If there's one thing to say about my travels, it's that I don't explore Canada, let alone, Ontario enough. I love road trips, and a 3 hour drive to Prince Edward County with friends is the best! Having been to PEC 3 times, each time there's something new and fun to check out. We got a bit of booze, brunch and farm life all rolled into one day:
Hagerman Farms: A cute farm with lots of cows, chickens, turkeys, goats and a pig. We ended up shopping here near the end of the day, bought home some produce and explored the farm.
Dead People's Stuff: Worth a visit to peruse the antiques from the past and pick up a trinket or two.
June Motel: A refurbished motel turned trendy millennial pink stay. We didn't stay the night, but dropped by to take a look. Definitely noticed the pink doors as we drove by and a cute addition to the County.
Drake Devonshire Inn: Everyone's first visit to PEC should include Drake Devonshire and that's how we were introduced to PEC three years ago with one of our friend's having their wedding at the inn. Set by Lake Ontario, the view of the lake in any season is scenic and the interior space of the inn is fun to explore. Most importantly, the food is delicious!
The Vic Cafe: Cute, small brunch spot in downtown Picton worth visiting!
Karlo Winery: This winery was recommended by several friends and it's a lovely winery to visit. Set inside a barn, it gave us a very seasonal, cozy holiday vibe. For all the animal lovers out there, their wine is certified vegan!
County Cider Company: Cider flight tastings at $2, a pizza oven with a restaurant viewing the lake and its at a barn means we will be revisiting this cidery. The restaurant was closed for the season already when we visited. We bought several bottles of cider and highly recommend getting the pear cider.
Lil Bake Shop: This tiny shop is all about the honour system. Step in and there are baked goods from croissants to brownies and a small coffee machine. Pay and take your goods with you. This self-served shop makes us love PEC even more.
The past three times I drove out of the county, it rained. We'll certainly be back and cross our fingers it'll be sunny on the way out.