In Bloomfield, Kokito is an inviting little shop featuring beautifully crafted everyday objects like canvas bags and pillows, etched wood maps, tea towels and pottery, all sourced with care. Expect lots of Canadian-made curiosities and items made for lakeside living.
SEE AND DO:
Hit the beach. The County is all about the shore in summer so clear a half- or full day, pack a picnic and head to Sandbanks Provincial Park. Dunes Beach is a local favorite for its sandy mounds.
Rent a bike. You can combine wine slurping with an invigorating country ride on one of The Bloomfield Bicycle Co.’s wine tours. Or, just hire some bikes and enjoy the views along the sloping country roads.
Catch a movie. For a truly retro experience, take in a flick at Mustang Drive-In an original drive-in theatre. Bring some cold (non-alcoholic) roadies, comfortable blankets and pillows and settle in for the evening. Retro treats are available at the snack bar.
Request a room in the majestic 19th-century main farmhouse at the Waring House, a comfortable classic well situated between Bloomfield and Picton.
The Claramount Inn is an elegant colonial revival mansion with 13 comfortable antique filled rooms and two cottages. There’s also a five-star dining room and a full service spa. Request a room with a view of the Picton Bay.
Slated to open this summer, The Drake Devonshire is a conversion of a large lakeside Victorian house into a 14-room Inn, with classic Canadiana-meets-rustic-luxe looks and expansive views of Lake Ontario. The restaurant’s menu will focus on farm and lake-to-table produce.