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County Outings & Workshops, Picton: Hours, Address, County Outings & Workshops Reviews: 5/5

County Outings & Workshops
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Customized tours for couples and small groups in Prince Edward County and the Quinte/Belleville area. Wineries and craft breweries. Specializing in back roads adventures to "Parts Unknown", meeting the rural locals and family farms for a close-up encounter with the animals. Tasting all the way...wineries, cheese factories, home-baked goods, craft breweries, locally-made chocolates, farm fresh veggies, honey and cider on a hilltop orchard with an outdoor pizza oven. Nature and birding tours, especially during migration and photography, outdoors and indoor one-on-one tutoring. Guide Phil Norton has led photography adventures to all corners of North America as well as throughout Ontario and Quebec since 2012. A Picton resident since 2007, he has witnessed the transformation of this rural oasis become a tourist hotspot. He will introduce you to the owners of the wineries and farms whom he counts as friends and to the hidden charms, like waterfalls, that are not on the tourist maps!
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Melanie Hazell
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Phil is the very best!
Mar. 2020
It was wonderful to spend a few hours with Phil discovering an interesting variety of artisans, artists, cheese makers, brewers and County characters. Phil has a relaxed, quite vigilant style and is a wealth of information. He is open, warm and has a lovely sense of humour. I really appreciated his intelligent commentary and openness. Big thanks, Phil.
Written March 9, 2020
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Your family business group was so fun to be with, Melanie, thanks for signing up for the Parts Unknown of Prince Edward County...and all the best for your own tourism project along our Great Lake shores!
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DEE201312
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico7 contributions
Magical winter day touring in the County!
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Phil took 6 of us on a wonderful half day tour of the County! We live in the County ( and had two couples visiting who have been here before) so it added a challenge to Phil planning his itinerary for us. We wanted the truly off the beaten path tour, and Phil delivered!!! We visited a wonderful, interesting ( off the beaten path) artist in his studio, saw snow volcanoes, held baby goats, picked up fresh eggs and honey, enjoyed cheese, chocolate and one wine stop. Travelled beautiful roads with Phil adding just the right amount of commentary. It was a thoughtful, well-planned excursion and we highly recommend Phil, who added depth and dimension for our guests while allowing us to relax and enjoy new experiences too.

Thank you Phil!!!
Written February 23, 2020
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Romuald G
ALAJUELA, Costa Rica3 contributions
Thank you Phil!
Feb. 2020
Our experience with Phil was outstanding! Someone knowledgeable and who love people! With passion Phil let us discover Prince Edward County: painting artist, unique landscape, wine tasting, baby goats in a very cute farm, fresh eggs and honey.... and alswys this unique sense of home. We had a wonderful time!
Written February 17, 2020
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Heather
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Fantastic custom personal PEC tour
Jan. 2020 • Couples
Our guide Phil did a fantastic job of showing us around PEC. We came during a very slow time of year and he still managed to get us to 3 wineries and 1 brewery. He had suggestions of which to visit but was very accommodating when we requested a different spot or two. Phil is a great conversationalist, knows tons about the County, and by the end of our tour it felt like we had known him for ages. Absolutely would recommend booking any type of PEC tour with Phil!!
Written January 15, 2020
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Alex Millar
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Wonderful day with a great guide!
Sep. 2019
Phil was an awesome guide. He's a great guy, and easy to talk to. We were able to go see a ton of different areas of Prince Edward County (tasting wine & ciders, stopping by small shops to buy some local honey, mustards, and cheese, helping us scope out where we should go to the beach!)
Written September 22, 2019
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Thanks Liz and Alex; I truly enjoyed our explorations together in PE County. I think I brought home as much mustard and cheese as you did!!
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Andrew S
Ajax, Canada48 contributions
Great Day in the County with Apples and Grapes.
Sep. 2019 • Couples
Phillip is a delightful chap who took us on a tour from the Drake Devonshire to Waupoos. We visited County Cider, Wineries - including the lovely Waupoos grounds and Lake on the Mountain. VIP wine tastings are always a great way to spend a Saturday. What a nice and knowledgeable chap to take us through this gorgeous County.
Written September 22, 2019
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Andrew, your gang of 4 was so enthusiastic and brought perfect end-of-summer weather to The County! You’re getting to know PEC so well I fear for my tour guiding job!!
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chsial
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Fabulous Tour!
Sep. 2019 • Couples
My partner and I stayed at the Drake on our honeymoon and had an incredible afternoon exploring local wineries, breweries and ‘parts unknown’ in PEC. Phil was super charming and gregarious, knowledgeable, easy-going and flexible. He incorporated the wineries we really wanted to see and added his own special flair (strange brewing was incredible!) and a special look-out point. Phil was especially welcoming and inclusive to us as an LGBTQ couple, and we would sing his praises and recommend him to anyone looking to spend a beautiful afternoon in the county.
Written September 19, 2019
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I had such a great afternoon with you, Charlotte and Katie! So glad the LOVE “letters” were out in the field to take more photos for your wedding album! Feel free to post some here...All the best!
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Jason Stone
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Birthday trip to Prince Edward County
Aug. 2019
We recently went to Prince Edward County for my sisters birthday and stayed at the Drake hotel. We planned a tour of the area through the hotel on a Monday in August. Phil was at the front desk on time and such a great guy. He was happy to take us wherever we wanted to go but had great suggestions. We saw some great local spots – Lake on the Mountain was great along with wineries, a petting zoo and a local brewery called Strange Brew. Couldn’t have asked for a better afternoon. Phil was very knowledgeable of the area (even though he’s from Pennsylvania and a Pirates & Penguins fan, I didn’t hold that against him), had a great sense of humor and let us do our thing. I’ll be back next summer with my wife and will be hoping to have Phil show us around again. Thanks again for the excellent afternoon, would highly recommend the company and make sure to request Phil as your guide!
Written August 14, 2019
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Michelle F
Bowmanville, Canada5 contributions
Wish I could give 100 stars!
Aug. 2019 • Couples
I wish I could give 100 star rating. Phil was phenomenal. So knowledgeable, friendly and made our wine tour so fun. My husband and I spent the afternoon touring around at different wineries. Phil made the first day of our honeymoon one to remember. He took amazing photos and didn’t rush us. Would highly recommend!!

Michelle
Written August 14, 2019
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It’s not every day I get to spend a day just me and “the happy couple” immediately after their Big Day and Night wedding & reception...and a TV personality to boot! I had so much fun with you both and the serendipity of finding the LOVE sign for our impromptu photo shoot was icing on the cake! All the best and keep in touch.
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Jennifer S
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PEC winery & brewery tour with Philip
Aug. 2019
We hired Phil to take us siblings around the wineries, cideries and breweries of Prince Edward County and he was fantastic. Phil is very personable, laid back, and showed us hidden gems of the County. Would highly recommend him for a great day out! Thanks so much Phil for making our sister's 50th really great.
Written August 14, 2019
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