My collection of faux #travel #posters, inspired by my home, #PrinceEdwardCounty, #Ontario, #Canada. Learn more at CountyPosters.com
The lovely village of Consecon, tucked in between the Loyalist Parkway and Lake Ontario, becomes a street racing destination every summer when the Consecon Soap Box Derby takes over “the hill”, drawing kids from near and far. Small town fun at it’s best. #poster #posters #illustration #travel #princeedwardcounty
In the mid 19th century, Prince Edward County was known for it’s barley, grown all across the island and shipped to New York state where it was prized by beer and ale makers. The County’s many coves and bays allowed locally-built ships to anchor near farms. Many ships were launched in South Bay, and even more sheltered there, avoiding the fate of the numerous shipwrecks that dot the shore near Little Bluff. Recently, the County has seen a surge in new breweries. #poster #pec #illustration
Prince Edward County has had many lives, from Iroquois settlements to agricultural hub to bootleggers paradise. Today, places like Hillier draw visitors with offerings of adventurous wines and exciting food. Many of the new wineries are built around old buildings, like this church, part of the Closson Chase Winery in Hillier. #poster #princeedwardcounty #pec
#CountyPosters: Wellington’s main street plays host to four star restaurants and mansions turned b&b, but for so many it’s the park that is the heart of town. Tucked in between cottages and the United church, Wellington Park leads downward to the lapping, shaley shores of Lake Ontario. Celebrations draw grownups to the gazebo while kids transform the gigantic play structure into ships of space and sea and time. #poster #princeedwardcounty #pec
#CountyPosters : Lakes of Leisure - To arrive in the County is to cross the water. We are an island, after all. If you’re taking the Loyalist Parkway from the East you’ll pull right up onto the Glenora Ferry and make your way to the County. Above your head lies the mysterious Lake On the Mountain. Perched atop a large hill and with no discernible source for it’s fresh water, it’s a provincial park and a great spot for a picnic or a paddle (and a pizza). #Posters #Illustration #Ontario
#CountyPosters : Lunches at Sandbanks - With eight kids, the only holidays my parents could afford were long days at the beach. My favourite part was when they’d pull out the hibachi and the seemingly bottomless picnic basket. #Sandbanks Provincial Park is a jewel for Ontario’s beach lovers. Long sandy beaches with turquoise water, surrounded by campgrounds, #nature walks, rivers and the largest baymouth dunes the world. And you can still barbecue on the #beach. #Posters #Illustration
County Posters: Picton at Night - The Regent Theatre is one of the last remaining small-town cinemas, lighting up the core of main street Picton with it’s vintage neon glow. Picton is where the business of the County mixes. Tractors loaded with hay line up with camper vans to parade through the centre of town.
#CountyPosters : Working Vicki - Vicki Emlaw is one of the icons of Prince Edward #County that formed our image of the place as we contemplated moving. Vicki and partner Tim Noxon run Vicki’s Veggies leading a team of farm hands, volunteers, organic farming enthusiasts and hangers-on. Their farmstands full of organic and heirloom produce feed thousands in the County and #Toronto every week. #Posters #Illustration #Ontario
#CountyPosters : The One that Got Away - The #AvroArrow was a supersonic fighter #jet built by #Canada in the 1950s. Ahead of its time, it was unceremoniously destroyed overnight by the Canadian government. Much mystery surrounds this event. No airplanes remain, however aerodynamic models used to test the airplane during its development phase rest at the bottom of Lake #Ontario off of point Peter, Prince Edward County, Ontario, #Canada .
#CountyPosters: Lick Bloomfield - #Bloomfield is a beautiful little village, strategically located at the crossroads to Belleville, Picton, #Sandbanks Provincial Park and Wellington. Stop for handmade ice cream at Slickers, and maybe a more comfortable saddle for your poor derrière at the Bloomfield #Bicycle Company. #Posters #Illustration #Ontario