Hotel at a Glance: Jackson's Falls Country Inn
Jackson's Falls Country Inn dates back to the 1870s, when the building first opened as a schoolhouse. As a matter of fact, you can still find some of the original blackboards onsite. Located near several pristine Lake Ontario beaches, the charming B&B sits on Ontario's Prince Edward peninsula (not to be confused with the province of Prince Edward Island further east).
- Look to the sky: The peninsula is located beneath a major migratory bird route.
- In-room amenities: Each guest room is different but some of them have private access to the outdoor veranda and four-poster beds.
- Hearty country breakfast: included with your stay
- Stroll the beach: Nearby Sandbanks Beach offers swimming in the summer and cross-country ski trails in the winter.
Prince Edward County, Ontario: Outdoor Recreation and Scenic Beaches Along Lake Ontario
The scenic peninsula of Prince Edward County juts into Lake Ontario, which means it's surrounded by beaches on nearly all sides. One of the most popular spots is Sandbanks Beach, where locals and visitors go swimming, windsurfing, sailing, and boating in the warmer months. In the winter, the park surrounding the beach opens 11 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails. Birdwatchers flock to the Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area on the peninsula's southeastern tip to search the skies for more than 370 different bird species during springtime migration.