When I think of that area of southern Ontario I think of Sandbanks Provincial Park, but our friends from the rally showed us there is much more to the area. The countless vineyards, breweries and the lake Ontario view shoreline is beaming with history and beauty. We stayed in Warpoos, down the street from our friends is “The County cider company”
No tour of Prince Edward County would be complete without a visit to the County Cider Company. Offering educational tastings and an unparalleled vista of some of the most scenic landscape in the region, the County Cider Company is a must-see destination.
Back in the mid 1800’s Prince Edward County was one of Canada’s premiere hop producers. Local brewers are bringing heirloom hops and malt barley production back to the county.
The Lake on the Mountain is a just over one square kilometer in size, rises to 62 meters above the Bay of Quinte (Lake Ontario) and approximately 37 meters deep. It drops of quick quickly from its shore and its origins are unknown at this time. Also unknown is how the lake is fed and from where. The Mohawk peoples called the lake Onokenoga, or Lake of the Gods, and believed that spirits dwelled within its deep waters. Each spring they offered gifts to the spirits to ensure a successful crop in the coming year. Early settlers believed the lake was bottomless and still others thought Lake on the Mountain led to a subterranean passage and distant water source.
Special thanks to Ken, Terry and Duke for your wonderful hospitality!