Acquaint yourself with Prince Edward County’s delights, either by car, bicycle or on foot, and sample all that the County has to offer.
The County is a climate defiant playground with all season activities to enjoy.
Whether you'd prefer to discover the area on your own or have us arrange tours and excursions
for you, give the Front Desk a call and we’ll help you make the most of your stay.
Our concierge department is at your disposal for any inquiries you may have about the local
sights, sounds, and tastes of this wonderful area.
Prince Edward County has an abundance of charms and attractions, from secluded
beaches to artist studios, the 49KM Millennium Trail, fabulous wineries and
restaurants featuring ingredients harvested from the surrounding agricultural bounty.
We can book your tee time, show you our favourite yoga spots or even join you for icefishing
in the winter.
Jump on the Drake shuttle or talk to the Front Desk about our cruiser bicycles, and
make your way to one of the local beaches, minutes away from the Inn. We’ll pack you
a gourmet brown bag lunch and our neighbourhood vintners will supply the bouteille
de vin (for everyone except the DD!) Make like a birder and spot Herons and Eiders.
You won’t have to look far, a majestic Great Blue Heron regularly fishes in Lane Creek,
spanning the Drake property.
Acquaint yourself with Prince Edward County’s delights and sample locally sourced
ingredients at one of the area’s gastro hotspots and indulge in a pint (or two) of local
craft brew. Meander to the nearby vineyards and charming villages and don’t be
surprised if antique shops, art galleries and boutiques divert your attention on the way
Yup, this is our version of paradise. We can’t wait to show it to you.
Arts + Culture
The town of Wellington is a hub of Prince Edward County’s thriving arts scene.
Galleries and artists’ studios are open for the public to peruse works ranging from naturalistic landscapes to the abstract. Visit their studios to admire their work, or join a drawing class should you wish to try your hand or sharpen your skills.
THE TASTE TRAIL
Recently named the Gastronomic capital of Ontario by the Globe and Mail, Prince Edward County’s Taste Trail highlights the epicurean renaissance happening here.
Cycle or drive bucolic back roads through the award winning, self-guided route linking restaurants, artisanal food producers, and wine and spirit purveyors. Sign up for a cooking class to learn the tools of the trade, or delight in award winning wine from Canada’s newest designated viticultural area.
RESTAURANTS AND EATS
Prince Edward County is becoming known for its restaurants that feature ingredients harvested from the surrounding agricultural bounty.
These are some of our favourite local spots for a meal, a snack or a treat.
When Sara entered The Drake Hotel Lounge, I knew I was going to consume a wealth of knowledge. Sitting in our booth, I provided a synopsis of the interview. It was to be served as a three course meal - we’d start with her career, followed by the art of food writing and end with a rich and tasty retrospective of Toronto’s food scene. >>