Highlights in Prince Edward County

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Prince Edward County, located between Montreal and Toronto, east of Kingston and south of Belleville, is a little piece of heaven at the heart of Ontario.  The ‘island’ is separated from the mainland through a network of bays and reaches.  The County is one of Ontario’s best areas to explore and experience.

The region is a vast home to thousands of migrant birds during spring and fall.  They park on the beaches, bays and points as areas for recovery and staging.  The winding shoreline, sand dunes, bluffs, escarpment, and wetlands provide home to a diverse range of flora and fauna.

The county is sometimes referred to as Quinte’s Isle, Quinte, or PEC.  Prince Edward County has a number of provincial parks, but three famous parks are the following:

•    Sandbanks Provincial Park is known for its large sand dune system --- the largest in the world, beaches and camping.

•    North Beach is famous for its fishing and boating activities.

•    Lake on the Mountain is a mysterious piece of nature with odd features that leave people intrigued.

It is cloaked with mysteries and legends that trace back to the time of the early settlers.
Prince Edward County also has fourteen conservation areas, each offer magnificent birding opportunities and chance to explore the County’s vast array of varied flora.  Aside from the observation and hiking activities, these areas are also excellent for mountain biking and cross-country skiing.

With all the fun yet exhausting activities at Prince Edward County, a relaxing place to come home to at the end of the day is important.  You will need it to help you regain strength for tomorrow.  And there’s no other summer rentals that can offer you b&b near the County’s hot spots, without being extremely heavy on the pocket and without sacrificing the quality of the accommodation, than the Wayfarer Beach House.  The private suite comes with amenities that would make you feel like you’ve come home to your very own home, only at Prince Edward County.

The Wayfarer Beach House is one of the many things that personally make me want to come back to the County.  Its location is just near the busy spots in the country but the suite has remained it ambient feel and tranquility.  If you have questions about the reservation and b&b rates, you may go ahead contact them through their website at http://wayfarerbeachhouse.com.

Prince Edward County + Wayfarer Beach House = Perfect Getaway

Monday, May 28, 2012

When looking for a fun, affordable, and memorable vacations for your family, the Prince Edward County is just right for you.  A hot bed of young vineyards, producers and farmers, growing wineries, great restaurants, renowned artisans and antiques, and abundant local produce --- the County is the perfect place to be for getaways.

The County is a polestar for artists, nature-lovers, adventure-seekers, and for people who simply just want an escape from the stresses of the city.  It captures the hearts of visitors through its beautiful rolling landscapes of vineyards, orchards, and gardens; the sparkling beaches; the quaint wineries and restaurants; the charm of homemade treats and famous chesses; and bountiful nature.  It’s paradise at the heart Ontario.

With so many attractions the region offers, visitors don’t only get to enjoy the bounty of nature during spring or summer.  The county is great place to spend the holidays or just simply those days when you want to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city.  The attractions are almost endless and treats are enjoyed by people of all ages.

And things can’t get any better than finding the perfect place for you and your family to board while in the area.  The county offers numerous options of luxury bed and breakfast to cheap bed and breakfast.  A b&b near Picton, the Wayfarer Beach House is located at Bloomfield, a location literally just a few minute-drive to Wellington and Picton, Ontario.

The Wayfarer’s Beach House is a waterfront bed and breakfast seated at the steps of Lake Ontario, with amenities that make you feel like you’re just right at your home.  To add to that, the owners are around during the day, so it’s an added convenience on your part to have people you can ask for directions and guidance regarding your trip around the region.

Personally, what I love the most about the beach house, aside from its picturesque location and beautifully designed interior is the reasonable lodging deals (3).  And the suite is perfect for solo travelers, couples, or families.

What are you waiting for? Book your reservations now and get the experience of a lifetime at Prince Edward County, and even made better by the Wayfarer Beach House.

Vacation at Picton in Prince Edward County

Picton is an unincorporated community in Price Edward County that offers to its locals and visitors is its famous shipwreck diving.

The waters in Lake Ontario cannot be any more than tranquil with its waves lapping gently on the shore.  But come October and November when the waters turn gale and terrifying.  This natural characteristic of the lake took the lives of many hundreds of years back.  At least or over two-thirds of all shipwrecks that happened in Lake Ontario took place between Point Petre at Price Edward County and the Main Duck Islands.  The shipwrecks happened during the schooner and early steam era.  The disappearances and sunken ships led to the speculation of the intriguing “Marysburgh Vortex.”

Today, there are more than 50 ship wreck sites lying underneath the surface close to the County’s southern shore.  Among those are the following sites:

•    Annie Falconer located between False Duck and Timber Islands.  She sank in November 1904 with a cargo of coal.

•    Olive Branch is still an intact wreck that lies 30 metres from False Duck Island.  The ship sank in September 30, 1880 with her captain and crew.

•    John Randall Steam Barge that sank on November 16, 1920 in School House Bay, Main Duck Island, while carrying a cargo of coal.

Another attraction near Picton is the Mariner’s Park Museum displays to hundreds of nautical artifacts from Prince Edward County’s raging lake history.  It also preserves the age of sail and steam of the Great Lakes.  Annually, a memorial service is held at every second Sunday of the month of August.  This is to pay tribute to the sailor, fishermen, and community members.

Aside from the mysterious and beguiling ship wrecks, Picton has a lot more to boast to visitors and tourists.  And to make your vacation more worthwhile, stay at the Wayfarer Beach House as I do on my every trip to the County.  For me, the waterfront private suite lines up among the best b&b (2) in the County.  It has a private bedroom with an oh-so comfy bed, a brand new bathroom, and a mini kitchen!  The place just makes its guests feel like they’ve never even left home.

The hosts, Ms. Shannon and Mr. Erik, are wonderful and very willing to help out and guide us guests through our county travel.

Check out the Wayfarer Beach House website at for reservations and prepare your self for the ultimate Prince Edward County experience!

Why Choose The Wayfarer Beach House?

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Wayfarer Beach House is a waterfront private suite seated at the heart of Prince Edward County.  The homey ambience of the house is supplemented with decorations that reflect the beauty and pride of The County.  It is only a few minute drive to the famous town and villages of The County, among which are the following:

▫    Picton is an incorporated town in Prince Edward’s Country and serves as its main artery.  It sits at the southwestern end of the Picton Bay, a part of the Bay of Quinte which itself is along the northern shoreline of Lake Ontario.  The town offers excellent shopping facilities, live theatre, beautiful heritage homes and building, a scenic harbor, and six municipal parks among which is the impressive Macaulay Heritage Park.

▫    Once named Smokeville, Wellington is a farming village of Prince Edward County.  It is at the shores of Lake Ontario and has a great view of the world’s largest sand dunes at Sandbanks.  Wellington displays its history and heritage with pride.  It offers a range of fine restaurants with great food, fishing charters and modern docking facilities, public beach and boardwalk, day spas and boutiques, golfing and kayaking, and year-round festivals and events.

▫    The village of Bloomfield is located on the Loyalist Parkway at the center of The County.  It offers a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, tearooms, an ice cream shop that feature homemade ice cream made out of local products, boutiques, artist studios, antiques, and spas.  The village is surrounded with charming roadside stands and orchards, striking vineyards, quaint homes, beautiful gardens, and historic buildings that wear their heritage with pride.

After a long daytrip, The Wayfarer Beach House is a great place to relax, unwind, and take a sip of the wines and products you have bought for your self; because aside from the large patio of the house, it has a comfy queen-sized bed, a day bed, and a futon.  To add to that, its amenities include a mini kitchen with free use of the kettle, microwave, fridge, and coffee maker; wireless internet connection to keep you connected with your friends and family back home; and a set of TV and DVD.

The hosts welcome nightly and weekly reservations, and are most willing to help you out on your plans and day trip reservations.  So linger no more! Contact us for more inquiries and reservations.

Experiencing the Beautiful Things at the County

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Prince Edward County does not only offer its beautiful landscapes of scenic gardens and vineyards, the flourishing wineries, great restaurants, and delectable local goods to visitors who flock the County at any time of the year.  There are many more attractions that await the traveller at Prince Edward County.

Provincial Parks

The County has the world’s largest sand dune system in the entire world.  Its parks are famous of their glittering sandy beaches and sparkling waters.  The parks do not only cater swimming activities.  With the vast array of beach choices, travellers are drawn to kayaking, canoeing, and fishing.
The County has an increasing reputation of its diving attractions.  There are several shipwrecks in the area and there are others that still lay undiscovered.  A local charter is also available.

Birding and Nature Basking

During spring and fall, thousands of different migrating birds flock in the woods, the fields, and everywhere along the shores of Quinte’s Isle.  Dozens of perfect observation points in the peninsula open the doors to visitors and locals who desire to experience the grandeur of nature.

Ending Your Day Right

The endless adventure the County has to offer exhausts all your energy and retiring to a relaxing and homey place at the end of the day is a very wise choice.

The Wayfarer Beach House is one of the most beautiful private waterfront suite located at the heart of Prince Edward County.  The house is adorned with beautiful decorations that reflect the pride and beauty of the County.  If you want to enjoy the night away enjoying the wines of Prince Edward County, it is accessible to many wineries and fine restaurants of Bloomfield, Picton, and Wellington.

The house’s striking features takes you to your home away from home.  You get to enjoy your favourite shows and movies through the TV and DVD, and a good wireless internet service allows you to connect with your loved ones across the globe.  So you won’t really miss anybody on your trip.  It has a mini kitchen and a nice comfortable queen-sized bed, a day bed, and a futon.

The hosts also allow the usage of their bicycles, kayaks, and canoes for guests.  And the beautiful view of the lake at the large patio of the house relaxes any mind and spirit, and sipping the County’s wine is even made better.

The experience at Wayfarer’s Beach House is something that makes vacations at Prince Edward County more memorable and to look forward to coming back in the years to come.

Experience Sandbanks

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sandbanks Provincial Park is at South Central Ontario, in Prince Edward County.  It is about a three hour drive from Ottawa, four hours from Montreal, and about two to two and a half hours from Toronto.  Aside from the beautiful and scenic beaches of Sandbanks, the area is also known for many other different attractions.

During spring and fall, thousands of different migratory birds flock to the area, and calls the attention of tourists.  Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area and Presqu’ile Provincial Park are nearby and are famous for their exceptional nature observation.  The park’s dunes provide a home for unusual species that are not normally found in the area.  The hoary puccoon, sand spurge, and sea rockets are just a few of the plants found in the park that bear interesting names.  Species of maples, hemlocks, pine, and juniper trees are also found.

Over 240 species of birds have been observed in the park while there are over 300 more at the Quinte Isle area.  Redheaded woodpeckers, black turns, least bitterns, jays, pileated woodpeckers, orioles, and kinglets are observed.

The experience at the County is priceless and something you can never get from any place else.  Plus, accommodation is not a problem.  The region has an abundant array of B&Bs, cottages, hotels, inns, beach houses, and resorts.  Among those is the Wayfarer Beach House.

The private waterfront suite is located at the very heart of Prince Edward County, not very far from the hot spots of the area.  Aside from it being closely located to the Sandbanks, it is also surrounded by the other attractions of the County.

Aside from its fairly large and lovely patio, it has a bedroom with a comfy queen-sized bed, a brand new bathroom, a day bed and a futon, and a mini kitchen.  Sheets and towels are also provided.  The house has a wireless internet connection, and a TV and DVD.

Wayfarer Beach House is open for nightly and weekly reservations.