Just like the weather, travel season’s warming up and this spring, we’re savouring every second of it.
Now through May 31, you can book one-night stays in The County, Monday to Wednesday (head here to book now). Whether you’re yearning for a quick escape or stopping over on the way to your next big adventure, there’s lots to explore with Prince Edward County in full bloom. If you’ve only got 24 hours to enjoy all it has to offer, here are a few suggestions on how to spend a day packed with memory-making moments.
Breakfast + Coffee
Start the day with coffee and a light breakfast at GOOD Place, which serves fresh juices and fresh organic with plenty of vegetarian options. Grab a seat on a nearby bench and watch the swans on the water before setting out on your County adventures. For a heartier start, consider Creekside Café—their Plougman’s Platter of pate, sausage, pickles and egg is a must-try.
Or, explore Sandbanks Provincial Park instead. Head to Westlake Water Sports to rent a pontoon boat or Sea Doo to enjoy a refreshing ride right on the water.
For the nature lovers, consider a meditative walk in the forest. Second Wind offers guided walks that allow you to connect with nature. There’s also Melt Studio and Gallery’s meditative art walk, where after a stroll in the forest lead by artist Susan Wallis, you return to the gallery to create an original piece of art work using items collected while in the forest.
Lunch + Treats
Grab lunch on Picton’s main street then head to a brewery like Slake Brewing or Parsons Brewery for a pint. Craving a sweeter midday treat? Visit Slickers for their campfire cream, a roasted marshmallow flavour that’s a County staple.
Retreat back to Drake Devonshire to wind down with a massage before heading out for dinner.
Join us in the dining room at Drake Devonshire to indulge in Executive Chef Amanda Ray’s creations like Duck Wings, Chicken Schnitzel or Roasted Octopus. If you feel like heading out, skip over around the corner to La Condesa for tacos and killer margaritas or Koenji across the street for Japanese fare and whiskey.
Caught a second wind? Grab a cab and head to The Hayloft Dancehall which re-opens for the season May 14 to catch live music or a show.
The morning after your packed day, enjoy a classic Drake Breakfast, eggs benny or avocado toast, along with a stunning lakeside view before heading home.