Category: Picton

Picton Harbour Inn and Lighthouse Restaurant

After a lame hotel breakfast experience, we did some searches in the Prince Edward County area for good breakfast places and this inn and breakfast place in Picton popped up. It sits on Picton Harbour, which is this small cute harbour where pleasure craft from Lake Ontario can come and dock. The place is popular for breakfast and we had to wait, but you can wait outside on a picnic table and enjoy the boats and scenery. Inside, the service was great, the portions generous and they had the best hashbrowns I had in memory. I learned some interesting history […]

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Sandbanks Provincial Park … or … Quebec West

Sandbanks Provincial Park is one of those secret places you read about that actually isn’t really a secret but feels like one. The park is located 14.5 km from Picton Ontario, which is about 2 hours from Toronto. I’ve always considered Sandbanks as a beach with a campground. The beach has wonderful sand and is itself a large sand dune that has a wonderfully gentle and slow drop off, making it a favourite for children. When the wind picks up, wonderful Lake Ontario waves crash on the shore and make for wonderful playing. I was trying to look up online […]

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Prince Edward County

I have many fond childhood memories of this part of eastern Ontario. While it seems all the kids in my Toronto neighbourhood went “up north” to cottage country, our family would head east on the 401 toward Belleville. There is an unusual part of Ontario most people zip past while travelling Highway 401. Prince Edward County, also know as Quinte Isle, is accessed off the Wooler Road (or from Trenton and Belleville). This rather crinkly-shaped part of Ontario sticks out into Lake Ontario and is a former peninsula. I say former because between 1882-1889 an 8 km (5 mi.) canal […]

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