Paradise in Every Visit

Paradise in Every Visit

Plan Your Trip

Plan Your Trip

We’re a cluster of small hamlets and villages. Our roots are deep in farming and agriculture, trade routes through our waterways, and unique natural features surrounded by 800km of shoreline.

Today "The County" is home to artists, entrepreneurs, farmers, winemakers, chefs and all sorts of creative and passionate folks. We have a reputation for capturing hearts and imaginations. So be warned. You may find yourself visiting for the weekend but considering staying for a lifetime.

Closest airports

Driving distances & times

1hr

from Kingston, ON

85 km / 53 mi

2.5hr

from Toronto, ON

213 km / 132 mi

3hr

from Ottawa, ON

270 km / 167 mi

3hr

from Syracuse, NY

286 km / 178 mi

4hr

from Montréal, QC

360 km / 224 mi

Getting here

Travelling eastbound on Highway 401, take exit 522 (County Rd 40/Wooler Road) and follow to Highway #33 (Loyalist Parkway) to Prince Edward County. Travelling westbound on Highway 401, take exit 566 (Highway 49) and follow County Rd 49 to Prince Edward County. Once you’re here, the best way to get to and fro is a vehicle, whether you drove your own, rented nearby, hailed a rideshare, or hired a tour operator. Go easy on the rural roads and always watch for cyclists, stray sheep and turtles.

If you're coming from the East, hop on the Glenora Ferry that connects the Loyalist Parkway to Prince Edward County. Just drive your car onto the ferry - no fees, no worries. This is the perfect alternate route for someone that is uneasy with skyway bridges.

The County is within driving distance from two main airports: Toronto Pearson International, Ottawa International– we’re just a few hours’ drive from wherever you land. If you’re flying private, we have a small airport in Picton, and a few private airstrips.

For seasoned cyclists, The Great Lakes Waterfront Trail connects the island to to neighbouring mainlands over bridges and the ferry. You can begin or end your Waterfront Trail trip into The County at Glenora where you can take a ferry to/from Aldophustown towards Greater Napanee. If you're coming from the West, The Great Lakes Waterfront Trail can take you across The Millennium Trail which runs along an old railway line and is a multi-use trail permitting cycling.

Bordered by Lake Ontario, the Murray Canal and the Bay of Quinte, The County is just a ride away from the Thousand Islands, Rideau Canal and Trent-Severn Waterway system. There are 10 locations that can provide boat launching, docking, and/or marina services. Learn about the municipal boat launch system, including details on parking payment methods, here.

Take VIA Rail to the Belleville station, our neighbours to the north. From there, taxi, rent, or rideshare your way to The County. Call ahead and County Transit can help with connections between VIA Rail and Picton/Bloomfield on weekdays.

County Transit offers weekday connections between Belleville, Bloomfield, and Picton five times daily. If you ride the Greyhound bus to Belleville, you can then take a taxi, rent a car (available in nearby Trenton, Belleville, and Napanee) or use Uride to reach The County. Some local businesses and organizations provide shuttle buses within The County for major events or special occasions.

Click on the name of each ward to learn more

401 33 62 33 49 Belleville Sandbanks Provincial Park Lake on the Mountain Consecon Carrying Place Wellington Rosehall Bloomfield Demorestville North Port Rossmore Rednersville Cherry Valley Milford Cressy Waupoos Picton Glenora North Beach Provincial Park Ameliasburgh Sophiasburgh Hillier Demorestville North Port Sophiasburgh Hallowell North Marysburgh South Marysburgh Athol Wellington Bloomfield Picton Consecon Carrying Place Rossmore Rednersville Ameliasburgh Demorestville North Port Sophiasburgh Rosehall North Beach Provincial Park Hillier Sandbanks Provincial Park Hallowell Wellington Bloomfield Picton Lake on the Mountain Cressy Waupoos Glenora North Marysburgh Cherry Valley Athol Milford South Marysburgh
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Bring your own or rent something here – cycling along on two-wheels is a great way to get from towns to farms along back roads, on the Millenium Trail, the Waterfront Trail. The downtowns in Picton, Bloomfield and Wellington are all walkable.

For rental suggestions, check out Enterprise and Avis.

EV charges can be found in the following parking lots: Bloomfield Main Street Parking Lot (257 Bloomfield Main Street) Crystal Palace Parking Lot (375 Picton Main Street) just inside the Picton Fairgrounds. Wellington and District Community Centre Parking Lot (111 Belleville Street, Wellington) at the south side of the building. We recommend checking out PlugShare to find local charging stations available throughout The County.

The County is a 1050km² island with many access points. In order to provide visitor information from shore to shore (to shore to shore) we work closely with partners at key areas to act as Visitor Information Locations. When you visit between June and October, you can find printed guides, brochures, maps at these 10 locations.

Prince Edward County oversees around 360 parking spaces. You'll find convenience in 125 on-street Pay and Display parking spaces, as well as 119 more in the municipal parking lot on Market Lane. There's also limited free parking options available at municipal lots located at 55 King Street and on Mary Street. The municipality uses the Passport Pay app for all paid parking View more details about parking here. To stay on the safe side, please be sure to look out for and follow the parking rules posted on site for everyone's safety and enjoyment. .

County Transit is a public service to provide a quick, easy, safe and affordable transportation for residents and visitors to Prince Edward County. County Transit is for everyone of all ages and abilities.

Check our map of public washrooms. There, you'll find info on washroom facilities and port-a-potties (which are typically available from early spring to Thanksgiving). Please do not answer the call of nature by "going" on nature.

If you're looking for a convenient way to get around, Uride (ride hailing) has got you covered. Simply download the Uride app from the App Store or Google Play Store, create an account, and enjoy the convenience of on-demand ridesharing. Prince Edward County offers licensed taxi cab services like The Taxi Guy for your transportation needs. 

Leave the planning and driving to a local expert on a guided tour. Customize your perfect day with door-to-door service, including visits to wineries, breweries, cideries, distilleries, and various attractions. Enjoy tastings, tours, and insider information that only a local would know, with opportunities for favourite side stops offering scenic views and hidden gems.View our tour operators.