Wellington, Prince Edward County, Ontario

Wellington, Prince Edward County | A Trendy Lakeside Community

Wellington is a rapidly growing community on the shores of Lake Ontario and West Lake, located along Highway 33 in the southwest region of Prince Edward County. It is the main village nestled among much of the island’s wine region. It has a population of approximately 1,860 (2011) but is expected to grow to around 4,000 by 2032. It was originally known as Smokeville, named after one of its earliest residents, Daniel Reynolds, whom the local First Nations people called ‘Old Smoke’. His home remains in tact along Main Street. Eventually it was renamed Wellington after the Duke of Wellington, once the post office was established in the 1830’s. Wellington is home to a number of acclaimed restaurants, cafes, shops, art galleries, and even a golf course.

Looking for a little inspiration? Meet those who have already made the move to Wellington, Prince Edward County

Yeebo Digital| Eric & Shannon

“In February 2010, Erik Rubadeau and Shannon Pitt were on the way to her hometown of  Napanee when they decided to take a detour through Prince Edward County. It changed their life…”

Smart Green Technologies | Greg Yuristy

“Greg Yuristy is co-founder and general manager of Smart Green Technologies in Hillier, a company built on two novel pieces of technology that he helped develop at University of Guelph…”

Kimberly and David | East and Main Bistro

“Kimberly Humby and David O’Connor were ready to start a hospitality business in The County way back in 2005. Their plan was to buy the ill-fated brick church on Picton’s main street… “


Things to do in Wellington | Wellington Destinations Landmarks

Wellington is home to The Wellington Rotary Beach, which is separated from the Sandbanks Provincial Park by a canal that leads to The Wellington Harbour. Updates were completed in 2009, and it now features a boat launch, picnic tables, washrooms, and a boardwalk. The Wellington and District Community Centre is a newly build community centre which houses the Essroc Arena, as well as a walking track, conference rooms and a cafeteria. There are three baseball diamonds in Wellington, a tennis court, a soccer/football field, and a 49km walking trail called the Millennium Trail that passes through the village. In the centre of town you will find the Wellington Park, a popular community-built playground where families and friends gather for picnics, barbecues, and community events throughout the summer. The Wellington On the Lake Golf Course is located within the popular active adult lifestyle community called Wellington on the Lake. They offer season-long memberships as well as daily drop-ins.  

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