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Solo Travel Itinerary Around Lake Ontario

Author: solotraveler (More Trip Reviews by solotraveler)
Date of Trip: April 2010

grange of prince edward winery grounds lake ontario canadaOh my, this was a good trip.

I left on a Sunday to travel solo around Lake Ontario. Some days were packed with things to do, others were more about the journey -- cycling and driving. Here's my itinerary.

SUNDAY, April 18th

7:30 a.m.
I left for Prince Edward County early, taking the 401 east from Toronto all the way because I had to be there on the early side.

10:30 a.m. -- 1:30 p.m.
Cooking Class -- Professional Kitchen Basics with Chef Kelly Atwells at The Waring House Cookery School

The afternoon I toured Prince Edward County wineries.

* Redtail Vineyard (an off grid Winery) * Closson Chase (owned by actress Sonja Smits and her husband) * Huff Estates Winery and Vineyard (also the location for Oeno Gallery) * Grange of Prince Edward (largest Pinot planting in the area. I love a good Pinot.)

I then checked into the Moonlight on the Lake B&B. As the name suggests, this B&B offers lake views. Very nice.

I had a lovely meal at East and Main Bistro featuring local food and wine.

MONDAY, April 19th

This was a work morning -- I had lots of writing to do so I settled in at Miss Lilies, a hub for coffee and freelancers in Picton.

I followed the Prince Edward County Arts Trail which is nicely laid out in a map available at any touristy location.

That night I stayed at Browns Bed and Breakfast in a wonderfully restored old mansion. I think it was my favorite B&B of the entire trip.

7:30 p.m.
Dinner at Blumen Garden Bistro -- fabulous food and a very friendly owner whose daughter participates for fun.

TUESDAY, April 20th

waring house cooking schoolMorning
I went to the amazing Fifth Town Artisan Cheese for cheese making. What an experience. I'm now totally inspired to try to make cheese on my own.

I left for Kingston taking the Glenora-Adolphustown Ferry and then The Loyalists Parkway (Highway 33) along the lake to Kingston.

3 p.m.
I checked into the Rosemount Inn and Spa where I thought I would take things a bit slower but, not so. I took in a dance performance that night at the Grand Theatre.

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