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Perfect Weekends: Closson Road

The more we visit Prince Edward County, the bigger it feels. You easily spend a month exploring it’s many hidden corners (hello Secret Beach!).

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Pick up baby lavender plants at PEC lavender farm to take that sweet, sweet scent home.

One of our favorite spots is the Closson Road wine corridor. There are so many unique spots along this short strip, it’s easy to spend a weekend hopping (or cycling!) from one to the other.

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Here’s what our Perfect Weekend on Closson Road looks like.

1. First of all, either bring a bike or rent one at Closson Road Cycles. No one likes a tipsy driver — especially on country roads. Biking is a great way to take the scenery (like the famous hilltop church!) and stay safe.

2. Wine lovers know that stopping at any of the Closson Road wineries is sure to yield some great pours. Our favorites are The Grange for ‘Bunny Wine‘, bubbles and a perfectly packed picnic basket. The Old Third for crepes and pinot noir. Hinterland for peach slushies topped with the Whitecap Sparkling wine. And Broken Stone winery for what might just be Ontario’s best hammock.  Check out the PEC Winery Association for a full list though!

3. Closson Road is more than just wine though. Take time to visit Prince Edward County Lavender. It’s well worth a sniff or two! Pick up some lavender nougat, teas, soaps or a satchel of Pluck Teas made with County-grown lavender. 

SIDE NOTE: Love, love, love lavender? Plan to visit on July 8th – 9th during the 6TH ANNUAL LAVENDER FESTIVAL.

4. We always make time to pop into SHED Chetwyn Farms and visit the adorable alpacas!  They design, make and purvey gifts crafted from both their own and locally sourced alpaca fleece & yarn. In fact, the run a ‘farm-to-needle’ program where they source and make yarn for knitting!

5. For lunch, we’d plan a stop at County Road Brewing Co. They serve some good food, but it’s their beers we’d be after! Right now, there’s a beautiful cherry gose on tap that has us yearning to pack up and move to the County every time we think about it.

For more on where to eat and drink in The County and surrounding area, check out The Great Waterway website.