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Prince Edward Island - the heritage of Lucy Maud Montgomery

Green Gable, Anne and the Road to Avonlea

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After our exciting (and free) ferry ride into PEI from Nova Scotia we settled for a few days in the Twin Shores Campground near Darnley in Prince Edward Island. While the kids (and Echo) enjoyed much the sandy dunes we also wanted to see a few places connected to Lucy Maud Montgomery.

She is a famous writer who was raised in PEI. We visited three locations linked to her life and books. The first one was a random found which we almost missed: on our way to our chosen Avonlea site my wife noticed a sign in front of a house so we turned back and stopped. This was the house where the writer was born.


After looking at the house we continued to Avonlea which was a bit of a disappointment. It was basicly a food-court, half of the buildings being closed. Only the icecream we bought at The Cow was a nice relief.


It was late afternoon when we sat in the car and I started to take a closer look in the area when I noticed a museum just a few hundred meters away from the Avonlea "foodcourt". So this was the 3rd place we quickly visited and this was a very informative visitor center / museum we liked much better than Avonlea. There was the building Lucy Maud Montgomery was raised and we walked through the rooms arranged with vintage furniture and decor. The kids enjoyed learning about the irons, heating, washing and bathrooms used 120 years ago.


The best part was the walk in the "Haunted Forest" which was not frightening but very much magical with interesting trees and the sound of the forest.

To close off the perfect excursion day we stopped at North Rustico Beach for a late afternoon beachtime for the kids. It was almost empty and the sun was warm enough to play in the sand for another hour and a half before leaving back to the campsite for our last night in PEI. We head on to St John in New Brunswick the next morning!


Posted by divatmotoros 17:52 Archived in Canada

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