SANDBANKS VACATIONS HOMES & COTTAGES IN PICTON AREA
Abstract Art House (Harbourview Hideaway) – Sleeps 7-8
Asian Art House (Harbourview Hideaway) – Sleeps 6
Harbourview Hideaway – Sleeps 12-13
Hill Street Blue – Sleeps 6-8
The Dahlia House – Sleeps 10 (North Port)
Thompson Farm Guest House – Sleeps 6-8
IN BLOOMFIELD AREA
ABOUT THE AREA
Recognized as the cultural and economic hub of Prince Edward County, with its picturesque Main Street, art-deco Regent Theatre and wide array of shops and services, this historic town has many treasures waiting to be discovered. The historic Crystal Palace (circa 1890) is one of the last remaining replicas of the original Crystal Palace, UK. Families will want to visit the County Youth Park – next to the Crystal Palace – providing space for both skateboarders and BMXers to enjoy the park; younger children will enjoy the innovative playground. Benson Park is also within easy access to Main Street shopping for parents needing to take a break with young ones.
Explore the town’s rich green space with a stroll through Delhi park or a hike up Macaulay Mountain both within easy reach of downtown. Take your dog for a much-needed frolic at the Delhi dog park or wonder at the history of Glenwood Cemetery, one of the most beautiful and historic cemeteries in Ontario. Historic Walking Tours of the grounds are offered. Click History Lives Here for an engaging series on County history.
Find the charming village of Bloomfield on the Loyalist Parkway in the centre of the County with only a flashing yellow light to slow you down. Make a stop at Slicker’s ice cream or enjoy an afternoon of boutique shopping ending in a delicious meal at a local restaurant. Farming, canning and cheese factories once played an important role in Bloomfield’s history, as did Quakerism.
Today, families will love the proximity to Sandbanks (10 minutes by car) along with the convenience of a great little public library, the Baxter Art building and of course Slicker’s ice cream which uses all local ingredients to craft the most delicious scoops around. Campfire Cream is a favourite. Just down Mill Street from Slicker’s, enjoy a picnic at the restored Bloomfield Mill Pond with playground and public tennis courts.