Picton is a small rural town in Prince Edward County with a population of 4,000.  It once was a town but now is only a ward of the amalgamated county. 

 Prince Edward County comprises an area of 390 square miles with a total population of 25,000.  The county was a peninsula connected with the mainland by a narrow isthmus known as The Carrying Place but became an island in 1889 when the Murray Canal was built and severed it from the mainland.  "The County", as it is referred to, contains some of the best beaches in Ontario at the Sandbanks Provincial Park and North Beach Provincial Park as well as the highest fresh water sand dunes in the world.  During the summer there is camping and hiking at the Park and in the winter beautiful groomed cross country ski trails.

 The County is also the new up and coming wine region of Ontario.  The first winery opened in 2000 and today (2010) there are over 30 wineries open with tasting rooms, etc.  The limestone and clay soil is just what the vines thrive on and the world renowned vintners are producing some of the finest wines.  These wines are paired with absolutely fantastic culinary delights that are found throughout the County prepared by many a well known chef.

 There are antiques, artisans' studios, galleries, and so much more.  One can go on and on as there is so much to see and do in this little corner of heaven.  You have to experience it for yourself.  Only 2 1/2 hours from Toronto or 3 from Montreal, this little gem is waiting for you.