Located just east of Kingston, Prince Edward County is renowned throughout Canada for its picturesque lakeshore scenery and its quality vineyards.
Prince Edward County sits on a peninsula extending into Lake Ontario, and is connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of land along its western edge. While no large town dominates the county, a smattering of small hamlets are scattered throughout, with the largest being Picton. Vineyards are also located all around Prince Edward, but a large concentration can be found along the western shoreline, in the vicinity of Sandbanks Provincial Park – where several beaches can also be found.
Transportation in Prince Edward County
Four roads lead out of the county in all directions, while one ferry route heads east towards Kingston. Two nearby towns (Trenton and Belleville) are home to VIA Rail stations that are served by multiple trains a day to Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. For a greater range of daily rail departures, as well as service by intercity buses and a small airport, Kingston is a short drive to the east. Additionally, drivers can take advantage of easy access to Highway 401, putting Toronto 2.5 hours away, Montreal four hours and Ottawa 2 hours 45 minutes away.