Waupoos & Prinyer’s Cove
County Vacation Properties in Waupoos and Prinyer’s Cove
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Situated on Smith Bay on Lake Ontario about 13 km east from Picton, Waupoos is set among picturesque apple orchards, wineries, local farms and forested hills. During and after the American Revolution, Waupoos served as a point of resettlement for American United Empire Loyalists. Prior to European settlement, Waupoos (whose name is derived from the Ojibwe waabooz, “rabbit”) was inhabited by Tyendinaga Mohawks, who created a burial ground on Waupoos Island. The Conrad David House, a historically designated property on which Sir John A. MacDonald once held the mortgage, now houses the County Cider Company. The Waupoos Estate Winery also makes its home in the hamlet of Waupoos. [Source: Wikipedia]
On the opposite side of the “horn” from Waupoos lies Prinyer’s Cove — a deep, sheltered anchorage on the tip of Prince Edward County near the Upper Gap. It was first occupied by First Nations people millennia ago. Throughout the 1800’s, the cove was used by commercial schooners as a safe haven.
Now dotted with cottages and vacation homes, Prinyer’s Cove is the perfect spot for those who enjoy the boating life. Prinyer’s Cove Marina has a fully stocked store, coin-operated washer/dryer and allows pets on leash. It is approximately 20-25 minutes into Picton by car and 45 minutes to Sandbanks beaches.
Lake on the Mountain
10-15 minutes by car from Picton, take in a panoramic view of the Bay of Quinte and surrounding countryside with a stop at Lake on the Mountain. One of Ontario’s natural curiosities, Lake on the Mountain is 62 metres above Lake Ontario, yet is fed by a constant flow of clean, fresh water, with no apparent source. The Mohawks called it the Lake of the Gods, home of powerful spirits. Early settlers believed the lake was bottomless. [Source: Provincial Parks website]
Other stops worth taking while in the eastern part of the County include picking no spray blueberries at Little’s Highbush, a visit to La De Dah gallery or historic Rose Hall Museum. For those lovers of food and drink, stop for cheese tasting at Fifth Town Artisan cheese, lunch at Lake on the Mountain restaurant, and the County Cider Company or Waupoos Winery — all boasting incredible views.