Posted March 4, 2010 by Sarah Pascarella
For the past 100 years, young girls have fallen in love with the adventures of Anne Shirley, the heroine of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series, and her home on Prince Edward Island (PEI). Beyond literary attractions, PEI lures in travelers with beautiful vistas, red-sand beaches, world-class golf, fresh seafood, and a laid-back atmosphere.
Tourism PEI, the official tourism website of Prince Edward Island, offers an encyclopedic guide to the area. Maps, lodging information, suggested itineraries, up-to-date events, and more are available with just a few clicks. Great choices include visiting all things Anne in Cavendish, taking in a show in Charlottetown, traversing the island by bicycle on the Confederation Trail, or just relaxing on a quiet beach.
St. Ann's Lobster Suppers: PEI is famous for its lobster, potatoes, and other fresh local specialties. Enjoy the best of the island's harvest with an evening at St. Ann's Lobster Suppers. Open from June until late September, St. Ann's serves up five-course meals daily, including seafood chowder, steamed mussels, lobster, haddock, and more. There are also lobster rolls for the kids and a variety of other summer feast choices. The church/eatery is located on Route 224 near New Glasgow, not too far from Cavendish National Park. A five-course supper with a one-pound lobster costs $31.99 CAD.
The Country House Inn: Located right in Cavendish National Park, The Country House Inn will make you feel like you've stepped into Green Gables. Rates range from $55 CAD to $65 CAD per night and include a daily breakfast buffet and free admission to the park. The inn's grounds have gardens, barbecue facilities, and a children's play area.
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(Photo: Tourism Prince Edward Island)