Prince Edward County
Prince Edward County is a unique island located in Southeastern Ontario, south of Highway 401. The island is surrounded by over 800 km of coastline and attaches to the mainland by bridges and a ferry. This picture perfect community has a population of 25,000 but sees many tourists over the summer months.
The "County" is the second largest area of Loyalist architecture. Take a tour along the Loyalist Parkway/Highway 33, which runs from Trenton to Kingston, and explore the many historic sites along the way.
Prince Edward County has become Ontario's newest wine region. The weather and soil make it an ideal location for grape growers. In 2000, there was only one winery. Today, there are more than 30, offering both retail centres and manufacturing operations.
Water is everywhere in the County. It's perfect for enjoying shipwreck diving, kayaking, boating and other fun summer water sports. Enjoy the sand and sun at The Sandbanks Provincial Park - considered to be one of the most significant fresh water dune systems in the world. Cycling has become very popular along the many bike-friendly roads and trails.
Arts and entertainment play a very important role in the County. There are a variety of antique shops, art galleries and crafters spread across the island. Stroll along the friendly streets and explore some of the fine specialty shops.
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