5 Favourite Things to do in Prince Edward County & a recipe

As travel (even close by) seems like it might not be an option again soon, a few weekends ago we decided to take advantage of our beautiful province. With 7 of our girlfriends in tow, we packed up the car for Prince Edward County.

For those of you who are not familiar with this area of Ontario, it has a lot to offer. PEC is an island situated in Lake Ontario, with a bunch of cute small towns surrounded by farms and vineyards. Food is at its prime here, with many top rated restaurants and small outdoor pop ups, you really can find local ingredients at their best.

Fall is a great time to visit, after the summer rush, while you can still enjoy most things outdoors.

Here is a list of 5 of our favourite things to do while in the County.

1. Shed Chetwyn Farms:

If you are at all like us, this alpaca farm is not to be missed. We could spend all day staring at these cute furry guys if there was nothing else to do (but we've got places to go!). Even though you can’t give them a squeeze, you can still feel how soft their fur is by visiting the beautiful shop. We’ve bought socks, pom poms, sweaters and scarves from here over the years. How can you resist that cute little face in the window?? Our dream is to one day have an alpaca or two at Windswept Farm, but until then we will just keep visiting…

2. The County Cider Co., Waupoos

We didn’t think we liked cider! Maybe it was the stunning view that captivated us, or the wood fired pizza, but this place is not to be missed. From the converted barn (always sourcing ideas for ours) to walking through the apple orchard, this place is a labour of love. Adding yet another fav drink to our repertoire!

3. Antiquing in the County

photo credit: Dead People's Stuff

In every small town you can find at least one shop that sells other people’s treasures. We absolutely love coming across a worn spoon or floral plate to use for our photo styling. As vintage sourcing is très au courant as people are trying to repurpose and reuse, there are a ton of sourcing options in the County. We found a silver knife we liked in a bag with about 50 other pieces of cutlery. The owner sold us the whole bag for $20! Steal!! Here is a list of some of our fav spots.

Dead People’s Stuff, Bloomfield Hand Works, Bloomfield The Local Store, Westlake The Lake House Vintage, Wellington

photo credit: The Lake House Vintage

4. Making Unexpected Stops

Sometimes it’s best to have no agenda. We have discovered so many awesome wineries, stunning views, pop up food trucks and farmer’s stands just by pulling over. There really is so much to explore in this beautiful County.