For some of Ontario's freshest air and abundance of outdoor activities, look no further than Prince Edward County. Book your choice of Prince Edward County vacation homes, and look forward to a relaxing getaway on Lake Ontario's northern shore.
Thanks to the moderating effects of nearby Lake Ontario, Prince Edward County has a relatively mild climate. In the summer, temperatures usually top out in the upper 70s. In December and January, temperatures are usually in the high 20s or low 30s. The area receives an average of 2 to 3 inches of precipitation per month, with no distinct rainy season. Since summer is the busiest season in Prince Edward County, be sure to reserve your accommodations far in advance for the best choice.
With its location on the northern shore of Lake Ontario, Prince Edward County is best reached by car. If you're flying into the region, keep in mind that major airports in Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal are all at least 90 minutes away from most Prince Edward County vacation homes. An island community, Prince Edward County has five entry points from major highways.
Prince Edward County is home to several interactive tours and trails. Cyclists will appreciate the Waterfront Trail, which highlights a lengthy shoreline trail through marshes and sand dunes, not to mention country towns and restaurants. Best approached by car, the Arts Trail allows visitors to explore the countryside while seeing the county's best artwork, much of it available for purchase. The Taste Trail leads visitors to a range of breweries, wineries, cideries, and even ice cream shops throughout this island county. After a few hours on the Taste Trail, you'll understand why Prince Edward County is considered the province's gastronomic capital.
Visit in any season, and you'll have a wide range of events and festivals to choose from. In March, Maple in the Country celebrates the sweet treat that this area is known for with pancake breakfasts, sugar shack demonstrations, and maple goodies. In mid-May, the Spring Birding Festival introduces locals and visitors to the area's native birds and wildflowers with workshops and photography outings.
In both spring and fall, Countylicious brings affordable prix fixe menus to many of the county's top restaurants, so everyone can enjoy fine dining with an international flair. In June, the Great Canadian Cheese Festival gathers together over 130 exhibitors, more than 500 foods and beverages, and a range of cheese seminars for true cheese lovers. In mid-August, the Prince Edward County Jazz Festival draws performers and music lovers from across the nation and the world. In November and December, Wassail attracts visitors to local wineries for mulled wines and ample holiday spirit.
No matter which of the many Prince Edward County vacation homes you book, you'll find the ideal forested or lakefront setting for your group. You'll also enjoy plenty of fresh air and refreshing water on the shores of Lake Ontario.