10 Things to Do in January in Prince Edward County ⛄
The holidays are over, the family has gone home and the lights have been packed away. Safe to say, January is one of the quieter months in The County but an excellent time to hygge, enjoy the white stuff* and recharge after a busy December. And no time like the present to get going on your new year resolutions! Yoga, art class, fresh air, anyone?
Here’s a few ideas if you’re out and about in PEC this January:
*While we'd love to guarantee a beautiful snowy Prince Edward County for all, Mama Nature is calling the shots and she's unpredictable at best these days.
Winter walks are a thing all over The County and here are a few of our favourite places for hurt-your-lungs, winter-y fresh air: Sandbanks Provincial Park, Millennium Trail (pro tip: you can access Karlo Estates Winery from the Millennium Trail, just west of the golf course, in Wellington), Delhi Park, North Beach and Macauley Mountain Conservation Area.
Winter wonderland? Trade in your winter boots for cross country skis or snowshoes.
Snowshoeing at Sugarbush Vineyard | Photo Credit: Karen Palmer
Wine! Cider! Beer! While some of our tasting room pals close-up shop in January for a much needed break, many of your fav wineries, cideries and breweries are open year-round. Check the hours before trekking out and look forward to a different, quieter tasting experience that often includes QT with staff or even the winemaker. Raise your glass and toast to all that’s to come in 2019.
An outdoor pint at Parsons Brewery | Photo Credit: Daniel Vaughan
Baxter Arts Centre is alive and well this January with Good Vibrations! Yoga and Art – spend the afternoon playing with colours, paint, learning about chakras and energy centres through yoga and meditations (Jan 13, 10-4) – and Paint with Kato, an open studio class, combined with personal coaching (Jan 14 and 28).
Hothouse Mobile Sauna and Lounge is launching in The County on Sunday, January 6th from 2-6pm at 100 Acre Wood. Sweat out that last bit of holiday stress and get warm inside-out with hot drinks and snacks by the fire.
Does the smell of two-stroke cold smoke excite you? Embrace your inner County Boy and check out the Sand Dune Cup, aka, snowmobile oval races on West Lake. January 19-20, accessed via Isaiah Tubbs Resort.
Two bands – I Mother Earth and Finger Eleven – are both in one explosive show that includes an acoustic set with a question-and-answer period ahead of a full electric set by each band. Catch this at the Regent Theatre in Picton on Sunday, January 20 at 7:00 pm.
While winter’s slush may have you questioning the beauty of the season, the Winter Show at Arts on Main will have you seeing winter’s potential again. Twenty-five County artists have work in the show, including sculpture, painting, pottery and more. The show runs until January 28.
Sharpen your photography skills at the Contemplative Photography Workshop with local photographer, Phil Norton. This workshop is for photographers, artists and non-photographers who are seeking a fresh approach to interacting with the world, be it human, nature or inanimate subjects.
And finally, if your wallet is empty after a spend-y December, but you need a little something something, A Taste of The County for Under $10 is a round-up of affordable gift ideas that will suit any money-diet restrictions that comes with the new year. Happy January!