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For anyone looking to escape from fast-paced city life and embrace the beauty of Ontario in autumn, Prince Edward County just may be your new travel hotspot. This breathtaking region is located just three hours away from Toronto, and is a charming island that makes for a perfect weekend getaway. As a popular wine destination which also houses a number of quaint bed-and-breakfasts and restaurants, this area offers something for just about everyone. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or to indulge in a weekend of great food, Prince Edward County offers a wide variety of activities that are sure to appeal to all. Here are a few ways to explore the region, which are sure to please everyone from devoted foodies to music junkies.
For the foodie:
Considering Prince Edward County is known as a gastronomic hub, it’s no wonder this island is a popular spot for all food lovers. In order to sample all that the county has to offer, try The Taste Trail, a self-guided tour of the artisanal restaurants and wineries that call Prince Edward County home.
For the hipster:
The Drake Hotel has long been a trendy favourite on Toronto’s Queen West. Run by the same owners, The Drake Devonshire borrows the cool, urban atmosphere of its Toronto counterpart, yet with its own countryside twist. Whether you decide to book a room or merely a table for dinner, this inn is sure to complete your journey to Prince Edward County.
For the romantic:
For those seeking a romantic getaway, the picturesque bed-and-breakfasts of Prince Edward County are sure to delight. The many BBs on the island offer a cozy, intimate alternative to a hotel stay, plus who could say no to a home cooked breakfast? Be sure to check out The Miller’s Bed and Breakfast, a charming 19th century BB overlooking a waterfall.
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For the music lover:
Prince Edward County is home to a number of venues that offer live music on the daily. One highlight is the much-loved Acoustic Grill, a restaurant that hosts both local indie performers and touring musicians such as singer-songwriter Tom Savage and Sean McCann of the band Great Big Sea.