonderful coffee shop in the back of the store with wonderful freshly baked goods.  167 Main Street, Picton

 Picton (613) 476-5151  www.facebook.com/FrugalCompany

  

GILBERT AND LIGHTHALL

Gilbert and Lighthall is housed in a 1890′s building that was once the home of cabinet and furniture makers.  The showrooms offer an exciting selection of gifts, collectables, and home furnishings.  

173 Picton Main Street      613-476-3131       www.gilbertandlighthall.com

 

CITY REVIVAL

Amazing consignment store in business for 20 years.  Yes you can buy Prada and Gucci in Picton.  

275 Picton Main Street      613-476-7445      www.cityrevival.com

 

THE MANSE INN RESTAURANT AND SPA

Chef Wylie makes wonderful dinners at the beautifully restored Manse boutique Inn located beside the Picton United Church in downtown Picton. Weather permitting you can be seated by the waterfall on the patio or in their lovely diningroom.  Menus are prix fixe and set in advance by reservation a minimum 48 hours in advance.

Do mention you are a guest at AWAY!  You’ll love the art throughout the Inn, all made by yours truly.

10 Chapel Street   613-476-1006   www.themanse.ca

The Manse Spa

 

For a full list of all Picton has to offer go to:  www.experiencepicton.com

BLOOMFIELD

KOKITO

One of a kind items for the home, jewellery, gifts and more!  The owners Jen and Shelley  have an exceptional eye and the store always looks fresh.

285 Main Street, Bloomfield      613- 393-2828     www.kokito.ca

 

SAND AND SUMAC   NEWLY ADDED

Fine goods from near and far.

288 Main Street, Bloomfield  613- 393-2828

 

KIN CAFE

Great place to stop for a tasty break, while leisurely shopping in Bloomfield.  Dedicated to the BENTO box Kin covers the range of your dining needs from organic and  vegetarian to gluten and diary free options.

254 Main St. Bloomfield    613-393-3332    www.kincafe.ca
PRINCE EDWARD T-SHIRT COMPANY
Family-owned business T-Shirts  company with excellent T-shirt designs that  tell the story of
“The County.”   Great place to pick up a “County” souvenir.
287 Main Street, Bloomfield (down the lane)    613-847-5524   www.countytshirts.com

 

DEAD PEOPLE’S STUFF

Well the name alone should be enough to peak your interest.  Collection of antiques and curiosities.  Great to check out on a rainy day.  

388 Bloomfield Main Street      613-393-3193       www.deadpeoplesstuff.ca

 

AGRARIAN CAFÉ

Licensed restaurant and speakeasy.  www.agrarianpec.ca

275 Bloomfield Main Street       613-243-9888

 

SLICKER’S ICE CREAM

Homemade ice cream, need I say more.  My fave Campfire Marshmellow. Can’t decide?  They will let you sample.  Corner of Main St. and Mill.  

271 Bloomfield Main St, Bloomfield            613-393-5433    www.slickersicecream.com

 

THE HUBB AT ANGELINE’S

New little cocktail bar and bistro located inside the lovely Angeline’s  Inn.  Recommend you call in advance for reservations.  

433 Bloomfield Main Street .  613-393-3301  www.angelines.ca

 

THE SAYLOR HOUSE

This quaint tea house serves lovely soups, sandwiches and salads for lunch along with afternoon tea and  scones.  Sit outside in the lovely garden weather permitting.

274 Main Street, Bloomfield. 613-848-6585

 

BLOOMFIELD CYCLE

The place in the County to rent and buy new and used bikes.  Complete bike shop stocked with all your cycling needs.  Repair shop onsite and cycling maps available.  They also organize bike tours.  

5 Bloomfield Main Street      613-393-1060      www.bloomfieldbicycle.ca

  

The main street of Bloomfield offers a host of shopping experiences all within easy walking distance of each other.
For more info on Bloomfield go to www.bloomfieldontario.ca

 

 

WELLINGTON

 

ENID GRACE  NEWLY ADDED

Serving breakfast and lunch only.  Yummy pastries and coffee.

303 Wellington Mail Street     613.399.348       www.enidgrace.com

 

COURAGE CAFE   NEWLY ADDED

Located on Main St. Wellington.  Great coffee and home-baked goodies, great lunch and sometimes dinners. 

298 Wellington Main Street   613-399-2233   www.thecouragebar.com

 

EAST & MAIN RESTAURANT

Great little restaurant with chef Lili Sullivan.  Serves both lunch and dinner.  Reservation are strongly recommended.

270 Wellington Main Street    613-399-5420     www.eastandmain.ca

 

THE DRAKE DEVONSHIRE  

Owners of he Drake Hotel in Toronto have renovated the old Devonshire Inn in Wellington.  The Drake Devonshire (or Drake by the Lake) opened its doors in mid September 2014.  Check out this funky County dining experience in a way only the Drake knows how to do.   http://www.drakedevonshire.ca/    613-399-3338

 

For more information on Wellington go to  www.discoverwellington.ca

 

HILLIER

 

NORMAN HARDIE WINERY

South African born Norman Hardie has planted vines from France on local limestone.  This award-winning winery is known for its fantastic pinots.  Also serves lunch (seasonally) from their outdoor pizza oven.

1152 Greer Street      613-399-5297      www.normanhardie.com

 

CLOSSON CHASE WINERY

Absolutely my favourite winery in the County.  Wonderful oaked and unoaked chardonnays by world-renowned vinter Deborah Pakus.  Partially owned by Canadian actor Sonja Smits and her husband Seaton McLean, Closson Chase is located in a beautiful old purple barn with a lovely outdoor garden.  A must see and taste!  Also showcases local artists.

629 Closson Road      613-399-1418      www.clossonchase.com

 

ROSEHALL RUN WINERY

Great reds, whites and roses by vinter Dan Sullivan.  Sullivan maintains a hands-on approach to managing his winery and extracts the optimum from the unique Prince Edward County terroir.  As a result, Dan has been acknowledged as being one of the best grape growers in Ontario.  Let your taste buds be the judge.

1243 Greer Road        613-399-1183       www.rosehallrun.com

 

HINTERLAND WINERY

Looking for a little sparkle?   Check out this sparkling winery located in an old cow barn.  Wines sell out fast.  They have sparking wines perfect for a special occasion or for celebrating life everyday.

1258 Closson Road          613-921-7003       www.hinterlandwine.com

 

 

WAUPOOS

Situated on Smith Bay on Lake Ontario, Waupoos is in the centre of the county’s cider and wine industry. During and after the American Revolution, Waupoos served as a point of resettlement for American Loyalists. The name Waupoos is derived from the Ojibwe waabooz, meaning “rabbit”.  Great seasonal apple and blueberry picking.

 

COUNTY CIDER CO. (in Waupoos)

The County Cider company offers delectable lunches (seasonally) and a variety of wonderful ciders to taste in the old stone pig barn now the tasting room.  And the view….well you will have to see it for yourself.  

657 Bongards  Crossroad       613-476-1022       www.countycider.com

 

FIFTH TOWN ARTISINAL CHEESE

Fifth Tow artisanal Cheese is privately owned, environmentally and socially responsible enterprise producing fine hand-made cheeses using fresh, locally produced goat and sheep milk.  Situated on 20 acres of agricultural land on the eastern ridge of Prince Edward County, the 4800 square foot Fifth Town dairy processing, retail and educational facility enhances the practice of artisan cheese making with advanced sustainable design. The project achieved Platinum LEED accreditation under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program in March 2009.

4309 County Road #8    613-476-5755    www.fifthtowncheese.com

 

OTHER GREAT PLACES & THINGS TO DO:

 

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY WINE TOURS    

Sit back, relax and let a local guide take you on a memorable tour of Prince Edward County.    Many of our guests have used this service and enjoy it.  They are open to accomodate specific requests, just let them know when you book if you have a certain place in mind that you would like to make sure is on the tour list, but do book in advance!

pecwinetours@bellnet.ca     613.393.8988 or 1.866.900.3703    www.pecwinetours.com

OTHER WINE\BREWERY TOUR COMPANIES CAN BE FOUND AT THIS LINK www.prince-edward-county.com/cat/winery-brewery-tours/

   

BLIZZ MAX GALLERY           

Situated in a restored barn in the beautiful region of South Bay in Prince Edward County, 2014 marks Blizzmax Gallery’s TWENTY-FIRST season!  Check out their website for their well attended show openings. The gallery showcases work from acclaimed international artists to local established and burgeoning artists.   Open seasonally June through October, Thursdays through Sundays from 10 to 5 or by appointment.

3071 County Road 13, Picton, Ontario            613.476.7748       www.blizzmax.com

 

FROM THE FARM COOKING SCHOOL

This Cooking School offers the ultimate field to table culinary experience, hands-on cooking classes in a heritage farm-house setting. Owner Cynthia Peters, a personal chef and food writer, conducts classes that highlight the art of seasonal country cooking from around the world. Sessions are held in her restored 1830’s home in Hillier Township . A wide range of classes are available for groups, couples and individuals.  Cynthia co-produced with your host Susan Wallis  the ART of HERBS Cookbook.

618 Burr Road.     613-922-9194      www.fromthefarm.ca

LAKE ON THE MOUNTAIN RESTAURANT & PARK

The mysterious Lake on the Mountain is a natural curiosity.  It has a constant flow of clean, fresh water, with no apparent source, 60 metres above Lake Ontario. Mohawks offered gifts to its spirits and settlers thought it was bottomless.   While there stop for lunch at the Lake on the Mountain Restaurant.  My recommendation is to sit on the patio (weather permitting) or inside area by bar.  Wonderful strawberry salad and daily mussel special.  You can even take home their special dressings.  Restaurant is seasonal and reservations maybe required during high season.  Suggest you call in advance.

268 County Road 7.     613-476-1321        www.lakeonthemountain.com

 

THE MILLER HOUSE      

The Miller House Cafe-Brasserie is located in the oldest building on Lake on the Mountain. It was built circa 1796 as a residence for the man who ran the Mill on the escarpment of Lake on the Mountain.  Located directly across the road from the Lake on the Mountain Inn and Restaurant, the Miller House is a great location for light fare for both lunch or dinner.  Or have dinner at the Lake on the Mountain Resturant and then hop across the street for dessert and coffee at the Miller House.   Spectacular view of the Glenora ferry.  Wonderful sunsets. 

275 County Road 7       613.476.1321     www.lakeonthemountain.com/dining/the-miller-house/

FARMS AND FARMSTANDS

For a list of many of the wondrful farms  and “pick your own” locations in our area please go to http://prince-edward-county.com/local-food-markets/?cn-pg=2

 

IN THE WORKS

The old Royal Hotel located on Main St., across from the Regent Theatre in Picton has been purchased ……..stayed tuned for future developments!  www.wellingtontimes.ca/?p=9998 for a recent article on the purchase.