Let me describe Waupoos, Ontario for you. Waupoos includes the small island, which is mostly a sheep farm, and the small hamlet of Waupoos which is north of the island on the mainland in Prince Edward County on Prince Edward Bay in Lake Ontario.
We anchored on the west side of the island and took our dinghy for about a 15 minute ride to the public dock next to the marina when we wanted to get to that area.
There are about 4 main highlights to see when in Waupoos, as described in the Ports Cruising Guide:
1. The Waupoos Estates Winery (30 minute dinghy ride to their dock)
2. The County (hard) Cider Company (20 minute walk from the winery)
3. The Duke of Marysburgh Pub and Bistro (15 minute walk from the marina)
4. The Black River Cheese Factory (40 minute dinghy ride across the bay and up the Black River to the dock)
There are apparently also some studios of local artists and artisans to visit around the county.
We were at Waupoos from Thursday evening until Monday morning, Canada Day. We were almost totally rained in at the sailboat on Friday except for breakfast out at the marina, at the Blue Moose Cafe.
On Saturday and Sunday we were very active and visited all of the above key spots, as well as taking a walk around to island to see some of the sheep! We had a GREAT time and I’ve taken the following pictures to commemorate our adventures!
Saturday, June 29, 2013
The Waupoos Estates Winery
The County Cider Company
The Duke of Marysburgh Pub and Bistro
Sunday, June 30, 2013
The Black River Cheese Factory
Waupoos Island (Noisy) Sheep
Hope you have a better picture in your mind of this beautiful Ontario place after seeing this photo journal!
Next time I’ll tell about our trip back to Kingston and our wonderful anchorage there!