Pastoral Prince Edward Island is Canada's smallest province. Ringed by sandy beaches, the island's quiet countryside features gently rolling hills and scenic farms. It was home to author Lucy Maude Montgomery and served as the setting for her popular Anne of Green Gables book series.
Many tourists to the island are fans of the books, and local businesses have embraced this fan base by creating tourist attractions that are charming and fun and maintain the innocent appeal of the series.
First, pay a visit to Avonlea Village, which creates a turn-of-the-century island setting. The Anne of Green Gables Museum is a popular attraction, as is the musical based on the book. In August, the L. M. Montgomery Festival sponsors writing workshops for children ages 12 through 16. Ice-cream socials, horse-and-buggy rides, Victorian games, and a family barn dance are also part of the summer fun.
Even if you haven't read Anne of Green Gables, you'll still enjoy a visit to the island. Visitors seeking outdoor adventures can take harbor tours or go seal watching, kayaking, deep-sea fishing, or canoeing. There are trails to hike, clams to dig, lighthouses to climb, and beaches to explore.
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