Today I’m taking on a road well travelled in the summer months. This is the Granny Report coming to you live out of Prince Edward Island helping you with your (F) = Frugal, travel plans. The Cavendish area is a small rural community that is on the north shore. The area is a seasonal community that comes alive during the summer months and rolls up the sidewalks in the winter months.
Cavendish is truly magnificent… You will be awed for sure.
A must see! Visit the white sand beaches against the red sandstone cliffs with white sandy dunes as a back drop. A trip to the beach is costly as the Gulf Shore Parkway charges admission between 10 am and 6 pm to visit. You can take in a beautiful sunset by getting onto the Parkway after 6 pm (F). Take off for the beach before 10 am, take a lunch and spend the day and swim in the ocean blue waters (F). The visitor’s centre is on the corner of route 6 and 13 and has plenty of information to add to your vacation plans. There’s always something to do in the Cavendish area. From Green Gables, to golfing, the boardwalk for shopping, to deep sea fishing, mini and black light golf, or try parasailing and sea kayaking along the coast.
The Cavendish area is surrounded by small farms and fishing villages. Along the scenic route 6 is the home of Anne of Green Gables, L. M. Montgomery’s famous novel about a little red-haired girl who captures the hearts of many. Step back in time as you explore the many paths LMM traveled. Green Gables is set in the woods with two paths leading off called lover’s lane and the haunted woods. Follow a path to the homestead site where LMM grew up with her grandparents, today it is only an empty foundation of Island stone. Continue on a well walked path to the Post Office where LMM once worked where you can mail yourself home a post card for a souvenir stamped Green Gables Post Office (F). The other corner is her grave site where plenty visit each year. Avonlea is a small village that doubles as Cavendish and is an attraction of many visitors who pay the admission to a day’s adventure of storefronts, a few farm animals, story school plays, church social with Anne and Diana dressed up and you can have snapshot pictures taken in period clothing.
During the summer months you can rent bicycles from a bike rental on the corner to explore the area. A trolley leaves the visitor’s centre and ventures on a tour of the Cavendish area. There are places to eat, however you might want to take a lunch (F) and picnic in any area or the beach. Accommodations are not hard to find in the Cavendish area either and most places are good on the budget.
Looking for other places to stay on PEI that are (F) frugal and fun? I went to the map and asked Google where you might be interested in staying. First let me start by saying from tip to tip the Island is a 5 hour drive by car. From the bridge to Cavendish area is a 45 minute drive. From Cavendish to Charlottetown the drive is 30 minutes. Cavendish is a must see for the cyclist enthusiast, have a look at my cycling blog for great locations to stay and venture. When cycling the Island, you may want to venture on Route 6 to Cavendish from Kensington then tour back Route 13 to meet up with the trail in Hunter River (trail marker 154.5).
This has been the Granny Report for C = Cavendish. Stay tuned for Granny’s next report on D