I’d heard about the beauty of Sandbanks for several years. White sand, dunes, clear water. However, not once did I hear about the beauty of the surrounding area called Prince Edward County. In fact, I only learned about the artisinal nature of this area the night before we were to depart on a camping trip to Sandbanks Provincial Park while I was looking up driving directions!
The tourism in the area is well-developed, with both an Arts Trail and a Taste Trail. Being more interested in food than in visual arts per se, I looked up the route and researched key stops along the Taste Trail. To me, the map of the area is deceiving in that it looks much more expansive than it actually is. From the map, two points looked hours away but in reality, they were maybe 10kms away from one another? This area reminds me of Prince Edward Island…with less hills.
Unfortunately, the Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Company is not currently open but another cheese company was. It wasn’t quite what I was expecting as I was hoping to see more about their production method…but there was some cheese available for tasting and they sell Kawartha Dairy’s delicious ice cream by the scoop.