Bike your way through Prince Edward County!

This is your ultimate guide to help you plan a dreamy getaway to wine country. Working and living in Prince Edward County, we’ve developed a true love for The County and can’t wait to show you why! We’ve done all the research so that you can eat, sip and play with ease. 

While we’ve done our best to curate a list of our favourite places and experiences, there are so many amazing local businesses that aren’t on this list. Email us or chat with the concierge during your stay for more personalized recommendations. Finally, keep in mind that restaurants, wine tours, beach permits, and other activities book up quickly, so the earlier you start planning the better. Your future self will thank you!

 

WHERE TO EAT


Eat your way through Prince Edward County! No seriously, the food scene is incredible, and food is an artform here. Fresh seasonal ingredients and farm-to-table meals can be found all over The County. We’re certain you won’t go hungry during your getaway.

Although reservations aren’t technically required, they’re needed to ensure you’re able to get a table at the spots you want to visit during your getaway.

Cheers to good food!


Brunch

Drake Devonshire
Wellington
Brunch with a view of Lake Ontario? Yes Please. Reservations needed.

The Royal
Picton
Go for brunch and stay for the #designinspo. Reservations needed.

Stella’s Eatery
Waupoos
Although brunch is only available on Sundays, it’s worth the wait. Reservations needed.

Creekside Cafe
Wellington
Newest hot spot for brunch in town serving up brunch, cocktails, and dessert!

 

Lunch & Dinner

These are just a few of our favourite restaurants and cafes in the area, but many wineries and breweries also offer food.

Bocado 
Picton
Serving seasonal, Spanish inspired tapas and dishes, cocktails, and regional wines, this is a hot spot in the heart of Picton. Reservations needed.

Flame + Smith
Bloomfield
With a wood-fire, farm-to-table menu, this is the perfect special occasion restaurant. Reservations needed.

Stella’s Eatery
Waupoos 
Seasonally inspired with an ever-changing menu, creative cocktails and a great wine list. Reservations needed.

Sand and Pearl Oyster Bar
Picton/Prince Edward
Fish shack and oyster bar, this spot is a seafood lover’s dream. Reservations needed.

Bermuda
Bloomfield 
Great atmosphere, and even better food. Vegetarian and vegan friendly.
Motelier tip: Try the fried chicken sandwich with green chili cheese fries, it’s game changing!

Harry’s
Picton
Arguably serving the best burgers in The County. Watch out for their new restaurant location opening up this spring!

Takeout

Sujeo
Picton
Amazing homestyle Korean cuisine that’s great for takeout.
Motelier tip: The dumplings are a must!

Agrarian Market
Picton
The perfect spot to pre-order a picnic basket to enjoy in the Bohemian Forest behind the motel.

Bloomfield Public House
Bloomfield 
A great spot to stop at and stock up on pre-made meals, snacks, sweets, takeout, coffee, and other bevvies for a beach day or picnic.

555 Brewing Co.
Picton
A favourite spot for pizza, make sure to call in your takeout order in advance, they’re one of the busiest spots in town.

 

Dessert

Slickers County Ice Cream
Picton
Local artisan ice cream that’s been a staple in The County for over 20 years.

Sunflower Fields Ice Cream Shoppe
Picton
Ice cream shop surrounded by sunflower fields. Enjoy some ice cream and snap a few photos.


WHERE TO SIP

They don’t call Prince Edward County “wine country” for nothing – The County is home to approximately 40 diverse wineries! These are a few of our favourites, but we love them all. Send us an email or chat with our concierges at the motel for customized recommendations! Not a wine lover? Don’t worry, we’ve listed all our favourite sips.


Happy hour in the Lobby Bar at The June

 

Caffeine

Beacon Bike + Brew
Picton
Great coffee and oat milk lattes to pair with their porchetta breakfast sandwich. 

Picnic PEC
Picton
Coffee bar with all the caffeinated beverages you know and love with treats, sandwiches and more.

Enid Grace Picolina Mercato
Wellington
Italian coffee and pastries, and more.
Motelier tip: The authentic Italian pastries are a must, you’ll experience a little piece of Europe in the middle of The County. 

 

Wineries

Huff Estates Winery
Bloomfield
A good winery to visit for lunch with great pizza and vineyard view, and of course great wine. We love their bubbly and chardonnay!

Closson Chase Vineyards
Hillier
Sip great wine in their beautiful garden behind the iconic purple barn. Stay tuned, another favourite restaurant of ours, Bantam, is relocating to Closson Chase Vineyards this spring!

The Grange
Hillier
Enjoy a glass of wine in their beautiful tasting room in a historic barn, or on their spacious property in view of the vineyards. Great spot for picnics.

Trail Estates Winery
Hillier
Visit the bottle shop or enjoy low intervention, natural wine by the glass on the patio.

Keint-He Winery & Vineyards
Wellington
Great wine, great view. Plus they offer build your own charcuterie boards!

Breweries

Prince Eddy’s
Picton
Brewery with great craft beer, ping pong tables, a beach volleyball court, live music, and food pop-ups. The vibes are impeccable. 

Parsons
Picton
This brewery is a staple for us. The beer list is impressive, but they also offer wine and some non-alcoholic options, plus a tasty Latin American inspired menu.

Slake
Picton
Go for the beer, stay for the incredible view. Or vice versa. 
Motelier tip: Go during golden hour to enjoy the sunset from one of The County’s best view points.

Matron Fine Beer
Bloomfield
Beautifully designed cans and great beer inspired by local ingredients and a sense of community, with small tasty eats and takeaway snacks.

Midtown 
Wellington
Great craft beer and delicious food in the heart of Wellington, with a patio that’s always full.

Cider & Spirits

The County Cider Co.
Waupoos
Calling all cider lovers! With tasty cider, woodfire pizza, a spacious patio, and beautiful lakeside views, you can’t go wrong.

Stock & Row
Bloomfield
You’ll find this cider all over The County, but we recommend going straight to the tasting room and patio to enjoy a glass over good tunes and good vibes.

Kinsip House of Fine Spirits
Bloomfield
Farm based distillery, enjoy a tasting flight of spirits or a specialty cocktail as free-range chickens hang around.

 

Wine Tours

My County Wine Tours
Offers vineyard and brewery tours that focus on county terroir, estate-grown vintages, and craft beer, that you get to design yourself. They’ll pick you up and drop you off at The June. Book your tour at least six weeks in advance.

Westy Wine Tours
Explore wine country and sip in style in a 1970s VW bus. It’s a one of a kind experience, and makes for a great photo op. Make sure to book your tour months in advance as this is a highly sought after wine tour option!

PEC Wine Tours
They offer classic half day wine tours, private tours for large and small groups, tours for bachelorettes, and tours via limo. Make sure to book ahead weeks in advance!

 

Late Night

The Lobby Bar at The June
Picton
We believe the best memories are made around the campfire with your favourite people, so end your night with us! The Lobby Bar is open until 11pm nightly.

The Hayloft Dancehall
Cherry Valley
The Hayloft’s barn parties are unlike anything else. Experience a night out on the town, Prince Edward County style. Check out their events calendar as ticket purchase is required in advance.

Koenji Whiskey Bar
Wellington
Specializing in whisky and Japanese-inspired small plates with a casual cool atmosphere. 

Russ's Cocktail Bar
Picton
Coming soon! Stay tuned.

 

WHERE TO PLAY

Here in The County, we’re known for great food and drink, but we’re also known for great beaches, provincial parks, trails, shopping and more. Make sure to include any number of these favourite spots and activities in your getaway! 

Biking in Prince Edward County

Biking through The County is one of our favourite ways to get around.


Shop

Strolling up-and-down the streets of Picton and Bloomfield are great ways to spend an afternoon shopping and supporting local businesses. These are just a few favourites, but there are so many great businesses in the area.

Field Made Goods
A collaborative,  beautifully curated makerspace featuring ceramics, apothecary, and other earthly decor.
Motelier tip: Do you like the hand soap and body oil in your room? You can shop more Sunday’s Company Apothecary products here! Keep in mind the grapefruit + mint scent is exclusive to us, but we sell it in our gift shop!

Fridays
Picton
A boutique, apothecary style retail cannabis store in the heart of downtown Picton with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Plus, our friend – artist and co-owner Christine Flynn designed the space.

The County Emporium
Carrying Place
A boutique in an old church that carries a little bit of everything, from apparel to home goods to gifts.
Motelier tip: They’re licenced, so after you shop indulge in a glass of wine on their patio!

MacCool’s Reuse
Picton/Prince Edward
Go antique hunting in this 150 year old barn filled with antiques, collectibles, and true mid-century modern furniture.

OAK Clothing Co.
Wellington
Curated selection of men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, and surf gear. You can also get a great cup of coffee there!

Beaches

Sandbanks Provincial Park
Picton/Prince Edward
The main beach is the largest, most well known white sand beach that you’ve probably seen photos of on Instagram. This is the most popular beach, and it requires parking reservations. You can only make your reservation five days in advance, so as soon as you can book yours, book it so you’re guaranteed to have your beach day.
Motelier tip: Even with a reservation, head to the beach early in the morning or late in the afternoon (after 4PM), otherwise you may end up sitting in your car for hours before it’s your turn to sign in.

Sandbanks Dunes Beach

Picton/Prince Edward
This beach is also part of Sandbanks Provincial Park, and it has incredible views from the top of the sand dunes. Plus, it’s a quieter option. This beach also requires parking reservations, which can be made five days in advance.

North Beach 
Consecon
This beach is a little quieter than the previous beaches, so it makes for a great beach day. This beach requires parking reservations, which can be booked five days in advance.

Wellington Rotary Beach
Wellington
This rocky beach is conveniently located in Wellington off the main street, which also means it fills up the quickest. The earlier you head to this beach the better chance you’ll be able to secure your spot! Daily parking rates apply.

Little Bluff Conservation Area
Picton
Off the beaten path, this is a great option for those who want a quieter spot to soak up the sun. You either go for a hike or sit on the cobblestone beach. Daily parking rates apply. 

Spas & Wellness

Yoga at The June
Picton
Start off your Saturday morning with our favourite ritual, Detox Retox Yoga. Sweat it out then head to the patio for a mimosa or green juice! See registration details here.

Bloomfield Beauty
Bloomfield
This is our pick for a little relaxation and pampering. Whether you’re treating yourself or enjoying a spa day with your besties, book your appointment in advance.

The Royal
Picton
Take your self-care to the next level and indulge with a trip to The Royal’s spa. Only a five minute drive away from The June!

Bikes, Hikes, Etc.

Closson Road Cycles 
Hillier
Located in the heart of wine country, renting bikes here is perfect for exploring wineries by bike.

Macaulay Mountain Conservation Area
Picton
Five minutes away by car, this spot is great for a morning hike to sweat out the wine from the night before. It’s an easy hike so you’ll burn off just the right amount of energy. 

Millenium Trail
Throughout The County
The Millenium trail is 46km and goes through The County. It’s perfect for running, walking, and biking, and you can easily get off the trail to visit wineries, breweries, restaurants and more, then keep walking.

Mustang Drive-In
Bloomfield
This is a quintessential, summertime in The County experience. Check out their movie schedule in advance, choose your flicks and buy your tickets, and head down for a magical old school drive-in experience.

Prince Edward County Lavender
Hillier
Stop and smell the lavender! Pop by this beautiful lavender farm to tour the lavender fields, snap a pic, and shop the boutique. 

Dahlia May Flower Fam
Trenton
A family farm growing multiple acres of fresh Ontario flowers. It’s a bit of a drive from The June, so if you’re heading home and are going to pass the farm, the fresh blooms are absolutely worth it. 

 

Happy planning! If you haven't booked your wine country getaway yet, check out our availability calendar here.

 

 

 

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