Prince Edward County has over 800 km of bending and curving shoreline, vast marshes and wetlands and the largest freshwater dune system in the world at Sandbanks. There are also plenty of beautiful small country towns to enjoy each with excellent shops and restaurants. A long-time favourite destination for cyclists and birders, the County’s over 40+ wineries, brew companies and distilleries, are attracting foodies and oenophiles. Many establishments will ship purchases making it easy to build your craft alcohol collection.
The Loyalist Parkway Association has developed self-guided brochures for those who want to learn about the region’s early settlement over 200 years ago.
PEC’s Trail ends at Glenora where you can take a ferry to Aldophustown and continue along the Waterfront Trail through Greater Napanee
Bike Rentals:, Bloomfield Bicycle Company, County Bike Rentals, Ideal Bike, Closson Road Cycles, East Lake Electric Bike Rentals & Sales, and Pedego Electric Bikes
Distance: 55 km, Paved Roadway
- Entering from Brighton/Quinte West along County Road 64, there are no shoulders and some rough road conditions
- Trail Follows the Loyalist Parkway (HWY 33) which has wide paved shoulders. Caution needed since speed limit is 80 km/h. A smooth surface and scenic vistas make this a preferable route for cyclists.
- Moderately hilly
- Sandbanks Provincial Park is not on the Trail proper (just a 10-minute drive from Bloomfield along County Rd 12), but is definitely worth the trip
Alternative: the Millennium Trail--abandonned CN railbed has been transformed into a multi-use path. Currently ATVs are permitted on this route.