Wellington

Overview

Wellington is a fantastic community in the heart of beautiful Prince Edward County. Set in the heart of wine region, the area benefits from a relaxing and slow pace, a fabulous escape from urban living.


The area boasts renowned​ beaches and boardwalks as well as walking trails, golf course, parks and fantastic community centre to keep you active all year round.

The area is rich in history with the first settlement in the area dating back to the eighteenth century.

There is a museum, the Drake hotel recently opened in the area and baseball, tennis and hockey are popular sports.

Come and become part of the great community that is Wellington!

Recreation

The Sandbanks Beach and provincial park is the most famous beach in the region, and with good reason, while the Wellington heritage museum showcases the history especially on the canning industry. The Drake hotel is a boutique hotelier, and the local community center, harbor, and trails for hiking and riding as well as public parks will keep you active and fit all year round.

There is also a farmer’s market for fresh produce. For sports, there is a tennis court, hockey pitches baseball courts, running track, dual purpose field and a golf course.

There are numerous wineries in the region and restaurants to enjoy local delicacies.

History

One of the first of the first settlers, Daniel Reynolds, came into the area came in the 18th Century and was nicknamed Old Smoke leading to the community’s first name which was Smoke Ville.

With the establishment of the post office, the name of the community was changed to Wellington after the Duke of Wellington.

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