With chilly evenings creeping in and the slightest change in the colour of the leaves, it's getting hard to deny that pumpkin spice season is here! The County has more to offer than a summer getaway to the beach - here are 7 reasons you should visit in the fall:
1. EXPERIENCE THE COUNTY LIKE A LOCAL
Summer is peak season here in Prince Edward - if you've visited Sandbanks or attempted to drive the main street of Picton between Canada Day and Labour Day, you know this well! If fewer crowds and less traffic is your idea of the perfect mid-week or weekend getaway, autumn is the best time to experience the sights and the eats without waiting on a crowd!
2. EMPTY BEACHES
That's right - hit the beach and get the perfect shot without a dozen other beach goers in the background! Spread out your blanket as much as you like and lounge in the quiet beauty of Lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte!
3. DINE & STAY and COUNTYLICIOUS
The County is a not-so-hidden culinary gem, and one of the best ways to experience the boutique accommodations and the quality farm to table delights of the county is with a Dine & Stay Package! The package includes one night at The June and dinner for two at Bloomfield Public House ($100 value) Tuesdays through Thursdays until October 31st!
Looking for a late autumn culinary adventure? Countylicious happens November 1-24, 2019 and features a selection of restaurants that made the County the "gastronomic capital of Ontario" according to The Globe & Mail - pick your weekend and check availability at The June! What exactly is Countylicious? A set three-course menu at participating restaurants for a fixed price.
4. FALL FOR AUTUMN
The leaves will be falling, and so will you - madly in love with the County colours. Autumn is a special treat in most places, but most places don't have the charm of the county. Sip wine amongst autumn leaves, or catch Pumpkinfest surrounded by warm earthy hues!
(credit: Sandbanks Winery)
5. HANDS ON HARVEST
Get a taste of winery life by helping out with Harvest! Many local wineries host harvest events, inviting the public to get a behind the scenes and immersive look at the harvesting and crushing process! Get back to simpler times by hand-picking grapes alongside the locals, and get treated to a hearty meal. Try your hand at winemaking at Sandbanks Winery or join the brigade at By Chadsey's Cairns.
6. FIND A DEAL
You may find that autumn is a budget friendly time to get your County kicks in for the year! Didn't make it out in the summer? The Fall is just as gorgeous, and more economic! Your favourite spots to stay and places to eat are still open, and not only will you be saving money, you'll have a quieter, more exclusive getaway!
7. EMBRACE CAMPFIRE SEASON
Chilly nights are best with warm company, and a source of heat! Grab the cozy sweater, a s'more kit, your best pals and join the campfire circle at The June.
These are only 7 reasons to visit the County this fall, and we promise you'll find a hundred more things to fall for this season. There's only one way to find out...