Prince Edward County has a rich history as one of the areas our native Canadians knew to be welcome to travelers. Then the first settlers created farms that eventually provided food for most of Ontario. Now it is just a wonderful place to visit as many folks have reinvented the economy to grape vines and cheese production. With the folks from Kawartha Lakes Region we got to come along for the ride for a weekend of cruising to find fun, food and maybe a little wine.
Tracy and Tom Murphy along with the Kawartha Lakes Region hosted a wonderful weekend in Prince Edward County. There were original 6 couples from Rideau Lakes Region but unfortunately one couple had to leave on Saturday morning due to health reasons.
The Picton Harbour Inn has a delightful water side setting for our outdoor beef and salad dinner and music on Friday evening – plus the dancing after dinner on Saturday evening under the stars. That Kawartha Lakes group must be much younger than our crowd!
The Saturday tour took us along the side roads to the east of the county to a new winery, Terra Estate Winery. Most of us felt that 10:30 am was a little too early for wine tasting so we let the few die hards pay the fee and get in line. Well the Italian owner comes bouncing in late, all apologies because there was no charge. Let's just say many folks decided it was 5 o'clock somewhere and left in a very happy mood - and with a few bottles for future tasting. We then toured to Wellington for lunch on the harbour and had the remainder of the day to tour the shops and other winerys. Saturday evening we congregated at the Picton Golf and Country Club for a lovely dinner over looking the long bay that separates the county island from the mainland to the west.
Sunday morning we were up and ready to tour to the west of the island and visit another winery, Waupoos winery, and Black River cheese factory. Lots of lovely old homes along the way - one with a cannon in the front yard – just in case Trump gets frisky! Plus lots of new homes along the many peninsula shorelines of the county. Lunch was enjoyed at the Isaiah Tubbs resort and then it was farewell to new and old friends.
Thank you to Kawartha Region for hosting the fun weekend. Marlene