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Things to do with the Family in Prince Edward County

Sandbanks Outlet Beach Family fun

Long before the area was discovered as gastronomical destination, beautiful dunes at Sandbanks Provincial Park were drawing families from near and far. Prince Edward County is the perfect place to escape with your family. With beautiful beaches, countless hiking trails, tons of water and an endless number of family friendly things to do you can’t go wrong.

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1.Grab a Movie at the Cinema or Drive In:

Relax at Picton’s historic Regent Theatre or kick back in the comfort of your own car at the Mustang Drive In.

2. Explore the Millennium Trail.

milennium trailAt 49 Kilometers long, the Millennium trail stretches from Picton to Wellington and is one of the area’s best kept secrets.

The trail welcomes walkers and bikers alike.

For more information read Terry Sprague’s write up on the trail here.

3. Check out the local Museums.

Ameliasburgh Historical Museum and Pioneer Village

Macaulay Heritage Park

Mariners Park Museum

Rose House Museum

Wellington Heritage Museum

4. Take a Ferry Ride or go Dock fishing.

5. Hit the Beach: Swimming at Sandbanks and Explore the Dunes.

6. Cool down with Ice-cream or Warm up with Coco or Coffee.


Want soft serve ice-cream? check out the Black River Cheese Factory

Want regular ice-cream, delicious and made with local ingredients? check out Slickers

Want the ultimate coffee and gelato combo? Check out the Bean Counter

Want great coffee or Coco? Check out Miss Lily’s Cafe, The Regent Cafe, Agrarian or Tall Poppy to name a few.

7. Visit a local Farm or Farmers Market

Vicki’s Veggies

Wellington Farmer’s Market

Picton Farmer’s Market

vickis veggies


Campbells Orchard

Hagermans Market

The Corn MAZE

8. Visit a Local Cheese Factory

Black River Cheese

Fifth Town Cheese

9. Explore the Great Outdoors

Prince Edward County Lavender Farm

Little Bluff Conservation Area

Lake on the Mountain

Macaulay Mountain and MORE


Need help deciding what to do while in the County with the family? May we suggest the Arts TrailTaste Trail or one of the many up and coming events:

Countylicous Spring Late March / Early April

Maple in the County  Late March

The Great Canadian Cheese Festival  Early June

Art in the County  Mid June until Early July 

Eastern Ontario Photo Show Late July until early August

Jazz Festival Middle to Late August

Prince Edward County Music Festival Middle of September

Prince Edward County Studio and Gallery Tour Mid to Late September

Taste Late September

Makers Hand Early November

Countylicous Fall Novemeber


There is a lot to consider when taking a family vacation. No matter where you go, one thing remains constant: accommodations can make or break the stay.  Our task here at Sandbanks Vacations & Tours is to find the vacation property that suits your family’s needs. Along with checking availability and finding a property appropriate to your family’s spatial requirements, we also consider the property price, its proximity to area destinations and, most importantly, the kinds of comforts and amenities that you are looking for.

For more information about our Vacation Rental Packages in Prince Edward County either give us a call or visit the Sandbanks Vacations Website. To view a vacation rental in the region browse County Vacation Rental  Properties, or contact us directly either by email or by phone at 1-877-399-2508.

***For pricing either view the property or check out the Google map listed below the properties. The icons are color coded based on price and whether or not they are pet friendly. Also remember that booking in quiet season or booking extended stays significantly reduces the rental rate.

To see all our properties either visit our County Vacation website or check out our properties on Google.

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  1. Wonderful web site. A lot of useful information here. I’m sending it to a few buddies ans also sharing in delicious. And of course, thanks on your sweat!

    February 9, 2012

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