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Sample local bounty along the shores of Lake Ontario.

Treat your taste buds on an epicurean adventure to places where ‘artisanal’ is a way of life. Fresh air and country charm are part of the allure of Northumberland, Quinte and Prince Edward County. Trendy urbanites have long been flocking to this area for its thriving food and drink culture, rural-chic style and artistic spirit.

Visit speciality farms, like Haute Goat to shmurgle (a word that can only be understood through the experience) Nigerian Dwarf goats. Sample (and purchase) various cheeses, gelato made from buffalo milk, goat cheese butter, chocolate, butter tarts and field-to-fork cuisine.

Stock up on the abundance of great craft wine, beer and cider. Hinterland produces unparalleled sparkling wine, passionate winemakers at Norman Hardie craft a splendid Pinot Noir, find some delightful brews at William Street Beer Co. and Northumberland Hills Brewery in Cobourg and Campbellford’s Church Key Brewery Co. Enjoy a refreshing cider at The Big Apple 401 Cider Company in Colborne.

Follow the self-guided Taste Trail in Prince Edward County or Northumberland County’s themed driving tours to discover more delights and find out what the buzz is all about.

Goats playing together at Haute Goat
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Haute Goat
1166 5th Line,
Port Hope, ON L0A 1J0
Haute-Goat is a specialty farm located just outside of Port Hope. Home to goats, alpacas, Icelandic horses and more, we welcome visitors for tours every Saturday at 11 am until early October. Visitors are welcome to do a self-guided tour using our beautiful artisan maps year round. We produce handmade, small batch goat milk skin care products, soaps and lotions and delectable goat milk... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (416) 402-8144
Municipality of Port Hope Tourism Office
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Municipality of Port Hope Tourism Office
20 Queen Street,
Port Hope, ON L1A 3Z4
Port Hope is a heritage community situated on the north shore of Lake Ontario and offers both an urban and rural paradise with the perfect combination of heritage charm, modern vibrancy and cultural allure. The Ganaraska River runs through the heart of town past historic buildings and there are miles of waterfront trails, sandy beaches, heritage conservation district downtown, quaint villages... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (888) 767-8467
Toll Free: (888) 767-8467
Close up of a butter tart
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Betty's Pies & Tarts
7380 County Rd 2,
Cobourg, ON K9A 4J7
Located between Port Hope and Cobourg, Betty's Pies & Tarts offers a variety of delicious fruit filled tarts, pies and award winning butter tarts. Whether you prefer your butter tarts plain, raisin, or with pecans, Betty's is sure to fill your butter tart craving. A bit more adventurous? Try specialty butter tarts like the Raspberry Delight. Pastries are made daily; fresh ingredients are... More Info
Phone: (905) 377-7437
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William Street Beer Co.
975 Elgin St. West,
Cobourg, ON K9A 5J3
Enjoy high quality, all natural beer, handmade for you. Ontario is one of the most exciting and vibrant independent beer markets in the world. At William Street Beer Co. in Cobourg, we are committed to upholding these high standards and working to provide Northumberland County with the highest quality beer and small batch brewed ales. Our onsite retail store and tap room provides visitors with ... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (888) 524-2337
Brews from Northumberland Hills Brewery
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Northumberland Hills Brewery
1024 Divison Street,
Cobourg, ON K9A 5Y5
We are a friendly, little microbrewery in the lakeside town of Cobourg, just east of Toronto and west of Kingston. We specialize in brewing a variety of craft beers. Come visit us, taste our refreshing ales and lagers, and find out why we are so passionate about what we do here. More Info
Open: Year Round
Web Site: http://nhb.beer
Phone: (289) 435-2005
The Woodlawn Inn
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The Woodlawn Inn
420 Division Street,
Cobourg, ON K9A 3R9
Located in the historic heart of Cobourg, The Woodlawn Inn defines the standard for luxurious hospitality in Northumberland County. It is the setting for the area's most notable gatherings, brought to life with warm hospitality and superb cuisine. Our luxurious guest rooms blend history with modern conveniences. Sommelier Stephen Della Casa matches our European inspired cuisine with... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (905) 372-2235
Toll Free: (800) 573-5003
The Buttermilk Cafe
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The Buttermilk Cafe
44 King Street West,
Cobourg, ON K9A 2L9
The Buttermilk Café is located in the heritage district of downtown Cobourg, Ontario. Our building was built in the mid 1800's and sits directly across the street from the majestic Victoria Hall, a national landmark. Our warm family-oriented service coupled with our unique menu selections makes you feel right at home. The Buttermilk Café offers really good comfort foods made from scratch with... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (905) 373-7247
Toll Free: (866) 746-4944
The Big Apple
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The Big Apple
262 Orchard Drive,
Colborne, ON K0K 1S0
The Big Apple hosts more than 500,000 people each year, offering fun all. All outdoor activities are complementary such as mini putt, shuffleboard, ping pong and our popular kid's train ride. In our restaurant area, you will notice our country market style, where we sell several local food items such as, Jessie's Jam, SugarBush real maple syrup, sparkling non-alcoholic wines, fresh fudge,... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (905) 355-2574
Three alpacas at Nuevo Norte Alpacas farm.
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Nuevo Norte Alpacas
13854 Hwy #2,
Colborne, ON K0K 1S0
From our own alpacas fleece we make (onsite) our line of our own duvets, blankets, throws, travel pillows, pet beds, and many other products. Check out our online store, but keep checking back as we are constantly developing new products. Contact us for a guided tour of the farm, an introduction to the herd and a chance to shop for some wonderful alpaca products. More Info
Open: May 1 to Nov 1
Phone: (905) 355-1786
Bottle and glass of wine
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The Old Third Vineyard
251 Closson Road,
Hillier, ON K0K 2J0
Welcome to The Old Third, a burgundian-style vineyard and winery on Closson Road in Prince Edward County, producing pinot noir, cab franc and hard cider. More Info
Open: May 1 to Nov 30
Phone: (613) 471-0471
The Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery
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The Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery
990 Closson Rd,
Hillier, ON K0K 2J0
The Grange of Prince Edward is a family-run winery in Prince Edward County, Ontario. Caroline Granger, and now with the help of her daughter Maggie, has spent the last 15 years discovering the great potential of this unique region. The Grange grows 6 varietals on a 60-acre vineyard; with chardonnay, pinot gris, riesling, gamay, pinot noir, and cabernet franc. The winery produces only 100%... More Info
Open: May 1 to Oct 1
Phone: (613) 399-1048
Hinterland Wine Company
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Hinterland Wine Company
1258 Closson Road RR#1,
Hillier, ON K0K 2J0
Hinterland Wine Company produces premium sparkling wine in Prince Edward County, Ontario. The Hinterland Winery is the County’s first winery dedicated exclusively to sparkling wine. Authenticity in our wine is more important than trend and the wine is made in the vineyard. Each wine vintage is a historical snapshot of that particular season which is why we always assign a vintage to our wines. ... More Info
Open: May 1 to Oct 1
Phone: (613) 399-2903
A vineyard with a barn behind it
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Norman Hardie Winery and Vineyard
1152 Greer Road,
Wellington, ON K0K 3L0
In the cellar, we take a hands-off approach to gently guide our wines through fermentation and ageing. We've chosen vineyards in Prince Edward County and Niagara that have the potential to produce some of the finest cool-climate wines in the New World. Our goal is to craft wines that truly reflect the unique qualities of these special sites. Visitors are welcome to join us at the winery to... More Info
Open: May 1 to Oct 1
Phone: (613) 399-5297
Bottles of beer
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Barley Days Brewery
13730 Loyalist Parkway,
Picton, ON K0K 2T0
At Barley Days Brewery, our single goal is to craft excellent beer. We use only the finest malts and hops, and brew in small batches, to ensure quality. Our beers and our labels are created to honour the rich farming tradition in Prince Edward County. In addition to our three main beers, we produce a number of seasonal beers which take advantage of local ingredients at their best, including... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (613) 476-7468
Meal at The County Canteen
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The County Canteen
279 Main Street West,
Picton, ON K0K 2T0
The County Canteen, Picton's first Brewpub, is a celebration of the bounty of the county. Enjoy great food, fabulous wine, 16 local craft beers on tap, a chill, friendly country-rustic atmosphere and live music on select days. Our menu focuses on favourite comfort dishes made with the freshest, local ingredients. More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (613) 476-6663
Inside view of The Ferg Boutique Accommodation
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The Ferg
76 West Mary Street,
Picton, ON K0K 2T0
The Ferg is a rustic-chic 1840's heritage home located in the heart of Prince Edward County's wine country, available for short term rental. Lovingly restored, this quiet retreat is seconds from Picton's cafés, shopping and restaurants, and only minutes away from gorgeous white sandy beaches and world-class vineyards. We offer three beautifully appointed suites. Rent the whole four bedroom... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (416) 998-3352
The Regent Theatre
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The Regent Theatre
224 Main Street,
Picton, ON K0K 2T0
Located on Main Street in downtown Picton, Ontario, the Regent Theatre is the centre for arts in Prince Edward County, presenting live theatre, concerts and dance, first run films, alternative cinema and County docs. Opened in 1922, the historic building still features the vintage marquee and neon signs. There’s always something good playing at the Regent. More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (613) 476-8416
Toll Free: (877) 411-4761
The Hayloft Dancehall
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The Hayloft Dancehall
344 Salmon Point,
Picton, ON K0K 1P0
The Hayloft Dancehall is a historic barn, bar and live music venue in a scenic spot, on the shores of Lake Ontario in Cherry Valley, Prince Edward County. Though a newcomer to the county, the Hayloft has become an instant favourite among visitors and locals. Check out our calendar of events before you visit to make sure we are open and to see who is playing. Enjoy excellent musical... More Info
Open: May 23 to Oct 31
Phone: (613) 476-0200
beer dispenser with bottles of alcohol in background
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Agrarian Bistro and Speakeasy
275 Main St.,
Bloomfield, ON K0K 1G0
Our diverse selection of rustic style dishes takes advantage of the wonderful produce this Prince Edward County has to offer. Chef Neil Dowson shares his modern spin on classic comfort food and the result is delicious! From the farm, dairy, bakery and winery right to your table. Pull-up a chair and enjoy great food and soak up the rustic warmth of our dining room. Our bar, The Speakeasy, is a... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (613) 393-0111
Woman holding an alcoholic beverage
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Kinsip House Of Fine Spirits
66 Gilead Road,
Bloomfield, ON K0K 1G0
Welcome to our craft distillery located on a beautiful 80 acre farm in Prince Edward County. Our tasting room is in the historic Cooper-Norton house. This ornate second empire house was built in 1874 by a wealthy Hops grower, Bert Cooper, during the County’s Barley Days. The Hops barn next to the house remains intact with it’s drying floors and brick ovens. We are committed to producing... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (613) 393-1890
Huff Estates
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Huff Estates
2274 County Rd 1,
Bloomfield, ON K0K 1G0
We have always had a passion for fine wine and Prince Edward County. Born and raised in the county, coming from families with deep county roots, thus when vineyards started to pop up in 2001 they thought this would be an ideal opportunity to harmonize these passions and have since grown Huff Estates into an exciting, unique county destination. Huff Estates' grand opening was in June of 2004.... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (613) 393-1414
Toll Free: (866) 484-4667
Oeno Gallery
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Oeno Gallery & Sculpture Garden
2274 County Road 1,
Bloomfield, ON K0K 1G0
A contemporary art gallery in Prince Edward County, Ontario, located next door to Huff Estates Winery and Inn. A beautiful space where art connoisseurs and art lovers gather, get inspired and acquire works for their collections. As members of the Art Dealers Association of Canada, we are committed to maintaining a high standard in our collaborations with artists, clients, collectors and art... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (613) 393-2216
Close up image of a water buffalo
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Ontario Water Buffalo Co.
3346 Stirling-Marmora Road,
Stirling, ON K0K 3E0
Martin and Lori's farm just north of the village of Stirling, Ontario houses about 300 water buffalo, a smiling dog, a few cats, two horses and one interesting Ayrshire steer. The water buffalo is an incredible species and is the primary source of dairy in many countries. Farm tours go from May-October by appointment only. If you are interested in purchasing products, our store is now open! ... More Info
Open: May 1 to Oct 31
Phone: (613) 396-1342
Display of chocolates
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World's Finest Chocolate
103 2nd Street,
Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0
The World's Finest Chocolate in Campbellford has been a favourite outlet store for chocolate lovers since 1999. Delicious products include pure milk chocolates, mint chocolates, chocolate covered centres in a variety of flavours, milk chocolate with almond bars and more. Chocolate gifts are also available for weddings, birthdays or can be personalized for someone special. Visit the outlet... More Info
Phone: (800) 461-1957
Man holding large piece of cheese
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Empire Cheese Co-op
1120 County Rd. 8,
Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0
A farmer owned Co-op, Empire Cheese has been producing cheese since 1876. Fresh curd is produced 5-6 days per week. Manufacturers of aged cheddar and specialty flavoured cheese including caramelized onion and hot whiskey mustard cheddar. Selection of local and gourmet foods. Gift baskets and boxes available. Ice cream available seasonally. Inquire about fund-raising opportunities. More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 653-3187
Toll Free: (800) 461-6480
Church Key brew
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The Church-Key Pub, Grindhouse and Brewery
26 Bridge Street West,
Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0
We at Church-Key Brewing take pride in producing authentic ales, while supporting our local communities. Founded in 2000, Church-Key was the first microbrewery in picturesque Northumberland County, situated in an 1878 Methodist Church on the outskirts of Campbellford, Ontario. Church-Key Brewing features a variety of award winning hand-crafted ales. All of our ales are made in small batches... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (795) 653-0001
Ferris Provincial Park
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Ferris Provincial Park
474 County Rd. 8,
Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0
Located just outside of Campbellford, along the Trent River, Ferris Provincial Park offers a selection of wooded and open campsites for tents, trailers and RVs as well as over 10 kilometres of trails through beautiful forest and riverside settings. Bring your camera for the spring woodland wildflowers along Drumlin Trail and Beautiful fall colours and vistas. Another highlight of the park is... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 653-3375
Woman having a drink outside at a small table
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Our Lucky Stars Café
16 Main Street,
Warkworth, ON K0K 3K0
Our Lucky Stars Café & Roastery is a fresh, cozy hub of the charming village of Warkworth. Family owned and operated offering a warm & friendly atmosphere. Fair-trade, organic coffee is roasted on the premises and served in espresso and brewed coffee. Enjoy artisanal, homemade ice teas & delicious, wholesome lunches and treats that celebrate locally sourced, natural ingredients. The simple... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 924-1212