“THE COUNTY” IS EVERYTHING THEY SAID IT WOULD BE, AND IT’S RIGHT UNDER TORONTO’S NOSE

COUNTY9      About 2 hours down Highway 401 from TORONTO (around the corner by Canadian standards), you enter a world unto itself.

COUNTY3For the skeptics among us PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY seemed too good to be true. But after visiting for a couple of days I was totally won over by the rusticity of the countryside, the architecture in its towns and villages, wineries, beaches and views of Lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte, restaurants, antique stores, art galleries and the locals themselves.  <PHOTOS ABOVE & BELOW – Oeno Gallery & Sculpture Garden adjacent to Huff Estates Winery, tours, lunch, patio>

COUNTY4COUNTY8<PHOTO ABOVE – Quaker Meeting House, 1885, WELLINGTON; last one left in The County, now a museum with a cannery exhibition and the history of the Quaker community>

COUNTY5<PHOTO ABOVE – Domaine Darius, 200 year old garden and unique winery run by a couple>

COUNTY6<The County’s Wine Trail features over 20 different wineries>

COUNTY10<Homemade County ice cream and winery tours in BLOOMFIELD>

COUNTY11<The sand dunes at SANDBANKS PROVINCIAL PARK on Lake Ontario>

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