The County – A Day Trip

It has been almost spring like where I live although long term forecast says more snow. We need spring! I love this time of year, I feel like all the birds, waterfowl and animals are coming out and stretching their legs/wings/whatever. Young fox kits will be out and about soon and bird migration, just a great time of year. Speaking of foxes, I did spot this fox the other day.

I do love foxes
Another look back

Now on to my story……….this past Thursday we took a day trip to The County, about 30 minute drive from our house. What is ” The County” you may ask? It’s an island called Prince Edward County, with a lot of little towns and villages, with Picton, Wellington and Bloomfield being the 3 most popular and well known towns. So us locals usually refer to it as “The County” for short. It’s home to Provincial parks, bike trails, beaches, wineries, breweries, awesome restaurants, and more.

It’s a very popular place, we stay away on the weekends but like to go through the week. This trip we walked along Lake Ontario and took a trail in Sandbanks Provincial Park, stopped at Fosterholm’s and bought some maple syrup, took photos of some ducks and swans and ended up having a great lunch at Matron Fine Beers. We also stopped in at a couple of other breweries to take some home. We were running low and we both like Craft brewery beer so I guess it was ultimately a “beer run” lol.

We stopped at a spot to photograph some Swans, ducks and Canada Geese.


Sandbanks Provincial Park

Fosterholm’s Maple Syrup place

We have been to Matron Fine Beer a few times before, I really like it. They have an outdoor sitting area and quite a lot of room inside. We were the only ones there except for the winery cats. I do love the winery cats and/or dogs. There were two cats here and one took a liking to me, as I did to him. He lay beside me on the bench I was sitting on the whole time we were there. The lady asked if she wanted me to move him and I said Nope, this entices me to come back more often. We don’t have any pets anymore, I have had numerous dogs and cats but since we are traveling so much now we didn’t get any other pets when our last one passed on.

I forgot to mention that we stopped at the Agrarian Market in Picton, what a great little pastry shop and store. Lots of unique food items and their croissants are delicious!

Agrarian Market

We also stopped at Prince Eddy’s Brewery to pick up some beer, they had some seasonal Maple Cream Ales. And a quick run into Midtown Brewery, oh yes and a quick stop at Wellington Bakery. A pretty full day, plus other stops here and there to take photos.

If you ever get to The County, you won’t be disappointed.

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