Thursday, October 8, 2015

My East Coast Summer Vacation Pt. 4 (Prince Edward Island)

Welcome back to the 4th installment of my East Coast Summer Vacation. Today I will share with you the remaining pictures from our time in Prince Edward Island.

Click the links below to see the first 3 posts:
Part 1: Quebec-New Brunswick
Part 2: New Brunswick-P.E.I
Part 3: P.E.I

After our visit to The Anne of Green Gables Museum (Silver Bush) we made our way into the town of Cavendish to Avonlea Village.

Ariel view of Avonlea Village from
This was the stop that I was most looking forward to, as I am a huge fan of the television show Road to Avonlea. Although I knew that most of that show was filmed in Ontario, I had hoped that this would be a replica of village shown. Unfortunately it wasn't exactly as I had expected. Instead of a tour of what life would have been like during the RTA time period, it was just heritage buildings with shops inside them. That was disappointing to me, but I still enjoyed walking around and looking in the shops.

It really was quite beautiful with nice gardens all in bloom. The church was also open for visitors to walk through and a performance was scheduled there for later in the day.
My personal favourite spot in Avonlea Village was Anne of Green Gables Chocolates. Here I bought a box of Assorted Cream chocolates, some Avonlea Preserves and a bottle of the famous Raspberry Cordial.
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And last but not least, Green Gables Heritage Place, which is also located in Cavendish. It is considered a National Historic Site and is surrounded by more beautiful gardens and a golf course.
There was a lot of walking involved in this stop. First we walked through the barn to get to the yard where the house is situated.

Fun fact: Author L.M. Montgomery never did live at Green Gables. The house she used for the setting of Anne of Green Gables was owned by another family she knew.

There was even a Lover's Lane, which lead visitors on hikes along the trails on the property.

We couldn't have asked for better weather. There was so much more we wanted to see in other parts of the island, but due to limited time we weren't able to get there. This was such an amazing experience and I was able to check off some items on my bucket list. Prince Edward Island is definitely a place I plan on going back to. It is a perfect destination for anyone, especially those who are bookworms, like me.

My next East Cost Summer Vacation post will conclude this series. Check back as I share my day visiting the Fortress of Louisbourg in Nova Scotia before catching the ferry to Newfoundland.


  1. As always, this post was amazing and I really loved the pictures :) Also, Anne of Green Gables Chocolates??? How awesome is that?!

    1. Thank you! Oh those chocolates were so yummy. But I was really kicking myself for not buying a case of Raspberry Cordial. It was so good.