History of Closson Road

Closson Road in Prince Edward County is rich in history! A tranquil country road dotted with century farmsteads & bucolic pastures – this meandering road on the far west side of the County is drenched in the history of the great Canadian pioneers and empire loyalists.

In the late 1800s locals called this area The Old Third – Today Closson Road is commonly referred to as the “Golden Mile” of Prince Edward County and home to a diverse group of wineries, B& B’s and specialized Farm Shops – It’s a unique and distinctive destination and we welcome you to explore and enjoy a day!

Fine wines were produced in Prince Edward County more than a century ago. At the 1876 Philadelphia Exposition, a County winery won the Blue Ribbon! In the intervening years the focus on winemaking was lost — until in the 1990’s a group of intrepid wine industry pioneers rediscovered the region. So began the reinventing of Closson Road as the premier destination in Prince Edward County, where several farm shops welcome visitors to enjoy an authentic farm experience and B&B’s now offer accommodation and reprise from a day full of activity. You get a well-rounded feeling of the whole county when visiting Closson Road and we hope you enjoy all that it has to offer!

Be sure to visit the village of Wellington to the south of Closson Road, where an eclectic array of fine dining, casual fare, drinks overlooking the lake and a piano lounge provide a perfect way to rejuvenate after a day spent along our “Golden Mile”!