Put Toronto in the rear-view mirror for an island getaway filled with charming townships, rolling mounds and Lake Ontario views. Crime novelist Linwood Barclay has become fond of the food and wineries, too
Where is it? I asked.
Prince Edward County.
I should have known. Its merely a two-hour drive east of Toronto, about three-and-a-half west of Montreal. The district( as the locals call it) is technically an island in the northern half of Lake Ontario but it should not be confused with Prince Edward Island, the Canadian province that sits in the Gulf of St Lawrence, off the countrys east coast.
My wife told me more. It says here the district is known for more than 35 wineries, a big artists community, lots of nice restaurants, festivals, and Sandbanks provincial park, which has one of the most spectacular beaches in Canada.
Stop, I told. You had me at wineries.