Weekend Itinerary for the Best Girl’s Summer Getaway in Prince Edward County

I used to make a trip to Prince Edward County every summer with my girlfriends and it was so much fun! Now, I love hosting my friends for girl’s weekends at our lake house in the County. We always make time for wineries, restaurants, the beach and a little shopping! There’s so much to do in the County, so it can sometimes be difficult to create a weekend itinerary. It was tough, but I’ve narrowed down what I think are the best spots for you to enjoy with your girlfriends this summer! Read on for my weekend itinerary for the best girl’s summer getaway in Prince Edward County.


On your way into the County, your first stop has to be The County Emporium! They carry everything to make your girls weekend the best. Pick-up matching rompers, local goodies and a few bottles of wine. Maybe even stay for one of their delicious wine slushes to get your weekend started!

If you have time before your accommodation check-in, head down the road to Redtail Vineyards for your first wine tasting of the weekend. Redtail has some of my favourite wines in the County! Definitely make sure to try their Rosé, Field Hand Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. They also make some really fun Piquette’s that are perfect to pick-up for the weekend.

I realize it’s difficult to get accommodation anywhere in the County this summer, but if you can book a room at The June Motel I think it’s the absolute best place to stay for a girls getaway! Friday night dinner will be at the popular Drake Devonshire in Wellington. It’s one of the only places to stay open kind of late in the County, so also stay for some drinks! You can now make reservations for indoor dining, or take your chances for patio seating. Either way it’s a fun vibe, great food and yummy drinks!


Spend your Saturday morning in Picton. There are lots of great spots to get good coffee. You can choose from Beacon Bike & Brew, The Bean Counter, Miss Lily’s Cafe, or the Agrarian Market. If you go to the Agrarian Market, make sure to pick up one (or two!) of the almond croissants – they are the best! Enjoy your coffee and treat while browsing the stores on Picton Main Street. Some of my favourites include Books & Company, The Ye11ow Studio, PEC T-Shirt Company, Gilbert & Lighthall, Kelly’s, and City Revival.

Then it’s off for an afternoon of wine tasting! Start at Closson Chase for a wine tasting in the beautiful garden. Make sure to get a group pic with the fun purple barn! Enjoy a delicious lunch at their new restaurant Au Verre by The Marans (on of my favourite restaurants in the County!). Their menu has lots of vegetarian options and many Closson Chase wines to choose from. Just down the road, you’re onto the Grange of Prince Edward Winery next. They are not doing tastings this summer, but you can get a glass of Grange wine or a cocktail from the Old Salt Cocktails pop-up. Enjoy your drink overlooking the beautiful vineyards and property. A very instagrammable location for those wine country pics! Your last stop of the day will be at Hinterland Winery. Toast to your day with a flight or glass of sparkling wine!

Saturday night dinner is at The Lakeside Motel. And with the views and vibe you’re definitely going to want to stay for drinks! The Lakeside Motel is in Wellington and has a gorgeous patio with the best views of Lake Ontario. As the sun sets, the string lights come on and the DJ starts her set. A great place to spend a Saturday night in the County!


Start off your leisure Sunday at Cape Vineyards with a picnic brunch. Their Sunday brunch picnic special comes with two sandwiches and a salad. Best part is the bottle of Gypsy Lola Sparkling Red or Cressy Sparkling Cider that’s included! Make sure not to miss their cute animals at the winery farm.

Spend the rest of your Sunday at the beautiful The Beach Club at Wander Resort. The Beach Club is located just outside of Wellington on a pristine 2 acre waterfront white sand beach. Purchase your lounge package ahead of time which includes access to daybeds, loungers and umbrellas. You’ll also have access to towel service, onsite snack purchase and kayak/paddle board rentals. And there is live music daily from 4-7pm. The beach is unlicensed but you can BYOB – the perfect opportunity to taste some of that wine you’ve purchased. I cannot think of a better way to end your Girl’s Summer Getaway Weekend in Prince Edward County!



Guide to the Perfect Girl’s Weekend in Prince Edward County

Who doesn’t love a girls weekend in wine county?! I’ve been travelling to Prince Edward County with my girlfriends for the past 3 years. And now that I own a house in the County , I’ve been having girl weekends all summer! So after many fun girl’s wine trips, I think that I finally have the ultimate guide to the perfect girl’s weekend in Prince Edward County. Read on for my full three-day itinerary, complete with where to stay, eat and drink. Happy wine’ing!

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Day 1: Friday

You’ll likely leave after work on Friday and get to the County by late evening, so head straight to your accommodation to check-in. There are lots of places to stay in the County, but for a girl’s trip, the June Motel is the perfect spot. When I get in a bit later on a Friday,  I typically like to keep it pretty low-key. If you’re the same, I recommend grabbing a glass (or two, or three, or a bottle) of rosé with some snacks at the June’s Lobby Bar and relax out on the super cute patio. This is also your chance to get some great pics with your girlfriends in all the instagramable spots around the June! If you have more energy than me and would prefer to go out, then head to Bloomfield for dinner at Public House followed by drinks at the Agrarian Speakeasy.

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Day 2: Saturday

Rise and shine Saturday morning for yoga detox/retox at the June. A 60-minute yoga session on the outdoor yoga deck will let you detox before retoxing at the Lobby Bar with mimosas. Best way to start the day! Make a quick trip in Picton for coffee and breakfast at Miss Lilley’s Café. After you’ve fueled up, grab a cab to Closson Road Cycles where you’ll rent bikes (recommend booking in advance) for your day of winery visits on Closson Road. Biking down Closson Road is my favourite way to experience wineries in the County. In under 4km, you can visit 6 wineries plus a lavender farm and alpaca farm shop! Start at Broken Stone Winery and then make your way down the road, stopping at each of the wineries for a tasting (find a map here). You’ll probably get hungry along the way (and should eat with all the wine tastings you’re doing!). You can have lunch at The Swinery restaurant at Closson Chase Winery or order a picnic basket at the Grange of Prince Edward Winery. End the day’s winery tour with a glass of bubbly at Hinterland Wine Company (you’ll need a reservation for groups of 6+). Then it’s back to the June to get ready for your night out in the County! Saturday night is best spent in Wellington. Start with dinner at La Condesa and end your night with drinks at the Drake Devonshire – hopefully you can snag a spot on the patio!

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Day 3: Sunday

And just like that, it’s already Sunday Funday! After check-out at the June, make your way to The Vic Café in Picton for brunch. This brunch spot just went through a make-over and it could not be any cuter! And then my favourite way to spend a Sunday with the girls is a beach day at Sandbanks. On your way to the beach stop at the Agrarian Market to pick up your pre-ordered picnic for later (you will not regret this picnic, their food is amazing!).  Then enjoy your afternoon lounging at the beach! When the time comes that you have to start heading home, I like to make one last stop to complete the girls weekend. On the road home from Sandbanks is a great little spot called Sand & Pearl. End your weekend here with some oysters and bubbly! Ok, I’m not going to lie, there is one more stop I like to make before ending a girl’s weekend…if you’re heading home to the GTA area, Harwood Estate Vineyards is on your way out. They have a delicious rosé called Friendship that I think is the perfect souvenir from a girl’s trip to wine country! Follow this itinerary and I guarantee will have the ultimate girls weekend in Prince Edward County!

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