The County is best explored by car, though it’s also a great place to bike once you’ve arrived. You can visit wineries and restaurants on cycling tours or map your own itinerary. In fact, most of the tours in the region, from art to wine, are self-directed. It’s in keeping with the region’s independent, off-the-beaten-path character.
On the Trail for Art (and Tastings)
In addition to food and wine pros, the County is a busy community of artists. The Arts Trail initiative equips visitors with the routes they need to discover the County’s artsy side in leisurely, self-guided treks into the PEC countryside. Follow the Arts Trail and visit art studios and galleries to see beautiful paintings, sculpture, contemporary photography, pottery, blown glass, handcrafted jewelry, and more, all made by local artisans. Eight galleries in the area represent multiple artists, as well; the Oeno (https://oenogallery.com) is particularly cutting-edge. In addition to the Arts Trail, the County has a Taste Trail of wineries, breweries, restaurants, and farm markets that thread along the same roads as the Arts Trail—making for a delightful day of art and food appreciation. Go to artstrail.ca for the latest route maps and brief listings on each destination. Once on the road, you’ll find signs identifying both the Arts and the Taste trails. Take your time; this is slow grazing and gazing.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.