No one will notice when you grab an early morning coffee and slip out onto the deck of The Nest. Across Picton Harbour toward the east a colourful band of soft light glows along the horizon as the first glimmers of daylight spread out toward you chasing away the darkness of the night sky. Without warning the first rays of sunshine break the surrounding escarpment, bathing your face in the warmth and freshness of a new day. The tranquility of the moment is short lived for soon you are serenaded with a chorus of rapturous bird calls and on the water herons, ducks, and other waterfowl are on the move as an early morning fishing boat or perhaps a departing sailboat head up bay.
The Nest is a cozy, self-contained junior suite that is perfect for one or two people. It is a part of Heron House, a waterfront property located on Picton Harbour overlooking Ontario’s finest recreational harbour. The Nest affords its guests a panoramic view of the harbour and all it’s boating activity. Cruise boats, tall ships, sail and power boats, canoes and kayaks all pass you by entering and leaving the harbour.
Heron House and The Nest are located within the historic town of Picton, the business and administrative center of Prince Edward County. The Prince Edward Yacht Club can be seen from The Nest and is only a few minutes walk down the street. A 10 minute walk will bring you to downtown Picton, where you will find a complete selection of retail shops that will provide all your basic necessities. Picton also boasts a number of historic buildings, churches, museums and the Regent Theatre. The theatre was opened in 1922 and today provides a venue for live theatre, music and first run movies.
Leaving Picton by road or bicycle, the treasures of the county await your exploration. From Sandbanks Provincial Park, famous for its dunes and sandy beaches, to Lake on the Mountain with its spectacular views and mysterious lake, then off to Bloomfield with its artisans and boutiques. Vineyards and wineries are growing attractions in the County, where you are invited to visit and taste. The Glenora ferry takes you to the mainland where the Loyalist Parkway follows the lake to Kingston. The rural charm of the County expresses itself in its agricultural base, tiny hamlets, winding country roads and the magnificence of its rocky shorelines along Lake Ontario. Come and enjoy! Come and stay!