It’s summer time. Thousands of Ontarians (and even some Americans) flock to Prince Edward County to visit the Sandbanks and do some shopping in Picton’s quaint downtown. Some days the line to get into Sandbanks Provincial Park is just like the photo above. It can take forever just to get in and while you are at the beach it’s super crowded. Maybe you’ve been to the Sandbanks before and are looking for something new to do. Or maybe you’ve got a couple of days to kill in the county and would like at least one of them to be away from the crowds and low-key. The following may be just what you’re looking for. Head to the other side of the county to discover some hidden gems!
A day in the county that doesn’t involve Sandbanks or Picton:
- Black River Cheese Factory in Milford. Stop in here for some cheese curds or ice cream and walk directly across the street to the Galloping Goat which is an unique gift shop in a beautiful/relaxing setting.
- Mariner’s Park Museum. Local maritime items & local history. My husband has been here but I have not. If you are on this side of the county anyways, it’s worth a visit.
- Little Bluff Conservation Area. This is a perfect place to relax. And it’s far from the crowds! Bring a lawn chair, a book, and practice your stone skipping skills. If you went on vacation to get away from it all – Little Bluff will give you just that.
The above photos were taken in 2014 @ Little Bluff. We loved our time here! We plan to be back. My only hesitation in sharing this post is that I don’t want this hidden gem of the county to lose its tranquil state by becoming crowded with tourists. But when I find something truly beautiful, I have to share. I hope that you enjoy your time in Prince Edward County – whatever you decide to do, the county is truly wonderful.