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Prince Edward County welcomes the return of summer

June 30, 2023

School’s out; Canada Day long weekend is here. Summer is officially back in Prince Edward County!

“The County really comes alive in the summer with so many fun community events, starting this weekend with Canada Day festivities,” says Mayor Steve Ferguson. “I encourage everyone to get out and connect with family and friends. Visit a farmers market, have a picnic in one of our many parks, or visit a County museum. There’s so much to do right in your own backyard.”

The PEC Summer Hub is updated with information to help you enjoy the beautiful County summer and navigate this busy season. Visit the website to learn the latest on the PEC Summer Pass, Wellington Rotary Beach, boat launches, transportation, parking, and more.

This weekend is the first time residents will need to show their PEC Summer Pass to access Wellington Rotary Beach for free. Haven’t picked up your pass yet? Residents can visit Shire Hall (332 Picton Main Street) during regular business hours to get their free pass. People arriving without a pass will pay a $10 entry fee on Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays from July 1 – August 31. Children 16 and under are free. Learn more about the Summer Pass program.

This summer, County Home Hotdogs will serve food at the Wellington Rotary Beach. Enjoy a variety of snacks, refreshing beverages, and food options. The food truck will be available from 11 am to 4 pm every Saturday and Sunday during July and August, as well as the Canada Day holiday Monday (July 3) and Civic Holiday (August 7). The hotdog cart will also be open weekdays by chance. County Home Hotdogs accepts cash, debit, and credit card.

In addition to free access to Wellington Rotary Beach, the PEC Summer Pass allows residents to park in designated parking spaces near water access points at the end of Bakker Road and Huyck’s Point Road. Minor upgrades will happen at Bakker Road in the coming weeks. County staff will improve the pathway and construct a turnaround. In addition, staff will install infrastructure to ensure motorized vehicles cannot get to the water access point. The work will have minimum impact on the public.

Have a concern? Don’t know who to call? Click here for a list of contacts who can help with common summer concerns.

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