There are many things to see and do in the County, with each season offering a different experience. In the spring, blooming trilliums blanket parts of Sandbanks Provincial Park near Edge of East Lake Cottages - truly a sight to behold. It makes it easy to understand why the trillium is Ontario's provincial flower. In summer, the sunsets over Lake Ontario are spectacular, so much so that the beaches at Sandbanks fill with onlookers each evening as the sun begins to set. In the autumn, fall colours abound, with shades of red, yellow and orange in every direction. The winter wonderland brings visitors out, including cross country skiers, to enjoy the solitary and tranquil woods.

Here are some specific things you might enjoy doing while you're visiting the County:

  • Wake up early and sit on the deck with your coffee while watching the sunrise over East Lake
  • Swim in East Lake from the private dock shared between the two cottages
  • Visit the day beach at Sandbanks Provincial Park for a swim or a day in the sun
  • Take a walk and enjoy the sights and events at Sandbanks Provincial Park, including the nature trails and evening programs
  • Climb the sand dunes on West Lake, part of Sandbanks Provincial Park, then take a swim afterward to cool off
  • Rent or bring a small boat and fish for a trophy in East Lake, a very popular fishing spot
  • Sample the local wine by touring some of the County's more than 35 wineries
  • Enjoy a meal at one of the many fine local restaurants, some of which are at the wineries
  • Visit the many local farmer's stalls to buy fresh produce
  • Take some time to experience the Arts Trail, or go gift or antique shopping
  • Sample some of the County's best fare on a Taste Trail tour which includes stops at local restaurants, wineries/breweries (including cider), cheese shops, spas etc.
  • Take a Banana Boat ride on West Lake, another nearby lake with sand dunes
  • Play a round of golf at the Picton Golf & Country Club
  • Bring or rent a bike and cycle the winding roads through picturesque fields of crops and vines
  • Test your handicap at miniature golf at Caddy Shack, located outside the gates of Sandbanks
  • Go horseback riding for a unique perspective of the area
  • Go on a movie adventure at Mustang Drive-In, one of Canada's few remaining drive-in theatres
  • Experience fresh maple syrup in the spring at one of many local maple syrup producers during Maple in the County
  • Attend one of the many other festivals in the area including Pumpkinfest, the Birding Festival, the County Jazz Festival, the Prince Edward County Music Festival and the Prince Edward County Authors' Festival, to name a few
  • Or just spend your days relaxing, or reading a good book!

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