County Retreat is an ideal place to stay as you tour the many activities in Prince Edward County (PEC).

Here are a few close to us:

Drive the southeast County Taste Trail - sample local fresh foods from Black River Cheese, Fifth Town Artisan Cheese. And in summer Vicki’s Veggies or Saturday's Milford Market.

Bike or walk to 4 local wineriesLong Dog, Exultet Estates, Lighthall Vineyards, Half Moon Bay. ..and these are just the closest ones. PEC also has approx. 36 more wineries!

Beach or swim at The Sandbanks Provincial Park – beautiful sand dunes and sand beach. For a closer, more rugged and less populated beach, don't miss  Little Bluffs Conservation Park.

Visit the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPBO)– The southeast end of PEC is well-known for abundant birdwatching. Each year PEPBO bands over 15,000 birds of more than 120 species. Hundreds of thousands of birds pass through in spring and fall.  Here’s the 2015 bird sighting list.

Kayak – excellent kayaking opportunities within 5 to 15 minutes of County Retreat.

Dark sky viewing – County Retreat has one of the darkest night skies in southeast Ontario. Stargazers, photographers and astronomers will thrill to see the unobstructed southern most Ontario stars.  We  provide a small, onsite telescope or bring you own!

Drive the Arts Trail – Prince Edward County has many talented artists whose creativity is unbounded. Take a drive on the Arts Trail and discover areas you didn’t know exist. Buy one-of-a-kind souvenirs to take home.

Or take in an ever-changing list of County events:

Festivals and Celebrations
Winery events
Monthly view

Need more reasons to visit County Retreat?

Here’s what Canadian AND international publications ar
e saying about Prince Edward County…


Touring the Taste Trail

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TASTE event – every Sept.

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