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It’s the coolest spot when the weather is hot. Located directly on the north shore of Lake Ontario, Wellington boasts a central position amongst the many wineries in the Prince Edward County VQA wine region. Stony Wellington Beach, just a short stroll from downtown, has a boardwalk leading to an iconic lighthouse and modern docking facilities, including a landing site with Canada Border Services for boaters arriving from the United States. One of Ontario’s oldest homes, built in 1786, is nestled right in town. Many of Wellington’s original settlers were United Empire Loyalists whose descendants still live in the village. Just up the street you can visit the weekly farmers’ market, over looking the lake’s sparkling waters, for art, food, clothing, jewelry, crafts, baked goods, pizza and of course, locally-grown fruits & veg. Stay in a cozy B&B, inn or lakeside cottage, dine at some of the best eateries, ranging from cheery cafés to true gourmet restaurant experiences. Wellington is a great home base to spend a few days tasting local wines, browsing pottery, painting, glassworks and more at local galleries and studios, and to get in some quality time with the water.