“Do you remember how when you were younger
The summers all lasted forever?
Days disappeared into months, into years
Hold that feeling forever…”
Guys that song by Chance the Rapper featuring Death Cab for Cutie came out just towards the end of summer and has me feeling all the summer feels as we finally get to the last days of summer 2019.
I’m usually one of those people who loves all things Fall; I wear those oversized scarves that could also double as a picnic blanket and pumpkin coloured sweaters when it’s 25 degrees out. But for some reason I wanted to hold on to summer this year, to make as many memories as we could, eat dinner on the beach more times than we could count and swim until it became too cold to bare.
It might be because I knew that with the fall would come big life changes, our son starting school our daughter turning one and our middle son turning three, but either way I held on.
One of the things we did this year to keep summer going as long as possible was to book our last trip on the Labour Day Long Weekend. We took the kids to Prince Edward County, a place we’ve been visiting for years and stayed at one of our favourite spots: NewsRoom Suites.
We’ve been visiting The County for years now. Some trips we’ve taken the kids along with us and some trips have been just my husband and I. One of the main reasons we visit this area of Ontario is for the beaches, but there are so many things to do in The County, especially if you like the idea of taking things slow. I’ve had a lot of questions over the years about the things we like to do when we visit The County, so I’ve decided to break down some of the details of our stay for all of you and I’ve also liked some of the blog posts from our visits over the years.
Where We Stayed
We stayed at Newsroom Suites, which is located right in the heart of downtown Wellington. My husband and I stayed there a few years ago and absolutely loved it, so we decided to go back this summer and take the kids along with us. We were lucky enough to stay in one of the brand new suites that offered a large master bedroom, living area with a pull-out couch and kitchenette. The suite was gorgeous, so well thought out and we honestly felt at home because the staff makes a point of getting to know you, which is so lovely.
Newsroom is also is such a convenient location, we could walk to restaurants, shops, grocery stores, cafes and the Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning.
Where We Ate
When we asked where the “kid friendly” places to eat were in the area, this was the first place everyone recommended, and they were so right! We loved it there, the staff was so friendly, there was a kids area with books and toys to play with and — of course — the food was delicious!
We also ate at The Drake while we were in Wellington and dining lakeside is always so lovely. The Drake is also kid friendly and offers so many unique menu options.
Yes, there are some beautiful beaches in Prince Edward County! The main beach is Sandbanks Provincial Park and it’s really great for kids because the dunes keep the water shallow for a long way out. We also visited North Beach on our way back home to the city and it’s such a pretty spot. This beach is also a lot quieter than Sandbanks as well, which was a bonus!
We are pretty big fans of Prince Edward County and have visited this gem of a region many times in the past as well. I’ve linked a few of the blog posts I’ve written over the years highlighting some of the places we’ve stayed and seen in The County.
Blog Posts Featuring Our Stays in The County Over the Years
Family Time at The Ferg, Prince Edward County
Summer Mini Getaway: Prince Edward County
Home Away from Home: Our Stay at The Edward PEC
Would love to hear some of your favourite spots to visit while in The County!