Not to be confused with Prince Edward Island,
we’re an island (well, technically a detached peninsula) in Lake Ontario, Canada.
Bordered by Lake Ontario, the Murray Canal and the Bay of Quinte, The County is just a ride away from the Thousand Islands, Rideau Canal and Trent-Severn Waterway system. There are 10 locations that can provide boat launching, docking, and/or marina services. The free Glenora Ferry connects Prince Edward County to Ontario via the Loyalist Parkway – just drive your car right on.
The County is driving distance from four main airports: Toronto Pearson International, Ottawa International, Kingston Airport and Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport – we’re just a few hours’ drive from wherever you land. We also have our own local strip to land a personal plane (with prior permission) at Picton Airport – a former WWII training field still housing historic infrastructure within Loch-Sloy Business Park.
Hop on the GO Train to Oshawa or the Via Rail station in Belleville, our neighbours to the north. From there, taxi, rent or carpool your way to The County. There is no train service directly into The County.
Ride the Greyhound bus to Belleville from Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa or Montreal then taxi, rent, carpool or catch the Deseronto Transit bus on weekdays into The County. There is no bus service directly into The County from a major city other than Belleville and no car rental services within The County. The Deseronto Transit bus runs on weekdays between Picton, Bloomfield and Belleville if you need to hitch a ride. Some businesses and organizations arrange shuttle buses within The County to their major events or during special events.
Once you’re here, the best way to get to and fro is a vehicle, whether you drove your own, rented nearby or hired a tour operator. Go easy on the rural roads, know you have the right of way coming up the town hill, and always watch for cyclists, stray sheep and turtles.
***Note that the Wooler Rd on-ramps East and Westbound to the 401 will be CLOSED for construction May to August – consider a detour through Trenton
Bring your own or rent something here – cycling along on two-wheels is a great way to get from towns to farms along back roads, the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail or on the Millennium Trail. The downtowns in Picton, Bloomfield and Wellington are all walkable.