Prince Edward County has been making the news and often. In large part this is due to the area’s recent discovery as a premier destination for wine and culinary tours. This however is not where the story starts or ends.
The area has long been known for its Loyalist history and natural wonders. Despite Prince Edward County redefining itself in the last decade as a must-see Canadian destination it has not lost its Loyalist character and small town charm. Local and not so local champions have increasingly been highlighting this of late.
The County has just been named as Canada’s shining star in Toronto Star, the area continues to receive accolades for its Economic Diversity, and is being increasingly noticed by our Niagaran neighbours. This popularity is due in part to the area’s rise as a Wine and Culinary Destination but most importantly is due to the unmatched rural riches that our Ontario Island has to offer. This has led to the area being the feature of several Chef’s Series, Wine and Spirit Festivals and countless travelogues.
While all this attention is impressive there are two writers and local advocates who I continually come across and am always impressed by. Here is but a sampling of what Veronica Leonard and Terry Sprague have to say about the area.
Veronica Leonard >>
Ms. Leonard, a freelance writer and journalist, is truly a champion for all that Prince Edward County has to offer for wine and food lovers. Her articles bring an unmatched perspective to the area and its many offerings.
Terry Sprague: Nature Stuff Tours and Things >>
Terry is a naturalist whose knowledge of the area’s natural wonders and heritage is unmatched. He writes several columns for a variety of area newspapers and publications and has been the focus of several articles celebrating his contributions to the aim of nature awareness and preservation in the PEC area.
Picton Gazette/Napanee Beaver 2009 (“The Nature of It” column)
Picton Gazette/Napanee Beaver – 2010 (“The Nature of It” column)
Belleville Intelligencer – 2009 (Birding Column)